Facilities: Gymnasiums, Athletic Fields, Sports Complex, Stadium, Science Labs, Computer Lab, Library, Cafeteria, Kitchen, Locker Rooms & Pool
BHS alumni have gone on to study at universities such as Columbia, Duke, Georgetown, Harvard, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Stanford, UCLA, UC Berkeley, and USC.
Awards and Achievements:
Situated in a rapidly growing suburban community in the northeast section of Clovis with a strong concentration of business managers and professionals, Buchanan High School (BHS) is a comprehensive four-year high school. The school opened in the fall of 1991 and graduated its first senior class in the spring of 1995. BHS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and holds memberships in the College Board and the National Association for College Admission Counseling. BHS is recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School and a California Distinguished School.
Expected School Wide Learning Results
Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Chinese Language, English Composition, English Literature, Environmental Science, Macroeconomics, Music Theory, Physics C, Psychology, Spanish Language, Statistics, Studio Art Drawing, U.S. Government, U.S. History, World History.
Honors courses are offered in the subjects of English, Mathematics and Science.
Special programs include accelerated placement, work experience, college courses without credit, bilingual education, and special education.
The course schedule is organized on a rotating block schedule. Students attend all courses on Monday and attend alternating blocks on Tuesday through Friday.
A minimum of 230 units are required for graduation with course requirements as follows:
Buchanan was awarded “California Athletic High School of the Year” in 05-06. The Bears received “Special Mention State School of the Year” by CalHiSports for their athletic success in 07-08 and 08- 09. The Bears wrestling team was State Champions in the 2005-2006 season. The Bears Baseball Team was awarded the Powerade Fab50 National Champions title for the 2010-2011 season. The Men’s Volleyball team were Maxpreps Top-Ranked team in CA in 2011. Buchanan High school won the national, state and valley championships for baseball in 2011.
BHS also offers a wide range of fine arts and extracurricular clubs activities, including: