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 BCA Home School Bulletin



March 31 - 3rd Quarterly Report due

April 4 - No MS/HS classes due to field trips

April 11 - No MS/HS classes due to Serve-A-Thon

April 18 - BCA closed in observance of Good Friday

April 28 - May 2  Achievement Testing Week (altered class schedule)





7:00pm at Panera Bread (Hagerstown) 



October 28


Workshop on grading and assessment

**** held at BCA***

November 18


Organizational Tips for home and school

February 24

Designing unique courses to meet the interests of your student and your strengths as the teacher

March 24


Developing rubrics for grading individual assignments or courses 

****held at BCA***

April 14


Home School curriculum review to prepare for shopping/ordering at MACHE and other fairs

May – We may host an Awards Ceremony & Project Night for students to display and show projects from the school year and to receive their parent selected award.

June – Afternoon Tea to honor the moms of the Class of 2014.



Homeroom Class Activities at BCA
2nd Grade Field Trip: The 2nd grade will be going to The Children's Safety Village on April 3 and 4. Any home school parents that are interested in having their children attend may contact me by April 1 for details. The Police Day is on the 3rd, and the Fire Day is on the 4th. The program will be from 9:15- 2:00 both days.  Contact Mrs. Cook:  pam.cook@broadfording.com
6th & 7th Grades Field Trip:  Midieval Times, Friday, April 4.
8th Grade Field Trip: Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. on April 4. Transportation will be by bus from BCA at 8:30am and returning by 3:30pm.  Cost is $25/student with additional money for lunch.  Contact Mrs. Groenendyk (dori.groenendyk@broadfording.com)
9th - 12th Grades Field Trip:  Air National Guard tour in Martinsburg, WV on April 4.  Transportation will be provided through individual parent/teacher drivers.  Trip will include tour, lunch, and possible time on C&O Canal.  More details will follow in the near future.

SERVE-A-THON - All grade levels - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 9 & FRIDAY, APRIL 11, 2014

The K-2 age group will be going to Emeritus at Hagerstown on Wednesday, April 9 from 1:45-2:45 p.m. (bus will leave BCA at 1:30 p.m.). Students in grades 3-12 will serve on Friday, April 11 at various places. Normally, students in grades 3-5 only serve for the afternoon, and all other students serve for most of the day. Any BCA home school students interested in participating should respond by March 7, 2014. Students in grades K-5 should notify the BCA classroom teachers, and students in grades 6-12 should notify Mrs. Luhn at hsguidance@broadfording.com

Junior-Senior Banquet:  The Junior Class of BCA cordially invites you to "A Night on the Boardwalk", Friday, May 2, 2014, 7pm - 11pm, Ramada Inn (1718 Underpass Way, Hagerstown, MD).  Tickets are available in the BCA main office for $25. The tickets are on sale until April 25, 2014.



Senior "To Do" List

Welcome Class of 2014!

In order for our 12th grade students and their families to enjoy the final year in high school it is important to stay informed.  Communication of deadlines for events and opportunities are provided in a variety of formats for the senior student at BCA.  Throughout this school year, the following list  will be a guide to assist you in timeliness in the different venues of opportunities.

  • Review your academic forecasting and confirm with your portfolio reviewer that you are on track for meeting your graduation requirements.
  • Allow sufficient time for the home school staff to complete your request, when asking for transcripts (one week) and recommendation letters (two weeks) as you complete college and scholarship applications.
  • Register online to take the SAT/ACT again this fall.
  • Read and respond to the mailing that Mrs. Luhn (HS Guidance) has provided you this summer regarding photos for yearbook, Homecoming, Jr./Sr. Banquet, and baccalaureate/commencement. 
  • As you complete courses at community colleges or technical programs, provide the home school staff with an official transcript from the institution.
  • Always read the BCA Newsletter/Bulletin that is published monthly and posted on the school's website and RenWeb.  Mrs. Luhn includes high school guidance information that can be useful to you and your family.


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 16

Elementary/MS Curriculum Documentation                                  August 30

(BCA 1st Quarter Ends                                                                                    October 18)

1st Quarterly Report                                                                                November 1

1st Portfolio Review                                                            October 28 – December 13

(BCA 2nd Quarter Ends                                                                                   December 20)

2nd Quarterly Report                                                                               January 13

(BCA 3rd Quarter Ends                                                                                    March 14)

3rd Quarterly Report                                                                                March 31

Final Portfolio Review (grades K-11)                                           April 14 – June 30

Senior Student Final Portfolio Review                                   no later than May 21

(BCA 4th Quarter Ends                                                                                     May 28)

4th Quaterly Report and Year-End Grade Report                                  June 14


10:30 – 11:25                A/E Blocks                    (55 min.)             

11:29 - 12:05                 Activity Period/Chapel/Sm. Groups     (36 min.)

12:09 - 12:59                 B/F Blocks                   (50 min.)

12:59 - 1:32                   Lunch                          (33 min.)

1:36 - 2:26                    C/G Blocks                   (50 min.)

2:30 - 3:20                    D/H Blocks                    (50 min.)

If a 2 hour delay should occur on Wednesday, the schedule is as follows:  Following a brief Homeroom, Block C will begin immediately and continue for 14 minutes.  Block D - H will meet at the regularly scheduled times for the Wednesday Block schedule.



A/E Block 8:30 - 9:24  (54 minutes) 

B/F Block 9:28 - 10:16  (48 minutes)

C/G Block  10:20 - 11:08  (48 minutes) 

D/H Block  11:12-12:00  (48 minutes) 

Dismissal 12:00 noon



 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 for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders