Academic and College Advising
BCS is a Life-Preparatory school. Our students are here with us for a short season of their life, but it is our prayer that their time here at BCS lays the foundation for life-long learning, service to others, and a love of Christ.
Bayshore Christian School, College and Career Counseling Philosophy
College and Career Counseling at Bayshore Christian School starts with the understanding that every student is made in the imago dei . We are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works that God has prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. (Eph 2:10) We have been made to glorify God and to use our gifts to serve others. Our lives are in His gracious and capable hands.
With this knowledge, we can approach the college admissions process and career preparation with the peace that passes all understanding and the joy of discovery in living for God’s purposes. Having confidence that God individually cares for us means resting in knowing He is perfectly leading and guiding us and has a place for us in our next stage of life. This knowledge changes how we will handle the fear, pressure, and anxiety normally associated with this process. We strive for less stress and fear with more joy and discovery!
Student Life Director
Community Service is an integral part of our mission at BCS. Beginning in Grammar School, students serve others through Mercy Field Trips. In 9th-12th grade, Community Service Hours are part of a graduation requirement. Students are provided many opportunities to minister to others through acts of service. Over the course of the school year, our students volunteer as tutors, Thomas Hospital auxiliary members, camp counselors, VBS leaders, and ESL instructors. The student body organizes a “Strike Out Childhood Cancer” Benefit, a canned food drive, and fundraisers for Samaritan’s Purse to purchase farm animals for needy families in third-world countries each year. Our Rhetoric School students average a minimum of 2,300 community service hours a year. Each year, a number of BCS students earn the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, which is reserved for young adults who complete more than 100 community service hours that year.
The Academic Guidance Department begins working with students as early as 7th grade to develop study skills that will serve them throughout their academic career. Beginning in 9th grade, students are encouraged to begin building a strong resume and academic portfolio that will position them well for college admissions and scholarships. College Board test prep is offered to students in 10th-12th grade for maximization of test scores which translates to larger scholarship offers. Students will have the opportunity to visit with many college representatives and to hear from career professionals from many different fields here on campus throughout the year. A strong academic course of study in conjunction with the support of the Academic Guidance Department establishes readiness for higher education.
Navigating the College Admissions process can be overwhelming. Our Academic Guidance Department will work directly with students throughout the application for admissions, scholarships, and financial aid. The college acceptance rate of BCS graduates is one hundred percent.