Balch Springs Christian Academy
Sissy: I have had 3 children go to Bsca, just because the school is not accredited does not mean they do not get an education. I know for a fact that in the past years we have had students graduate & get 85,000 dollar ride to Baylor, one got an 80,000 ride to ut, one got a full ride to ut and is now in the air force. So you need to get your fact straight before you write about my school. Maybe it was you that was the problem.
Submitted by a Parent on Apr 12, 2012
Linda Douglas: My son is in the 4th grade at Balch Spring and since he has been there he had done exceeding well, he make the Honor roll, his personality is blossoming. The subject he was weak in he was tutored in afterschool , and he love the school. In our public school in Forney he cried every day when he went to school it was an awful experiences. I thank God for this school, it has been a blessing in our life.
Submitted by a Parent on Feb 13, 2012
ASUgrad2011: I went to this school for one year in middle school because my mother did not like the MISD middle school in our area. So we went and she paid for all of my over priced books, uniforms, tuition, etc etc.. I only stayed here a year and did not wish to continue because the school was not accredited. Majority of the "teachers" did not attend college with the exception of the math teachers, if others did they sure did not seem intelligent enough to have completed. The science classes were a joke I did not learn any real science, there were no real facts taught most likely because it is a Christian school. Now the people are nice and humble that can not be denied but that does not mean that they have to devalue the education at their school. Hire some real teachers with a real degree. I kept in touch with a few of my peers from my time spent at BSCA all the way through high school graduation and they all told me that they had to either get a GED, or spend a vast amount of time taking classes at the community college so that they could go on to a good school. One girl I knew had to go to Eastfield for a semester and then she was able to transfer to either UT or A&M. The only University one can automatically go to after graduating from this school is that Pensacola Christian College in Florida or whatever, man did they always push that on us! I guess they had struck a deal with them so the high school grads could automatically enter. All in all nice people with good intentions, I suppose but in the real world students need to graduate/attend an ACCREDITED school in order to get into good Universities. Also the school was very run down but to be fair it may have to do with the fact that they do not receive state funding at donations at the church stay with the church. I hope this helps those parents who want a private school experience for their children please look else where, especially if you care about your child's future!
Submitted by a Former Student on Feb 3, 2012
I'm actually know a family member of the student from BSCA who received the Baylor Scholarship and to be fair you should print all the details. Yes, he did receive a scholarship but it was because he did ALOT of dual credit work at the local community college while attending BSCA. Because he had so many credits they took them instead of his high school transcript. There are alot of CHRISTIAN school that are accredited by the state. BSCA DOES NOT require teachers to have college degrees therefore they CAN NOT be accredited. Call Dallas Christian, First Baptist Academy, Garland Christian Academy etc all accredited CHRISTIAN schools.
Submitted on Sep 13, 2011
mg: Does the Balch Springs Christian Academy have a website? I live in Balch Springs and really don't like the public middle school.
Submitted on Aug 10, 2011
They also had one graduate this year and got accepted into Baylor on a FULL Scholarship as a sophomore!! They're not accredited by choice, because they don't want the government dictating what they can and cannot teach!! The whole curriculum is based on Biblical principles. They wouldn't be able to teach that if they were to become accredited. I’d rather have my child being taught the God created the world rather than we came from apes!!!!
Submitted by a Parent on Jul 15, 2011
sk: To the person that made the comment about having to get a GED after graduating from this school. I graduated a few years ago. I was able to get accepted into Baylor. No, I did not need to get a GED.
Submitted by a Former Student on May 31, 2011
This is an unaccredited school. If your children graduate from this school, they will need to get at GED in order to get into a University. They could maybe get into a community college, but not someplace like UTA. And not all of the teachers even have a degree. I asked and was told that all of the teachers "have at least some college". I was flabbergasted! How do you teach without a bachelors degree? Don't waste your money. There are plenty of accredited private schools in the DFW area.
Submitted by a Parent on Sep 28, 2010
gayla stewart morris: I am glad to see that this school is up and running after all these years. I am a former teacher and would recommend this school to anyone wanting a school with stability and great teaching. May God continue to bless this school, staff, and student body.
Submitted by a Teacher on Feb 26, 2010
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