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The registration process for the 2021-2022 academic year has begun.
 
Students will need a placement level through the normal means (Accuplacer or SAT scores) for most classes.  Since the campus is not fully open yet, the Testing Center is not available for in-person testing.  However, Accuplacer is being offered remotely.  Students can use the link below to sign up and should do so as soon as they are ready.  As the registration period approaches appointments will likely fill up more quickly.
 
 
Below is the link to the steps for Dual Enrollment:
 
Please continue to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for help and feel free to encourage your students to do so as well. 
 

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We are excited to share information about our partnership with Peachjar to help us unite schools, parents, and communities in our collective mission to elevate student outcomes! Bay City Public Schools has partnered with Peachjar to help manage our district's flyer approval and distribution process, streamlining our ability to send valuable school and community resources directly to families as digital flyers.

Each school in the district will have access to this communication tool, enabling our district to go paperless and help save thousands of trees per year.

Peachjar for Families

Peachjar organizes all important school and community information in one place! In addition to receiving emails from your school, look for the ‘Peachjar’ button or icon on your school website to view all active flyers.

Peachjar for Community Organizations

Our district wants families to know about district-approved community programs and resources offered by organizations like yours! Peachjar charges a fee for this service, which is typically much less than the cost to copy and deliver paper flyers. There are many additional benefits to using Peachjar—clickable buttons that take parents directly to your website, flyer performance reports, and not to mention the time saved driving school to school!

To submit your flyer for district approval, review our Flyer Approval Guidelines and follow the steps below. Paper flyers from outside organizations will no longer be distributed.

  • Register your account as a Community Organization on Peachjar.com
  • Go to Send & Post Flyer to submit your flyer for approval
  • See deals on your account for best pricing options
  • Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 858-997-2117 with any questions

Bay City Public Schools joins New Tech Network to support deeper learning

T.L. Handy Middle School to implement effective school model to improve student outcomes and develop critical skills

The Bay City Public Schools (BCPS) Board of Education approved a plan to redesign teaching and learning at T.L. Handy Middle School (HMS) in partnership with New Tech Network (NTN). The initiative will start with incoming 6th graders in the fall of 2022. New Tech Network is a leading design partner for comprehensive K–12 school change and works with more than 200 schools across the country to implement its project-based learning model.

“There is widespread agreement that Handy needs innovation,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Stephen Bigelow. “As we plan, it’s reassuring to know we’ll be implementing an effective model that has worked in similar communities.”

“We are excited to welcome Bay City Public Schools to the network,” said NTN President and CEO Lydia Dobyns. “Through a focus on outcomes that matter, a culture that empowers, and teaching that engages, we expect our partnership with Bay City Public Schools will help ensure all students at Handy Middle School are prepared for college and career when they graduate high school.”

NTN works with classroom teachers and school leaders to implement school change through professional development, coaching, and extensive resources to support project-based learning.

District officials began discussing possible innovation at HMS in May of 2021 when considering the impact of COVID-19 on students. 

“The pandemic made us look closely at school and student data across the district,” said BCPS Chief Academic Officer Patrick Malley. “We knew we had to do something different at Handy to get our improvement efforts on track.”

In September of 2021, the BCPS Board of Education approved the formation of a task force to look closely at the academic program at HMS to inform plans for innovation. HMS teachers, administrators, students, parents, and community members analyzed data, visited other schools, and gathered input from stakeholders before district leaders presented their plan.

“This new initiative will give our students the opportunity to create, innovate, and establish powerful relationships within the community,” said HMS teacher Danna Town during the December 13 Board of Education meeting. “It will focus their efforts towards tangible goals that lie right here in our neighborhoods.”

District and school leaders will begin planning with support from the New Tech Network in January. Changes that impact students and families will be communicated through meetings in the spring.

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