Guidance

Guidance is defined as the act of leading or showing the way.  At Briarcrest Christian Middle School, it is our pleasure and mission to guide your children to know and honor Jesus Christ, seek God’s truth and wisdom in all disciplines, and pursue excellence through integrity in their academic, creative, and athletic endeavors so that they may “grow in stature with God and men.” 

We offer a wide range of academic services that include: academic counseling in preparation for high school, monitoring individual student progress, serving as a resource for families and teachers to promote academic success, and coordinating tutoring services as well as other programs that will give your child every opportunity to experience learning in a supportive, challenging and creative environment. 

Transitional and pivotal are words often associated with middle school students.  Given the meaning of these words, guidance rooted in Scripture is a gift to our children.  At this time in their lives, we have the opportunity to show grace, love and mercy, yet teach accountability to Him and to others.  Whether your child is presented with challenging spiritual, academic, or social issues, it is our desire to walk along side you and support you and your child during the middle school years. 

Tutoring Program

Tutoring is offered at a variety of times throughout the day including before school, during related arts, and after school. Sessions may be individual or in a group setting and are 30-45 minutes in length. Please call Conley Mays at 765-4626 for questions regarding tutoring or for an application for the program.

Duke TIP

Briarcrest Christian Middle School participates in the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) for the 7th Grade Talent Search. Using the standards set forth by Duke TIP, qualified students must be ranked in the 95th percentile on a reasoning section of a national or state achievement test.  We use our 6th grade ERB/CTP4 achievement test results to determine this qualification. A student must have scored in the 95th percentile or higher in the national category on at least one of the following tests: Verbal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Writing Mechanics, Writing Concepts & Skills, Quantitative Reasoning, or Mathematics 1 & 2.

The nominees for Duke TIP are announced each September, and the parents of the nominees receive a detailed letter about the program.

Johns Hopkins CTY

Briarcrest Christian Middle School participates in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) Program in 8th grade. The Center For Talented Youth Talent Search is for 8th grade students who place at or above the 95th percentile on national tests or achieve at top levels on state tests. We use our 7th grade ERB/CTP4 achievement test results to determine this qualification.  A student must have scored in the 95th percentile or higher in the national category on at least one of the following tests: Verbal Reasoning, Reading Comprehension, Writing Mechanics, Writing Concepts & Skills, Quantitative Reasoning, or Mathematics 1 & 2.

The nominees for Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth are announced each October, and the parents of the nominees receive a detailed letter about the program.