Romeo and Juliet Trip


A 400 year old play that still sells out a full busload of Bayside Students in a week and a half? It's true! On Friday, May 3rd, 53 Bayside students along with Mr. Reid and Ms. Richmond will take in The Classical Theatre Project's Romeo and Juliet.  Usually set in Verona, the CTP version takes place in an Elizabethan marketplace.  The actors will also offer a "talkback" session that explores the play's transition from page to stage. Our students are excited to see Shakespeare reinvented and spend a bit of time in Toronto during the afternoon.  Students may arrive to the school at the regular time on the bus, however, we will be returning to Bayside around 7:00pm so rides will need to be arranged that evening.

April 2013 Newsletter


Our April Newsletter is now online.  A summary version goes home with students while online we have a full complement of the happenings at Bayside.

Click the image on the right to access our full .pdf version.


Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) is an exciting opportunity for students to challenge themselves to a rigorous academic experience. This opportunity is available to all students who consider themselves highly motivated and especially interested in specific areas of study. There is no cost to the student to register in AP credits, nor is there a cost to the school to offer AP courses.

You can learn more by watching the Advanced Placement Video  

The courses themselves are offered within the regular subject (i.e.ENG4UAP students would be part of the ENG4U class) taken in most cases during the first semester of the school year. The external examinations for AP credits are written in May followed by the high school’s regular exams in June.

The grading scale for AP is:
5 = Extremely well qualified
4 = Well qualified
3 = Qualified
2 = Possibly qualified

Students may choose at the time of the exam(s) to have their mark(s) sent or not to the post-secondary schools of their choice. There is a fee to write the exam.

Students who are considering AP should consult with their subject teachers and Guidance teacher in order to plan their AP experience.


Benefits for Students

  • It provides university credits for courses taken in high school

  • It develops the analytical and study skills required to succeed in
    university courses

  • It motivates students to undertake more challenging work in both high school and university

  • There is no fee to register in AP (there is a modest fee for each exam)


Benefits for High Schools

  • It enhances the quality of their curriculum
  • It challenges their academically capable students
  • It provides opportunities for staff to teach capable, motivated students in demanding courses
  • It adds to the school’s reputation for high quality and standards


AWQ 3M • Visual Arts - Photography, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
This course enables students to further develop their knowledge and skills in visual arts. Students will use the creative process to explore a wide range of themes through studio work that may include drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking, as well as the creation of collage, multimedia works, and works using emergent technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process when evaluating their own work and the work of others. In this course students will have the choice of focusing on Black and White or Digital Photography.
Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open
Studio Fee: $25.00 for additional materials used

Student work samples : sample work


AWQ 4M • Visual Arts - Photography, Grade 12, University/College Preparation
This course focuses on enabling students to refine their use of the creative process when creating and presenting two- and three-dimensional art works using a variety of traditional and emerging media and technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process to deconstruct art works and explore connections between art and society. The studio program enables students to explore a range of materials, processes, and techniques that can be applied in their own art production. Students will also make connections between various works of art in personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural contexts. This course focuses on Black and White and Digital Photography.
Prerequisite: AWQ 3M (Based on expectations of AVI 3M)
Studio Fee: $25.00 for additional materials used