1. Who may attend your school?
Bethel Christian Academy, Inc. admits qualified students of any race, color, religion, national, and ethnic origin to all of the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, financial aid programs, or athletic and other school administered programs.
2. Are your teachers degreed professionals?
Yes, BCA requires Classroom Teachers to be degreed professionals. It is preferred that Assistant Teachers are degreed.
3. Do you offer dual enrollment for college credits to High School students?
BCA offers dual enrollment for High School students which allows them to earn college credit for select courses while in high school at BCA. We do this through Mayland Community College in Spruce Pine, MCC Dual Enrollment.
4. Do you test students with Standardized Testing?
Students who are new to our school typically undergo a placement exam, which is just one component in determining which courses are the best “fit” for each individual student. In addition, each student (K-12) is given the nationally standardized Iowa Test of Basic Skills as an end-of-the-year exam, which helps to measure individual student’s growth.
5. Are you an alternative school, and/or do you have an Exceptional Children’s Department at your school?
We are not a specific “alternative” school, nor do we have a specific Exceptional Children’s Department at our school. We are not a “fix-it” school, meaning that it is not our intention to enroll students with academic or behavioral disabilities in order to “fix” the situation.
6. What is your discipline policy?
The King James Bible is considered the ultimate “textbook,” providing wisdom for each and every circumstance. Scripture is studied and memorized, so that it may be accurately and regularly applied to daily life. We believe the parent is the student’s “first teacher,” and the school should not replace, but should confirm and reaffirm the values taught in the home. Therefore, it is the parents’ responsibility to correct any discipline issues that hinder school success, which may include inappropriate behavior or speech, the completion of assignments, and/or regular school attendance. If discipline issues are not corrected, the student may be subject to dismissal from Bethel Christian Academy.
7. Is it possible to graduate from Bethel Christian Academy?
Yes, Bethel Christian Academy offers several different diploma tracks that are specific to our individual students and best suited to their academic course of study and future plans. A student may choose the university graduation pathway which meets the NC university system graduation requirements OR a student may choose the technical graduation pathway which prepares the student for a two year technical/ community college. BCA also offers dual enrollment to High School Juniors and Seniors at Mayland Community College.
8. I have researched, and I am interested in your school. What should I do next?
Contact Bethel Christian Academy directly for an Admissions Packet and to schedule a tour of the school. You may call or email us by using the information on our Contact Us Page.
9. Is Bethel Christian Academy a member of any other organizations?
Yes, Bethel Christian Academy is a member of the North Carolina Christian School Association and the American Association of Christian Schools.