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Bay City High School

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Bay City High School
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School type Nonmagnet Regular
School district Bay City Independent School District
Superintendent Keith Brown
CEEB Code 440475
Principal Charles Heath Koenig
Grades 9-12
Medium of language
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Color(s) Blue and Gold
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Mascot Blackcat
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Bay City High School is a public high school located on U.S. Highway 35, on the western edge of Bay City, Texas, United States. It is rated Academically Acceptable by the Texas Education Agency.[1]

Campus

The school's most recent campus (a 25 million dollar campus) opened in 2003, under the leadership of the principal and four assistant principals. In the current campus there is a detached administration building with visitor, student, and drop-off/pick-up parking lots.[2] Campus police recently responded when a student brought a loaded gun to school during February 2010, the student may have been subject to bullying [3]

Curriculum

Bay City High School offers a curriculum in line with Texas state standards. Additional college prep programs include Advanced Placement or dual-credit courses, which are taken via Wharton County Junior College[4] and AVID. Vocational programs available to Bay City students include agricultural science, building trades and construction, cosmetology, pharmaceutical and health science technology, power technology, technology systems/auto mechanics, webmastering/desktop publishing/multimedia, and welding & drafting[5]

College entrance

The SAT and PSAT are administered at the school. Many of the students are offered scholarships by Wharton County Junior College (a local campus). "Automatic Admissions" to Texas State public colleges and universities are available at BCHS. These admissions are available to high school seniors that are in the top ten percent of their graduating class, this is determined by grade point average.[6] The Bay City High School class of 2009 was awarded over one million dollars in scholarships.[7]

Food service

There is a planned regular food service meal for all schools in the district.[8]

  • Regular Lunch is priced at $2.25 [9]
  • Most students qualify for reduced or free lunch.
  • There is also a salad and snack bar option with the choices of bottled water and assortments of juices.
  • Cookies and doughnuts are available and are priced at $.50.

Extracurricular activities

Student groups and activities at Bay City include:

Athletics

The current athletic director is Dan Burk(was appointed 2012).[10] The sign of the championship titles won by Bay City High School (4A) is on display outside the detached administration for public viewing. Bay City High School's athletic teams, known as the Blackcats (bearing the power-cat logo), compete in:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Powerlifting
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track
  • Volleyball

Past state championship titles include:

  • Boys' basketball: 1985 (4A)[11]
  • Football: 1983 (4A), 2000 (4A Division I)[12]

Staff and faculty

The school employs over ninety people.[13]

Administration

Principal

  • Charles Heath Koenig

Athletic Director

  • Dan Burk

Assistant Principals

  • 12th grade: Not applicable at this time.
  • 11th grade: Lisa Moya
  • 10th grade: Christopher Townsend
  • 9th grade: Laura Colton

Notable alumni

References

  1. ^ "School District Locator : Accessible Version". Deleon.tea.state.tx.us. 2009-02-12. Retrieved 2010-08-16. 
  2. ^ Mygrants, Joy (2002-08-01). "Bay City High School starts anew". Matagorda County Advocate. 
  3. ^ "Was Student With Loaded Gun Bullied?". MyFoxHouston.com. 2010-02-11. Retrieved 2010-08-16. 
  4. ^ Sliva, Allison (2009-03-30). "AP, dual credit classes help cut college cost". Bay City Tribune. 
  5. ^ "Bay City Independent School District - BCISD Career and Technology Programs". Bcblackcats.net. Retrieved 2010-08-16. 
  6. ^ http://www.fairtest.org/texas-maintains-“top-10”-automatic-admissions
  7. ^ [1][dead link]
  8. ^ "Bay City High School - Lunch Menu". Bcblackcats.net. 2010-02-17. Retrieved 2010-08-16. 
  9. ^ Menzies, Heather (2010-07-22). "Bay City Tribune". Bay City Tribune. Retrieved 2010-08-16. 
  10. ^ "BCHS Athletics - Home". Bcblackcats.net. 2010-08-04. Retrieved 2010-08-16. 
  11. ^ "UIL State Boys Basketball Champions". 
  12. ^ "UIL State Football Champions". 
  13. ^ "Bay City High School - Contact Directory". Bcblackcats.net. 2010-01-06. Retrieved 2010-08-16. 
  14. ^ Cunningham, Ross (2006-12-23). "Bishop of New Mexico diocese celebrates jubilee in Bay City". Victoria Advocate. 

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