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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

Students will be exempt from final exams for the Spring 2021 semester. However, some teachers may choose to give a test for the end of the nine weeks. If so, middle and high school English and history classes may have a nine weeks test on Monday, May 10th, and math and science classes may have a test on Tuesday, May 11th. All students will be present for a full, regular school day through Tuesday, May 11th. Students with a semester average above 75 will be excused from attendance after Tuesday, May 11th. Students with below a 75 in any class should attend that class through Friday, May 14th. Those students will have the opportunity to work closely with their teachers to make up missed work or lost credit for the semester and improve their understanding of course content before moving on to the next year.

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

Our school year typically ends with a celebration of all our students’ accomplishments from the year. This year was no different in purpose, though the method may have changed. Please enjoy these virtual recognitions of our students! Elementary Awards Middle School Awards High School Awards Senior Awards

A few years ago, we began a tradition of recognizing our students for receiving academic scholarships for their intended colleges. This year, our “signing day” took place over a few days at our students’ homes. There are others who are still deciding which school will be their future home, and others who are waiting to hear from scholarship opportunities, but we are so proud of all our class of 2020! Be sure to check out the video! Mary Beth Bailey — University of South Alabama Grace Barrentine — University of South Alabama Kensley Boyd — Southern Union State Community College Klaeton Colburn — Shelton State Community College Kirstin Ely — Shelton State Community College Donovan Hill — Shelton State Community College Eddie Holmes III — University of Alabama at Huntsville Howard Hudson — Jacksonville State University Devin McKinney — University of Alabama at Birmingham Riley Miller — Jefferson State Community…

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