Kindergarten Bethel Baptist Christian
Academy offers a
full-day kindergarten program. Our curriculum includes Bible, reading, phonics,
math, handwriting, science, health, social studies, art, music, physical
education, and library.
Grades 1 through 6
Our curriculum includes
Bible, reading, (phonics in grades 1and 2), language, handwriting, spelling,
mathematics, science, health, social studies/history, art, library, music, and
physical education. Students are taught reading initially by means of a
phonetic approach. Math concepts are learned through repetitious drill and manipulatives.
In addition, Christian values are taught through Bible lessons, memorization of
Scripture, and chapel. Christian citizenship is stressed each day through prayer
and the pledges to the American and Christian flags and the Bible.
In grades 4-6, additional emphasis is placed on reading for
understanding. As the student reads in social studies, science, history, and
other content subjects, he is taught to locate, appraise, and organize ideas in
order to understand the printed material. Comprehension skills, vocabulary
building, and word analysis are also emphasized to increase the student's
ability to read narrative and informational materials.
Credit Students begin to accumulate credits
beginning in grade 9. Student must earn a minimum of 18 ½ credits to graduate
from New York
non-public school. BBCA adds 1 additional credit for Foreign Language and 1
Bible for each year in attendance at BBCA. A total of 23 credits is required
for high school students attending grades 9-12 at BBCA (see notes below).
Current curriculum offerings allow a BBCA student to accumulate at least 27
credits. The long-range goal is to offer sufficient courses to allow up to 30 credits.
Available staffing is the key factor in reaching this goal.
requirements are: Bible 4 credits (or 1 credit for every year
in attendance at BBCA)
English 4 credits Social Studies 4
Mathematics 3 credits ** Science
3 credits **
Health l/2 credit Art,
Music, Band, Choir l credit
Physical Education 2 credits (1/2 per year) Foreign Language 1 credits*
* For the benefit of some students, Foreign Language
credit may be reduced to zero upon agreement between family, faculty and administration.
Credit in an elective course may be required as an alternative. Three credits of foreign language is
recommended for college and prep students.
** Students must elect 4 credits in either
Math or Science, bringing the total credit count to 23.
qualifications are: Sophomore 5 ½ credits earned Junior 11 credits
earned Senior 16 ½