Back Creek is relocating!

A NOTE FROM OUR HEAD OF SCHOOL Dear Back Creek Families, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”   Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) Jeremiah 29 teaches that when we open our hearts to His leading, God’s perfect knowledge, balanced by His perfect character, unfolds a path for His glory and our good—a path far greater than we could ever imagine. As...

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The Foundation for a Christian, Classical Philosophy of Education

FROM OUR HEAD OF SCHOOL Having a worldview that embraces deep biblical truths is essential to a Christian philosophy of education. A biblical world view gives rise to a need to lead the students, teachers, and families of a school to a deeper understanding of how Truth informs the content and context of schooling. A biblical worldview undergirds an educators view of the learner, the role of the teacher, and the substance and the...

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Fairy Tales: Redemption Revealed

A NOTE FROM OUR HEAD OF SCHOOL Frederick Buechner (renown writer and theologian) once wrote that every age has produced fairy tales. Something inside us believes, or wants to believe that the world as we know it is not the whole story. We long for the re-enchantment of reality. We hope that death is not the end, that the universe is something more than an enclosed terrarium. We want a story that “holds the promise of another world.” ...

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BCCA Honor Code and Technology Policy

A NOTE FROM OUR HEAD OF SCHOOL This year, BCCA is enacting a new technology policy; we believe that the use of technology is most effective when it supports, rather than distracts from, academic growth. The intent of this new policy is to harness the benefits of technology while protecting the innocence of our students. A change in policy limits the amount of policing required to manage student’s time and attention, prevents...

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Brokenness

by Jonathan Branch One of my dozen or so favorite pieces of non-fiction is Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry. (I have to mention here that one should first read The Giver, then Gathering Blue, as well as the other two titles in the series.) As the summary in the iBooks edition states, “Lamed and suddenly orphaned, Kira is mysteriously removed from her squalid village to live in the palatial Council Edifice, where she is expected to use her...

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God’s Provisions: New Teachers at BCCA

A NOTE FROM OUR HEAD OF SCHOOL BCCA is incredibly thankful that, in His faithfulness, God always provides just the right teachers at just the right time. This upcoming year we are adding three wonderful new members to our already wonderful teaching staff: Mrs. Flecia Cooke, Ms. Lea Bowling and Ms. Lauren Shanks.   Flecia Cooke has taught children for 20+ years and worked with Child Services. She enjoys event planning and...

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