About BCA

A Member of the Charter School Associates' Family of Schools


Meet Our Leader

Chris Hammill serves as the principal for Bell Creek Academy. Mr. Hammill holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Western Michigan University, a Masters in Educational Leadership from Wayne State University and he is completing his doctorate in Organizational Development at Grand Canyon University. Mr. Hammill began his career in education as a fifth grade teacher in Michigan and climbed the ranks serving as an assistant principal and a turnaround principal of two schools in the Metro Detroit area. Chris went on to serve as the Deputy Superintendent for Detroit Public Schools and later as superintendent for two public school districts in Michigan. Chris left public education to serve as the Chief Operating officer for two national networks of charter school that covered the continental United States. Mr. Hammill joined the BCA team in July of 2018 and moved to Florida to be closer to family. Chris has one son who is in college. Mr. Hammill is a very student focused leader and is committed to ensuring all students at Bell Creek Academy get the best educational experience possible.

Our Mission

The mission of Bell Creek Academy Middle School is to provide students with a challenging program which emphasizes scientific inquiry, critical thinking, understanding of mathematical concepts and effective communication using innovative, reform-based instructional methods in a stimulating and nurturing environment that fosters maximum student achievement. 

The mission of Bell Creek Academy High School is to provide students with a well-rounded college preparatory and career exploration high school education, through a challenging academic program supported by technology, on-site learning experiences via local business and the opportunity to tie classroom learning with the real world of work.

Our Belief

Bell Creek Academy recognizes that all children are unique; that each learns in a different style and at a different pace. We strive to meet the individual needs of every student through a variety of programs and differentiated instructional techniques designed to prepare the child for success.

BCA offers a safe, secure and nurturing environment with a program that provides a quality and challenging academic education that includes:

  • parental involvement
  • school-wide disciplinary expectations
  • standards designed to foster academic, social and emotional growth.

We offer a balanced and flexible curriculum that provides a firm foundation in the core disciplines with enrichment in Math and Science and the infusion of technology throughout the school day.


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Bell Creek Academy is an AdvancED accredited educational institution. Accreditation through AdvancED indicates that Bell Creek Academy has met rigorous, research- based standards of  educational excellence to ensure the education program offered at Bell Creek Academy meets the needs of learners through proficiency in Leadership Capacity, Learning Capacity, and Resource Capacity. Using these standards, Bell Creek Academy targets areas in each domain for continuous improvement in creating student success.