3/30/2015
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 BCA Home School Bulletin

 

DATES TO REMEMBER:

March 26 - Deadline to RSVP for the How to Home School High School Workshop

March 30 - (6:30p-9:00p) - How to Home School High School Workshop

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


Parent Night Out Calendar

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

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


How To Home School High School:   Save the date--Monday, March 30, 2015, 6:30 p - 9:00 p

This is a mandatory workshop if you have not attended this workshop in the recent past.  The last time we hosted this workshop was April 8, 2013.  Parents with students in the 2016 graduating class do not need to attend, if you attended the workshop in 2013.  However, any parent with students entering 9th grade through 12th grade who has never attended this workshop your presence is requested.  

It is important that you keep informed of updates in our home school policy and review the guidelines with our staff at this meeting. Through our portfolio reviews we have noted areas in which clarification of policies and procedures needs to be addressed (objective grading validated by achievement test scores, grading of writing compositions, literature analysis, lab science reporting, Bible curriculum, and design of elective courses).  We will also briefly address  the BCA Honors Program and additional guidelines for curriculum selection for students acquiring the Advanced Academic Diploma. Please make every effort to attend this workshop.  DEADLINE TO REPLY WITH YOUR ATTENDANCE - FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2015


Homeroom Class Activities

Kindergarten Easter Party:  Thursday, April 2 at 11:00.  Each student may bring  a bag of candy to share with the class.  We are asking that each student bring in a dozen and a half of plastic eggs filled with candy. ​  Please reply to Mrs. Blair by Friday, March 27 with your interest (cblair@broadfording.com)

First Grade Easter Party:  Wednesday, April 1st, Students are to wear their international outfits.  This will be a regular party food and not international food.  More information to follow.  Remember, it will be party, Egg Hunt, followed by a field trip to Emeritus.  Driers needed, and students will need car seats.  Interested home school students should reply to Mrs. Clever by Friday, March 27 (dclever@broadfording.com)  Mrs. Clever has plenty of plastic eggs.  Please contact her for some, if you are willing to fill them.  Be creative, Facebook and Pintrest have 50 ways to fill Easter Eggs.  The Dollar Store will take care of about 30 of the items listed:)  Mrs. Clever will take care of some special prize eggs.​  

2nd Grade: ***DATE CHANGE!!  Children's Safety Village is scheduled for April 8 and 9. The Fire day is Wednesday, April 8, and the Police Day is Thursday, April 9. This is a trip for only 2nd grade students so no siblings are allowed. Any interested homeschool family may email Ms. Cook for more details (pam.cook@broadfording.com) Reply with your interest prior to Friday, March 27.



Field Trip Opportunities

6th - 8th Grade: Field trip to Washington D.C. Students need to arrive at school at 8:00 a.m. so that they can leave at 8:15.  Arrival back to BCA between 4:00 and 4:30, depending on traffic.  Students should pack a lunch and a water bottle for the day.  There will not be an opportunity to purchase further food during the trip.  The cost for the trip is $28 to cover the cost of the bus.  Chaperones are free. If you are interested in chaperoning, please contact Miss Gillaspie.  Permission slips are due March 30th and were sent to Home School Families from Celia Torres in an email attachment.    If you have any questions, please contact sarah.gillaspie@broadfording.com

Medieval Times Dinner Theater:   The BCA MS homeroom classes have utilized this field trip in the past; however, it appears there is now a day for home school students exclusively.  It is a costly trip ($25/student), but it is an excellent program.  A flyer with more information is available from the Home School office.  If someone would like to organize a group of BCA home school students, please contact Celia Torres at celia.torres@broadfording.com


Senior "To Do" List

WELCOME, Class of 2015

***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.

 

 

2014-2015 DOCUMENTATION CALENDAR

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 Half Day Schedule

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 Half Day Schedule

Period 1

8:30-9:04

Period 2

9:04-9:38

Period 3

9:48-10:18

Period 6

10:18-10:48

Period 4

10:48-11:04

Period 5

11:04-11:30

Period 7

11:30-12:00



TWO HOUR DELAY SCHEDULE


MIDDLE SCHOOL

Mon/Wed/Fri

Tue/Thurs

Period 1

10:30-11:10

10:30-11:10

Period 2

11:10-11:50

11:10-11:50

Period 3

11:50-12:22

11:50-12:22

Lunch

12:22-12:52

12:22-12:52

Period 4

12:52-1:26

12:52-1:26

Period 5

1:27-2:07

Period 5A: 1:26-1:54

Period 5B: 1:54-2:22

Period 6

2:07-2:47

2:07-2:47

Period 7

2:47-3:30

2:47-3:30



High School

Mon/Tue/Wed/Thurs/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

tealadyadams@hotmail.com

 

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

 

 Amy Speck:  Home School Portfolio Reviewer