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Location and mailing address:

Bethel Christian Academy

Attn: M. Michele Bradshaw, Administrator

55 Highway 49 Columbiana, AL  35051



Course specific questions should be directed to the instructor.

BCA Co-op & Tutorial questions should be directed to M. Michele Bradshaw at

Sponsoring Church: 

Bethel Baptist Church

55 Highway 49

Columbiana, Alabama  35051

Mission Statement:

We are here so that home schooling families can obtain affordable, quality classes for their children outside of the home. A variety of core and enrichment classes are offered to supplement the home environment. 

Statement of Faith (overview):

We are a Christian organization upholding Biblical principles and values. Our goal is to glorify God by equipping and encouraging homeschool families. (A detailed Statement of Faith can be found here.)

Participation Expectations:

Agree to policies outlined in this general information

Agree to drop off and pick up  your child promptly; in between classes, registration in a study hall is required if a parent is not on-site

Purchase own materials including textbooks and supplementary materials

Prepare for class, participate in class and complete all assigned work

Pay all fees as indicated below; fees are non-refundable except as explained below

           **High School Classes ONLY - 1st Semester Review will be required for all non-BCA cover school students

           Students under S1 Review are required to have consistent attendance (max. 2 unexcused absences/semester) and 

           academic progress (70 semester average)

           Students that do not meet these requirements will not be allowed to return for S2, and no S2 fees will be paid           


Course enrollment is a year-long agreement and is non-refundable except in the following situations: death of a parent, family moves more than 30 miles away or parent becomes unemployed. In these cases a pro-rated refund will be issued. Refunds will not be issued simply because a student returns to a public or private school or child does not want to fulfill the requirements of the class.

Facility & Registration fees must be paid to hold your spots. Class sizes are limited. 

Application submission opens 16 March and closes 31 July 2024

First Semester Student Fees & Supply/Lab Fees are due by MANDATORY Parent Meeting



BCA Cover School Families

Facility Fees $150/ family yearly 

Student fees $25/ student each semester

Supply/Lab fees per semester, as specified by class requirements (art, sciences, drama…)

Other Cover School Families

Registration Fee $50 (paid one time per year - non-refundable)

Facility Fees $250/ family yearly

Student fees $25/ student each semester

Supply/Lab fees per semester, as specified by class requirements (art, sciences, drama…)
Facility Fees are made payable to Bethel Baptist Church  

online @
mail or deliver to BCA, 55 Hwy 49, Columbiana, AL 35051, Attn: Michele Bradshaw


Student Fees are made payable to Michele Bradshaw                            

Student  Fee $25/student per semester

Registration & Late Fees are made payable to Michele Bradshaw
mail or deliver to BCA, 55 Hwy 49, Columbiana, AL 35051  
$25 late fee for registration after  30 June 2024  


                ***Enrollment in BCA Co-op is a year-long academic & financial commitment***


​It is very difficult to gain all of the knowledge from a class without being present. Therefore, students are strongly encouraged to attend all classes. However, we understand that absences will occur. Each teacher will set an attendance policy for their individual class.

Excessive absences are defined as more than 3 per semester for a weekly course.

Please do not send your child if they are ill or have recently been ill. This includes vomiting, diarrhea or fever. Students should be symptom free for 24 hours without medication before returning to class.


While on campus:

BCA students should stay at the BCA building (original brick church building).  Students should also stay inside the building until being picked up by a parent or guardian.


No loitering or playing sports outside in the field area unless a parent or teacher is present. 

Families are not to use the Bethel Baptist Church playground or other facilities.


BCA students not in a class should be registered for and remain in study hall while waiting for their next class.

School Code of Operations:

Behavior Policy- Steps for addressing unacceptable behavior, including plagiarism

If it becomes necessary to correct a student we will follow these steps:

          1 Verbal Warning - Teacher will address the issue with student directly

                 2 Parent Notice - Teacher will contact the parent and explain the issue (STEP 1 for Plagiarism and a zero for the assignment)

                 3 Parent Required to attend Class with Student

                 4 Administrator Conference - Admin, Teacher, Parent & Student will meet to discuss (STEP 2 for Plagiarism; F for the semester)

                 5 Student Removal from the class


Cell phones / Tablets / Digital devices:

Different teachers will have varying tolerances for devices in the classroom; students are encouraged to be certain they understand each teacher’s policy.  They can and will be confiscated if they become a classroom distraction or it becomes evident the student is not sufficiently mature to handle these devices appropriately. When a device is confiscated by a teacher, BCA may return it to the student or require a parent to pick it up. BCA assumes no responsibility for the safety of confiscated devices once they’re taken up. 

Under no circumstances should a BCA teacher, student, or guest be photographed, video recorded, or audio recorded without their knowledge and consent. Students who capture such images, especially if they are posted online, are subject to severe disciplinary action, up to and including expulsion.


Dress Code: 

Students at BCA are expected to arrive and remain neat, modest and respectful in attire to a mixed-gender, K-12 environment. 


General Principle: All attire must be modest – no exposed back, belly, cleavage or undergarments. (1 Peter 3:2-5) as well as respectful – no offensive or inappropriate material displayed on clothing.


Lost and found:

The school assumes no responsibility for misplaced or improperly stored items.  Lost and found items will be placed in the front office.  If not claimed after a reasonable time, such items are donated and/or sold.


Inclement Weather:

During inclement weather, school closings or delays will be announced on the BCA Co-op and Tutorials Families Facebook group as soon as reasonably possible. In most situations the announcement will not be made until the morning of the school day.  When school is closed for inclement weather, all school-sponsored events for the day – including clubs – will be canceled, unless otherwise notified.


In the event of tornadoes during the middle of a school day, students are to shelter in place in the school’s kitchen and/or central hallway leading to the Youth Room.

Academic Fraud:

The following information on academic fraud is modified from the University of Virginia’s Honor Court and can be accessed at the following URL:


Academic fraud includes:

1.Plagiarism: Plagiarism is using someone else’s ideas or work without proper or complete acknowledgment. Plagiarism encompasses many things, and is by far the most common manifestation of academic fraud. For example, copying a passage straight from a book into a paper without quoting or explicitly citing the source is blatant plagiarism. In addition, completely rewording someone else’s work or ideas and using it as one’s own is also plagiarism. It is very important that students properly acknowledge all ideas, work, and even distinctive wording that are not their own. However, certain information in any discipline is considered “common knowledge” and may be used without acknowledgment. What is considered to be common knowledge varies among fields; when in doubt consult a teacher. Students unsure of how to properly acknowledge a source are encouraged to consult a teacher or style manual.


Papers at BCA Co-op & Tutorials should be written following the guidelines of the MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers unless a teacher instructs otherwise.


2.Multiple Submission: Multiple submission is the use of work previously submitted at this or any other institution to fulfill academic requirements in another class. For example, using a paper from an 11th grade English class for a 12th grade assignment is academic fraud. Slightly altered work that has been resubmitted is also considered to be fraudulent. With prior permission, some teachers may allow students to complete one assignment for two classes. In this case prior permission from both instructors is absolutely necessary.


3.False Citation: False citation is falsely citing a source or attributing work to a source from which the referenced material was not obtained. A simple example of this would be footnoting a paragraph and citing a work that was never utilized.


4.False Data: False data is the fabrication or alteration of data to deliberately mislead. For example, changing data to get better experiment results is academic fraud. Whenever in doubt about what may be considered academic fraud, immediately consult with the professor.


5.Internet Resources: Internet resources are now the primary research material of most high school students. Many web sites provide reliable information; however, many others do not include well-documented or peer-reviewed research. If you rely on internet sources for research, please be sure to use the proper citation. You may consult a style manual or consult with a teacher. For all sources, the burden lies with the student to verify the accuracy, validity, reliability, and professionalism of any materials used as educational sources. Failure to use appropriate sources and site them correctly may result in punishment explained below.


If Academic Fraud is discovered, the student will first be required to meet with the teacher to ensure that the student receives instruction about the correct use of resources and proper citation (STEP 1). The initial offense may be punished by receiving a "zero" for the specific assignment; a failing grade for the semester will be recorded if there is a second offense (STEP 2); and denial of participation in any further BCA classes if the issue is discovered again (STEP 3). For any questions regarding Academic Fraud, you are encouraged to speak to a teacher prior to turning in the work in question; after the fact, “I didn’t know” will not be a valid excuse for Academic Fraud.

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