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.
On 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.
Our 2014-2015 Parent Student Handbook is now ONLINE
Bessemer Academy now has a Google Chromebooks classroom!
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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