IMG 2145Congratulations go out to Mrs. Messbarger and Mrs. Williams and members of our band and choir for receiving straight 1’s (superior rating) at the Michigan Charter School Solo & Ensemble Festival on Saturday April 20th at the Michigan School for the Arts in Pontiac.  All of BCA’s soloists scored with all of 1’s as well!

Taking a first year music program to this level of performance is no easy task.  BCA music students worked very hard this year, especially because most students just learned their instruments for the first time.  Their efforts and collaboration to perform as a group have been amazing!  We are very proud of their recent accomplishments and look forward to an amazing Spring Concert.

Thank you students, parents and teachers for your dedication and support!

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Middle schooler, Jason Eurich and kindergartener, Faith Nycamp were recognized this past Saturday for their citizenship and great IMG 3538character at Bay City Academy. Teachers and students submitted nominations last month for over 80 students.

With special thanks to the Just for Kids Foundation, Jason and Faith were picked up at the Madison Arts Campus by motor coach then escorted to the owner’s suite at Dow Field for a pre-game dinner. The Saginaw Sting took the field for the 1st quarter of the football game. Between the 1st and 2nd quarters, Jason and Faith were brought onto the field and presented with brand new bicycles and an autographed football.

Jason and Faith think of others before thinking of themselves, brighten any classroom with their smiles, and always demonstrate good character. We are very proud of them and the positive impact they have on our school. 


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Bay City Academy is growing and expanding our academic programs!  The excitement for creating a quality school continues to be our focus; doing what is best for our students and serving our families.


You may have read the article by the Bay City Times concerning Dr. Ingersoll's efforts to restore the neighborhoods around our school campuses.  In the last three years, Dr. Ingersoll has been able to put two abandoned historical buildings back into use for BCA’s programs, with a third opening this fall at the Farragut School.  Bay City Academy’s Madison Arts campus was only mentioned in the recent article because our school leases the facility.  The matter surrounding other construction projects does not impact the operations or growth of Bay City Academy.


In fact, we are growing!  The addition of 9th and 10th grades this fall was approved by our board of directors.  BCA’s high school program will follow a blended learning model including online classes and project-based learning.  We'll share more information about BCA’s high school program soon.  BCA's K-5 program continues to grow and thrive and will expand to the Farragut School this fall, opening the Madison Arts and Old Y Campuses to our Middle and High School programs.


We are very thankful to all of our BCA families for their continued support and trust as we continue to grow.  We love being a part of your kids' growth and academic success!

The Bay City Academy school board of directors approved our plans to add two grades to our program, which will allow BCA to serve students from Kindergarten to 10th grade.

BCA’s high school program will follow a blended learning model including online classes, a wide variety of elective courses, and project-based learning.

More information about BCA’s high school program will be presented soon!

Does your child love building with Legos?  Then this is the club for them!  The club will be open to all BCA Kindergarten through 3rd grade students.  It runs for 8 weeks meeting every Wednesday from 3:45-4:30 at the Old Y Campus.  The club begins Wednesday, April 17th and ends Wednesday, June 8th.  Cost is $50 and includes a Lego Creator’s Kit and a club T-Shirt.  If your child is interested, please see Mrs. Thompson at the front office and the

MLiveSafetyBay City Academy's safety practices were mentioned in an article on MLive today!  As out motto states very clearly, BCA provides a safe (safety always comes first), loved (warm and caring atmosphere) and learning (acadmically strong) environment.  It's what we do best!



Bay City Academy continues to grow!  We want to thank all of our families for your support and trust as we continue to expand into our third campus.  Just two blocks east of the Madison Arts campus, the Farragut School will be opening this Fall.  Construction will begin in the next few weeks and is scheduled to be complete before school is out this year.  The Farragut Campus features a gymnasium, huge playground space, large classrooms, and beautifully restored glass block construction.

Middle School classes (grades 6-8) will be housed at the Old Y and Madison Arts Campuses.  This summer, efforts will continue at the Old Y Campus to resurface the gym floor, activate the pool, air condition classrooms, and upgrade project spaces on the first floor.  Our kindergarten and elementary program will be moving into both the Farragut School and Madison Arts Campuses next school year.

Construction updates will be posted on our website throughout the summer.

The educational program BCA offers remains the same with an emphasis on Character Education, project-based learning, and the integration of science and the arts in our everyday curriculum.

We owe it all to you! Thank you BCA parents for a successful second year of operation.  We look forward to sharing this success with our future families, too!

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