iddle School students encounter many emotional and physical changes that often substantially impact academics. Bradford Christian Academy’s middle school program is designed to challenge, nurture, and support students through these complicated years. BCA’s middle school program prepares students for the more independent studies required in high school by forming good study and organizational skills. Our focus is on the whole person. We help students build a deepening Christian commitment, good study habits, positive character traits, and wholesome relationships with peers and adults.
At BCA, middle school students spend their mornings in academic studies in math, science, social studies, language arts, foreign language, and Bible. The curriculum emphasizes continued foundational learning, such as the mechanics of language, spelling, vocabulary, and writing skills, computation and problem solving, and creative expression. Enrichment classes in art, instrumental music, chorus, research and technology, and physical education take place during the afternoon. Teachers engage each student in meaningful dialogue about course material and supply hands-on learning projects, implement science experiments, and assign pertinent integrated computer applications.
Because middle school students need support from the adults in their lives, BCA middle school teachers work as a team, communicating regularly among themselves about each student’s progress and needs in each subject area. Teachers are student-centered, interested in all aspects of our students’ lives, not only their academic performance. BCA teachers communicate with parents regularly to ensure that parents are satisfied with student progress. BCA uses a student information management system, called Veracross, to enhance communication between school and home. Parents can log in and retrieve their children’s homework assignments, track their grades, note after school activities, or email questions and concerns to the teachers.