We are Bessemer Academy

Bessemer Academy is committed to providing a quality education for students of average and/or above average intelligence and abilities. Our goal at Bessemer Academy is to provide academic excellence, social growth, and moral development of our students. Through a variety of learning activities and experiences, we actively support each student in the quest of fulfilling his/her full potential and individual growth. At Bessemer Academy, we seek to instill in each student a sense of responsibility, accountability, honesty, integrity, respect of self and others, pride and care of school facilities, and service to school, community and nation. We seek to instill in each student a sense of high moral standards. We seek to prepare each student to meet the challenges of today’s society and meet the challenges of tomorrow’s workplace.

The 41 members of the graduating class of 2015 have earned scholarships totaling


In addition to several branches of our nation’s military, they have been accepted to the following colleges and universities:

University of West Alabama
University of Montevallo
University of South Alabama
Ottawa University
Union College
Mississippi College
Stillman College
University of Alabama at Birmingham
University of Alabama
Birmingham Southern College
Judson College
Jacksonville State University
Siena College
Troy University
Howard University
Huntingdon College
University of Alabama in Huntsville
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Shelton State Community College
Auburn University at Montgomery
Spring Hill College
Samford University
Alabama A&M University
Faulkner University
Lawson State Community College
Middle Tennessee State University
University of Southern Mississippi
University of Eastern Illinios

The results are in from the 2015 Science Fair from District 7. Bessemer Academy brought home the following ribbons:
Elementary Biological Science- Hunter Jacks 3rd place, Maddie McLaughlin 2nd place
Elementary Physical Science- Hailey Hamrick
Middle School Biological Science- Grace Brister 1st place
High School Biological Science- Brandon Pate 2nd place
High School Physical Science- Pate Shaw 1st place

CONGRATULATIONS to the BA varsity basketball team! They beat Tuscaloosa Academy to capture the 2015 AISA 3A Boys Basketball State Championship.
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We would like to congratulate Casey Burnette for being selected as America’s First Federal Credit Union 10426801_899683246730201_562902641451163324_nand ABC 33/40’s student of the week. Casey has an outstanding academic record and is a wonderful representative of the great things going on here at Bessemer Academy.  Congratulations, Casey!








Our very own 7th grader Alexis Oliver won the district spelling bee and will represent BA at the state competition. Good luck, Alexis!


Once again a Bessemer Academy Rebel won Birmingham Metro Player of the Week for Nov. 21 on www.al.com. 
Congrats Dustin!!!




The Rebel Nation showed up and showed out! Our quarterback, PJ Garrett, won Birmingham Metro Playoffs Player of the Week for Nov. 7 on www.al.com. Congrats PJ!!!




AISA Writing Contest Results

cwcontestWinners for grades 9-12:
1st place Seth Conn
2nd place Camerron Gaines
3rd place Tori Spain
Winners for grades 6-8:
1st place Walker Payne
2nd place Maddy Leverette
3rd place Morgan Brobston
Congratulations to all the students for your accomplishments! Winners will advance to the state competition. Stay tuned!


IMG_2489On October 9, 2014, Wes Davis (9th Grade) attended an informational program regarding the United States Military Service Academies hosted by U.S. Congresswoman Terri Sewell at the Birmingham Public Library.  The informational program covered the minimum requirements needed for attendance and offered attendees advice on the proper course of action to have the best possibilities for appointment to one of the five academies.
There were representatives from each of the academies there to cover the pro and cons of attendance of there institutions as well as provide informational material from their respective schools.  Congresswoman Sewell stated that she can appoint five people from Alabama’s 7th Congressional District yearly and that she has started hosting these programs to raise awareness of the great opportunities available for a quality education provided by our service academies.  Appointment is required to attend one of these academies and the scholarships are valued at between $300,000 -$400,000 dollars. Academy Representatives were present from: The Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, West Point, The Merchant Marine Academy and The Coast Guard Academy.  The program was open to students from grades 8-12, and it is recommended to start the process as early as possible if interested. 

Making a Difference! Our Bessemer Academy students collected and donated a total of 218 pounds of rice and beans to send to Africa. The country of Liberia has been hardest hit by the ebola outbreak, and BA is proud to be small part of relief supplies that were sent to them.


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2014-15 Bessemer Academy now has a Google Chromebooks classroom!

20140807_121733 Our Research & Writing class shows off the Google Chromebooks they will be using in our first paperless classroom. In this college preparatory class, students prepare for the rigors of academic writing they will be required to use in post-secondary courses. In addition to these research and writing skills, our senior honors class will also be writing, designing, and publishing our weekly school newspaper as well as maintaining our school website. Bessemer Academy is preparing our 21st century learners with valuable college and workplace technology skills!
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