North Bay Haven Charter Academy Middle and High School

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Q. Is North Bay Haven a Bay District School public school?

A. Bay Haven and North Bay Haven are both public, charter schools under the control of the Bay Haven Board of Directors as Bay Haven Charter, Inc. Bay Haven and North Bay Haven serve the students of Bay County, but are doing so as public charter schools.



Q. What happens if my child does not get into North Bay Haven this year?

A. Submit an application for your child in the Haven student application system. You must submit a separate student application for a student to be in the enrollment lottery for North Bay Haven and Bay Haven.


Q. If I have one child at Bay Haven and one child at North Bay Haven, will my family have to do the required 20 volunteer hours at each schools?

A. In this case, you will have to do a minimum of 20 volunteer hours total, but evenly divided across the two schools/campuses. For example, you should do approximately 10 volunteer hours at BHCA and another 10 volunteer hours at NBHCA.



Q. Will the rules for behavior and code of conduct be the same as Bay Haven?

A. All policies for K-8 students' dress code and behavioral expectations will be a replication of the Bay Haven policies in these areas. The policies for the 9-12 students will be similar in some areas, but there will be some differences for high school students where appropriate. Examples of these differences are allowing expanded outerwear options for high school students and allowing denim for high school students.


Q. What bus transportation will be available for students at NBH?

A. Bus transportation will be available for NBH students. Please contact the school for details.


Q. Will NBH use student planners?

A. NBH will replicate the Bay Haven student planner system for students in grade K-8. High School students will have be encouraged to use student planners, but this will not be required unless a student's performance indicates a need.


Q. Will there be an ITV program at NBH?

A. Central Baptist Church does not have an ITV system; however, we are exploring the feasibility of a program that can be broadcast periodically via the web/podcasting.


Q. I have heard that NBH will be a technology-rich school, what does that mean exactly?

A. NBH will have classrooms equipped with technology, including interactive whiteboards, document cameras, digital projectors, and computers for student use. Mobile laptop carts will be available for teachers use in grades K-8, while in the high school we are striving for 1:1 computing for students. This might mean each student would have access to a laptop/netbook for use during day. Lease/purchase agreements are being investigated to allow for parents to enter into a multi-year payment plan to purchase their student's laptop/netbook for ownership. Students may be able to bring their own laptop/netbook if they already own these devices.


Q. Can students wear their Bay Haven uniforms to North Bay Haven if they transfer schools?

A. Students will be able to wear the Bay Haven uniform bottoms (shorts, pants, Capri, skorts, jumpers) at North Bay Haven. However, students would need to purchase the North Bay Haven uniform shirts/outerwear, as they will have the North Bay Haven logo on them, which will be different from the Bay Haven logo design.


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