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 BCA Home School Bulletin



December 19 - BCA will close at noon to begin the Christmas break.   

December 19 - January 2 -  BCA will be closed for Christmas Break. 

January 5 - Classes resume at 8:30am.

January 16 - 2nd Quarterly Report Due

February 23 (afternoon) - Research Writing Class Begins - Mrs. Redding

February 23 - (7:00 p.m.) - Parent Night Out at Panera Bread, Garland Grove Blvd., Hagerstown. 

March 9 - (6:30p-8:30p)  Home School Project Night

March 13 - (1:00p-2:30p) Writing and Grading workshop follow-up by Mrs. R. Redding

April 27 - May 1 - (8:30a-12:30p) Achievement Testing

Research Paper Writing class 

 Mrs. Redding will be offering a class for our home school high school students to fulfill the research paper requirement in our guidelines.  The class will be offered on Monday afternoons at BCA beginning on February 23 and progressing through the week of April 6 (no class on March 16 due to Spring Break).  Sign-up for this class will be provided in November. 

Parent Night Out Calendar

Location: Panera Bread, Garland Grove Blvd., Hagerstown, MD

February 23 - 7:00 p.m. - Topic:  Reading Lists

April 20 - 7:00 p.m. - Topic:  Curriculum Resources


BCA Homeroom Class Activities

3rd Grade Christmas Party: The 3rd grade Christmas party will be Friday, December 19 from 10:00 to 12:00.  If any homeschoolers are interested in attending, please email Mrs. Ott at clott@broadfording.com

Details for elementary homeroom Christmas parties will be forthcoming.

Senior "To Do" List

WELCOME, Class of 2015

Senior Superlatives & Group PhotoTuesday, January 13 at 2:30 p.m. (during block H) in the gymnasium.  All graduating seniors will be pulled for this group picture, and those that won a superlative category will also have their pictures taken.  It should not take the entire block.  Snow date:  Tuesday, January 20, 2015   All home school graduating seniors should consider attending to be a part of the group photo; however, use your discretion if you live a distance from BCA.

***Complete the photo request and other documents provided to you over the summer from Mrs. Luhn. 

***Plan and submit transcript requests in a timely fashion as you apply to colleges.  The form is available on this website.  Allow 1 week for a transcript request and 2 weeks, if a recommendation letter is needed.

***For all Senior students who are participating in BCA's Commencement ceremony on May 27, 2015, all course work must be completed and the portfolio reviewed and approved by May 20, 2015.

BCA Home School Program Ministers to Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

  BCA’s Home School Program ministers to families who wish to home school their children who have autism spectrum disorders. A trained evaluator is on staff, Julie Malecki. Prior to her position in BCA's Home School Program, Julie worked in both a one-to-one home therapy setting and a school setting as a behavioral therapist and instructional tutor for children with autism. 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. Please contact the Home School Department for more information.




Form Title                                                                                       Due Date

High School Course Description                                                 August  29      

Elementary/MS Curriculum Documentation                           August  29    

(BCA 1st Quarter Ends                                                                                  October 17 )

1st Quarterly Report                                                                    October 31           

1st Portfolio Review                                                            October 27 -- December 12

(BCA 2nd Quarter Ends                                                                                 December 19 )

2nd Quarterly Report                                                                 January 16             

(BCA 3rd Quarter Ends                                                                                    March 13 )

3rd Quarterly Report                                                                    March 27              

Final Portfolio Review (grades K-11)                                  April 13  – June 30

Senior Student Final Portfolio Review                                   no later than May 20

(BCA 4th Quarter Ends                                                                                     May 27 )

4th Quaterly Report and Year-End Grade Report                       June 12

Half Day Schedules

High School

Block A/E       8:30 - 9:33

Block B/F       9:38 -10:18

Block C/G     10:22 - 11:25

Block D/H      11:30 - 12:00

Middle School

Period 1     8:30 - 9:04

Period 2     9:04 - 9:38

Period 3     9:38 - 10:18

Period 6    10:18 - 10:48

Period 4    10:48 - 11:04

Period 5    11:04 - 11:30

Period 7    11:30 - 12:00


Middle School Mon/Wed/Fri                    Middle School Tue/Thur
Period 1 10:30-11:10                                            Period 1  10:30-11:10
Period 2 11:10-11:50                                            Period 2  11:10-11:50
Period 3 11:50-12:22                                           Period 3  11:50-12:22
Lunch 12:22-12:52                                               Lunch 12:22-12:52
Period 4 12:52-1:26                                             Period 4 12:52-1:26
Period 5 1:27-2:07                                              Period 5A 1:26-1:54 & 5B 1:54-2:22
Period 6 2:07-2:47                                             Period 6 2:22-2:50
Period 7 2:47-3:30                                             Period 7 2:50-3:20

High School  Mon/Tue/Wed/Thur/Fri
Block A/E 10:30-11:50
Block B/F  11:54-12:48
Lunch  12:52-1:22
Block C/G  1:26-2:46
Block D/H  2:50-3:20



 Linda Higgins:  Home School Program Administrator


     Celia Torres:  Home School Progam Director 

Office Hours Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays 9:00-4:00, Fridays 9:00-1:00

301-797-8886, ext. 211; celia.torres@broadfording.com

Linda Adams:  Home School Portfolio Reviewer



Julie Malecki:  Home School Portfolio Reviewer & supervision for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders


 Amy Speck:  Home School Portfolio Reviewer