Our staff is passionate about educating your children! We believe that all students can learn and encourage each student to reach their God given potential. Our teachers use research based methods, such as cooperative learning, brain-based strategies, and differentiated instructional strategies to ensure that their classroom environment is a thriving, active place with maximum student engagement. Field trips, guest speakers, hands on experiments and inquiry based learning activities are used as well.
Our teachers use various teaching styles that address the auditory, visual, and kinesthetic learning needs of students in classroom activities and homework assignments. Classroom instruction is enhanced by the use of state-of-the-art technology such as projectors, document cameras, as well as discipline-specific technology such as Vernier LabPro for collection of data and data analysis in science and mathematics.
The primary language arts curriculum, which balances literature and phonics, teaches our students to enjoy reading; while our high school English program balances literature and grammar for post secondary success. Our primary and secondary math curriculum focuses on the mastery of math skills, understanding of important concepts, and the integration of problem solving.
High School students choose from electives such as computers, drama, horticulture, career planning, accounting, typing, photography, computer programming, living skills, music and journalism. Our goal is to provide an academically excellent high school curriculum based on a biblical worldview that encourages life-long learning. In addition we prepare students for local and international tertiary level institutions. Students are actively involved in the preparation of local exams such as ATLIB and CXC’s. Students are also successfully prepared for college entrance exams such SAT’s and ACT’s.
It is a fun and learning classroom environment that Belize Christian Academy introduces to K4-K5 children. BCA is excited to embark students to a valuable educational journey. The interaction with teacher/children is amazing and results in the children being fully engaged in hands on activities for a holistic development. As they grow in knowledge and are holistically embraced in the lower grades being 1-4, the children are encouraged to perform to their highest potential. Our teacher’s relationship is exemplary and promotes only the child’s best interest.
Subjects introduced within the lower level are: Christian Education, Language Arts (Reading, Comprehension, Phonics, Spelling, Penmanship and Creative Writing), Math, Science, Social Studies, Health Science, Music, Spanish and Physical Education. Added to our weekly schedule is DEAR AND CLUB TIME, where student are actively engaged in exploring books and other extra-curriculum activities.
Subject teaching at Belize Christian Academy provide great experiences for 5-8 graders when content is presented. Subjects taught at the upper level are Science, Health Science, Christian Education, Spanish, Math, Language Arts (Grammar, Reading, Spelling, and Writing), Social Studies, Physical Education. The 5 –8 graders also spend a period in the week in club time. This is an exciting time when the children get the opportunity to interact while developing their talents for fun!
The Music program is a great excitement at BCA. It is initiated at 3rd grade and continued through to 6th grade. Students learn to play the recorder with the assistance of a very experienced music teacher. The teacher provides opportunities for students to participate in district art and music school competitions and to show case their music abilities at BCA school programs.
High school students select between the Science Option and Business Option for grades 11 and 12. Listed is a sample the courses offered at BCA: Christian Education, English Language, Spanish Language, Mathematics, Physical Education, Information Technology, Integrated Science, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Principles of Business, Principles of Accounting, Geography, Life Skills, Human and Social Biology, Belizean History, Caribbean History, U.S. History, Drama, and Music
At Belize Christian Academy, we recognize that students have different academic needs and often learn at different paces. Mild learning disabilities and/or attention issues and the inability to speak/understand English can be frustrating and discouraging for students. Through the Special Programs/Exceptional Student Education (ESE) and English as a Second Language (ESL) Department, BCA seeks to assist these students. The ESE/ESL program is designed to provide a resource setting for students with mild disabilities who can mainstream into the regular classroom. Students in kindergarten through twelfth grade can benefit from these services.