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graduate from The Collegiate Academy will not only be prepared academically, but will also be armed with creativity and leadership skills that will enable them to compete with confidence in a rapidly changing world.  Students who complete the Academy requirements will be set up with the possibility of graduating with an honors diploma, graduation with distinction, Valedictorian status and will be able to distinguish themselves apart.

 

Once students are admitted into the Collegiate Academy, students will be required to complete the following components:

  • 12 credits of honors, AP, and/or Dual Enrollment classes before graduation
  • 20 documented hours of extra-curricular activities each year
  • Life experience in the area of his/her major focus
  • Senior Capstone Project
 
After acceptance, students are required to take 2 out of the 3 classes each year
  • Freshman - English I Honors, World History Honors or AP Human Geography, Biology Honors, Integrated II Honors (if the student has already completed Integrated I in the 8th grade.)
  • Sophomore- English II Honors, Chemistry Honors, Integrated II Honors
  • Junior - English III Honors or AP English III, Integrated III Honors, Dual Enrollment US History or AP US History
  • Senior - Capstone
 
All Collegiate Academy students are expected to lead the BHS student body in Academics.  Any student whose grade falls below a C or whose GPA falls below a 3.0 will be placed on Academic Watch for a semester.  During this time, students are expected to raise their grades accordingly.  If students do not follow through with the academic expectations, the student will be placed on Academic Probation.  At the end of the probationary semester, your membership will be reassessed.  If the reason for the probation has been corrected, you will be reinstated as a member in good standing.  If the reason for the probation has not been corrected, you will be dismissed from the Collegiate Academy.  
 
 
Below are the Major Focus Areas that BCA members will declare after their freshman year as their course of interest which their Senior Capstone Project will be linked to. 
 

BCA Major Focus Areas:

 

Business and Economics

Introduction to Business & Mkt.*

Computer Applications*

Advanced Computer Apps*

Business Communications

H Business Mgmt. 

H Virtual Enterprise

Accounting I

H Accounting II

Banking and Finance

H Entrepreneurship

Personal Finance

H Personal Finance

Marketing I

Marketing II

H Marketing II

Honors Event Planning & Mgmt.

Bus. & Entrepreneurship Practicum: Banking, Bookstore, or Sketch It Up

Work-based Learning

 

Culinary Arts

Culinary Arts I

Culinary Arts II

H Culinary Arts III

H Culinary Arts IV

 

Fine Arts

Visual Art I

Fibers and Jewelry Making*

Sculpture*

Drawing and Painting

AP Studio Art: 2D

Clay I

Advanced Clay II

Advanced Clay III

AP Art History

Dual-Enrollment Theater Appreciation*

Theatre Arts I

Theater Arts II

Theatre Arts III

Theater Arts IV

General Music

Dual-Enrollment Introduction to Music *

Concert Choir

Women’s Chorale

Men’s Chorus

Select Chorus

Concert Woodwind

Concert Brass

Symphonic Band

Wind Ensemble

Jazz Band

Percussion Band

 

STEM

STEM I

STEM II

STEM III

 

Education and Training

Early Childhood Education I

Early Childhood Education II

Early Childhood Education III

Early Childhood Education IV

 

Health Science/Nursing

Health Science Education

H Medical Therapeutics

Anatomy and Physiology

H Anatomy and Physiology

Pharmacological Science

Emergency Medical Services

Nursing Services

Clinical Internship

 

Horticulture and Animal Science

Agriscience

H Greenhouse Mgmt.

Landscaping & Turf

Small Animal Science

Large Animal Science

Veterinary Science

Work-based Learning

 

Networking and Coding Systems

Computer Science Foundations

Coding I

Coding II

Computer Systems

H Networking

H Cabling & Internetworking

IT Clinical Internship

 

Journalism and Communications

A/V Production I

A/V Production II

H A/V Production III

AP Studio Art: 2D

Applied Arts Practicum

Journalism/Yearbook

Journalism/Newspaper

Creative Writing 

Digital Arts and Design I

Digital Arts and Design II

Digital Arts and Design III

H Speech

Dual-Enrollment Speech

 

Liberal Studies

H Speech*

Dual-Enrollment Speech*

H Critical Thinking*

Creative Writing

Journalism/Yearbook

Journalism/Newspaper

Mythology*

Shakespeare*

H Southern Literature*

AP Human Geography

AP US Government

AP Comparative Government

AP Microeconomics

AP Macroeconomics

Psychology*

AP Psychology

Dual-Enrollment Psychology*

Sociology*

Dual-Enrollment Sociology*

Bible

African American History*

Contemporary Issues*

AP European History

AP World History

H French III

H French IV

H Latin III

H Latin IV
H Spanish III

H Spanish IV

 

Math and Science

Applied Mathematical Concepts

H Pre-Calculus

AH Pre-Calculus

AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC

H Statistics

AP Statistics

Dual-Enrollment College Algebra*

Dual-Enrollment Applied Statistics*

Physics

AP Physics I

AP Physics II

AP Physics C

Chemistry

H Chemistry

AP Chemistry

H Anatomy & Physiology

H Ecology

H Earth Science

AP Biology

AP Enviromental Science

 

Political Science

JROTC III

JROTC IV

JROTC IX

Principles of Law Corrections

Criminal Justice I

Criminal Justice II

Criminal Justice III

AP US Government

AP Comparative Government 

AP Microeconomics

AP Macroeconomics