Academy Chronicle


Assessment Opinions

Student opinions on preferred tests.

Meghana Veldhuis

February 5, 2020

        The typical BCA school day is incomplete without frenzied students cramming information into their heads before a test or rapidly adding last-minute details to a project a few minutes before its submission. While tests and projects contribute to academic stress, they are staples in modern ed...

BCA’s 2019 NHS Induction Ceremony

BCA’s 2019 NHS Induction Ceremony

Eli Engler, General Editor

January 28, 2020

On Wednesday, December 18, 124 juniors and seniors were inducted into BCA’s chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) because of their academic and service-based accomplishments. The NHS is a prestigious group of students that have demonstrated scholastic achievement and strong moral character thro...

BCA Career Day 2019

Jimmy Lee

December 23, 2019

On November 27, 2019, Bergen County Academies held their annual Career Day, inviting alumni from all over the globe to speak with current students about their various professions. The students were asked to attend four sessions, each one being presented by a different alum. These 30 minute sessions...

How Much is Higher Education Worth?

Michelle Kim

December 23, 2019

“It tends to be ingrained from a very young age that we have to go to college and we have to go into a good school to get anywhere in life, and that a college degree is all that matters,” says one anonymous BCA student. “We’re told this by our parents and teachers, and pretty much every adult a...

Adjusting to BCA

Audrey Gang

December 23, 2019

When I received a thick white envelope in the mail with the navy words “Bergen County Academies” printed on it in late April, my first thought was, Not only is the technology above and beyond in BCA, the mail manages to be high-quality too. If I get rejected, at least I still get a fancy piece of...

BCA Students on Hackathons

Remington Kim, Writer

December 16, 2019

Competitions where programmers, engineers, and builders come together to create a real working software or hardware program all in the span of 24 hours have become increasingly popular in recent years. These events, known as hackathons, take place all over the world every weekend at high schools, colleges, and community centers. Competitors can build any product they wish, and c...

Progressions in BCA’s Global Exchanges Program

Cadee Lee

December 3, 2019

The Global Studies Program at Bergen County Academies now has eight different programs open to students for the 2019-2020 year. This homegrown program offers experiences that are specifically customized for BCA students. They are given the opportunity to travel abroad, where they can work with stude...

Isn’t “Elective Requirements” an Oxymoron?

Alexandra Weber, Writer

November 20, 2019

Isn’t “Elective Requirements” an Oxymoron? A deeper investigation of student opinion on elective requirements  Astronomy, Chinese Caligraphy, Foundations of Nanotechnology, Sports Medicine, and Paper Art. These are just five of the 53 electives offered to students at Bergen County Academies this year. A ...

“The Secret in the Wings”: BCA’s 2019 Fall Play

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Audrey Gang, Writer

November 13, 2019

This week, BCA students will present their first production of the year, “The Secret in the Wings," directed by Mr. Kaplan. The play, which will be performed at Bergen County Academies on Thursday November 14th through Saturday, November 16th, will give students in the cast a chance to showcas...

How Do BCA Freshmen Spend Their Frees? 

Jimmy (Dohyun) Lee, Writer

November 10, 2019

As many know, Bergen County Academies is a school that not only has a rigorous and tailored curriculum, but a unique scheduling system. The school is notorious for ending at a later time than most high schools and many students find themselves still on campus up to three hours after the end of the scho...

Meet the Teacher: Mr. Fogg

Aditi Shimpi, Writer

November 4, 2019

The Academy Chronicle recently sat down for an interview with Mr. Fogg, our newest addition to the school’s Business and Finance faculty. Mr. Fogg instructs AP Microeconomics for juniors, AP Macroeconomics for seniors, as well as Advanced Business Topics for ABF sophomores. He also teaches an elective...

The Hong Kong Protests: Thoughts from the BCA Student Community

Michelle Kim, General Editor

November 4, 2019

On the other side of the world, hordes of youth cluster together on the streets of Hong Kong, protesting in hopes of ending China’s hold over their government and society. Since we live on the other side of the world, it is understandable that many BCA students may find it difficult to be aware and kn...