BCA November Newsletter
The vision of the Collegiate Academy at Blackman High School is to create a challenging learning environment with a rigorous course of study where students can become well-rounded scholars who fulfill their potential as they transition from high school to post-secondary opportunities.
BCA Pinning Ceremony
SAVE THE DATE: BCA Information Night
Tuesday, Dec. 5th, 6pm
SAVE THE DATE: BCA Gallery Walk
Thursday, Feb. 8th 2018 at 6pm
The BCA Gallery Walk will be held in the BHS Cafeteria on Thursday, February 8th at 6:00 pm. This will be the last event that we will hold this season. All seniors must attend. All other grades will need to come if they have only attended one other event to meet the minimum requirements. Please contact Hollye Dabney at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
November Speaker Series "A Conversation With Marcela Gomez" on 11/16
Speaker: Marcela Gomez, Nashville Entrepreneur
When: Thursday, November 16th during C&I
A native of Bogotá, Colombia, Marcela and her family moved to Charlotte, North Carolina in 1981 where she graduated from high school. In 1989 she earned the bachelor’s degree in advertising from Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogotá.
Miss Gómez specializes in connecting effectively with the diverse and continuously changing Hispanic markets, helping her clients know who they are, how they think, what they need and want and how they prefer to receive communication. Marcela has worked with packaged goods companies, universities, public utilities, consumer, corporate, nonprofit and business-to-business clients in industries, such a wireless, sports, transportation, education, government, banking and finance, food, healthcare, and the arts. She plays a key role in the development of marketing, communications and grassroots campaigns, from conception and brand development to production.
Gómez started her career in marketing and advertising in 1993 in Miami, Florida, with Editorial Unilit, as part of the organizing team of the industry’s only Spanish publishing religious trade show, Expolit. From 1996 to 2002, she worked in the Spanish-language division of Thomas Nelson Publishers where she produced marketing and sales tools for books and Bibles.
Her life as an entrepreneur started in 2002 with Hispanic Marketing Group, she has also been a partner and investor in other entrepreneurship ventures, most recently with Mi Tribu, an import and retail business of arts and crafts handmade by disenfranchised women in Latin American countries.
She is the current president and board chair of the Tennessee Latin American Chamber of Commerce. Marcela is a former board chair and inaugural board member of Conexión Americas, has served on the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce board of governors as well as the Metropolitan Nashville Human Relations Commission, Nashville Municipal Auditorium Commission and the boards of YWCA, Oasis Center and Center for Nonprofit Management boards. She enjoys films, theater, ballet, opera and the symphony. Marcela also loves to travel, dance, and try new restaurants. She has a 27-year-old son, Esteban Pedraza, who is an award winning film director residing in Brooklyn, NY.
Applications can be obtained here or you can see your counselor. Governor's School for the Arts applications were due back to your counselor by Friday, October 27th. All other applications are due back by Wednesday, November 22nd.
EARLY POSTSECONDARY OPPORTUNITIES (EPSOS)
- College-level high school courses offered multiple subjects
- Nationally recognized exams
- Post-secondary credit can be earned based on AP exam score
BHS offers: English Language, English Literature, U.S. History, European History, Microeconomics, Macroeconomics, U.S. Government, Comparative Government, AP Psychology, Human Geography, World History, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics, Biology, Environmental Science, Chemistry, Physics C, Physics I, Physics II, Art History, Studio Art: 2-D
- Post-secondary course taught at the post-secondary institution, high school, or online
- Post-secondary credit can be earned by passing the course
- BHS has partnered with MTSU's Dual Enrollment Program and currently offers: English 1010, English 1020, College Algebra 1710, Applied Statistics 1530, US History 1010, US History 1020, COMM 2200, Psychology, English 2020, Advanced Language and Calculus III
- Assessment by an independent certifying entity based on standards for knowledge, skills, and competencies
- Office Management - Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft Expert, Microsoft Officer Master
- Nursing - CNA
- Emergency Services - Emergency Medical Responder
- Therapeutic Services - Emergency Medical Assistant
- Culinary Arts - Serve Safe Food Manager for III/IV, Serve Safe Food Associate in I or II
- Horticulture & Vet Science - Commercial Pesticide
- Networking Systems - CompTIA IT Fundamentals, CompTIA A+, Cisco Certified Entry Network Tech, CompTIA Network +, Cisco Certified Network Associate
Statewide Dual Credit
- High school course aligned to statewide post-secondary standards
- Post-secondary credit can be earned based on challenge exam score
Local Dual Credit
- High school course aligned to standards at local post-secondary institution
- Post-secondary credit can be earned for the partnering institution based on challenge exam score
*Possible dual credit courses: Horticulture, Vet Science, A/V Production III, Teaching as a Profession, STEM IV, Court Systems
Congratulations to Sarah Oppmann
Upcoming Eagle Scout Project on Nov. 11: Noah Boyd
Capstone Spotlight: Mary Grace Mancuso
Capstone Spotlight: Madison Huffine
ACT Prep with Shmoop
Thanks to Rutherford County Schools, you now have access to Shmoop's premium resources. HERE'S HOW TO GET STARTED:
- Your username is your full RCS email address: email@example.com (Example: firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Your password is your 7 digit state ID number (lunch number)
- If Shmoop asks you for a "magic word", contact Mrs. Brown at email@example.com
- Be sure to use our school's login page at: https://schools.shmoop.com/login/rutherfordcounty/blackman-high-school
Students must complete 40 hours of real-life experience in the area of his/her major. The experience must be approved by the faculty board. This experience can be completed any year but must be completed by April of the senior year. The experience may or may not be a part of the student’s senior research project. The experience should be meaningful and provide insight into the field of study the student is interested in. If you have already completed one of these classes in school please circle it on the form and write what year you took it.
· Blaze Bank
· Sketch it Up
· Blaze Bookstore
· The greenhouse
· IT Clinical classes
· Film/TV station work
· Supervised Agriculture Experience
· Culinary Café
· Health Sciences clinical
· Pre-school work
· Work based learning
· School fine arts performances
Students can come by Mrs. Noffsinger's room in D-1 to get a form or print one off of the BCA website. Forms should be turned in to Mrs. Noffsinger in D-1 or put in her mailbox.
Report Extra-Curricular Activity Hours Online
- Freshmen: Honors English I, Honors Biology, and Honors World History or AP Human Geography (must be enrolled in at least 2)
- Sophomores: Honors English II, Honors Algebra II or Advanced Honors Geometry, and Honors Chemistry (must be enrolled in at least 2)
- Juniors: AP English III, AP U.S. History or Dual Enrollment U.S. History, and Speech or Critical Thinking (These are recommendations but not required. Speech and critical thinking are highly recommended junior year before capstone.)
- Seniors: Speech or Critical Thinking (if not already taken) and Capstone
Are you interested in participating in a parent organization for BCA?
Blackman Collegiate Academy Standards
Visit the BCA website for information on the following:
- Blackman Collegiate Academy Academic Standards
- Blackman Collegiate Academy Behavior Standards
- Blackman Collegiate Academy Extra Curricular Standards
- Blackman Collegiate Academy Events Attendance Standards
Do you have BCA questions? Here’s who to contact:
• Grants/Fund Raising - Mrs. Holder: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Extra Curricular - Mr. Green: email@example.com
• Life-Experience - Mrs. Noffsinger: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Research - Mrs. Jones: email@example.com
• Speaker Series - Mr. Seadorf: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Academics - Mrs. DeGeorge but send info to Mr. Hardison until her
• Communications - Mrs. Clawson: email@example.com
• Events/recognition - Mrs. Dabney: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Capstone - Mrs. Baumann: email@example.com
• Dual Enrollment - Mrs. Garrott: firstname.lastname@example.org
• Applying - Ms. Bryan: email@example.com
• General information - Mr. Reed: firstname.lastname@example.org