WHO WE ARE
Curious to know how Bridge Prep got started? Allow us to introduce ourselves!
Building the Bridge
Bridge Preparatory Academy was established to provide an outstanding Christian, college preparatory education to students who learn differently. Co-founders, Jeffrey and Jackie Lockett, are parents of a child with a learning difference. For years they searched throughout the greater Houston area for a school that would meet the needs of their son, as well as recognize his potential, all from a Christian Worldview. As educators with combined experience of more than 30 years in public and private education, the Locketts knew they were not alone in this need. In their experience, they encountered many other students who, although extremely bright, creatively gifted and capable, struggled in traditional school settings. While well-meaning schools provided rigorous academics, they either offered limited to no individual accommodations, or the accommodations went far beyond the support these capable students needed. The Locketts felt burdened to do something for these unique learners.
After much prayer, research, and planning over several years, Bridge Preparatory Academy opened its doors in 2015. Employing a combination of researched-based instructional strategies and personalized academics, along with high individual expectations and strong character development, Bridge Prep is here to serve as a springboard for limitless academic and personal achievements for all kinds of learners!
Bridge Preparatory Academy is a non-profit, 501(c)3 tax exempt organization in affiliation with Heritage Baptist Church.
Bridge Prep is fully accredited by the Texas Alliance of Accredited Private Schools (TAAPS), and is also a member of the International Dyslexia Association and the Special Schools Coalition of Houston.
Bridge Preparatory Academy is a ministry of Heritage Baptist Church in Sugar Land (www.hbcsugarland.com), pastored by BPA co-founder Jeff Locket, and as such all curriculum is taught through a Biblical worldview.
About the Scriptures: We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Scriptures (both Old and New Testaments) and that "... all Scripture is given by inspiration of God" (ll Timothy 3:16,17). We believe that the original autographs are without error because of the work of the Holy Spirit as He moved each man to record the words of God (II Peter 1:19-21).
About God: We believe in one God with three eternal distinctions: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. They are of the same essence (John 4:24), but separate in personalities (Matthew 3:16,17;28:19,20; II Corinthians 13:14).
About Jesus Christ: We believe that Jesus Christ is God (John 10:30; 20:31) and that He is eternal (John 1:1,2). We believe that when Jesus Christ came to take on the form of man (Philippians 2:6-8) that He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14; Matthew 1:20-23). We believe that He lived a sinless life (II Corinthians 5:21) and that He provided the necessary atonement, vicariously, for our sins by the "sacrifice of Himself" (Isaiah 53:4-6; Hebrews 9:26; I Corinthians 15:3). And most important, we believe that after He died and was buried that "He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures" (I Corinthians 15:4).
About Creation: We believe in and accept by faith (Hebrews 11:3) the Genesis account of creation (Genesis 1:1,2). We believe that God created all things including man (Colossians 1:16). Our belief in creation discounts all hypotheses of evolution.
About Salvation: We believe that salvation is of the Lord (Philippians 1:6) on the merit of the shed blood of Jesus Christ (Romans 3:24,26). Salvation is a free gift (Ephesians 2:8,9; Romans 6:23) which excludes any possible merit on the basis of works (Ephesians 2:8,9); II Timothy 1:9; Titus 3:5). We believe that the two essential elements of salvation are repentance toward God (Acts 2:38) and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ (Acts 20:21; Romans 10:9,10). We also believe that once a person has been saved that there is no chance of his ever going to hell and that he is eternally secure in Christ (John 3:16,36; 1 John 5:11-13).
Dedicated Guides and Partners
The key to our success is the stellar team of experienced educators that work with our students. Each member of our team has a passion for his or her respective subject matter, is committed to the vision and mission of the school, and most importantly, has a heart for serving God and the students of Bridge Prep.