Bay Haven Charter Academy

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Welcome to Bay Haven Charter Academy, INC.

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Bay Haven Charter Academy, INC.

What do we believe and what are we all about?

Currently, we have 2 elementary schools, 2 middle schools and one high school serving over 3000 students in Bay County.  All of our charter schools are 100% public schools.  Anyone can apply to attend.  If the number of applicants exceeds the number of spaces available then we are compelled to hold a public lottery, which is audited by Carr, Riggs, Ingram and Associates.  It is 100% fair and transparent for public review.   There has never EVER been ”behind the scenes” preferential selection or rejection of any student.   Never!

We accept all Bay County students, regardless of race, religion, ethnicity or special education status (unless they are designated for a center school).  There is no academic requirement for entry.  We take all performance levels of students.  We take students from where they are and elevate them to their highest potential.  We are truly a High Expectations/High Achievement school.  There is no “dumbing down” in our schools.  We believe competition drives higher levels of creativity and performance in education, just like it does in business.  Not every child receives a trophy for showing up.  They need to earn what they receive and we reward this attitude that made America the “Greatest Nation on God’s Green Earth!”  We continue to honor the Valedictorian and Salutatorian and “Top Ten” for academic performance.  We don’t “Level the Playing Field” through manipulation of the system.  We set high standards and expect you to rise to those standards.

We are compelled by state law to teach the FSA (Florida Standard Assessments) which are the controversial Core Curriculum Standards you have read about with just a small number of adjustments.  However, we teach beyond the standards and we firmly believe in setting expectations for our learners based upon a powerful work ethic.  There is a demand for rigor and a process/product based approach. 

This is an organization of conservative values and powerful support for our military with the knowledge that not all students go to or need to go to college.  Many need to move toward careers that better suit their life’s goals.  However, our college preparatory program is dynamic with Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment courses along with a middle school Pre-AP program.  We also offer the SAIL (Studies in Advanced and Innovative Learning) Program in our high school.

North Bay Haven and Bay Haven schools are consistently (for 13 years) ranked in the top 10% of all traditional and charter public schools in the State of Florida.  We have the highest FCAT and EOC (End of Course) exams scores in Bay County every year in practically every subject at every grade level. 

Please visit our Foundation site at to learn more about supporting our schools.

Thank you.

News and Announcements

Update - RFP - Disaster Management Financial Recovery Assistance

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The Bay Haven Charter Academy, Inc., Board of Directors, (“Bay Haven”) seeks to obtain proposals from qualified firms to perform for
financial recovery, and consulting services to support the oversight, management and administration of post-disaster grant funding. Bay Haven will negotiate an agreement with the applicant whose proposal is the most responsive to this RFP No. 19-01. Bay Haven reserves the right to reject any or all responses.

Copies of RFP 19-01 may be obtained by sending an email to Laura Swindler, CFO, at with a copy to Julie Maddox, Compliance Officer, at or by fax at 850-248-3514, please include in the subject line or cover page “Request for RFP 19-01 Disaster Management Financial Recovery Assistance”. Be sure to include a return email address or fax number.

Scope of Contracted Services: Upon notice by Bay Haven, Contractor shall provide all expertise, personnel, tools, materials, equipment, transportation, supervision, and all other services and facilities of any nature necessary to perform financial recovery and consulting services to support the oversight, management and administration of post-disaster grant funding.

Time Schedule: Bay Haven will use the following timetable during the selection process. This schedule may be changed solely at Bay Haven's discretion.
RFP Release March 4, 2019
All written inquiries/questions due March 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm
Bay Haven response to written inquiries/questions March 11, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
Proposals Due March 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Proposals Opened March 15, 2019 @ 3:00 pm
Board Approval March 28, 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.

BHCA, Inc. Board Meeting

There will be a meeting of the BHCA Inc Board of Directors on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. on the North Bay Haven campus in the media center.

Please direct all public records requests to

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North Bay K–5 Events

3 Kindergarten classes to Grant Farm
Date: 3/25/2019, 8 AM 1:30 PM
3 Kindergarten classes to Grant Farm
Date: 3/26/2019, 8 AM 1:30 PM
Threat Assessment Meeting in NBHE Admin Office
Date: 3/27/2019, 1:30 PM 2:30 PM

North Bay 6–12 Events

JV Baseball at Franklin County
Date: 3/21/2019, 2 PM 4:30 PM
BCYSA Soccer Practice Main football field
Date: 3/21/2019, 4:30 PM 5:30 PM
Varsity Baseball at Franklin County
Date: 3/21/2019, 4:30 PM 7 PM

Bay Haven K–8 Events

Majorette - Twirling Practice
Date: 3/23/2019
Location: Gym
Wellness for Teachers
Date: 3/23/2019, 7 AM 9 AM
Location: BHCA GYM/Choir Room
Rotation 3: Periods 5, 6, 1, 2, 3, 4, 7
Date: 3/25/2019 3/29/2019, 11:59 PM