About BCHS

Northside Independent School District and the business community combined their resources in 1991 to create the innovative Business Careers High School. This magnet school is a "school within a school" located on the beautiful campus of Oliver Wendell Holmes High School in San Antonio, Texas. BCHS offers an enriched and focused college-preparatory curriculum to prepare students to succeed in business and related fields.

Every year approximately 175 freshmen are accepted to enter our comprehensive four-year program. The current student enrollment is almost 700. Qualified students completing the eighth grade and residing within the NISD boundaries may apply for admission.


Students always come first!

Our mission is to create a safe, nurturing environment that encourages each student -- through group and one-on-one activities -- to strive for personal excellence and growth. Using our corporate partners as guest speakers, mentors, and role models we will provide our students a unique, real-world learning opportunity to interact with business professionals. Our faculty and staff, with the assistance of parents and corporate partners, will ensure that our graduates are up-to-date and can function, contribute, and compete as responsible citizen-leaders in our ever-changing world community.



  • that every individual has value and deserves respect.
  • that each person has unique gifts and represents our country's most valuable resource.
  • that all stakeholders share responsibility for continuous improvement as demonstrated by the excellence of students and attainment of their goals.

We believe that the "classroom" extends far beyond the school campus into learning habitats that offer a collective intelligence, which is much greater than the sum of its individual parts. To foster this belief, we commit to work diligently toward upholding quality education in our school as well as in the community. It is through the recognition of these interconnected relationships that our learning organization will continually adapt and flourish.

BCHS Students are expected to complete six (6) business credits from within one of our three academies (Business Management, Finance, or Information Technology).  BCHS students will be enrolled in at least one business course during each of their 4 years in the program.