Hugh Boyd Secondary School

Hugh Boyd Secondary School (H.B.S.S. or HBSS), commonly known as Hugh Boyd or Boyd is a public, co-educational secondary school part of School District 38 Richmond (SD38), serving and educating 610 (2021-2022)[1] students from grades 8 to 12. Hugh Boyd Secondary is the only school in Richmond that offers the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme. The school is located on the western side of Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, at 9200 No. 1 Road, stretching as far north to Francis Road and as far south to Pendleton Road. Hugh Boyd consists of the main school building, along with 3 parking lots (2 located at the front and back of the school along with 1 located far north on Francis Road), 2 soccer fields (Boyd Oval and Boyd South) and an artificial turf field with 4 sections (white, yellow, red, blue). Boyd also has 2 small extra buildings to the northwest with them being its Scout Hall and the Boyd Oval Field House. To the east, the school is conjoined with the West Richmond Community Centre with the West Richmond Pitch & Putt Golf Course being located just further east.[2] Hugh Boyd Secondary was named after Hugh Boyd (politician), the first reeve of the Township of Richmond (now the City of Richmond).

Hugh Boyd Secondary School
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Photograph of Hugh Boyd taken from the north side of the school's parking lot
Address
9200 No. 1 Rd.

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Canada
Coordinates49°08′45″N 123°10′43″W / 49.14574°N 123.17871°W / 49.14574; -123.17871Coordinates: 49°08′45″N 123°10′43″W / 49.14574°N 123.17871°W / 49.14574; -123.17871
Information
Other namesBoyd, HBSS, Hugh Boyd
School typePublic, secondary school
Founded1960s
School districtSchool District 38 Richmond
SuperintendentScott Robinson
Area trusteeHeather Larson
PrincipalMr. Jason Leslie (de facto), Mrs. R. Poon (de jure)
Staff74
Teaching staff41
Grades8–12
Years offered5
Age range12-18
Enrollment599 (2022-2023)
LanguageEnglish
Schedule8:30am-3:00pm
Hours in school day6.5
Colour(s)Black  
Gold  
AthleticsBasketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Ultimate, Track and Field, Golf, Cross Country
MascotTommy Trojan
Team nameHugh Boyd Trojans
Websiteboyd.sd38.bc.ca

Hugh Boyd Secondary opened in 1960 originally as a junior secondary school serving only Grades 8-10 before it expanded in 1996 switching into a junior-senior secondary school serving students Grades 8–12. As of September 2020, the school had completed its needed near-CAD$11m seismic upgrades; replacing the school's previous tech wing with an addition of a new tech wing, library and other minor upgrades towards the building.

Its student population ranges each year, from approximately 500 to 800 students, most of whom come from the surrounding Seafair neighbourhood. Hugh Boyd's school catchment area, as of 2022, consists of the 7 elementary schools of Alfred B. Dixon, James Gilmore, John G. Diefenbaker, Lord Byng, Manoah Steves, Quilchena, and R.M. Grauer.

Hugh Boyd's school colours are black and gold, and the school's sports team name are the Hugh Boyd Trojans (commonly known as Trojans) along with the school's mascot being Tommy Trojan. Hugh Boyd offers sports programs such as Basketball, Volleyball, Soccer, Ultimate (Co-ed), Track & Field, Golf, and Cross-country Running.[3]

TransportationEdit

Common ways of transportation to Hugh Boyd included are by walking, biking, driving, or using public transportation, specifically using bus route 401 One Road/Richmond-Brighouse Station which has bus stops covering most areas within Hugh Boyd's catchment area. Bus stops nearby Hugh Boyd for bus route 401 include NB No. 1 Road @ Osmond Avenue and SB No. 1 Road @ Osmond Avenue. Other ways of transportations include using a school bus from the school district.

Approximate time taken travelling to Hugh Boyd (front entrance) using different methods of transportations (quickest route)
Starting Point Walking Biking Driving Bus
Dixon Elementary 9 min 3 min 3 min (Walking)
Gilmore Elementary 17 min 5 min 4 min 13 min
Diefenbaker Elementary 20 min 7 min 5 min (Walking)
Lord Byng Elementary 27 min 10 min 3 min 9 min
Steves Elementary 18 min 5 min 3 min 15 min
Quilchena Elementary 26 min 8 min 4 min 12 min
Grauer Elementary 23 min 7 min 3 min 13 min
McMath Secondary 28 min 8 min 4 min 13 min
Burnett Secondary 38 min 13 min 5 min >20 min
Richmond-Brighouse Station 1 hr 13 min 23 min 9 min >16 min

Notable programsEdit

Hugh Boyd features a Combined Studies Program (shared with Matthew McNair Secondary), the school's very own Performing Arts program, a Learning Centre and Resource Program, and an Incentive Program (INC) for Science, Individuals and Societies, and Language and Literature (Grades 8–10). As of September 1, 2011, the school's candidacy for the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Programme (MYP) had been accepted and was recognized as an International Baccalaureate (IB) candidate school for the MYP. In the year 2013, Hugh Boyd had officially became an IB World school with the MYP having applied to the school's Grade 8 to 10 students.

IncentiveEdit

"The Incentive Program challenges motivated students in Grades 8-10 to achieve academic and personal excellence. It is designed to meet the needs of high ability students with potential leadership qualities. Students in each grade will study English, Social Studies, and Science in an environment designed to challenge them. There will be opportunities for cooperative learning, independent study, and out of school field trip experiences. Students must be independent thinkers and risk- takers in their approach to learning and possess critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills."

Combined StudiesEdit

"The Boyd Combined Studies Program is an alternative academic program designed to meet the learning needs of students in Grade 11 and 12 who have not achieved success in the regular classroom. Students must be capable of writing all required provincial exams and complete learning outcomes in a smaller class grouping."

Learning Centre and ResourceEdit

"Boyd also hosts an all-encompassing Learning Centre and Resource Program, with a substantive team of resource teachers and EAs who support students with diverse abilities."

Performing ArtsEdit

"Boyd’s Performing Arts Program offers a wide range of courses in theatre and music including Theatre, Drumming, Jazz and Concert Band, and continues to win competitions and produce professional quality Theatre productions. These programs are complemented by a Visual Arts Program offering courses in Photography, Drawing and Painting, Ceramics and Sculpture and Advanced Placement Studio Arts."

IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)Edit

"The Hugh Boyd Middle Years Program, is an International Baccalaureate program that all of our Grade 8-10 students are enrolled in. Students are all educated using the IB Learner Profile tenets which has been “designed to develop internationally-minded people who, recognizing their common humanity and shared guardianship of the planet, help to create a better and more peaceful world”. Learners in this program strive to be: Inquirers, Knowledgeable, Thinkers, Communicators, Principled, Open-Minded, Caring, Risk-Takers, Balanced and Reflective."[4]

Learning, courses, and graduationEdit

Hugh Boyd's core curricular areas include Mathematics, Sciences, Language Arts, Social Studies, Physical Education (P.E.), and Career Life Education (C.L.E.). Passing the courses of the core curricular area, completing the Graduation Literacy and Numeracy assessments, along with obtaining 80 credits from courses from Grade 10-12 are needed for graduation and post-secondary learning. Courses offered in Boyd usually split up into more specific aspects of the existing course the higher grade a student is (i.e. Mathematics, Grade 8-9 → Foundations/Pre-Calculus, 10 → Foundations, 11-12 OR Pre-Calculus, 11–12).

Obtaining MYP requirements such as passing all core curricular areas, language acquisition, arts/design courses, the MYP Interdisciplinary Unit through Grade 8 to 10, having a minimum of 10 service/volunteer hours per grade (Grade 8–10), and passing the MYP Grade 10 Personal Project awards students with the IB MYP Certificate. The certificate may be used to support applications towards university and post-secondary learning.[5][6]

Courses of Hugh Boyd (as of 2022, including in-class, out of class, online and MYP learning courses)
Course Grade 8 Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12
Mathematics Mathematics Mathematics Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus, Workplace Mathematics Foundations of Mathematics, Pre-Calculus, Workplace Mathematics AP Calculus, Foundations of Mathematics, Pre-Calculus
Science Science, Science (INC) Science, Science (INC) Science, Science (INC) Bio-Psychology, Chemistry, Life Sciences (fmr. Biology), Physics, Science for Citizens Anatomy and Physiology (fmr. Biology), Chemistry, Life Sciences (fmr. Biology), Physics, Bio-Psychology
Individuals and Societies Individuals and Societies, Individuals and Societies (INC) Individuals and Societies, Individuals and Societies (INC) Individuals and Societies, Individuals and Societies (INC) 20th Century World History Asian Studies, BC First Peoples, Geography, Law Studies, Social Justice 20th Century World History, Asian Studies, BC First Peoples, Geography, Law Studies, Social Justice
Language and Literature Language and Literature, Language and Literature (INC) Language and Literature, Language and Literature (INC) Composition and New Media, Literacy and Creative Writing, Literacy and Creative Writing (INC) Creative Writing, Literary Studies, New Media AP English, Creative Writing, English Studies
Physical and Health Education Physical and Health Education Fitness and Conditioning, Physical and Health Education Fitness and Conditioning, Physical and Health Education Active Living, Fitness and Conditioning, Physical and Health Education Active Living, Fitness and Conditioning, Physical and Health Education
Language Acquisition French, Japanese, Spanish French, Japanese, Spanish French, Japanese, Spanish French, Japanese, Spanish French, Japanese, Spanish
Technology Education Technology Education Engineering, Metalwork, Woodwork L1, Woodwork L2 Engineering, Metalwork, Woodwork L1, Woodwork L2 Engineering, Metalwork, Woodwork L1, Woodwork L2 Engineering, Metalwork, Woodwork L1, Woodwork L2
Home Economics Home Economics, Textiles Fashion and Design, Food Studies Fashion and Design, Food Studies Baking and Pastry, Fashion and Design, Food Studies Baking and Pastry, Fashion and Design, Food Studies
Music Band, Drumming Choir, Concert Band, Drumming, Jazz Band Choir, Concert Band, Drumming, Jazz Band Choir, Composition and Production, Concert Band, Drumming, Jazz Band Choir, Composition and Production, Concert Band, Drumming, Jazz Band
Fine Arts Art Ceramics & Sculpture, Studio Art, Photography, Yearbook Ceramics & Sculpture, Studio Art, Studio Art (Enriched MYP) Photography, Yearbook Art Careers, Ceramics & Sculpture, Studio Art, Photography, Yearbook AP Arts, Art Careers, Ceramics & Sculpture, Studio Art, Photography, Yearbook
Performing Arts Drama Drama Drama, Theatre Company, Theatre Production Directing & Script Development, Drama, Performance Acting, Theatre Company, Theatre, Production Directing & Script Development, Drama, Performance Acting, Theatre Company, Theatre, Production
Design and Information Technology N/A Design and Drafting, Design and Drafting (CAD), Web Development Design and Drafting, Design and Drafting (CAD), Web Development Design and Drafting, Design and Drafting (CAD), Computer Programming Design and Drafting, Computer Programming
Business Education N/A N/A N/A Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Promotion Accounting, Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Promotion
Leadership N/A N/A N/A Leadership Leadership
Career Life Education Career Education Career Education Career Life Education N/A Career Life Connections & Capstone Project
Middle Years Programme (MYP) Interdisciplinary Unit - Grade 8 Interdisciplinary Unit - Grade 9 Personal Project N/A N/A
Richmond Virtual (RVS) N/A N/A N/A Digital Media, Videography and Photography Production Digital Media, Peer Tutoring, Rec and Service, Videography and Photography Production

HistoryEdit

1960 - Hugh Boyd Secondary School is founded and opens to serve students Grade 8 to 10

1994 - All junior secondary schools in Richmond's School District 38 were converted to junior-senior secondary schools including Hugh Boyd[7]

September 1, 2011 - School's candidacy for the IB MYP accepted

2013 - Hugh Boyd becomes an IB World school for the MYP[8]

June/December 2018 - After 80 years of combined volunteer work, Haddow brothers, Bill and Bruce were set to leave the Trojans' football program[9]

September 2020 - Hugh Boyd's seismic upgrade finished, school transitions to the Quarter from Linear system due to COVID-19

February 2021 - SD38's 'principal shuffle' affects 7 elementary schools and 5 secondary schools including Boyd[10]

September 2021 - Hugh Boyd transitions from the Quarter to Semester system permanently along with all other schools in SD38 (excl. A.R. MacNeill, Richmond secondary schools)[11]

September 2022 - Hugh Boyd re-establishes Block Rotation (ABCD to BADC) which occurs every Wednesday and Thursday. PLT is also re-established (Personal Learning Time) into its schedule occurring every Tuesday and Thursday starting at 8:30-9:25am

Notable alumniEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "B.C. Education System Performance - Hugh Boyd Secondary: Contextual Information". studentsuccess.gov.bc.ca. Retrieved 2022-08-10.
  2. ^ "RFC Field Maps and Status Info". Richmond FC. Retrieved 2022-06-14.
  3. ^ drupaladmin (2017-11-06). "Hugh Boyd Secondary School". studyinrichmond.sd38.bc.ca. Retrieved 2022-06-13.
  4. ^ "Our School Story | Hugh Boyd Secondary School". boyd.sd38.bc.ca. Retrieved 2022-06-14.
  5. ^ "Grading and awards". International Baccalaureate®. Retrieved 2022-06-14.
  6. ^ "Recognition". International Baccalaureate®. Retrieved 2022-06-14.
  7. ^ "City of Richmond BC - Hugh Boyd Secondary School". www.richmond.ca. Retrieved 2022-06-13.
  8. ^ "IB Middle Years Programme | Hugh Boyd Secondary School". boyd.sd38.bc.ca. Retrieved 2022-06-13.
  9. ^ "Farewell season for longtime Boyd football coaches". Richmond News. Retrieved 2022-06-13.
  10. ^ "List of Richmond schools affected by principal shuffle". Richmond News. Retrieved 2022-06-13.
  11. ^ "Several Richmond high schools make switch to semester system". Richmond News. Retrieved 2022-06-13.

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