Administrator's Welcome

Thank you for stopping by! Charger Academy Church School is a homeschool ministry of Bethel Baptist Church in Columbiana. We started in 2015 with just a handful of families and have been growing ever since. Much of our growth is due to our wonderful families sharing with friends, and that speaks volumes.


It is exciting to see where God is taking Charger Academy and how He is using us to minister to homeschooling families in our area. One of my favorite features about Charger Academy is the online record keeping allowing families to post grades and attendance.  Another is the individualized support we can offer because of the size of our group.


We offer LEGO Club, Spanish Club, 4-H Club, BETA Club, STEM/Robotics Club and a Park Day each month. For the 2020-21 school year we again have a parent led co-op with many of our families participating. Our field trip calendar for 2020-21 will include Alabama Nature Center, Southern Environmental Center, National Weather Station, and the UAB Egg Drop (hopefully this event will not get cancelled this year). 

My belief is that Charger Academy can be a strong resource for our families when we each consider that everyone in our group has something to offer, and we strive to find ways for those strengths to be shared. Homeschooling your children is a remarkable journey. Our goal is to come along with you in practical support while lifting you up in prayer as your family endeavors down this path.

Please contact us to find out if Charger Academy is a good fit for your family.


M.Michele Bradshaw

Our Mission

Operating from a Christian worldview, Charger Academy is here so that home schooling families can obtain affordable off-site classes and services for their students and families. Our purpose is to enhance and aid home school families with knowledge, tools, and support.

Our Statement of Faith can be found here.

Our History

Bethel Baptist Church has two educational missions. One is a brick and mortar school, Cornerstone Christian School (CCS), and the other is our homeschool program, Charger Academy (CA). CA was started in 2015 by a homeschooling mom and private school teacher. As a result of her planning and vision, CA has been growing by leaps and bounds. 

Charger Academy At A Glance
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