Brentwood takes advantage of several opportunities to engage in academic competitions that are helpful for our students realize their potential in such a way that they can identify, develop, and use their God-given gifts fully, to the glory of God.
Some of the academic competitions that Brentwood Christian School students may participate in during the school year are the following:
PSIA (Private School Interscholastic Association) Academic Meet: This association provides district-level and state-level competition for students in grades 1 through 8 in twenty different areas of academic challenge, including testing events and oral events.
TAPPS (Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools): TAPPS holds competitions for students in grades 7-12 in art, vocal and instrumental music, and academics. Our high school academic, art, and vocal and instrumental music programs have all finished regularly in the top five schools in the state. Both instrumental and vocal music programs have won state championships; the choir program has won the state championship eight times. The academic team has never finished lower than second place and is the current reigning state champion.
Texas Math League competition: Our students in upper elementary and secondary math classes take tests that pit their math abilities against others in the state on their grade level. In high school, results of monthly tests are posted on-line, and BCS students can see how they compare with area public and private school students. Brentwood Christian has been among the top twenty schools in the state the past few years and has had some of the top individual students.
MATHCOUNTS: This event allows secondary students with a special interest in mathematics to compete with other top students in the region.
Math Pentathlon: Math Pentathlon is a program of interactive problem-solving games, supportive curricular and instructional activities, and assessment tools for students. This motivational program strengthens basic math concepts and skills, aligns with National and State Mathematics Standards, and stimulates creative thinking while developing problem-solving skills. Students practice throughout the year before competing against other area schools in the spring.