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Balch Springs Christian Academy

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Posted August 4, 2014

As a former student who had been there for eleven years, I would like to say this school has some Pros and Cons. This school provides a safe enviornment, a personal learnig enviornment due to most classes being between eight and fifteen people, a decent education, and some nice teachers. However, any students attending should be made aware of the cons as well. Two-hundred dollars a month tuition provides students with limited classes that focus more on the religious aspect than actual learning, and strict and sometimes unnecesary rules. Some teachers don't truly know how to teach or make it interesting to learn, making learning more of a chore than an experience. Their disipllinary style is more "guily until proven guilty' instead of a "explain the situation and prove your innocence" style. There is no such thing as a different opinion. Expressing any type of differing opinion that the staff will get you a half hour long lecture infront of the class. Not an argument, not a debate, just a teacher telling you that homosexuality, pop culture, television, and liberals are destroying this country and this world. In all, I would'nt even recomend this school to my worst enemies.

Posted January 3, 2014

this school sucks, the teachers can not teach they just want your money. they are not ahead of all public schools like they say and they love to pick favorites.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 12, 2013

I have two kids at the school for years now. I don't have to worry about their safety. I don't have to worry about being taught to a very liberal teaching. The state is not telling the school what to do. My two kids are academically adove average from public school. We need more kids now days being taught right from wrong. We don't have to worry about only being taught how to pass a test. If you have these worries now. Then send your kids to BSCA learn have fun. Some people get upset about the rules like uniforms. Well when you grow up their are rules at your job and some like me wear a uniform.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted April 10, 2012

Well, I for one think that this school is the greatest. Sure it has its problems, but what school doesn't. And as for "favorites" I think not! We are all treated the same, and its not too harsh. The way i see it, the discipline keeps us out of drugs, gangs, and other horrible things you will find in public school. At least we're not having to go through medal detectors everyday. And as for education, yes at times its a little rough, but we're smart when we do the work. It's your childs fault if he tells you lies so don't go bashing this wonderful school because of your child's immaturity. And one last thing, ill bet you never would have guessed. I'm gonna be a senior here in 5 weeks, and I have a parent you works up here and I get treated just the same as all the others. GO CRU!!!!!!

Posted February 17, 2012

BSCA is a great school. Our oldest started there in the 3rd grade after we so disgusted with DISD schools in our area. He is now in the 7th grade. My son has played football, basketball and ran track (although the last two years they did not have enough boys that wanted to play football for a Jr. High team ... 9-12th grade have been consistent). BSCA does not require the TAKS test, they use the SAT standardized test. Our son has done very well each year. We also have two children in Kindergarten. We are not members of the Seagoville Road Baptist Church, so I don't have any biases in that regard. The school is not perfect, but neither are we (parent & students.) I do think the personnel has the best interest of the students at heart. I also appreciate the cultural diversity among the student body. I think the leadership should work on that area as it related to the teaching staff. Good school & positive learning environment! (You will find that BCSA is one of the least expensive private schools in DFW... uniforms are pricey but are of good quality)
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 26, 2011

This is a great school my niece attended from pre-k and has consistently been ahead of those in public schools. As far as extra curricular activities I am surprised to hear people say there are none my niece was a cheerleader and then decided to play basketball. Also they have football so I'm not sure what these others are talking about as I have seen the games. Great school and teachers and has the added bonus of including religious teachings.

Posted July 21, 2011

I am a BSCA Alumni and would have to agree with some of the other reviews. I attended elementary, junior high & high school in the late 90's and had a great education experience. Hands down there elementary program is great and I plan to send my kids there for elementary. When the time comes I will have to evaluate there junior high and high school program. I luckily had the opportunity to have had Mrs. Bellah as a teacher. She taught science, geometry,chemistry, & trig. I mean she really inspired and pushed her students to the max. She did not give you anything for free, you had to work for it. Mrs. Peters taught algebra I&II and did a great job in helping me understand mathematics. I truly believe that I attended and graduated college because of these great teachers. If those teacher are still there your kid will do great in college. I now run a succesful business and family. Thanks BSCA

Posted November 20, 2010

I am a current senior here at bsca and have attended this school since the fifth grade. I came from public school and had trouble throughout my fifth grade year due to lack of basic learning skills. Eventually, I caught on and am excelling in all my classes. The curriculum here is challenging and at least two years ahead compared to public school. This school involves teachers who want you to learn in academics, to grow closer to God, and to see each of their students succeed in school. I have played in all sports and loved the experience. Yes the uniforms at first were dramatic for me but they are required for a reason and overtime one will get used to them. Chapel here is all surrounding the Lord and the preachers are excellent God given talented speakers. . The rumor about teachers having favorites is a lie i have been here long enough to know without a doubt that they treat everyone equally and with fairness. The homework, big or small, helps students further comprehend that days lesson as it has done for me. I strongly recommend this school for those who want a positive Christian education.

Posted July 12, 2010

This school was good for elementary, but for high school, I would not recommend it. I went here from K5- 10th grade, and when I went to another public high school, my credits didn't count and I had to start all over in 9th grade.

Posted May 5, 2010

I would have to say that most of the negative comments on this page are by those who have not gotten to know those who run the school nor stay involved with the school. Not only am I a 1992 graduate of the school and attented JH and HS there, but my son has attended since kindergarten and will be graduating the 6th grade this year. The public schools in our area are pathetic (one reason why I never attended them) and have gotten worse over time. I know both sides, because my step daughter attended public school and I had more problems from it and would not wish it on any parent. A majority of the teachers there have been teaching there for years and some up to 30 years. The school is at least 2 years ahead of the Dallas and Mesquite school districts. Well worth the money.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 2, 2009

I love BSCA. My two children go there and they learn lots and there is discipline in place. Any parent that feels that there is too much work and the rules are too strict should reconsider their childs enrollment. Public school is a 'free ride'. Parents must pay tuition for their children to attend and I like to get what I pay for. Dr. Henderson and the staff are good, God loving christians and you can see it. Thank God for BSCA.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 30, 2009

Ok for grade school bur definatley not for high school. Those associated with the leaders (pastor) get special privileges and the other students see it therefore it causes low moral.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 20, 2009

Great school, with great kids, teaching morals as well as teaching my child to be a chirstian and giving her a better education than public schools.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 15, 2009

i think they care more about the dress code than their work it just doesnt make any since
—Submitted by a parent

Posted July 15, 2009

I think they care more about the dress code than their work and then they send too much homework home for the kids their dicipline is like a juvenile i simply dont like it and the only reason my child is in the that school is because of my husband
—Submitted by a parent

Posted October 20, 2008

We truly enjoy BSCA, The teachers are among the best a parent can ask for. Our children are taught a meaningful Christian Education with God as #1 in our lives.
—Submitted by a parent

Posted September 10, 2008

My kids have attended private school thier entire lives so we are used to strict rules at B.S.C.A., I have found the teachers, and office staff to be very helpful.Extra curriculum activites are a work in progress,but so far so good,I would defintly advise any parent to enroll thier kids, and get to know the office staff,and teachers they really have helped me many anything else in life your attitude determines your altitiude....Go CRU!
—Submitted by a parent

Posted August 14, 2008

I like this school cause it teaches me to be a good christian leader and GO CRU!
—Submitted by a student

Posted May 6, 2008

Im a current student @ balch springs christian and I have been theyre since kindergarden. im a current freshman and I have enjoyed my years @ bsca. However i do not recommend this academy for high school. The elementary program is good though. I am loking into transfering schools this year, to see and expieriance the oppurtunitys out there that this school cant offer.
—Submitted by a student

Posted March 18, 2008

i think that the school is okay. i do like the extracurricular activities although they are limited.the uniforms are not the most comfortable nor fashionable clothes ive worn but they do keep from judgement. some of the teachers however are harsh and cruel to kids and have favies. but the christian form of the school is great. the work could be a little easier and they could at least not pile it up sometimes but i think its about average.
—Submitted by a student

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Ethnicity This school State average
White 47% 31%
Hispanic 33% 51%
Asian or Pacific Islander 10% 4%
Two or more races 5% 2%
Black 4% 13%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
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11524 Seagoville Road
Balch Springs, TX 75180
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