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DEEPER LEARNING INITIATIVES Bayside Academy is committed to increasing opportunities for student-driven learning experiences to encourage lifelong learning. Bayside’s Depth of Knowledge (DOK) schedule is a hybrid schedule that combines three days of traditional shorter periods with two days of longer 90-minute periods. The purpose is to provide additional time for dynamic learning opportunities: reflection, exploration, differentiation, and formative performance tasks. The instruction on these days targets free-flowing learning skills such as collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking. DOK days create an opportunity to facilitate extended activities such as projects, group work, class debates and discussions, feedback and reflection, and problem-solving investigations.

Civic Engagement: Historical Perspectives is a learning incubator that allows purposeful, self-driven, high-achieving students to pursue an individualized, focused educational experience coordinated with a faculty mentor or mentors. Students may design academic, service-based, or entrepreneurial projects. Students develop passion, purpose, and leadership through immersive real-world learning.

Understanding the Southern Mystique aims to dissect, dismantle, and ultimately reconstruct an understanding of regional identity in order to answer one question: What is the South? The course guides students to explore Southern identity and discover the interconnection between music, film, art, race relations, economics, psychology, environmental science, politics, and the history of the region. Using a cross-curricular and projectbased approach, students are challenged to see farther, think more reflectively and deeply, and drive their learning. Select students may substitute this course for American History.

2019-2020 HIGHLIGHTS • Graduates accepted into 55 colleges in 20 states and plan to attend 33 colleges in 14 states • Merit- or talent-based scholarships earned by 85% of the members of the Class of 2020 • Two seniors selected as members of the AISA All-Academic Team • Scholars Bowl team qualified for nationals for the sixth consecutive year • Four students selected for the Alabama Governor’s School

• Literary magazine named 1st place winner by American Scholastic Press Association and earned a commendation for excellence from the National Council of Teachers of English • Baldwin County DAR winner • 18th consecutive Girls Volleyball State Championship • Area winner of the Bryant-Jordan Scholar Athlete Award • Female State Champion Pole Vaulter/High Jumper • Boys Indoor Track and Field State Champions • 78% of families contributed to Annual Fund


Bayside Academy transitioned to virtual learning in March of 2020. The Upper School maintained the published grading scale and all graduation requirements. AP students successfully submitted 98% of their tests to the College Board. When Bayside went virtual in March, the bulk of extracurriculars and athletics went dormant (exceptions were Admiral TV, yearbook, literary magazine, and newspaper). For the (2020-2021) school year, extracurricular and athletic involvements will be assessed regularly for viability and be available as possible. Plans for (2020-2021) include multiple options for toggling from in-person to hybrid to virtual educational models as needed. This can vary by grade level or division or may encompass the entire campus. Needs will be determined by the administration; the Bayside Medical Advisory Task Force; and local, state, and national government and health agencies. At the beginning of the school year, approximately 1% of students in grades 9-12 elected to use a virtual education platform. The health and well-being of the Bayside community will be forefront in all decisionmaking processes. BAYSIDE ACADEMY 2020-2021 PROFILE

COURSE OF STUDIES CLASS OF 2021—63 STUDENTS Courses listed may not be offered each year. AP courses are enrollment driven.

Algebra I, II, III Geometry Advanced Geometry--9 Advanced Algebra II--10 Math Theory PreCalculus Advanced PreCalculus Discrete Math Calculus with Statistics AP Statistics AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC Journalism (Yearbook I, II, III, IV) Journalism (Newspaper I, II, III, IV) Creative Writing I, II Writer’s Studio English 9 English 10 Advanced English 10 English 11 AP Language and Composition English 12 AP Literature/Composition American Sign Language I, II French I, II, III Advanced French III, IV Spanish I, II, III, IV Advanced Spanish II, III, IV AP Spanish

World History I, II Advanced World History I Current Events AP European History U.S. History AP U.S. History Civic Engagement: Historical Perspectives^ Understanding the Southern Mystique***^X Ethics Digital Ethics Psychology Government Economics AP U.S. Government AP Macroeconomics

Exploring Computer Science Graphic Design/Marketing Robotics Web Design Drama I, II Musical Theatre I, II, III Technical Theatre I, II Band Dance Studio Film I, II Ceramics I, II, III Mixed Media I, II, III Painting I, II, III Drawing I, II, III Digital Photography I, II, III AP Digital Photography** AP Art Video Production I, II, II Video Production Leadership* Leadership Studies ACCE Seminar Study Skills I, II, III, IV Study Skills 9, 10, 11, 12

Biology Chemistry Advanced Chemistry Anatomy/Physiology Zoology Environmental Studies Physics Advanced Physics AP Biology Advanced Chemistry II^^

Bold indicates Advanced (Honors)/AP * First offered 2019-2020 ** First offered 2020-2021 *** Interdisciplinary ^ See Deeper Learning Initiatives ^^ College-level class that replaces AP Chemistry and carries the weight of an AP course in the weighted GPA X Select students may substitute this course for American History

Athletic Training Driver’s Education Athletic Participation Yoga I, II


Independent Study

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AP Grade

Total Grades Reported

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Class of 2017 2018 2019 2020

(Mid 50%) 24-30 24-30 24-30 25-31

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Students are required to accumulate a minimum of 23 units of credit in grades 9-12 in order to graduate. Requirements by discipline and minimum units for graduating are shown below. Algebra and/or Geometry may be taken in grades 7 and 8, but classes do not earn high school credit. High school students must complete four years in advanced mathematics. All courses are college preparatory. Courses marked as advanced are honors in nature. AP courses are available and are enrollment driven. It is strongly recommended that a student take no more than three AP courses in one year. A student taking any AP course is required to take the AP exam. A special program exists throughout the school for students who have diagnosed learning disabilities/ attention deficit disorders, etc. The Academic Coaching Center for Excellence (ACCE) Program serves the needs of LD/ ADHD students. Individual exemptions to graduation requirements may be made for students with documented special needs. Any exception to the required program must be approved by the administration. UNITS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION English..........................................................................................4 Mathematics.................................................................................4 Social Sciences.............................................................................4 Natural Sciences..........................................................................4 (Including Biology and Chemistry) Foreign Language........................................................................2 Fine Arts.......................................................................................1 Physical Education......................................................................1 Computer...................................................................................0.5 Electives.....................................................................................2.5

GRADING Bayside uses the scale listed. Grades earned prior to entry in the ninth grade are not calculated in the GPA. The grading scale appears on the transcript. O, S, N, and F grades are not calculated in the GPA. The numerical grades that are reported are unweighted. Both weighted and unweighted GPAs are calculated and recorded on the transcript. All numerical grades are used in calculating the GPA. In determining the weighted GPA, A’s, B’s and C’s in AP courses are weighted on a 4.0 scale by a 1.0 factor. All other advanced courses are weighted by a 0.5 factor. In the GPA calculation for transfer students, no additional weight is given for students who were enrolled in traditional college prep classes; no accommodation is made for grades labeled +/–, and Bayside’s weighting system is applied to the Bayside cumulative GPA. Bayside Academy reports grades on a semester basis. Students are not ranked. Bell ringers are the two sophomores with the highest GPAs; marshals are the four juniors with the highest GPAs.

On request, the students who occupy positions 1 and 2 in a senior class may be identified.

GRADING SCALE A............90-100 B............80-89 C............70-79

D...........65-69 F............Below 65

HONOR COUNCIL Class members elect their grade-level representatives from a slate of faculty nominations. Participation is on a graduated basis with seniors having the largest representation.

JUNIOR YEAR GRADES CLASS OF 2021 Course English 11 AP English Language U.S. History AP U.S. History Zoology Environmental Studies AP Biology Advanced French III Advanced Spanish IV AP Spanish PreCalculus Advanced PreCalculus Drawing Drawing II Painting Painting II Digital Photo II

Highest Mean Lowest Grade Grade Grade 96 83 65 96 87 76 96 90 82 96 86 72 100 95 83 100 94 80 100 87 73 96 91 84 99 94 90 97 94 88 98 92 85 98 87 75 100 97 74 100 99 99 100 99 99 100 99 99 100 98 94

Fewer than five students enrolled: Sign Language I; Advanced World History II; Southern Mystique; Civic Engagement; French I, II; Advanced French IV; Spanish II, III; Advanced Spanish III; Anatomy/Physiology; Chemistry; Advanced Physics; Robotics; Exploring Computer Science; Newspaper I, II, III; Yearbook I, II, II; Creative Writing; Ceramics I, II; Mixed Media; Film I; Drama I, II,; Digital Photography I, III; Technical Theatre I, II; Video Production – Admiral TV; Video Production – Leadership I; Band; Graphic Design Bold indicates Advanced (Honors)/AP



American University Auburn University Auburn University at Montgomery Bard College Birmingham-Southern College Boston College Boston University Clemson University Coastal Alabama Community College College of Charleston Colorado State University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Fordham University Furman University George Washington University Hampden-Sydney College High Point University Louisiana State University Loyola University New Orleans Mississippi State University North Carolina State University Rhodes College Rollins College Samford University Santa Clara University Southern Methodist University Southern Union State Community College Spring Hill College Tulane University University of Alabama University of Alabama at Birmingham University of California, Los Angeles University of Colorado University of Georgia University of Miami University of Mississippi University of Montevallo University of North Carolina Wilmington University of Rochester University of South Alabama University of South Carolina University of Southern Mississippi University of Texas at Dallas University of West Florida Villanova University Wake Forest University Washington and Lee University Washington University in St. Louis

CLASS OF 2019 (61)

Agnes Scott College Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences Auburn University Baylor University Belmont University Birmingham-Southern College Boston College Brown University Centre College The Citadel Clemson University Coastal Alabama Community College Cornell University Duke University Emory University Florida State University Furman University Georgia Institute of Technology Harvard College High Point University Huntingdon College Jacksonville State University Johns Hopkins University Loyola University New Orleans Marymount Manhattan College Mercer University Miami Dade College Oklahoma City University Oxford College of Emory University Pace University Point Park University Samford University Santa Clara University Savannah College of Art and Design Sewanee, The University of the South Southern Methodist University Spring Hill College Texas A & M University Texas Christian University Trinity University Troy University Tulane University University of Alabama University of Alabama at Birmingham University of Colorado University of Denver University of Georgia University of Mississippi University of Montevallo University of Notre Dame University of Pittsburgh University of the Sciences University of South Alabama University of South Carolina University of Southern Mississippi Washington University in St. Louis Williams College Yale University

CLASS OF 2020 (65)

Auburn University Baylor University Berry College Birmingham-Southern College Boston University California Polytechnic State University The Citadel Clemson University Coastal Alabama Community College College of Charleston Drexel University Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Furman University Georgia Institute of Technology Hampden-Sydney College Hendrix College High Point University Louisiana State University Massachusetts Institute of Technology Mississippi State University Morehouse College North Carolina State University Northeastern University Rhodes College Ringling College of Art and Design Samford University San Diego State University Sewanee, The University of the South Southern Methodist University Spring Hill College Southern Union State Community College Southwest Mississippi Community College St. Joseph’s University Texas Christian University Trinity University Troy University The University of Alabama The University of Alabama at Birmingham The University of Alabama at Huntsville University of Colorado University of Dayton University of Florida University of Mississippi University of Mobile University of Montevallo University of Nevada, Las Vegas University of Notre Dame University of South Alabama University of Southern Mississippi University of Texas at Dallas University of West Florida Vanderbilt University Wake Forest University Washington University in St. Louis Western Washington University

Average number of applications per senior by December deadline: Class of 2018: >3<4 Class of 2019: >3<4 Class of 2020: >3<4 Bold Indicates Studentsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Enrollment After Graduation BAYSIDE ACADEMY 2020-2021 PROFILE

Bayside Academy is a college preparatory school for grades PK3 through 12 (approximately 778 students, 256 in grades 9-12). Founded as St. James Episcopal Day School by Baldwin County families seeking a challenging academic environment for their children, Bayside Academy opened the doors to its very first students on September 8, 1970, with classes from kindergarten through 8th grade. David M. Smith was headmaster, and John A. Robertson was chairman of the Board of Directors. On September 8, 2020, Bayside Academy celebrated its 50th anniversary. Situated on an oak-shaded bluff overlooking Mobile Bay, Bayside’s 22-acre campus originally was settled in 1837 by a retired sea captain. The Greek revival mansion on the property served as a private residence, withstood the Civil War Battle of Mobile Bay, and later served as a hotel. The Brothers of the Sacred Heart bought the property in the 1940s and used the facility as a boarding school. The original structure, the heart of the campus, serves as Bayside’s Administrative Complex. Bayside is accredited by the AdvanceED through the Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS). The school is a member of SAIS, the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), the Alabama Independent School Association (AISA), and other professional organizations. Bayside competes at the Class 3A level of the Alabama High School Athletic Association (Cross Country and Indoor Track and Field compete at the Class 4A level; Girls Volleyball competes at the Class 5A level). Admission is selective and based on academic ability, willingness to work, and potential for growth. The school serves a diverse student population and regularly enrolls a number of international students. Financial aid is available for students with demonstrated need and typically is awarded for students in grades 7 and above. Qualified applicants will be considered for acceptance without regard to race, creed, sex, or national/ethnic origin.



Students are encouraged to make individual college visits in order to facilitate successful college selection. In order for these visits to be considered as excused absences, students and parents must plan these trips at least one week in advance. Students are encouraged to visit with the college admissions officers who visit Bayside. Students and parents are also encouraged to participate in all available college fairs and school-sponsored programs.

The school will make every effort to schedule a visit around the travel schedule of the admissions officer. Appointments may be made by calling the College Counseling Office at 251-338-6427 or by e-mailing mawillis@baysideacademy.org. A calendar listing scheduled visits is published for students, parents, and faculty. The College Counseling Office is located in the Administrative Complex.





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Directions from Mobile Regional Airport: Exit left from the airport heading east on Airport Blvd. Continue for 7 miles and merge onto I-65 South. Merge left onto I-10 toward Florida. Continue through the tunnel and across Mobile Bay and take Exit 35, U.S. 90/U.S. 98. Turn right onto Hwy. 98 East and continue for 4.5 miles. Turn right onto Hwy. 64. At the end of the street, turn left onto Main Street. Turn right onto Dryer Avenue and continue to the end of the street. This will dead-end into the Bayside Academy campus.




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303 Dryer Ave. | Daphne, AL 36526 | 251.338.6300 | www.baysideacademy.org


Michael Papa, Head of School Josh Montgomery, Head of Upper School Nikki Rider, Admissions, nrider@baysideacademy.org Mary Ann Willis, Director of College Counseling, mawillis@baysideacademy.org Ellen Blackwell, Associate Director of College Counseling, eblackwell@baysideacademy.org Jamie Ferguson, Athletic Director, jferguson@baysideacademy.org HS Code 010841 303 Dryer Avenue, Daphne, AL 36526 www.baysideacademy.org • 251-338-6300 • 251-338-6310 Fax BAYSIDE ACADEMY 2020-2021 PROFILE


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2020-2021 Bayside Academy School Profile  

2020-2021 Bayside Academy School Profile