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Adult-World Connection

Incorporating work and college experiences into students’ high school studies increases the relevance of their class work and leads to enhanced engagement. Learn more...

Common Intellectual Mission

Students, teachers, and other stakeholders work together in a joint intellectual effort based on high standards. Learn more...

Shared Leadership & Responsibility

School leadership is shared by school staff, district, students, and families. Learn more...

Supportive Partnerships

Community and family connections strengthen relationships in support of children and facilitate student success. Learn more...

Big Picture News & Highlights

Enrollment Information Nights & Application

Monday, January 5, 2015

The Big Picture Enrollment Information Nights will be January 14th, 20th, February 5th and 9th in the Big Picture Café. All sessions start at 6:30p.

January 28th will be an information session for current 8th grade Big Picture families only. It will be held in the Library.

Bellevue Big Picture serves grades 6-12. Students must submit applications and meet eligibility criteria. Applications are posted online and available in the main office. If we receive more eligible applications than openings for 6th grade, a lottery will be conducted.

6th Grade Applications due by Feb 13, 2015, 3:00 p.m. All applications for 6th grade received by this time, will be entered into the lottery. 6th Grade Lottery Results emailed by March 2, 2015. Commitment response due to BP office within 2 weeks of email.

There will be limited availability for 7th-12th grades. We will begin accepting applications Jan 12th, 2015 for these grades and applications for these grades will be placed on the waitlist in the order they are received. Students will be contacted as soon as space becomes available.

Admission Information & Application


BP Robotics Moving on to State Competition

Monday, December 15, 2014
On December 5, 2014, 20 students were nervously preparing for the next day because their team would be competing in a region wide Robotics competition against 36 other teams! For Big Picture, there was a very large team; they had 20 students and three teams! The teams were the Metallic Panthers, an all-girls team, the Jungle Knights, a boys/girls team, and finally, Panther Pride, an all-boys team.

Even though the three teams were competing against each other, they still cheered each other on. Learn more...

By Madeline Carter, Big Picture 8th Grade, Metallic Panthers 

Big Picture Open Enrollment

Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Open Enrollment period for 2015-2016 will be January 12 to February 13, 2015. Attend an information night - January 14, 20, 28, February 5. Applications will be released soon. 

BP Learning Online

Friday, November 21, 2014

officeOffice 365 provides students a secure place for school email, online document editing, storing and collaboration. Office 365 syncs documents to student computers through OneDrive for document access without an Internet connection. Student Office 365 mail, documents and help can be found at

onenoteOneNote is a digital notebook on every student laptop and part of Office 365. It gathers handwritten and typed notes, drawings, screen clippings, audio and video. OneNote is used by students and staff to organize class notes and information. It allows for sharing and collaboration that enhances project-based learning.

brightspaceThe Brightspace learning management system supports an entire learning community of students, teachers, parents, and administrators. Brightspace is a web-based learning environment. It support face-to-face and online teaching and learning by extending communication and collaboration beyond the classroom. Brightspace for students and families can be found at

    bsd logoParent Internet Viewer (PIV) - The PIV provides parents and students access to attendance, grade and assignment information in a real-time atmosphere and access to the BSD Curriculum. Please note that the PIV only provides unofficial progress information. Official end-of-term grades are mailed home. Please refer to the mailed report cards for official grades.


    Big Picture Gets Creative with a Mythology Museum

    Wednesday, June 4, 2014

    During the month of April, the 9th and 10th grade Humanities classes at Big Picture have been working on a Mythology Museum. Students were challenged to create a project based on the symbolism of a God or Goddess of their choosing. The Museum was held on May 7th for parents, staff, and attending middle school students...

    Learn more...



    January 14, 20, 28, Feb 5 - Enrollment Information Nights, 6:30p

    January 19 - MLK Day (no school)

    January 26 - Professional Development (no school)

    Extended Tutorial

    • MS: Tuesdays 3:30-4:30 Portable 1
    • MS: Thursdays 3:30-4:30 Portable 1
    • HS: Monday: 3:20-4:00 Room 211

     In case of weather delays, please check the late start schedules for Middle School & High School.

    SafeSchools Alert

    Our district uses SafeSchools Alert, a tip reporting service that allows students, staff and parents to submit safety concerns to our administration via text, phone, web or email.

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    Bellevue Big Picture

    14844 SE 22nd Street

    Bellevue, WA 98007

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