Meet the Teachers: Mr. Zhang

Meet the Teachers: Mr. Zhang

Mr. Zhang has served as a Bergen County Academy student, athlete, coach, teacher, and advisor. As a core part of the BCA community, he recently shared information about his childhood-his life before BCA-and his his experiences at BCA-as a student and teacher-with the Academy Chronicle.   Where did you grow up? I grew up in Fair Lawn, NJ. I moved… Read more →

PARCC: What Do the Teachers Think?

PARCC: What Do the Teachers Think?

  With the second round of the PARCC assessments completed, teachers and administrators at BCA are expressing mixed opinions about the test. Mr. Hathaway, of the BCA English department, feels PARCC has some potential benefits, but some issues as well. He said, “I think that the PARCC assessment is better than the HSPA but I have reservations about the way… Read more →

Giving Back to Our Community Through Our Education

Giving Back to Our Community Through Our Education

Walking through the hallways, one often hears students going on in an endless tirade of the countless sleep-deprived nights, caffeine overloads, along with the seemingly infinite amount of homework that never gets completed. But while being a student at Bergen County Academies can sometimes be a difficult life, one thing that all students at this school share, besides the sleepy… Read more →

SOS: Sources of Strength

Last year, BCA started a program called Sources of Strength. This program was made for youth suicide prevention that uses peer social networks to reach out to those whose behavior might approach the unhealthy: be it bullying, substance abuse, or suicidal ideation. New members have been added this year from the 43 members from last year’s group. Members were chosen… Read more →

Clearing the Myths: 3 Truths You Should Know About Ebola

Clearing the Myths: 3 Truths You Should Know About Ebola

The Ebola virus has been one of the most talked about-topics in recent months and is front and center on the news. However, as the disease has grown more popular in the public eye, several important facts have been misinterpreted. To dispel the viral rumors about the disease, here are the three truths you should know about Ebola. 1) Ebola is not… Read more →

We Can Do It: All Together

We Can Do It: All Together

Soobean Jo, cofounder of the nonprofit organization and Bergen County Academy’s morning club, “All Together,” says “My main mission when starting this organization was to create a support system for kids, so they could have access to someone to talk to and share their feelings with.” “All Together” is a small nonprofit organization dedicated towards ending child maltreatment, and cofounders… Read more →