Dear Parents,

          Parent-Teacher Conference will be held on thursday, March 10th and Friday, March 11th. Please return this form by Friday, March 4th.

Spring Conference form


At Bay City Academy and North Central Academy, we strive to keep our families and students informed of the events, cancellations, and other important happenings. We utilize lots of different methods to help ensure the messages get into the right hands. With that goal in mind, we are implementing a new system – SchoolMessenger.

The SchoolMessenger notification service is able send important information to families through phone calls, emails, and text messages. You may have already received some phone messages from us. Below are some important notifications about this service:

1. This service uses the telephone numbers and email addresses that are in PowerSchool (our student records system). Please make sure to notify us of any changes to your phone number or email so that we can ensure you continue to receive important communications.

2. Starting November 9th, 2015, we will be automating phone calls regarding absences. Once morning attendance has been take, the system will place the calls, starting at 9:00 am. for any student with an unexcused absence.

3. This service has the ability to send text/SMS messages to cellular phones. Federal government regulations require that you Opt-In to receive messages from BCA and NCA. Please review the information below regarding this process.


To comply with wireless carrier requirements and protect against unsolicited text messages, you will receive a text/SMS message to the wireless cell phone number that the district has on file requesting that you opt in to receive important information from the district via text/SMS message.

The message you receive will be similar to the following:
      "Bay City Academy messages. Reply Y for aprx
       3 msgs/mo. Txt HELP 4 info. Msg&data rates
       may apply. Visit"

So that you can continue to receive these important messages from BCA and NCA, we encourage you to reply with "Y" or "Yes" or "OPTIN" when you receive this verification message.
To opt out of all text messages from SchoolMessenger, visit or reply with STOP to the opt-in message that you receive. If you opt in, but decide to opt out later on, you may also reply "STOP" to any message or send "STOP" to 68453.


Standard text messaging rates may apply. Bay City Academy and North Central Academy are not responsible for charges that may be incurred for sending or receiving text messages. Check with your wireless carrier for possible charges.

We continually take strides to improve our schools for the benefit of our students, parents, and community. As part of determining the needs, we are asking our students, parents, staff, and community members to complete surveys about BCA. Below are links for the parent and community surveys, relating to each of our Bay City campuses.

Parent Surveys - to be completed by parents and/or guardians of students currently attending BCA.

Farragut Campus -

Madison Arts Campus -

Community Surveys - to be completed by members of our community whom do not have direct involvement (students attending) with BCA.

Farragut Campus -

Madison Arts Campus -

Thank you for your feedback and comments, it is greatly appreciated.


Bay City Academy Board of Directors

A meeting of the Bay City Academy Board of Directors will be held on Thursday, February 18, 2016 at 6:30 pm at the Farragut Campus of Bay City Academy, 301 N. Farragut St, Bay City MI 48708.




At this meeting the Board will be discussing the possiblity of adding a 9th grade to BCA please come and let your opinion be heard.

Limited Tax Pledge Notice

Affidavit of Posting Notice


For Immediate Release
April 29, 2015

Bay City Academy Welcomes Mitten Educational Management

We would like to officially welcome Mitten Educational Management (MEM) as the Educational Service Provider for Bay City Academy and North Central Academy.  MEM is officially replacing Smart Schools Management of Bay City. Mitten Educational Management is a full service management company handling all aspects of operations including curriculum, financial management, compliance, personnel management, public relations, facility management, and enrollment.  MEM is excited at the opportunity to partner with the Bay City Academy Board of Directors, Lake Superior State University, North Central Academy, and Bay City Academy to work in the best interest of the students and staff. The contract runs through June 30, 2016.

Mitten Educational Management is co-owned by Michael Randel, CPA and Brian Lynch.  Mr. Randel has over 24 years of experience as a Certified Public Accountant and currently serves as the managing member of the public accounting firm Randel, Frank & Schwartzman, CPA PLLC.  Mike will have a focus on the financial side of the management company.  Brian Lynch has been serving students in education for over nine years as a teacher, consultant, and as an administrator.  Since February 2014, Mr. Lynch, has served as Superintendent of Bay City Academy and North Central Academy. He will focus his attention mainly on the educational and curriculum side of the management company.

Pat Cleland is scheduled to take on the Interim-Superintendent position for the remaining two months of the school year.  Mr. Cleland has 23 years of experience serving students in education as a teacher, state championship football coach, and as an administrator.  He will be splitting roles as Superintendent for the Bay City Academy District along with maintaining his responsibilities as Principal at North Central Academy in Mancelona, Michigan.  Pat Cleland has been Principal at NCA for the past three years. Under his leadership the school has increased their academic performance, expanded their athletics and extracurricular programs, along with growing it's enrollment.  The official decision to name Pat Cleland as Superintendent is pending official approval at the May 14, 2015 Bay City Academy Board of Director's meeting.

The goal at Bay City Academy continues to be educational excellence for our students, and we will take all available steps to achieve this goal.

Craig Johnston
Bay City Academy Board of Directors

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