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Community Resources

BEF (Birmingham Education Foundation)

The BEF (Birmingham Education Foundation) raises private funds from the community to ensure academic excellence and innovation in the Birmingham Public School District.

Each year the BEF provides more than $125,000 in grants to teachers and staff with innovative ideas, helping them to provide the highest quality education possible to every child enrolled in Birmingham Public Schools.

Community Education

Birmingham Community Education offers classes, summer camps and academic summer school programs for all community members.  The Birmingham Community Education Department also oversees the rental of BPS facilities and fields. To see current program offerings or to inquire about a rental, please visit the Birmingham Community Education website or call 248.203.3800.

The Birmingham Community Education office is located in Seaholm High School at 2436 West Lincoln, Birmingham, 48009 in room F102. Please park in the staff/guest lot on the east side of the high school, entering off of Lincoln Street. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Please note that office hours are subject to change during school breaks and holidays.

Curriculum Review

Derby goes the extra mile in supporting parents and guardians by offering opportunities to review the curriculum, instructional materials, and even observe the teaching process. In order for a request for classroom observation to be considered, it is necessary for parents or guardians to provide at least 24 hours' notice to the Derby administration. This allows for the appropriate staff to be informed and arrangements to be made for an administrator or staff member to accompany the visitor during the classroom observation. Before the scheduled visit, the observing parent or guardian must sign and return a FERPA agreement to ensure the protection of privacy rights for all students. For further information, please reach out to any member of the Derby administrative team.