Academics

Qualified Instruction

Bethany Christian School seeks to instill Biblical principles and Christian philosophy in every aspect of the educational program. Goals for the school program are designed for the development of the whole child – spiritually, academically, physically, and socially. The curriculum is evaluated and test results have consistently confirmed that academic standards are high, and that solid teaching has been in place over time. Much of our past success from an academic standpoint is because of godly, quality teachers who have developed a solid curriculum for their classes or have used quality textbooks to guide their instruction.

Bethany Christian School has received full five-year accreditation from the American Association of Christian Schools which is recognized by the Department of Education.

Academic Strengths

  • BCS students perform above the state and national averages on standardized tests.

  • RenWeb allows faculty, parents, and students to monitor the progress of individual students.

  • BCS provides a strong music curriculum. BCS has received the first place MACS fine arts state competition award for 25 of the last 26 years.

  • The elementary curriculum includes art, music, gym, library, Spanish (first through sixth grades), a scheduled time in the computer lab, and band and orchestra electives.

  • BCS provides advanced science, math, and language courses.

  • Bible classes are taught by well-trained pastors who not only know God’s Word, but also can apply biblical principles to everyday living.

  • BCS has a learning center to provide reading support services, primary content area instruction when appropriate for students with a service plan, and other academic support as determined to be appropriate and available in schedules. Learning center fees are not included in BCS one rate.

Graduation Requirements

Bethany Christian School exceeds the number of credits that a student needs to earn in order to graduate. The Michigan Department of Education requires eighteen credits, while BCS requires twenty-two credits. These extra credits include Bible classes and at least two electives. In addition to required math courses (Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and geometry), BCS offers several math electives. Students may choose accounting, consumer math, pre-calculus, and/or calculus. Elective science classes are advanced biology, anatomy, and physics.