BCCA’s ultimate goal is to educate the next generation of American Citizens. American Citizens whom contribute to our society through a commitment to citizenship and outstanding moral character. Self-discipline, honest hard work, leadership, citizenship, compassion, courage, and responsibility are the cornerstones of character development. Bonnie Cone Classical Academy (BCCA) follows the three R’s: respect for self, respect for others, and responsibility for all actions. BCCA wants its students to treasure the self-evident truths expressed in the Declaration of Independence: “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness,” and “that to secure these rights, governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
BCCA also wants its students to understand and value the balance of rights and powers established in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the other constitutional amendments: our form of self-government in which individuals, states, and the federal government all play a part. We want our students to value their freedom and to respect the limits of political power, for as the Bill of Rights states, “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”
BCCA students, by end of fifth grade, using Core Knowledge will be able to pass the United States Citizenship test. Throughout their lives, thanks to our nation’s founding documents, graduates of our school will use their liberty to pursue happiness in their communities and in their families, in their work and in their leisure, in economic life and in political life. As they do so, we hope they will be ever mindful of how privileged they are to be Americans, and that they will strive to pass on this heritage to generations yet unborn.