Overview

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.


Special Programs
Every student at the Bay Academy is gifted and talented. The curriculum of the City and the State are followed. Each student is tested in his/her talent of choice. Each student is admitted based on that talent test.

    Bay Academy offers several opportunities for student to gain high school credit while in middle school. In grade 8, students may be eligible to participate in the accelerated Regents Math and Science courses. Math Regents course, Integrated Algebra. Regents-level Science, Living Environment. 
  
 Each classroom is equipped with a SMARTBoard or Promethean Interactive Board. Teachers in each department have laptop carts available to them so that the students may research current events, etc. We have a newly redesigned Apple Computer lab and Dell computer lab.
   
Parents and students have access to our school website, www.edline.net. Here they are able to view assignments, assessment information, class notes, etc. for each subject area. Each teacher creates a website where students have access to additional study resources and important dates. In addition, teachers upload progress reports on a weekly basis. Parents and students are able to email teachers regarding student progress.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION!!!
Special Programs by Talent Area
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ART
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ATHLETICS
-COMPUTER/MATH
-CREATIVE WRITING
-DANCE
-DRAMA
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SCIENCE
-STRINGS
-V
OCAL
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WINDS

Computers in the classroom; interdisciplinary programs in every grade, Stock Market Game, Econ Bowl, and a variety of field trips.


Extracurricular Activities
Our gifted and talented students have the option of being involved in many extracurricular activities. These include:
* ARISTA - Academic Honor Society
* ARCHON - Service Honor Society
* STUDENT GOVERNMENT
* LIBRARY SQUAD
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BUILDER'S CLUB - the intermediate school Kiwanis
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READING AMBASSADOR PROGRAM
*CHAMPS - intermediate school intramural teams which practice and compete after school hours. (Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball)

After-School Program Activities:
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ELA TEST PREP COURSE - prepares students for the NYS ELA exam, provides students with additional practice in writing exercises, reading comprehension skills, and homework help.
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MATH TEST PREP COURSE - prepares students for the NYS ELA exam, provides students with Math skills practice and homework help.
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CHESS - students learn the strategies needed to excel at the game of chess.
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SET DESIGN - students learn basic set design techniques and create sets for drama performances, music concerts, etc.
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TALENT SHOW - students from every talent area who love to sing, dance, act, etc. are invited to showcase their talent in an annual Talent Show performance in May.
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CHEERLEADING - students perform at school assemblies, sports games, parades, and other community functions.
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JAZZ BAND - interested students must have experience playing a percussion, woodwind, or brass instrument.


Our Community
Our students decorate the windows of Assemblyman Steven Cymbowitz' office. Similarly, this art work is displayed at Snub Harbor. 
    The chorus, band, orchestra and dance talent entertain at many community events including the Annual Health Fair, the Holocaust Memorial and the community at large.

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