June 23, 2023

Digital Backpack for June 23, 2023

Enjoy a safe and happy summer!


It’s that time of year to start booking your senior portraits. Below please find the dates available for Bacon. 

08/14 - 08/15     8:30 AM - 2:00 PM   (Indoor/Outdoor)

9/13                   2:30 PM - 8:00 PM   (Indoor/Outdoor)

10/10 - 10/11     2:30 PM - 8:00 PM   (Indoor ONLY)

11/13 - 11/14     2:30 PM - 8:00 PM   (Indoor ONLY)

12/04 - 12/05     2:30 PM - 8:00 PM   (Indoor ONLY)

Please follow the link for scheduling - https://seniors.legacystudios.com/bacon-academy-ct/


Students taking any of the following science courses next year should be aware that there is summer HW to be completed.  The assignments will be posted on the Bacon Academy website and teachers will provide students with a Google Classroom code for additional information and resources as needed.  


Biology Level 3

AP Biology

AP Environmental Science

AP Physics





Get Ready for Summer Reading!

Visit the Summer Reading Website to see the great selection of books for this year's summer reading program. Choose a book from any of the titles selected by Bacon Academy teachers and staff and complete one of the activities. Join us in the fall to celebrate with snacks and prizes and an exciting book discussion with others who have read the book. Don’t miss out on the chance to engage in this great activity!


Seniors - Reporting Dual Enrollment/AP Credits to Your College

The School Counseling Office does NOT keep track of the college credits YOU have earned through dual enrollment classes. YOU must request a transcript from each of the colleges from which you have earned dual enrollment credits &/or your AP test scores from the College Board. YOU then need to forward these documents to your college for review. Please note - This year’s dual enrollment classes will not appear on your transcript until mid-July. Below please find links to each college with whom we partner:

Three Rivers Community College: https://www.threerivers.edu/life-after-trcc/alumni/transcript-request/

Eastern Connecticut State University:




Gateway Community College:


University of Bridgeport:


AP Scores/College Board:



A limited number of accepted Juniors and Seniors (in good academic standing) will be allowed to take after school and evening courses at Three Rivers Community College and Manchester Community College, for both college and high school credit.  Students can take a maximum of 8 credits at TRCC/MCC per year without any tuition cost except for books and lab fees.  Students or their parents are responsible for all transportation to and from TRCC/MCC.  Each 3 credit semester college class will equal 0.5 high school credit.  TRCC/MCC Partnership credits count toward high school graduation, but are not used to calculate students' Bacon Academy GPA or class rank.  Prior to registering, all TRCC/MCC Partnership courses must be approved by Mr. Sefchik (TRCC/MCC Partnership Site Coordinator), the appropriate Bacon Academy Department Head, and Mrs. Begue (Bacon Academy Principal) in order to receive high school credit.  Per Colchester Board of Education student’s regulations, all Bacon Academy students are still required to take a minimum of 7.0 credits (Juniors) 6.5 credits (Seniors) at the Bacon Academy campus per year.  Please note that TRCC/MCC Partnership credits do not count toward this 7.0 or 6.5 credit Bacon Academy credit minimums.  Only TRCC/MCC Partnership classes starting after 2:15 PM during the academic school year are allowed.  TRCC/MCC summer classes are also not included in the TRCC/MCC Partnership Program. Upon successful completion of each TRCC/MCC Partnership class, students must send an official TRCC/MCC transcript to the Bacon Academy School Counseling Office in order to receive high school credit.  Students accepted into the program are able to take advantage of the following services at Three Rivers Community College and Manchester Community College:


·         Access to the TRCC/MCC Academic Tutoring Center

·         Access to all TRCC/MCC Athletic facilities

·         Access and borrowing privileges at the TRCC/MCC library

·         Access to the TRCC/MCC Career Counseling Center


Please call Ronald Sefchik, LPC (School Counselor & Dual Enrollment Coordinator) at 860-537-2378 x2821 if you have any questions.


Please see school counselor assignments for the 2022-2023 school year:

Last names A-F (Grades 9-12) - Mr. Ronald Sefchik, [email protected]

Last names G-N (Grades 9-12) - Ms. Sharon Gagne, [email protected]

Last names O-Z (Grades 9-12) - Mrs. Ashley Zaugg, [email protected]


Dual Enrollment Classes

Students please check in with your teachers to see enrollment instructions to obtain dual enrollment college credits in some of your classes.  ECSU, Uconn, Gateway Community College, Three Rivers Community College and the University of Bridgeport. If you haven’t brought your payment for ECSU classes, please bring payment to the School Counseling Office.  Uconn registration, enrollment and payment are all online through their portal.  Gateway, Three Rivers and The University of Bridgeport will be registering this month.  

*New this year is our partnership with the University of Bridgeport: They will be offering dual enrollment credits for the following courses: Accounting I, Business Law (both 3 credits) and Pre-Calculus (4 credits) for $50 per credit fee.  Registration, enrollment, and payment will be on a portal through the U of B - details will be given out in these classes.



School Counseling Website/Information

Information about College Board

Test scores are being released for the PSAT and SAT exams for both Sophomores and Juniors. When the School Counseling Office receives any hard copies of your tests, we will contact the students to visit us and pick them up.  Most times, students are notified directly from the College Board via email about their test scores being ready to view.  College Board Accounts are not managed by the School Counseling Office and are only available to students.  Students must keep their user name and password for access.   https://www.collegeboard.org/   Please visit the College Board website to access your materials, or if you have questions concerning sign on, their direct number is 866-630-9305.