Mission

Baytown Christian Academy strives to provide an extraordinary education that is unapologetically Christ centered in culture, curriculum and environment, to prepare students to strive for excellence as they live purposefully and intelligently in the service of God and man.

Location

Baytown Christian Academy is located at 5555 N. Main, Baytown, TX 77521.

Description

Founded in 1979, Baytown Christian Academy follows a classical model of education and is fully accredited. BCA serves students from a variety of denominational backgrounds in grades PK-4 through 12.

Accreditation

Member of TAAPS - Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools
Member of TAPPS - Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools
Member of TPSA - Texas Private Schools Association
Recognized as an accredited school by the College Board

 

Distinctive

Baytown Christian Academy is a biblically based alternative to other educational institutions, offering small teacher to student ratios that allow for a more wholesome and personal learning environment. The student to teacher ratio in the grammar school is 15:1 and in the secondary school is 7:1.

BCA promotes high academic standards while helping the students to achieve skills in creative and critical thinking, using the best-integrated curriculum available. The objective of our instructional program is to enable the student to pursue the post-secondary education of his/her choosing, whether in college, university, or in vocational training areas.

Faculty

BCA's teachers are devoted, Christian leaders who are highly qualified in their fields, with many having advanced degrees and certifications. Our faculty has an average of 14 years experience in teaching.

Student Body

BCA serves students primarily from Baytown, but also from Mont Belvieu, La Porte, Channelview, and Crosby. The ethnic make up of the student population is 65% Caucasian, 15% African-American, 15% Hispanic and 5% other.

Curriculum

BCA follows Texas Education Agency standards for course requirements, but does not apply Common Core. Honors level courses are available in English, Mathematics, Science, History, Government, and Economics. Dual credit classes are available for the following courses:  English 1301, English 1302, English 2322, English 2323, and Philosophy 1304 (Ethics and World Religions).

Grading Scale

Since 2015, GPA is computed on a weighted 5.0 scale.  Honors courses will be awarded an additional 0.5 grade points and distinguished classes will be awarded additional 1.0 grade points.  The five-point weighted scale for Grade Point Average (GPA) calculations will follow this pattern:

2016-2017

Grades and Grade Points (GP)

Courses

100

99

98

. . .

90

89

88

. . .

71

70

Regular  GP

5.0

4.9

4.8

. . .

4.0

3.9

4.8

. . .

2.1

2.0

Honors GP

5.5

5.4

5.3

. . .

4.5

4.4

4.3

. . .

2.6

2.5

Distinguished GP

6.0

5.9

5.8

. . .

5.0

4.9

5.8

. . .

3.1

3.0

 

Extra-Curricular Activities

BCA offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities, including PSIA (Private Schools Interscholastic Association), National Honor Society, Key Club, and Student Council, as well as Junior High and High School football, cheerleading, volleyball, boys and girls basket ball, track/field, tennis, golf, and High School baseball, softball and soccer.

 

Colleges Attended by Graduates                                                                                                                 

Abilene Christian

Hill College

Southwestern University

University of Dallas

Arkansas State

Hope International

Stephen F. Austin State Uni.

UH -Clear Lake

Baylor University

Houston Baptist Uni.

SW Assemblies of God College

University of Houston

Belhaven College

Howard Payne Uni.

Texas A&M- College Station

University of Illinois

Biola University

Lamar University

Texas A&M—Kingsville

University of N. Texas

Blinn Jr Colleges

Le Tourneau University

Texas Christian University

University of St. Thomas

Centenary College

Lee College

Texas Lutheran University

University of Texas- Austin

College of San Mateo

Mary Hardin Baylor

Texas State University

UT - Medical Branch

Cornell University

Nyack College

Texas Tech

Virginia Tech

Dallas Baptist

San Jacinto College

Trinity Valley Comm. College

UT—San Antonio

East Texas Baptist

Southern Methodist Uni.

Tyler Jr College

West Point (USMA)

Hardin-Simmons Univ.

Rice University

University of Arkansas

Wheaton College