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BCA Home School Bulletin



February 15 - Research Paper Writing Class begins (see below)

March 27 - Project Night (see below)

April 24 - 27 - Achievement Testing

MACHE Membership

One of the benefits of BCA's Home School Program is your free MACHE membership.  Pick up your card from the wall pocket outside of the home school office at your convenience. 

Parent Night Out

All PNO events are held at Panera Bread (Hagerstown) at 7pm unless otherwise stated.


April 17th - Curriculum discussion

Project Night

Monday, March 27


on BCA's campus

Project Night is an event that offers your student the opportunity to showcase his/her school work and/or extracurricular learning activities from the current school year. The event is an unstructured time where all in attendance peruse the students' displays at their leisure.  Light refreshments are provided and a scavenger hunt (for fun facts) is available to encourage the students to interact with one another at their displays. This is a wonderful opportunity to invite extended family and friends.  It affords our BCA home school parents the chance to exchange ideas with one another.  It offers the students an occasion to receive recognition for their efforts in their school work, and to be inspired by what their peers are doing.  Consider participating this year!

To reserve table space for your student(s), please reply by Monday, March 20.

Research Paper Writing Class

Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00pm @ BCA

February 15, 22; March 1, 8, 22, 29

$80/student; $60/student for each additional student from the same family.

Contact Mrs. Redding with your interest.

Homeroom Class Activities and Field Trips

First Grade Field Trips/Activities 2016-2017:  Contact Mrs. Clever (dianna.clever@broadfording.com) with your student's interest.

  •  4/6     Easter Party & field trip to Brookdale
  •  5/17   Field Trip to Brookdale

Middle School:  Field trip to Annapolis Harbor and US Naval Academy, Friday, April 7, 2017, all 6th-8th grade students.  If your home school student is interested in participating, please contact Mrs. Errichetto (Katelyn.errichetto@broadfording.com). Details for this field trip were emailed on February 16.

High School:  There are no scheduled activities at this time.

MS & HS Homeroom teacher contacts are as follows:

6th grade - sarah.gillaspie@broadfording.com

7th grade - molly.cox@broadfording.com;

8th grade -  katelyn.erichetto@broadfording.com

9th grade -  Sheryl.wert@broadfording.com

10th grade - jerry.jones@broadfording.com;

11th grade - aaron.rohrer@broadfording.com

12th grade - vicki.oliver@broadfording.com

Senior "To Do" List

WELCOME, Class of 2017!

This is a busy and exciting school year for you as you finish your final year of high school and plan for life beyond the home school realm.  The BCA home school staff are here to assist you as you apply to colleges and as you participate in the many wonderful events BCA offers to honor the graduating class.  In order for you to stay at peace in the busyness, please make sure you adhere to the following items:

***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.

**Work diligently to provide Mrs. Luhn with the photos and Parent Letter that are explained in the packet mailed to you this summer.  These items will be utilized at the Jr./Sr. Banquet, Baccalaureate, and Commencement, and on your special page in the yearbook.

**Contact your portfolio reviewer to insure that you are meeting all diploma requirements for the specific diploma you have worked to acquire.

**Update your resume, keep your community service record current, and look to participate in activities that offer you a variety of experiences which prepare you to meet your goals beyond high school.


ELEMENTARY SPECIALS:  Elementary Special classes are subject to change and/or cancellation when the Half Day class schedule is in place.  Elementary home school students are excused from attendance of Specials classes on half days.


Period 1       8:30-  9:30

Period 2       9:30-10:30 

Break          10:30-11:00

*Adding Period (6) here in place of lunch 11:00-11:40

(6th-Science 7th-English, 8th-History) NO Lunchtime.

Period 3      11:40-12:00


A1, B1, C1   8:30-10:00

A2, B2, C2 10:05-11:35

A3, B3, C3 11:40-12:00  **

**(Please note that there are no lunches scheduled for half days for the middle school or high school students.  If a middle school or high school student would like to order pizza, they may do so and may pick it up at noon to take it with them.)



Middle school will start the day with 2nd period (10:30-11:05) which includes the following:  6th-English, 7th-History and 8th-Science.


High school students will report to their 10:30 class.

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

September 2, 2016

Elementary/MS Curriculum Documentation

September 2, 2016  

BCA 1st Quarter Ends October 19, 2016

1st Quarterly Report Due

November 4, 2016

1st Portfolio Review

October 24-December 11, 2016

BCA 2nd Quarter Ends December 21, 2016

2nd Quarterly Report Due

January 13, 2017

BCA 3rd Quarter Ends  March 10,2017

3rd Quarterly Report Due

March 24, 2017

BCA 4th Quarter Ends May 24, 2017

Final Portfolio Reviews (Grades K-11)

May 8 – June 30, 2017

Senior Student Final Portfolio Review

no later than May 19, 2017

4th Quarterly Report and Year-End Grade Report

June 16, 2017


Celia Torres:  Home School Progam Director 

Office Hours Monday through Thursday 9:00-4:00

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


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