Our Mission Statement:
We believe that all children can and will achieve their potential and become productive, literate, responsible citizens. We have developed a rigorous program aligned to the New York State Common Core Standards. We have developed a program of collaborative, coherent instruction, which includes working in teams, with parents and the community to provide intensive instruction and enrichment in every area for all our students. This enables all students to be prepared for High School and beyond.
Every student at The Bay Academy for the Arts and Sciences is gifted and talented. Each student is admitted based on talent testing that takes place in January of Grade 5. (schools.nyc.gov/ChoicesEnrollment/Middle)
Regents Programs: The Bay Academy offers several opportunities for students to gain high school credit while in middle school. In grade 8, students may be eligible to participate in the accelerated Regents Math (Common Core Algebra) and Science (Living Environment) courses.
Technology: Each classroom is equipped with a SMARTBoard or Promethean Interactive Board. Teachers in each department utilize laptops and iPads in the classroom. We have a newly redesigned Apple Computer lab and Lenovo computer lab.
School website & progress reports: Parents/guardians and students have access to our school website, www.edline.net/pages/IS_98-Bay_Academy. All important dates are posted on the school calendar. Each subject teacher manages a website where students can view assignments, additional study resources, class notes, etc. In addition, teachers upload progress reports on a weekly basis. Parents/guardians and students communicate with teachers via email regarding student progress.
Talent Programs: ART - ATHLETICS - COMPUTER/MATH -CREATIVE WRITING - DANCE - DRAMA - SCIENCE - STRINGS - VOCAL - WINDS
* ARISTA – Academic Honor Society
* ARCHON – Service Honor Society
* STUDENT GOVERNMENT
* LIBRARY SQUAD
* READING AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
* CHAMPS – (Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball)
Our Community: The Bay Academy is partnered with several organizations. Some include: Arts Achieve, NIA Community Services Network, Urban Advantage, City Harvest Program, Toy Drive for Sloan-Kettering Pediatric Center, Pennies for Patients (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society School & Youth program), Breast Cancer Awareness charity organizations, the American Heart Association.
Our students participate in the Ezra Jack Keatsbook-making competition, Stock Market game, NYS Science Olympiad, NYC SHPE Middle School Science Bowl.