Admissions

Now Enrolling for 2020-2021 

Welcome to Bell Shoals Baptist Academy.  

We are excited to show you how we partner with families to provide academic excellence through an individualized, Christ-centered ELC - 8th Grade experience. You are invited to come and explore our school!  

If you would like to learn more about our campus, please click the schedule tour button below and our registrar will be in touch with you. 

Alli Freda
813-689-9183 ext 259

Application Process Overview
Application Process Overview
  • Submit completed Online Application and application fee Online Application is for Brandon campus only, not Apollo Beach. 
  • Submit the following by uploading in the application:
    • Birth Certificate
    • 680 Immunization Record
    • 3040 Physical Form
    • Report Card
    • Educational Testing Results, if applicable
    • Schedule Student Placement Testing
  • Scholarship Application with FAST ($41 fee) (not required)

Enrollment Fee: per student non-refundable or transferable Enrollment Fee, is due upon enrollment to reserve each student's place at BSBA. VPK ONLY students who are using a State of Florida Voucher are exempt from paying the Enrollment Fee.  All other VPK students will pay the Enrollment Fee.  The voucher must be applied for and submitted to guarantee enrollment.   

VPK Voucher:  The Florida Department of Education, Office of Early Learning provides free vouchers for families to enroll age appropriate children in VPK programs.  The Voluntary Prekindergarten Education Program is a free prekindergarten program for 4-year-olds who reside in Florida and were born on or before Sept. 1 of the year they would enter the program. Parents of 4-year-olds with birthdays from Feb. 2 through Sept. 1 may postpone enrolling their child until the following year when they are 5.  To apply for the voucher you will need proof of Florida residence and proof of child's age.  VPK Voucher Application

Notification:  After your enrollment packet is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. At any time, you can re-access Online Enrollment through your ParentsWeb login to print the supplemental enrollment forms or a PDF copy of the completed enrollment packet.

Admission at Bell Shoals Baptist Academy is based on selective criteria that include standardized test scores, prior school record, recommendations, evidence of good character, and a possible interview. The Admissions Committee will review each application and notify students of their acceptance.  All students are accepted on a trial basis during the first grading period (30 days) before placement becomes final.

Testing:  BSBA administers an entrance exam ($50 fee) to determine success in our program and academic readiness or placement for kindergarten – 8th grade.

Interview:  After the completion of the entrance exam, the Admissions Committee may require an interview with the student and at least one parent. All new middle school families will meet with the administration.

See What Makes Us Different!

established 1965

Christ Centered

Integrating God’s word in all aspects of the Academy

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Safe and Secure Campus

Restricted Access, Comprehensive Safety Systems, Onsite Security.

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Robotics, Compass, STEM 

 Hands-on STEM learning activities, science inquires, project and performance based learning, and a Robotics unit.  

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Rigorous Academics Atmosphere

High School Courses, STEM/Robotics, Compass, ACSI Speech Meet, ACSI Spelling Bee, ACSI Math Olympics, ACSI Creative Writing Festival

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Parent Friendly Drop Off and Pick Up Schedules

School begins at 8:15 AM for all students 2 years old through 8th grade with staggered dismissals from 2:25 PM – 3:00 PM

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Expansive Facilities

High School Science Lab, Computer Labs, Prayer Garden/Outdoor Classroom, Basketball Gym, Multiple Sports Fields, Age-appropriate Playgrounds

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Parent Partnership

Restricted Access, Comprehensive Safety Systems, Onsite Security.

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Interscholastic Athletics

Bell Shoals Baptist Academy values the importance of learning Godly principles through athletic competition.  Through belonging to a team, students learn the importance of teamwork, trust, serving others, hard work, respect and a balanced life style.  

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Special Programs

Student Led Chapel, Mission Minded Trips and Events, Science Lab, Garden, Art, Library, PE, Music, Drama, Spanish, Morning Show, Panther Press, Academic Enhancement Program

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Learn through Play-Early Learning Center

The ELC students stay engaged in learning through participation in group discussion, art, language arts, foreign language experiences, music, as well as health and safety thorough hands-on projects and indoor and outdoor activities.

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