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French Immersion

Bayside is the home to the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board secondary French Immersion program. Students entering secondary French Immersion generally have five years of elementary immersion experience (minimum 3800 hours).
Ten secondary credits (minimum 1200 hours) are required for the French Immersion Certificate. These credits include the French Immersion Language and Literature (FIF) course at grades 9, 10, 11, 12 and six other French Immersion credits.
In order to receive a French Immersion Certificate a student must successfully complete FIF 1DF, FIF 2DF, FIF 3UF, FIF 4UF and a minimum of 6 other courses offered in French. 

Other courses offered in French are:
Le Monde des Affaires (Gr 9)*,
Géographie du Canada (Gr 9)*
Arts Dramatiques (Gr 9)
Histoire du Canada (Gr 10)*
Citoyenneté and Carrières (Gr 10)*
Sociologie, Psychologie et Anthropologie (Gr 11)
Religions du Monde (Gr 11)
Médias (Gr 11)
Co-op (Gr 11-12)
Problèmes Mondiaux (Gr 12)
*Required credits




Visual Arts

We have a strong and dynamic program in the Visual Arts at Bayside Secondary School. Our foundation Courses in Grades Nine and Ten Art cover areas such as; Drawing, Painting Printmaking, Sculpture, and Theory. These courses introduce students to the language of the visual arts, with a focus on exploring and developing technique through the use of a variety of art media. Our senior courses in Grade Eleven and Twelve Art, also cover these areas, but emphasize creativity, and process of making art. Our senior students have won awards on the Local, Regional, and Provincial levels for their work.

We also have a fully developed Advanced Placement and Pre-Advanced Placement program starting in Grade Ten Art. Students who are interested in more advanced studies can take these challenging options, and possibly earn a university credit while at high school. This is a important option if you are University or College bound. The courses offered with the Advance Placement option are Pre-AP in Grade Ten and Eleven and AP Studio courses in; 2D Studio Design, 3D Studio Design, and 2D Studio Drawing. We also have an academic course in Advanced Placement Art History. A score of 4 or 5 on each of these options may earn students a university credit.

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Special Education

Life Skills Programme
Students enrolled in the Life Skills Programme at Bayside Secondary School attend an individually oriented self-contained, alternative programme. Here, each student pursues individual language and communication, numeracy, personal life, healthy living, and social skills goals while actively engaged in various in-school and out-of-school learning opportunities including news, daily journal writing and class novel, shopping, cooking, arts and crafts, physical education, school recycling (Earthcare Programme), learning partnerships with other school-based programs, fund raising endeavours, dances and other school and community activities and excursions. As the programme centres around, and is directed by, the specific student needs, each student is able to grow at his or her own pace within this supportive learning environment.

Student Accommodations and Modifications

The primary goal of the Special Education Department is to support student achievement in his/her respective pathway.  Individually designed instruction is provided to meet the unique needs of students with special needs through accommodations and/or modifications. Students eligible for Special Education services have Individualized Educational Plans (I.E.P.s) that can include both Special Education and Regular Education classes. The I.E.P is designed to accurately reflect the student’s learning needs and assist teachers in supporting student success.

Resource Room
The Resource Room is available for students who require extra help with assignments, tests, or any other academic functions. Students are able to access computers, assistive equipment, and learning materials. The Resource Room provides a quiet and supportive environment where students are able to work and receive help to enable them to achieve individual success. Some students are be assigned to the Resource Room for their MSIP period or a Learning Strategies credit.

South Campus
South Campus offers an alternate setting for students who are working independently on Individual Learning Courses. It is located on Frost Road. Students work with a classroom teacher and Educational Assistant in the morning and for part of the afternoon. Their Lunch and Period Six MSIP is programmed on the Main Campus.

School Council

Bayside's School Council is composed primarily of parents but also includes school administrators, teachers and students. The mandate for School Council is to represent the parent community of the school by acting as an advisory board to the principal and by creating a line of communication between parents and the school. Please consult the school calendar to see when meetings will be held. All parents are welcome to attend.

Our typical agendas have been wide ranging and sometimes controversial. Discussion usually includes the following topics: Curriculum and Instruction topics (homework, grading and EQAO tests), school enrolment, improvement to the school, including the new nature court and memorial and the provision of healthy food choices in the cafeteria. Your input is taken seriously by the school administration and has led to actions on their part to implement suggestions.

As always, we welcome new members to attend and assist in our deliberations. If you are unable to attend, but would like to provide input or have a question answered, a voice mailbox has been set up and is checked regularly by a parent member. To access it, simply contact the school at 966-2922, ext. 2195.

We hope you can find the time to be involved in your student’s education and join us!

Upcoming meetings

Our meetings are now finished for the 2010-2011 school year but we look forward to increasing our numbers in the 2011-2012 school year!

2010 - 11 Meeting Notes
March 2011 - Coming soon!
January 2011 (Pdf)
November 2010 (Pdf)
September 201 (Pdf)

2009-10 Meeting Notes

May 2010 (Pdf)
March 2010 (Pdf)
January 2010 (Pdf)
November 2009 (Pdf)