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The All-State Academic Team is chosen from senior students based on their GPA and ACT scores. The AISA honors the top 25 students in the state. Bessemer Academy is proud to have two students named to the All-State Team. The Student Athlete Awards are also chosen by the AISA. It is awarded to students who compete in multiple sports during their high school career, while also pursuing advanced courses and maintaining a high GPA. Bessemer Academy had four student athletes chosen this year: Kirstin Ely and Alexis Oliver, Jackson Stewart and Garrett Mangione. Kirstin and Alexis were interviewed on a Good Morning Alabama special! 

Bessemer Academy had two athletes chosen to participate in the All-Star basketball games for the AISA this year. The girls team ended their season with an Elite Eight appearance and the boys with the Final Four.

All Bessemer Academy students in grades 6-12 complete a science fair project each year to compete in our local science fair. This year, the Rebels set a new record of 305 projects. That’s 305 students devoting time to learn in unique, hands-on ways, following the scientific process from start to finish. Local Fair Winners 6th Grade Physical Science Honorable Mention — Speedy Shoes by Akil Lyons Honorable Mention — How Levers Work by Reed Newton 3rd –– Glue’s In by Nola McArdle  2nd –– What’s Fizzing by Destiny Hammond 1st — Ice, Ice Maybe by Olivia Jacobs    6th Grade Biological Science  3rd –– Inheritance Traits by Demetrius Coleman  2nd –– How the Immune System Uses Its Memory by Lexie Price  1st — Puppy Kisses? I Think Not! by Cameron Boothe  7th Grade Physical Science Honorable Mention — It’s Shocking! by Harrison Hudgins  Honorable Mention — Brand vs Flavor by Aidyn Langston  3rd —…

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Bessemer Academy will offer the ACT for 10th-12th graders on February 25. The cost is $44.50 per student. Please sign up below by January 14 and send cash or a check by Friday, February 7.   Loading… Registration form

The Rebels had five athletes selected for the AISA football all-star game. Additionally, Coach Wright was selected an all-star coach! Congratulations to these young men who represent the Rebel Family so well.

As the Fall semester winds down, here are somethings happening at BA for parents and students to keep in mind. The office will be closed December 18 – January 2. Staff returns Friday, January 3 and students returned the following Monday, January 6. Preschool and Elementary Program The Preschool and Elementary Christmas Program will be Friday, December 13, at 8:30 am in the BA gymnasium. Exam Schedule Exams for 6th-12th grades will begin Tuesday, December 10th. Tuesday and Wednesday will be regular school days, with 7th period exams during the regular 7th period class times. Thursday – Monday will follow exam schedule. First exam each day will be 8:00 – 9:30am, break 9:30 – 10:00, second exam 10:00 – 11:30, dismissal at 11:30am. Here is the schedule of exams. Basketball Season Basketball season is underway! The first home games are Wednesday, December 11th, v. Restoration Academy. JV boys begins at…

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Niña and Pinta Ships Our elementary classes spent a day in Tuscaloosa exploring the Niña and Pinta replica ships. These ships are “sailing museums,” and the students got to learn about these tiny ships that sailed over 25,000 miles. Additionally, the students got to explore the Museum of Natural History in Tuscaloosa.  DNA The Freshmen biology classes went to the McWane Science Center to isolate their own DNA. They performed PCR and ran an electrophoresis gel to see their DNA fingerprints. Brain dissection Anatomy students had the opportunity to learn about Huntington’s disease and explore the region of the brain it can affect. In addition to that they learned about the structures and functions of the eye.