• Courses: 

    • STUDIO TV I 

    From pre-production to post production Studio TV students produce a bi-weekly national award-winning newscast called “BHS-TV.” The informative, professional quality and entertaining show is broadcast to the entire campus. During the class students utilize state-of-the-art equipment to gain experience with public speaking, teamwork, news writing, graphic design, lighting, staging, filming, editing, directing and much more. BHS-TV continues to be recognized for more Student Excellence Awards through the National Academy of Television than any other high school in the country.


    This course offers an engaging and professional learning experience through a hands-on learning approach as students acquire the fundamentals of video production. Students will begin to build visual literacy skills that will help them communicate their ideas utilizing the Final Cut Pro editing software. Students will learn to work as a team, as well as independently, while learning relevant industry skills necessary to be productive members of a video crew. Students are empowered to utilize their creative abilities through numerous opportunities, write their own original scripts, create their own storyboards, and film and edit their own video projects. Students enrolled will create a variety of video projects including music videos, public service announcements, documentaries and more while having the opportunity to compete with other high schools resulting in national recognition and scholarships.


  • Thanks to the hard work of the BHS-TV students and the support of the Barrington Educational Foundation, BHS-TV is one of the most successful high school video programs in the country. Students enrolled in BHS-TV have raised more than seven million dollars for charities and have earned more than 70 Student Excellence Awards from the National Television Academy. BHS-TV has also earned Best News Program in the Midwest five out of the last seven years. In 2015 and 2016 President Obama invited the BHS-TV video students and their instructor to the White House Film Festival.

    BHS-TV instructor Jeff Doles has a PhD in Educational Technology and has a plethora of industry connections that he is able to connect his students with for projects and internships.

    BHS-TV students have worked directly with CBS, WGN, Fox, Hollywood Chicago, Chicago Bears, Blackhawks, NFL Films, Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bandits, 365 Barrington and Quintessential Barrington. Students have also dabbled in the music industry, creating a music video for Platinum selling recording artist O.A.R., interviewed Jethro Tull, Kevin Rudolf, G-Eazy, The Academy, Meek Mill, All Star Weekend and created promotional videos for Ke$ha, Warped Tour, Gigi's Playhouse, Chicago Mustangs, Six Flags Great America and many other incredible bands and organizations.

    Thanks to the hard work of the students, BHS-TV has been recognized by NATAS (National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences) more than any other program in the country!

    Some of the achievements of BHS-TV:

    • Awarded Best High School News Program 2009, 2011, 2014 and 2016, 2018

    • Students have earned 13 National Television Scholarships

    • Over 2,500 minutes of BHS-TV Episodes

    • Millions of Youtube/Vimeo views

    • Over 5,000 videos created

    • Over 1000 students in the 13 years of the program

    • 70 Student Excellence Awards for the National Television Academy

    • 30 National Competition Video Winners (iPadpalooza, Say No to Teen Dating abuse, Teen Drive365)

    • Students have filmed for the Bears, Bulls, Cubs, Blackhawks, Sox, Fire, Bandits

    • Over $7 million raised for charities

    • Two ultra-celebrity visits to BHS (Rihanna) (Brad Paisley)

    • Two White House Invitations

    • Invited to National Awards Ceremony in LA with Dancing with the Stars host Tom Bergeron

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  • Notable BHS-TV alumni: