Junior High Academics
Burton Adventist Academy Junior High seeks to create a challenging learning environment that encourages high expectations for success through development-appropriate instruction that allows for individual differences and learning styles. Burton Academy promotes a safe, orderly, caring, and supportive environment. Each student’s self-esteem is fostered by positive relationships with students and staff. We strive to have our parents, teachers, and community members actively involved in our students’ learning.
At Burton Adventist Academy, our teachers are sensitive to the academic, physical, spiritual and social needs of the Junior High students. With these needs in mind, our Junior High staff works hard to create systems and procedures that the students can come to depend upon as they form positive organizational habits with short-term and long-term goals in mind. From weekly grading cycles where parents and students receive detailed grade reports every Thursday, to student/parent/teacher team management of missing assignments, the systems in place are continually evolving and improving to help the students be best prepared for success in High School. This is partly accomplished through a digital LMS (Learning Management System) where students receive daily assignments and learning resources from teachers and turn in their work, creating strong accountability systems which students, teachers, and parents can access real-time.
In addition to the required curriculum, our Junior High students have wonderful opportunities to participate in Band, Choir, Drum Line, Broadcasting (BNN), Gardening, Art, Drama and MakerSpace. Our state of the art MakerSpace incorporates digital design, 3D printing, Laser Cutting, milling (CNC Machines), virtual reality stations, augmented reality, robotics, soldering, and much more!
Athletically, BAA Junior High students have the opportunity to participate in daily PE classes, as well as interscholastic sports including volleyball (girls), soccer (boys), basketball (girls and boys), softball (girls), and baseball (boys). We are currently a member of the CSAF organization.
To help us meet the spiritual needs of our students, BAA school days include Bible classes, weekly chapels, and quarterly weeks of prayer. Students are also given opportunities to grow through service opportunities.