The BBC curriculum provides a logical and systematic path for students to follow in their pursuit of their educational goals. But students often have difficulty seeing where they are on that path, especially when they are focused on passing a particular test or meeting a looming deadline. BBC uses "Waypoints" to address this issue.
Waypoint is a navigational term used to identify an intermediate point on a route. In the days before navigation by GPS, waypoints were often remarkable natural landmarks that encouraged the traveler to stop for a moment. Waypoints mark progress on a journey. They prompt the traveler to look toward the next intermediate goal, get new bearings, and muster up the motivation to keep on toward the destination.
At BBC, Waypoints help students mark progress on their educational journey, make sense of what they are experiencing, and make wise personal choices that will enhance the value of the education they are receiving. Some Waypoints involve academic courses. Other components are non-credit and non-academic. A significant aspect of Waypoints is that they encourage self-reflection, dialogue with fellow students, and dialogue with faculty.
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This course is designed to help students understand the overall academic process:
This class stresses a life of submission and devotion to God and explains BBC’s character competencies:
Freshman Class Meetings
A faculty advisor meets with the freshman class each month to:
Sophomore Class Meetings
The sophomore year can be difficult because the novelty of being at college has worn off. The sophomore faculty advisor meets with the class each month to encourage the students.
This course attempts to help students develop self-awareness and to prepare them for internships.
Junior Summit is a retreat open only to juniors that emphasizes ministry in a team environment:
This course is designed to help the senior look past graduation to make needed preparations for what lies beyond BBC.