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On Saturday, January 27th, girls took the stage at the Bessemer Civic Center to compete in the 2024 Miss Bessemer Academy Beauty Pageant.  We want to congratulate Senior Camryn Moore on winning the title of Miss Bessemer Academy. We would also like to extend congratulations to 1st Alternate- Sophie Jones, 2nd Alternate- Cameron Booth, 3rd Alternate- Anna Sanders, Miss Photogenic- Harleigh Payne, and Miss Congeniality- Cate Snider In our Junior Miss category, we want to give a special shout out to sixth grader Violet Juzikis on winning Junior Miss Bessemer Academy. Other winners include 1st Alternate- Samantha Smith, 2nd Alternate- Kamryn Barnhill, 3rd Alternate and Miss Photogenic- Jaxi Waldon, and Miss Congeniality- Anna Claire Smith. The Little Miss category included girls in grades 4th and 5th grades. Arden Clements took home the crown as well as Miss Photogenic and Hope Manning won 1st Alternate and Miss Congeniality.  Winning the crown for…

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The school year is coming to a close. Here are a few activities to know about before we say goodbye to the classroom and hello to Summer! Teacher Appreciation Week – sponsored by CIA Bessemer Academy’s Community in Action parent group encourages all students to show appreciation for their teachers next week! Awards Day and Exam Schedule Parents and family members are invited to attend Awards ceremonies. Students who are taking exams will need to be present for the exam times listed. Break will be 9:30 – 10:00 am every day for grades 6-12. Students only need to come for the exams they are required to take. All 6-12 grade students will be dismissed at 11:30 am Thursday, Friday, and Monday. Please see the exemption policy in the BA handbook.

Grades 6-12 will take end-of-semester exams using the following adjusted class schedule. Friday, 12/9 and Monday, 12/12 7th period exams  2:18-3:08pm Regular school schedule for all students   Tuesday, 12/13 1st period exams 8:00-9:30am Break 9:30-10:00am 3rd period exams 10:00-11:30am Wednesday, 12/14 2nd period exams 8:00-9:30am Break 9:30-10:00am 5th period exams 10:00-11:30am Thursday, 12/15 4th period exams 8:00-9:30am Break 9:30-10:00am 6th period exams 10:00-11:30am Friday, 12/16 Make up exams*     7th period exams will be split, with part 1 on Friday, 12/9 and part 2 on Monday 12/12, during the regular 7th period class time. Beginning Tuesday, 12/13, exams will take place 8:00 – 9:30am and 10:00 – 11:30am, with break in between. All students in grades 6-12 are dismissed after the second exam of the day. *A doctor’s excuse is required for make up exams, and those must be scheduled with the teacher giving the exam. 

Students in grades 6-12 will begin exams Monday, May 9th. 7th period exams will be held during 7th period Monday and Tuesday. All other exams will follow the class schedule outlined below. Students will be dismissed daily at the end of their last exam of the day beginning Wednesday, May 11th. A doctor’s excuse is required for any absence during an exam, and students should contact their teachers to schedule a make-up exam. High school awards — May 9th, 8:30am Middle school awards — May 9th, 10:30am Preschool graduation — May 10th, 8:30am Kindergarten graduation — May 11th, 8:30am Elementary awards — May 12th, 8:30am Senior class day — May 16th, 9:00am

The Bessemer Academy elementary classes present Christmas 2021! Clicking any picture below will open a video in YouTube, which will start with that class. You can also skip to find other classes in the video.          

What a year it has been! We are so thankful for all our faculty, staff, students, and parents for doing everything needed to make this year successful. We love to celebrate our students’ accomplishments at the end of each year, so here are the videos and live-streams from all the Awards Day events!

The Bessemer Academy parent organization, Community in Action (CIA) invites you to help celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week. Please view the schedule below to participate! Schedule for Teacher Appreciation Week

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