The academic program suits the needs of my 3 children. I feel they are always challenged and that the teachers set them up for success. I strongly feel that the teachers want the students to do well even if that means additional time on projects or extra studying time. I love the senior programming offered and feel this helps kids who require more activity in their learning environment or who learn best with a hands on approach. It also makes my kids excited for school.... that it is not just desk work. I would like to see more Chrome books and use of computer for more subjects. I appreciate the use of wiki and homeroom monitoring of my child's progress.
BCA has a rigorous but engaging curriculum. Given that my children have attended two other similar schools prior, it appears that BCA is ahead in some critical areas. For instance, book reports and essays start at earlier grades than at my children’s former schools. For this I am grateful. It means that they are being taught to be critical thinkers from early on, which puts them light years ahead of others elsewhere. One of the main reasons I chose BCA, was because of their “Enriched Programming.” Students get to explore their other interests, talents and abilities through other than strictly academic programs. This I appreciate because it means they’ll be more rounded and are more likely to have a better school experience than many others. My grade 8-er is excited about high school next school year, because she is being prepared for it from now.
We have found the academic program at BCA to be appropriately challenging for our children. Each of them are enjoying their learning and come home regularly with new learnings and questions for us to discuss at home. Our children only occasionally have lengthy homework which we are completely satisfied with. We are confidant the academic program at BCA will adequately prepare them for higher learning. The specialized senior program provide highly valuable hands-on learning that have our Grade 7 students more engaged than ever. He puts a large amount of work into has presentations and projects without being hounded by us because he honestly enjoys them and is inspired and encouraged by his teacher in those tasks.