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  • 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...

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    6-8 Program

    Our middle school 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 extracurricular choices. During this meeting...

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    9-11 Program

    Our high school 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 styles, and academic goals of the student while making curricular and extracurricular choices. During this meeting...

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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

  • Bridge Charter 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

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

    Walt Disney

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

    Albert Einstein

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

    Chiffon

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

    Kroll

  • "Curiosity is the engine of achievement."

    Robinson

  • 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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    Great scientific article demonstrating the value of curiosity. http://www.edutopia.org/blog/why-curiosity-enhances-learning-marianne-stenger

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