Partners in Care
Bowling Green Independent Schools and Graves Gilbert Clinic partner to provide convenient, quality, and low-cost health services to students and employees. Seven schools are staffed with school health professionals. Plus a walk-in-care service is open at Bowling Green High School, managed by an onsite Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioner (APRN). A Medical Director supports the staff in implementing programs and services.
LifeSkills, Inc. partners with the BGISD Student and Family Counselors to provide in-school support for behavioral health. Services include individual counseling, family therapy, group counseling, and treatment planning. A LifeSkills counselor works onsite at Bowling Green High School, Bowling Green Junior High, T. C. Cherry, the Bowling Green Learning Center, and a floating counselor travels between Potter Gray, W. R. McNeill, and Parker-Bennett-Curry.
MCH Sports Medicine provides BGISD with a full-time athletic trainer and supplemental clinical staff dedicated to assist with athletic practices and games sanctioned by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association. MCH Sports Medicine also provides annual sports physicals and sports injury screenings.
Preparing Students for Their Futures
BGISD partnered with the Fugees Family, Inc. in 2022 to open the Teranga Academy, supporting teens and their families who are new to the United States and to American schools. Teranga Academy is open to Bowling Green Junior High and Bowling Green High School students who have been in the United States for three years or less, are multilingual, and have had their formal education interrupted. Students participate in one of three levels at the academy for a maximum of three academic years. Teranga Academy is an English immersion program, focused on transitioning to a new country with trauma-informed practices and culturally responsive teaching.
Bowling Green High School offers students the opportunity to become fully-certified emergency medical technicians the summer after graduating high school. Courses are taught in the school’s EMT lab, including a full-size ambulance inside the classroom, with instruction led by Med Center Health’s Stephen Parrott and Casey McCoy.
BGHS and M and L Electric partner to offer a Tech Ready Apprentices for Careers in Kentucky (TRACK) youth apprenticeship program at BGHS. Students in the program spend part of their school days at M&L working toward their education, and also as paid employees.
Students in the Heavy Machinery Program at the local Area Technology Center have the opportunity to intern with Scotty’s Contracting and Stone, full time through the summer and up to 20 hours per week as seniors.This program was developed through a partnership with BGHS, WCPS, SKYCTC, KY Career Center, SCKWB, and the Bowling Green Area Chamber.
BGISD will partner with Community Education to open the Little Purples Academy Summer 2024. to open a daycare center on the campus of Bowling Green High School for up to 66 children ages 6 weeks to four years old. High School students in the Early Childhood Career Pathway will have the opportunity to job-shadow and assist with daily operations as part of their learning. Priority admission for enrollment in the daycare will be for children of BGISD employees.
Partners in School Safety
The Bowling Green Police Department provides a full-time school resource officer at Bowling Green High School.
The Warren County Sheriff's Office provides two full-time school resource officers, one for Bowling Green Junior High and one covering the district’s elementary schools.