BCA February 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.

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MTSU Honors College Open House

The Honors College at MTSU will host an open house on Monday, February 17, 2020 (Presidents’ Day). Registration is now open at www.mtsu.edu/rsvp.

For information about parking and a tentative schedule, visit www.mtsu.edu/honors/open-house.php.

The Honors College fosters the academic excellence and nurturing environment of a small liberal arts college within the setting of a major university. The free exchange of ideas and the opportunity to learn from one another in small classes taught by expert faculty makes the Honors College experience rich and meaningful.

The Honors College provides unique curricular and extracurricular experiences, an award-winning arts and literary magazine, and Honors credits for study abroad, Governor’s School, Advanced Placement and IB.

Students with a 25 on the ACT and a 3.5 high school GPA qualify to participate in the Honors College.

Email Rob.Patterson@mtsu.edu. if you have any questions.

Congratulations to our BCA Homecoming attendants!!

Congratulations, Noah Boyd!

BCA Senior Noah Boyd placed 3rd in Backstroke and 14th in Butterfly at Regionals in Nashville, TN. He will compete at State in Knoxville, TN and then Southeastern Regionals in Huntsville, AL. Noah will be attending UTK fall 2020.
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RCS Town Hall Meeting


Please mark your calendars and we hope you will plan to attend our next RCS Town Hall meeting, which will held on Feb. 10, 2020, at Rocky Fork Middle School in Smyrna beginning at 6 p.m. This event is intended for all parents in Rutherford County covering all grade levels.

Have you ever wondered what you can do to help ensure your child is prepared for life after high school and a future career?

Director of Schools Bill Spurlock will host a panel discussion with industry partners and education specialists to talk about opportunities for students and to answer questions from parents.

Parents, have a question you'd like to be answered about career prep opportunities, academic programs or college/career readiness?

If so, please send your question to James Evans at evansj@rcschools.net and it will be answered at the Town Hall meeting.

BCA Homecoming Booth

Shoutout to these BCA students for helping work our homecoming booth! Thank you to our awesome parents for donating snacks and drinks!
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BCA Sophomore MTSU Field Trip

Wednesday, Feb. 12th, 8am

1301 East Main Street

Murfreesboro, TN

The BCA sophomores will attend an all-day field trip to MTSU on Wednesday, February 12th, 2020.

Congratulations to Megan Roth!

Congratulations to Megan Roth on signing with UTC for Cross Country!
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Yard Sign Fundraiser

BCA will be selling yard signs to honor our 2020 Seniors. See below for details!

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Applications will be out soon at https://www.rutherfordchamber.org/youth-leadership-rutherford.html. Check out this leadership opportunity below!
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This is an academic signing day to recognize our BCA students who have signed with colleges as well as students who have enlisted in the armed forces. More information to follow!

BHS Class of 2020 Prom- A Starry Night

Friday, April 17th, 7:30-11:30pm

Middle Tennessee State University Ballroom

Cost: Ticket Price $45 each, limit of 2 per senior

Tickets will go on sale Monday, March 9.

Tickets bought on April 13, 14, and 15 will be $85 each.

*Last day to purchase tickets will be April 15.

*No tickets will be sold on April 16 or 17.

Pay online, cash, or check in the bank (make checks out to BHS)

Conversation Speaker Series Coming Up....

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Blackman High School Class of 2020 Graduation

Sunday, May 17th, 7pm

2650 Middle Tennessee Boulevard

Murfreesboro, TN

Graduation practice will be May 15 from 1-4 p.m. at Murphy Center.

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 14th

May 2nd

June 6th

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: