BCA January Newsletter


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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.

Gallery Walk photos- Senior Capstone

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Conversation Speaker Series Coming Up....

February 11

Kenny Meredith, Class of 2005

2 Time Wrestling State Champ

2005 BHS Alumni

Works in St. Louis, MO now


Kenny Meredith 2005 TN State Champion - YouTube

Blackman Blaze 2005 TN State Champion Wrestler KennyMeredith 43-0.

March 26th

M Tara Crowl (Class of 2004)

I’m the author of EDEN’S WISH and EDEN’S ESCAPE, released by Disney-Hyperion in 2015 and 2016. I’ve loved reading and writing stories since I was a kid growing up in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. I studied Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California and worked in Hollywood after graduation, but then moved to Sydney, Australia for a Master’s program in writing at Macquarie University. I now live with my husband between New York City and our farm in upstate New York.


M. Tara Crowl

I'm the author of EDEN’S WISH and EDEN'S ESCAPE, released by Disney-Hyperion in 2015 and 2016. I've loved reading and writing stories since I was a kid growing up in …

Video of December 3 Speaker Series with Ben Smithson

Blackman High School Speaker Series, the December 3, 2019 session

CONGRATULATIONS to our BCA Band members!

BCA Academic Signing Day

Wednesday, April 15

BCA Scholarship Opportunities

Class of 2020 BCA students will have the opportunity to apply for two scholarships:

  • BHS will award one $500 scholarship to an outstanding BCA student.
  • MTSU will award one $500 scholarship to an outstanding BCA student enrolling in MTSU.

Applications and deadlines to be announced.

ACT Dates

February 8, 2020

April 4, 2020

June 13, 2020

July 18, 2020

Register online at actstudent.org. The Blackman High School code is 431636.

SAT Dates:

Test Dates:

March 14

May 2

June 6

Life Experience & Extra-Curricular Activities

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. Click here for more information about life experience on the BCA website.

You can now report your extra-curricular hours online. Click here to find more information on extra-curricular hours and the link to report your hours. Fill out the form for each separate activity you complete and click submit. We will verify the hours each nine weeks with the club sponsor or coach.

BCA Courses

  • 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
  • Seniors: Speech or Critical Thinking (if not already taken) and Capstone

Blackman Collegiate Academy Standards

Visit the BCA website for information on the following standards:

  • 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 News?

We want to know about your accomplishments! If you want to be featured in the BCA Newsletter, send information and pictures to Mrs. Gregory at gregoryco@rcschools.net.

Do you have BCA questions? Here’s who to contact: