The rigor found in the BCHS college preparatory curriculum fully prepares students for their college years. The Honors Academy builds upon this rigor. Acceptance into the Honors Academy is based upon several factors, including standardized test scores, academic record and recommendations.
The Honors Academy formally meets one time per week during school hours. Because there is some traditional class time missed for Honors Academy instruction, it is crucial that students maintain their academic standing and make up any course work missed as a result of the Honors Academy. Honors Academy activities also take place outside of traditional school hours. Again, demonstrating an ability to manage the demands of traditional school activities and Honors Academy expectations is expected.
The activities and opportunities found in the Honors Academy are geared at challenging students to expand their academic horizons and potential. A direct by-product of expanding students’ academic horizons and potential relates to their collegiate choice process. As such, the Honors Academy focuses upon the elements necessary for successfully matching students with their optimal college selection.
Students are challenged to expand their leadership capabilities. While the Honors Academy’s primary purpose is academic in nature, developing a student’s leadership capability is also a stated objective. To accomplish this, specific leadership programming is a vital aspect of the Honors Academy experience.
As with all aspects of schooling at BCHS, the Honors Academy is motivated by the statement of “Honoring God ... helping student soar!” The addition of the Honors Academy to BCHS allows for our top academic students to engage even more greatly in understanding how they can use their God-given talents to impact the world for Him.