• K-5 Program

    Our elementary students and their parents will have an initial meeting with their teacher to collaborate on a personalized learning plan for their student. This plan will take into consideration the specific interests, learning style, and academic goals of the student while making curricular and extra-curricular choices. During this meeting, the student will also choose a meeting time to come to the campus and meet with a learning cohort of up to twelve students.

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    6-12 Program

    For students entering upper grades a variety of new opportunities open up. Our Middle and High School students and their parents will have an initial meeting with their teacher to collaborate on a Personalized Learning Plan for the student. The student will be encouraged during this time to actively participate in their education plan. This plan will take into consideration the specific educational goals, interests, and learning style of the student while making curricular and extra-curricular choices.

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    Why BCA?

    There are a multitude of reasons for parents and students to partner with BCA in the education of their children. Here are the top ten reasons:

    Top Ten Reasons

  • Bridge Charter Academy

    “Fueling the fire for learning” 
    The Bridge Charter Academy is a Personalized Learning School designed to serve home based students in Central Oregon with campuses in Lowell and Bend. The Bridge model is for parents, teachers, and students to collaborate and customize a learning plan that is adaptive, rigorous and motivating for each student. This plan focuses on the student’s learning style, interests, and academic goals.  Bridge will facilitate this personalization with access to: licensed and highly qualified teachers, an accredited diploma, dual credit, a spectrum of quality curriculum options, educational software, technology, assessments, and a learning cohort for interaction and encouragement.  For the 2017-2018 school year, Bridge will serve grades K-11 and will add 12th grade for the 2018-2019 school year.   Each campus will have an annual cap on enrollment.  Once the cap has been reached, students will be placed on a waiting list and we will follow the ORS 338.125 for admitting new students.

  • Oregon Senator Endorsement
  • "During a recent visit to the Lowell School District, I heard about what they are doing with their schools and particularly the Bridge Charter Academy. This is a dynamic and cutting-edge approach to education that is desperately needed. Of particular value is its focus in parent education and parent support. The personalized approach that they take is certain to have a significant impact on students and their families. I'm proud to have Lowell SD in my senate district."

    State Sen. Floyd Prozanski

  • Our Mission

    To maximize parent, community, technological, innovative, and academic resources for home based students, to produce excellence in education.”
    Our mission is to take advantage of all possible resources to give our children the best education possible.  The design and flexibility of our program allows for direct involvement by parents and the community. Our school board is comprised of representatives from parents, teachers, and the community to be involved in the fulfilling of our united mission.  Enrolling in Bridge provides access to a culture that is technological, innovative, and academically rigorous that parents and students can be excited about. The great benefit of Personalized Learning is that it seeks to identify what interests, excites, and motivates the student to enjoy learning. 

  • Curiosity and the Love of Learning

  • "The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity."

    Dorothy Parker

  • "I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."

    Albert Einstein

  • "We keep moving forward, opening new doors and doing new things because we’re curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths."

    Walt Disney

  • "To be productive, curiosity must be harnessed by some disciplined process."


  • "Children develop curiosity in an environment that rewards it."


  • "Curiosity is the engine of achievement."


  • Humor and Homeschool

    March 16, 2017 | blog | Beth Ball
    Humor and Homeschool

    Can we just be real for a minute?  Homeschooling isn’t all fresh book smells and nature walks.  I mean, that stuff is there but there’s a lot of….well….times where humor comes in handy.  Like that time my son corrected me when I taught[...]

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    5 HomeSchool Tips to Keep Your Kids Focused

    When it comes to homeschooling our kids- the biggest problem can be distractions. Here at Bridge Charter Academy, we’ve been discussing distractions and how to combat them.  While it seems like a futile task, especially when there are younger [...]

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    A Fish, a Tree, and School Choice

    A while ago, there was this meme floating around the internet. It was catchy, easy to remember, had a famous person’s “quote” and a clever cartoon to boot. The quote read “Everyone is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb [...]

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