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Burlington Christian Academy
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Standardized Testing Results- All students in grades 1-8 are tested each year using the Stanford Achievement Test.
Address621 E 6th St Burlington, NC 27215-6501
Phone(336) 227-0288
Websitewww.burlingtonchristian.org
Open Houses for prospective NEW families will be held on the following Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. (Nov 17 and Dec 1) in the gym cafe'. Please call the school office for more information.
GRANDPARENTS DINNER POSTPONED UNTIL THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011

Quick Facts

Burlington Christian Academys Two-Fold Mission- 1) To provide for our students an excellent academic education, and 2) to disciple our students in the Christian faith and a biblical worldview. We teach both the head and the heart. Through the intentional integration of academics and faith, we seek to equip students with knowledge, skills, and biblical principles for successful living. Within our loving and nurturing learning environment, we strive to make a significant difference in a child's life so that each child can grow to be the person Christ intends him/her to be.
BCA was established in 1978.
Recipient of the 2003 Exemplary School Program Award from the Association of Christian Schools International due to our work in critical thinking with Thinking Maps. We were one of only thirty-eight (38) schools nationwide to receive such an award.
Recognized as a school in the top 10% of all schools in the nation by the Council of American Private Education and the U.S. Department of Education

Identified as one of the Top Private Schools in the Triad by the Business Journal who reviewed schools in Durham, Raleigh, Greensboro, Winston-Salem, Thomasville, High Point, etc., and identified BCA as a superior school

Grade Levels- BCA has preschool classes for three and four year olds (both full and half day), an elementary school for kindergarten through fifth grade, a middle school for sixth, seventh, and eighth grades, and a high school for ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grades.

Largest Non-Public School in Alamance County- We have an enrollment of 670 students with children attending from Guilford, Caswell, Orange, Randolph, Rockingham, and Alamance Counties.
Comprehensive and Rigorous Curriculum- BCA focuses on reading, reading comprehension, math, science, history, writing, and communication at the lower levels, and offers a variety of college preparatory, honors, and Advanced Placement courses at the high school level.
Phonics Based Reading Program- Our students master the fundamental building blocks of written language with blends, sight/sound correspondence, decoding, and word attack skills.
Special Classes- Art, Spanish, PE, Library, Computer and Music
Special Academic Programs and Activities- Thinking Maps, Accelerated Reader, Write From the Beginning, Write For the Future, ACSI Science Fair, Regional Math Olympics, Regional Spelling Bee, Student Government, National Junior Beta Club, Missions Projects, International Travel, National Honor Society, etc.

Standardized Testing Results- All students in grades 1-8 are tested each year using the Stanford Achievement Test. Last year's results (April 2010) indicate that our students score significantly above the national average and significantly above grade level. With respect to National Percentile, our students scored, on average, in the top 10% in the nation. These are outstanding test scores! BCA has worked hard over the years to create an optimum learning environment with a rigorous and challenging curriculum. High school students take a variety of nationally standardized tests based on grade level and choice of classes. These tests include the Stanford Achievement (9,11), PLAN (10), PSAT (11), SAT (11,12), and various AP Exams (10,11,12). The first BCA graduating class in 2010 earned combined SAT scores well above the local, state, and national averages with 100% participation. Fifty percent of the class of 2010 earned at least one grade of 3 or higher on one or more AP exams, thus earning the student the possibility of college credit for classes taken in high school. In addition 12% of the students in the classes of 2010 and 2011 have earned National Merit Commendations.
Interdenominational Christian School- BCA is under the oversight of Burlington Assembly of God, which is an outstanding church in our community focused on scripture, prayer, evangelism, and service. As an interdenominational Christian school we have students representing approximately 200 churches in the community. From Lutheran to Catholic, Baptist to Presbyterian, and Episcopal to Pentecostal, the school has a diverse denominational population.
Christian World-View- BCA is involved daily in directing our students in the Christian faith and in a Christian world-view. Our objective is to lead young students to the acceptance of Christ as Lord and Savior, and to actively disciple them in the faith which leads to Christian maturity and the embracing of a Christian world-view. A biblically consistent education must be modeled as well as taught. Consequently, our Christian faculty model Christian virtues, lead students each morning in daily devotions, oversee chapel services, direct daily student prayers, involve students in scripture memorization and missions projects, and seek out areas of Christian service as part of our educational curriculum at BCA.

Duke University Talent Identification Program- Each year a significant number of our students qualify for special academic honors. This past year 34% of our fourth graders and 57% of our fifth graders qualified for the Duke University 4th-5th Grade Talent Identification Program with scores in the top 5% in the nation. Further, 42% of our seventh graders scored in the top 5% in the nation and qualified for this honor.
Sports Program- BCA students have the opportunity to participate in various athletic endeavors. Sports currently offered include soccer, tennis, volleyball, cross-country, basketball, cheerleading, swimming, track, baseball, golf, and softball.
Before School Care, After School Care, and Summer Camp- We open at 6:30 am and close at 6:00 pm for those students who come early or stay late due to parents' work schedules. Summer Camp is also available to children in BCA families.
Small Class Sizes and Low Student Teacher Ratios

Special Needs Students- Our learning disabled and special needs students are provided assistance through our Resource Services Program and meet with our Resource Teacher.

BCA Students have been accepted at the following Colleges and Universities:
UNC-Chapel Hill, Duke University, Wake Forest University, NC State, East Carolina University, Western Carolina University, Clemson University, University of Virginia, Florida State University, UNC-Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, UNC Wilmington, Campbell University, Liberty University, UNC-Asheville, Davidson College, Georgetown University, Washington and Lee University, Elon University, Appalachian State University, Alamance Community College, University of Florida, Gardner-Webb University, Wingate University, Meredith College, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Auburn University, North Carolina A&T State University, Oglala Lakota College, Queens University of Charlotte, Guilford College, Cal. Tech, Coastal Carolina University, William and Mary, and others.

BCA Teachers earned degrees from the following Colleges and Universities:
UNC-Chapel Hill, Wake Forest University, NC State, UNC-Greensboro, UNC Wilmington, UNC-Asheville, East Carolina University, Western Carolina University, Greensboro College, Duke University, Duke Divinity School, Garden-Webb, A&T University, Appalachian State University, Anderson University, Auburn University, Berkshire Christian College, Bryan College, College of Charleston, Covenant College, Edinboro University, Elon University, Georgetown University, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, James Madison University, Lenoir Rhyne College, Liberty University, Lynchburg College, Mars Hill, Meredith College, Montana State, Palm Beach Atlantic University, Reformed Theological Seminary, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Southern Wesleyan University, St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Oglethorpe University, Old Dominion University, University of New Hampshire.

A Message from Our Administrator
For over thirty years BCA has been singularly involved in guiding hearts, inspiring minds, and shaping lives. We have taught, encouraged, and loved many thousands of young students. BCA is recognized in our community as an excellent educational institution that is focused on student academic growth and Christian spiritual development. Our relentless pursuit of excellence is demonstrated in all that we do - curricular rigor, learning focus, instructional strategies, enthusiastic faculty, relational emphasis, and consistent successful learning outcomes.
As you make decisions regarding your child's placement in preschool, elementary, middle school, or high school, please know that BCA is prepared to partner with you and your family in building a better future through an excellent Christian education. We are here to help your child be prepared, grounded, and successful. Contact us to discuss how we might assist you in the essential work of your child's education.
Michael Brown, M.A., M.Ed.

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