Bethel Christian Academy serves middle and high school students who live at Bethel Bible Village.
BCA is licensed by the state of Tennessee and accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED), which recognizes commitment to quality and excellence in education on a national and international level. This seal ensures that our students can earn a high school diploma that is accepted by any college or university of their choice.
BCA offers trauma-informed care and small, personalized classes designed to help kids overcome crisis and thrive.
The academic program is specialized to meet the needs of middle and high school students whose education has been derailed by truancy, early delinquency, or because a family or personal crisis has made it impossible to focus on school work. The BCA curriculum is compatible with the Hamilton County course of study, with an added focus on individual needs, life skills and spiritual growth.
Kyle’s Story: How Bethel Christian Academy Made a Difference
Small Classes and Personal Attention
Class sizes range between 3 -12 students per teacher, with a strong focus on individual attention for each student. We use assessments completed at enrollment to create a customized education plan for each student. BCA provides:
• Remedial classes for students who are behind and need to catch up to their grade level
• Enrichment opportunities for students who are at or above grade level
• Student achievement updates for parents/legal guardians
Some students continue at our school until graduation. However, students who complete their stay at Bethel previous to graduation can transfer most credits from our school to the high school of their choice.
A Comprehensive Team Approach
Our campus school includes a therapy room so students can meet with counselors during the school day. Each student has a social worker available as a resource for crisis intervention, referrals, and other needs that arise. Bethel Christian Academy also partners with area service providers who further enhance our students’ experience.
At BCA, social workers, counselors, teachers, and houseparents all work as a coordinated team toward the goals and objectives established for the student. Legal guardians/parents are included in the planning process and receive updates and reports on a regular basis.
Resources and Technology
BCA is equipped with the technology tools today’s students need to succeed. Our students use computers, smart boards, Chrome books, overhead projectors, internet-based software and digital microscopes. BCA uses a secure, cloud-based database for student records.
Professional tutors work with the students in small groups, or individually, to provide skill-building and remediation assistance. The tutors hired by Bethel are certified teachers or teacher’s assistants. Our tutors also assist students who want to prepare for college or a trade school after completing their education, or help students who prefer to complete a GED. They receive help in filling out applications, taking necessary tests, and applying for grant money and scholarships.
Our students who are 14-17 years old receive a career assessment and comprehensive weekly instruction in Independent Living Skills.
If you would like to learn more about Bethel Christian Academy contact Robin Moss.