Since 2012, BCSC has lost more than 600 teachers to resignation and retirement. This significantly impacts our ability to thrive as a community and school district. We must be able to retain and recruit the best teachers and staff for the more than 12,000 students we serve each day. In addition, we must continue our investments in the safety and security of students, staff, parents, and community residents. In order to do so, we are proposing a referendum that will keep our tax rates under the state average and ask the average homeowner to make an investment of $7.79 per month. 100% of the funds will be used to retain and recruit staff to support high quality education and to invest in student safety and security.
To learn more about BCSC's Referendum proposal, how it will impact your property taxes, and how we plan on using these additional funds, please follow this link to our Referendum 2020 page.
The applications for BCSC Pre-Kindergarten for the 2020-2021 school year are available at this link. Applications for On My Way Pre-K have not been released, yet. After you have applied, you will receive an email once the On My Way Pre-K application is active.
For more information about BCSC's Pre-K program, please visit our website or call us at 812-376-4569.
CALL FOR NOMINATIONS
BCSC's classrooms are filled with remarkable teachers. We want to publicly recognize the work our teachers do on a daily basis. A Teacher of the Year Award will start that process. Please take a moment to nominate a teacher from your school that you would like to recognize. The nomination criteria is listed on the first page of the nomination form. The process is simple and nominations are open through Friday, Jan 31st, 2020. Each school will select one nominee as their school Teacher of the Year to represent the building for a district recognition. School nominee recognitions will take place at the School Board Meeting on March 2nd, 2020.
Applications open for the 2020-2021 school year on December 1, 2019
Learn more about Legado Spanish Immersion Academy at Clifty Creek Elementary here
BCSC will have an eLearning Day on the 6th snow day or any cancellation after Spring Break. To find out more information regarding our eLearning Days, visit: https://sites.google.com/bcsc.k12.in.us/bcscelearning/home
Want to learn more about technology in BCSC and/or could not attend our Family Technology Night? View our collection of technology resources for families and students in the About Us, Technology tab.
The Columbus Virtual Pathway is an online educational offering for students in grades 7 through 12 in Bartholomew and surrounding counties. The Columbus Virtual Pathway will utilize the Pearson Connexus Online and Blended Learning platform to offer online courses developed by Pearson and taught by Indiana state-certified teachers.
Students attending the Columbus Virtual Pathway will be enrolled at a BCSC school and be assigned an instructional advisor. These students will receive a BCSC diploma upon graduation and will be able to participate in BCSC programs and extra-curricular activities at the schools where they are enrolled.
For more information, please contact:
To apply: Columbus Virtual Pathway Application
Governor's Work Ethic Certificate
Find out more about the requirements and the incentives at www.bcgweclearn.com
Community Partnership - The Governor's Work Ethic Certificate is designed to assist Indiana communities in closing the work ethic skills gap.
Find out more about the requirements to earn the certification and the benefits for businesses and the community at www.bcgwecgrow.com
Application Link will be posted here.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact the following school administrators:
The Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation strives to keep our students safe during the chilly winter months. Remember that for the latest information on school closings due to weather, you can visit our district website or the website for your individual school.
We encourage all parents to dress your child appropriately for cold weather. Students will have outdoor recess, even during cold weather, so children should be sent to school with coats, hats, gloves, and scarves. Please speak to your school principal if you need assistance providing these items.
Registration for Kindergarten opens March 2-6, 2020
Any child that is 5 years of age by August 1, 2020, is eligible for Kindergarten. Each BCSC elementary school will be open on Tuesday, March 3, from 6:00-7:00pm, to register children for Kindergarten. If unable to attend this evening session, parents are welcome to register their child at their home school's main office during the week of March 2-6, from 9:00am-2:00pm. Parents wishing to enroll their student at CSA Lincoln or CSA Fodrea must have received enrollment instructions by mail prior to enrollment. Please contact your home school if you have specific questions regarding enrollment procedures.
All parents must present the following items to register their child for school: the child's birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency. The proof of residency can be a utility bill (not a cell phone bill), but the address reflected must match the student's home address.
Columbus Signature Academy - Elementary Application
Bright Beginnings – Quality child care for children six weeks to four year olds
Early Childhood Integrated Program – Program for 3 year olds based at the Johnson Learning Center
BCSC Pre-K – Pre-Kindergarten Program based at Johnson Education Center, CSA Fodrea, Parkside ES, Southside ES and Taylorsville ES
i-CARE – Before and after school program for Bright Beginnings and Pre-Kindergarten Programs
Family School Partners – A free home visitation program created to help parents of preschool children, ages 1-5 years, develop skills as their child's first and most important teacher.
Bring Your Own Device is currently being implemented at the BCSC high schools. Follow this link for up-to-date news, device use policies and purchase opportunities