Academy Chronicle

Meet the Teachers: Mr. Michael Liva

Mr. Liva spoke to the Academy Chronicle about many aspects of his life including his childhood pranks, work at the Picatinny Arsenal, and philosophies about technical education.

Nicholas Cho

March 29, 2014

Mr. Liva has been teaching physics at BCA since 1999.  During his time at BCA he has organized many of the school’s engineering programs such as Battle Bots; he has also been involved in the recent opening of the school’s Makerspace, an area that provides students the opportunity to use innova...

Meet the Teachers: Dr. Todd Crane

 Dr. Crane discussed various topics including his career before coming to BCA, living in southern California, and the BCA Physics Department.

Nicholas Cho

February 26, 2014

Current Chemistry and Theory of Knowledge teacher, Dr. Crane, is an integral member of the BCA community.  Now in his 14th year of teaching at BCA, he is well-known for his implementation of technology along with the flipped classroom model, in which instructional videos are watched at home allowi...

The Verdict of Homecoming 2013

Still of the promo for Homecoming 2013, released by the Student Council's Youtube account.

Meena Raman

November 20, 2013

This year, more than seventy sophomore attendees of BCA's annual Homecoming voiced their varying opinions of the dance, regarding all of its aspects: music, food, and its numerous special features. Despite a vast accumulation of data, ranging from students' quotes to their ranking of certain facet...

BCA’s Spring Play: “You Can’t Take It With You” – Funny, Quirky, and Explosive

Nicholas Cho

June 19, 2013

On June 1-2, the BCA Theatre Department put on three performances of You Can’t Take It With You,by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman. Right from the start with Penelope Sycamore (Lauren Henning) sitting at a desk, to the final scene with Martin Vanderhof (Joseph Nasta) saying a dinnertime prayer, I was hilariously ...

AVPA-M Class of 2013 Senior Music Recital: A Celebration of Music and AVPA-M

From Left to Right: Matt Barrett, Tina Niwa, Janice Yalong, Sara D'Iorio, Laura Barreto, Emma Hathaway, Yuta Takano, Michelle Cho, and Jesse Hartov of AVPA-M Class of 2013

Nicholas Cho

April 15, 2013

On Thursday March 28, 2013, the students of the AVPA-M Class of 2013 held the first-ever AVPA-M recital at Bergen County Academies. It was a night filled with riveting performances that showcased the spectacular talent of these select seniors. The AVPA-M Class of 2013 consists of Matt Barrett, Lau...

Meet Your Freshman Student Council

Meena Raman

December 5, 2012

Freshman elections have come and gone, and clever campaign slogans have been put to rest. But who will represent the class of 2016 this year? Let me introduce you to your freshman student council. After relentless campaigning, these students first heard the news of their win on October 18th via ...