My team and I are committed to making the school the primary community for our students. The Board of Directors adopted a No Bullying resolution, known as Zero Tolerance for Bullying, to ensure that all children are safe and secure at school as they go about their primary goal of learning. Bullying must stop and we have to be sure no student feels threatened or put down by another student. All of us have a responsibility as parents, caretakers, educators, and Board members. October is National Bullying Prevention Awareness Month and we encourage you to join in and help us [...]
Recently, a Choice School Leader from Benton Harbor Charter School Academy in Benton Harbor, MI sent out a message to his staff that not only inspired us, but reminded us of why our work is so needed. When a message this good lands in your inbox, you can’t help but share it. Take a read. From the Desk of Principal Tim Harris… a true story of poverty, diversity, and restrictedness in the classroom. “…Because I’m an educator, the inevitable failures (of our students) belong to me,” claimed Principal Tim Harris as he explained the understanding of children in poverty to [...]
Article re-posted with permission from bentonspiritnews.com By Ralph Heibutzki and Princella E. Tobias, Spirit Correspondents Every dream needs a helping hand to reach a higher level – which is exactly what Devontae Driver received recently from Benton Harbor Charter School Academy (BHCSA), in becoming the first recipient of its $5,000 Nesbitt-Brown Scholarship. For Devontae, 18, the money comes as an early Christmas gift that will allow him to continue pursuing his dream of becoming a graphic designer – and eventually open his own agency, and start his own clothing line. However, the award wouldn’t have happened without the hard work that characterized [...]
Are you looking to provide your child with a rigorous and safe education? Join the Benton Harbor Charter School Academy crew for Open Registration & Family Movie Night, Thursday, September 11 from 5-7pm. FREE POPCORN ~ FREE ENROLLMENT Give your child the Journey To Greatness - provide them with an education from Benton Harbor Charter School Academy.
Due to the abundance of snow days BHCSA has accumulated this year, we will be hosting "Saturday School". School will be open on Saturday June 7 and June 14 to serve as a Celebration Saturday for all students. This will act as a regular half-day. Elementary: 9:15am - 12:15pm Middle: 8:15am - 11:15am **Buses will run 1 hour after normal pick up times** June 7 - Various activities (movies, games, and fun challenges) June 14 - Kiwanis Park (Enjoying the fun-in-the-sun)
We are sad to report that school will not be in session Monday, January 13, 2014, due to a burst in the indoor sprinkler system that has caused flooding throughout areas of our school building. While the water damage in the school is pretty extensive, it primarily impacts our front office area, as well as a few classrooms. We are working as quickly as possible to clean up and repair the water damage. At this time, we are closing school for Monday the 13th, but are planning to RE-OPEN on Tuesday, January 14, for all grades except GSRP. Parents of [...]
Today we would like to introduce you to Ms. Sarah-Beth Alexander, our Special Education Teacher. Ms. Alexander has been with Benton Harbor Charter School for 10 years. She earned her BA in Elementary Education at Andrews University, and her Masters in Special Education at Western Michigan University. With her love for continuing education Ms. Alexander is currently working on her second Master's in Educational Leadership also at Western Michigan University. Ms. Alexander's dedication to her students and the staff goes above and beyond. Your will always find her working one on one with her students, offering services to the staff [...]