We very excited to announce from now to the end of the school year, Mrs. Rice’s 6-8 PE classes will be participating in UNICEF Kid Power, a program from the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. UNICEF Kid Power gives kids the power to save lives. By getting active with the UNICEF Kid Power Band, kids earn points and unlock therapeutic food packets for severely malnourished children around the world.

UNICEF Kid Power is a teacher-led experience that leverages easy-to-use technology and standards-aligned lessons and activities. The Kid Power Band measures a wearer’s physical activity (steps and movement) using the Band’s pedometer and accelerometer. The Band does not track a wearer’s location, and does not have access to any location data or personal information. Physical activity data from the Band is completely private, and only viewable by Mrs. Rice. UNICEF may share aggregate physical activity data and summary information with research partners, but individual data will not be publicly available.

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Mrs. Bertapelle's 4th graders constructing a solar rover as part of their energy/ science unit.


Congratulations to one of our very own, Jeana Rico who was recognized by the Bay City Noon Optimist club at their annual Unsung Hero awards.  Jeana is an amazing student!  She goes above and beyond everything that is asked of her.  She is hardworking, patient, kind and respectful and an absolute joy to be around. We are so blessed to have Jeana as a student here at BCA.

Thank you for representing Bay City Academy!






*To receive food and a book, RSVP's MUST be received by:

February 23, 2017








Bay City Academy had a remarkable showing in this year’s top-to-bottom school rankings. The rankings are based on how well each charter school and traditional public in the state performs on standardized tests.

The charter school has two campuses in Bay City, and both of them showed incredible improvement when the Michigan Department of Education released the rankings last week.

The Bay City Academy Madison Arts Campus, which had been in the zero percentile, shot all the way up to the 39th percentile. The Bay City Academy Farragut Campus, meanwhile, ranked in the 83rd percentile – outperforming every other elementary school in Bay City.

School officials were understandably elated at the results.

“I am so proud of our BCA family,” said Darci Long, the second principal at Bay City Academy. “We have the most diligent, hard-working staff, who continue to do what is best for kids in all capacities. Most importantly, I am so proud of our students who have responded to the high expectations we have set before them. We know we are not done striving for excellence. There is more work to accomplish, but we are moving forward with great resolve to continue meeting the needs of all our students.”


Bay City Academy Elementary Principal Jill Plant echoed those feelings.

“Plain and simple, we put students first,” Plant said. “Our relationship with them comes before any test, assignment, or responsibility. We know the relationship is essential and that we must have a mutual respect and level of trust with each other in order for students to succeed.

“Students will not work for you unless they know you, the teacher, have their best interest in mind and you care about them. Once the relationship has been established, we look at what we want them to achieve based on standards, meet them where they are academically, and tailor our instruction based on the data. We use data from NWEA, M-STEP, supplemental materials, and our internal assessments to drive our instruction.”

Bay City Academy also operates North Central Academy, a charter school in Mancelona, and that school also showed remarkable improvement, jumping a whopping 64 points. North Central Academy went from the 13th percentile to the 77th percentile.

Bay City Academy is authorized by Lake Superior State University and managed by Mitten Management.


Find the article here: http://thelivingstonpost.com/bay-city-academy-has-remarkable-showing-in-state-academic-rankings/

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