10/24/2014
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Welcome to the BCA Homeschool Program!

 Mission and Purpose

   It is the purpose of the BCA Home School Program to assist and support families in meeting the responsibilities of educating their children at home.  We provide administrative oversight and accountability that satisfies the state of Maryland requirements for home instruction under the supervision of a non-public school.

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Philosophy

The BCA Home School Program exists for those families who are committed to the philosophy and lifestyle of training and educating their children within a Biblical worldview format at home.  It is our purpose to assist and support those families who are dedicated to using this means of education as a tool to declare God’s power to the next generation, "God’s might to all who are to come.”  (Psalm 71:18)  Broadfording Christian Academy views home education as an alternative method of Christian education, not as a tool for select course remediation or advancement.

 Admissions

     You are invited to call the school office to set up an interview and tour of our school.  Broadfording Christian Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnic background or national origin.

 Rates and Fees

     Current tuition rates, registration fees and other financial information are available by calling the school office at 301-797-8886, extension 163.

 

BENEFITS:

  •   High School Diploma

      At BCA, three diploma options are available for homeschooled students upon successful completion of pre-approved courses.  They are as follows: a general school diploma, an academic diploma, and an advanced academic diploma.  Home school students enrolled in the BCA Home School Program are also invited to participate in graduation ceremonies.

  •  School Transcript  

      A cumulative record for each BCA home school student is kept in the school office. Transcripts are available upon request. 

  •  Educational Support, Guidance, and Evaluation

       Educational support, guidance, and evaluation is the focus and strength of the BCA Home School Program.  BCA's trained and experienced homeschool evaluators can provide recommendations for methods of instruction, curriculum and courses of study in addition to thorough portfolio reviews.  The evaluators on staff possess knowledge and training in a variety of educational areas- occupational therapy, NILD therapy, Orton-Gillingham.   Additionally, a home school evaluator, Julie Malecki, is on staff who can assist families who wish to home school their children who have autism spectrum disorders. Julie is trained in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) and Discreet Trial and has 10 years experience applying these principles to educational goals.  She also has experience adapting and creating teaching materials tailored directly to the child’s learning styles and strengths. 

  •  Curriculum Selection Assistance

     All curricular materials are chosen by parents; however, BCA homeschool coordinators are available to provide guidance in the selection process. Parents are given freedom and great flexibility in designing courses of study.  Additionally, high school students have several options for obtaining high school credits. 

  •  Guidance Counseling

     The guidance department at BCA is accessible to homeschooled students and their parents.  Scholarship applications, college admission preparatory materials, college reference guides, career guidance manuals and many other materials are available for use.  Guidance counselors and home school supervisors are always ready to help homeschooled students and their families approach life after high school graduation.

  •  Annual Standardized Testing

     Homeschooled students are encouraged to participate in annual achievement testing.  This testing is provided free of charge to those students enrolled in the BCA Home School Program.  The PSAT and PLAN tests are also administered to high school sophomores and juniors. 

  •  Extra-curricular Activities

·        Interscholastic sports (x-country, tae kwon do, soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, golf, cheerleading)
·        Field trips
·        Chapels
·        School clubs (Yearbook, Drama, Ensemble)
·        Special events (Homecoming, Spirit Week, Serve-A-Thon, College Day, Junior/Senior Banquet)

  •  Additional School Classes 

     Elementary homeschooled students are invited to participate in library and computer instructional time at BCA.  They may also choose to attend one of the following classes: physical education or art.  These additional classes are provided at no additional fee. Many junior and senior high homeschooled students elect to take some of their courses at BCA.  The school uses a modified block schedule. These classes do require an additional fee.

  •  Encouragement 

     Home school coordinators at BCA are always accessible for questions or assistance. 


 Supporting Families in Their Home Educational Programs