Junior High Middle School Grades 7 and 8
Grades 7 and 8 at BCA are more than a prelude to the high school years. They are an intentional effort at combining a demanding academic program with a sense of community that encourages self-discovery and Christian civility. Our teacher to student ratio is 1:12.
We teach traditional classes for all NY State required classes. We use a combination of materials from Abeka Book, Bob Jones Press and others that fit our goals for student development both academically and spiritually. We supplement our core curriculum with other materials to broaden our base of educational opportunities for our students.
BCA has a history of outstanding academic achievement. We attribute this to several key components of our daily school life:
- effective prayer,
- teaching the whole child,
- an enriching curriculum,
- exceptional teachers,
- strong parental involvement,
- our thorough focus on God in all areas of study, and a recognition that strong faith and academic excellence complement each other
Chapel and Bible
Middle school students in grades 7-8 participate in chapel every Wednesday. Each week features a guest speaker. Speakers include area pastors, college representatives, and missionaries.
Held every other year, our middle and high school grades participate in the BCA Science Fair. Projects implement the scientific method, creating experiments to test the hypotheses. Projects may be done individually or with a partner.
Held every other year, our middle and high school grades participate in the BCA History Fair. Students choose a country or topic to study and present. Projects may be done individually or with a partner.
Middle school students at BCA recieve general music classes where they learn how to better appreciate and understand music through fun-filled activities such as music listening, movement excercises, rhythm instruments, and games. Comprehensive piano and instrument lessons are also available.
Instrument/Voice Lessons and Band/Choir
Students will receive weekly lessons and have the opportunity to participate in group activities such as band and/or choir (These groups will be determined based on students’ interest). Students will also learn valuable social/life skills such as teamwork, respect, diligence, and responsibility. Students will be graded through cooperation, participation and achievement and will receive musical instruction through:
• Music listening
• Movement through music exercises
• Rote Song Learning (Learning by mimicr.)
• World music (music of different countries)
Instrumental instruction available in:
• Band Instruments: Flute, Clarinet, Oboe, Bassoon,
Saxophone, French Horn, Trumpet/Cornet, Trombone, Euphonium/Baritone, Tuba, Percussion
• Orchestra strings: Violin, Viola, Cello
• Others: Piano and Voice
Our experienced faculty includes the following classes in your child's curriculum:
• Earth Science
• Physical Science
• Physical Education
Awards and Honors
Each year various awards are granted to students who have fulfilled the standards and requirements set down for academic recognition. We encourage all students to participate in Christian service and to presnet a Christian testimony in all areas of their lives. Annual awards include:
Character Recoginition Awards
• Disciple Award
• Most Improved Student
• Nehemiah Award
Academic Recognition Awards:
• Scholar Award
• Scripture Memory Award
Perfect Attendance Recognition
High School Forms, Schedules and more
2012-2013 School Supply List