Welcome to Bridge Christian Academy
Dear BCA Family Member,
Welcome to the 2017/2018 school year at Bridge Christian Academy. We are honored that you chose BCA as your cover school. Your HSLDA discount code is: 210139. We don't require HSLDA membership but if you decide to enroll you can use this code for a discount. BCA will be notified of your enrollment. BCA is enrolled as a group and this number will be on your student ID cards.
As a reminder, we are your liaison with the Board of Education and public school district. If you are a new family, it is a courtesy to let your last school know that you have transferred to BCA. If your student is in high school we request that you input your grades from previous school. If you are transferring from another cover school we suggest that you input all of your grades from precious years. After you input your grades we can provide professional and notarized transcripts anytime you need them. Kindly allow two weeks to receive after an email request at AlabamaBCA@gmail.com.
You will find that we are a "hands off" cover school and don't require certain curriculum, meetings, conferences, etc. We do offer support, encouragement, workshops, seminars, classes, field trips, and various activities. We have found that homeschool families desire different things from a cover. Please let us know if you need help. The BCA office will send out 1-2 "School News" emails a week in addition to emails about field trips, classes and parent support. We also post info at our Facebook page. If for some reason the email goes to your junk file please notify Homeschool Reporting and they will help you. One option is to read "School News" once a week without depending on your email being lost with other emails you may receive.
Grades/attendance will be due twice a year on January 10th and June 10th. Some parents do school year round and prefer to provide grades once a year. We welcome any change you want to make in reporting grades. Please set up an account at www.homeschoolreporting.com. You will receive a 30 day free trial. After the trial month, the fee is offered at a discount to us and is only $10 per family a year. Our school discount code is bca6227. The parents who use this service testify that this reporting saves time. In addition, your grades will always be accessible.
If you have a high school student please make attending our annual meeting a priority so that you fully understand the high school graduation requirements. If you enroll midyear you can google "Alabama State High School Graduation Requirements" at any time. Call our office with questions about high school.
We have much to offer as a cover school. Please see our website at BridgeChristianAcademy.com and see some of our benefits. Consider becoming a volunteer in BCA. Volunteers make us better than we could be without you. Students love field trips and our goal is to provide one a month for Elementary, one a month for Middle School and one a month for High School. We would love to have you on one of our leadership teams. Call me and let us know what you want to be involved.
If you need dual enrollment letter, work permit letter, or a driver license letter, etc. we ask that you give us a two week notice. This request can be emailed to AlabamaBCA@gmail.com
We offer a seminar for parents with students entering 8th – 12th grade. You will learn about Alabama Graduation Requirements, Curriculum, ACT Prep, College Admissions and Scholarships, etc. This meeting will be on Thursday, August 3rd at 1st Baptist Fairhope on Section Street. Enter the Church Office door and we are in the Multi Purpose Room. Students welcome.
BCA has an annual meeting the first Thursday evening after Labor Day, September 7th at 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. This is a great opportunity to meet other homeschool families and sign up for field trips or classes if you desire. This meeting will be at 1st Baptist Fairhope on Section Street. We will meet in the Social Hall. Enter at door next to playground or front of Section Street. You may want to consider allowing time to find the room since the church is large.
Our regular meetings are as follows:
June Family Picnic at Fairhope Pier
August No meeting
September Orientation Meeting with special speakers and door prizes. 1st Thursday after Labor Day.
October Parents Meeting for Seniors to discuss Senior Trip, Prom and Graduation
November Middle School Meeting to discuss 8th Grade Trip to DC
January High School Graduation Committee Meeting
February K5 Graduation Meeting, High School Graduation Meeting
March K5 Graduation Meeting, High School Graduation Meeting
April K5 Graduation Meeting, High School Graduation Meeting
May K5 Graduation, 2nd Thursday evening in May. High School Graduation, 2nd Saturday in May.
Our mailing address is:
PO Box 701
Fairhope, AL, 36533
You can reach us Monday - Saturday from 10am to 5pm.
My number is 251-979-6227