The mission of Bayside Intermediate School, the center of educational collaboration, is to ensure that each student creates his or her own future as a lifelong learner and responsible citizen by recognizing self-worth and discovering his or her unique talents and abilities through a visionary school distinguished by a culture of innovative learning, risk-taking, social responsibility, meaningful relationships and bold commitment to Courage, Integrity, Respect, Citizenship, Loyalty, and Excellence.
Our teachers and staff help each child reach his or her academic potential. For the 2013-2014 school year, Bayside Intermediate students scored high on the State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR), with over 94% passing in reading and over 96% passing in mathematics.
We encourage parent participation to ensure student success. This is evidenced through annual surveys of parents and teachers. In a 2014 email survey, 74% of our parents gave Bayside Intermediate a grade of A or B in the category of “Community and Parental Involvement Opportunities.” Both parents and staff gave our school high marks regarding the overall perception of education quality at Bayside:
We believe in encouraging students’ interests and allowing them to follow their passions. Bayside Intermediate is home to a variety of world class academic, co-curricular and extra-curricular programs. Our Fine Arts' students participate in the areas of orchestra, band, choir, drama and art. The Knight Athletics program competes in football, volleyball, basketball, track, tennis, golf, cheer, Leadership Development Corps and cross-country. We have a variety of Career and Technology programs such as Gateway Engineering, Technology Education, Computer Applications/Exploring Careers, Life and Relationships, Nutrition and Wellness, as well as Exploring Culinary Arts. Last but not least, we offer a variety of pre-Advanced Placement courses that are designed to prepare our students for the rigorous course work they will receive in our nation's top colleges and universities. Whether on the field, in the gym or in the classroom, our Knights battle and perform with Integrity and Excellence.
Our exceptional programs are not the only thing that sets Bayside Intermediate apart; our location is also special. Our school is a part of the Education Village, CCISD’s K-12 three-campus park. The complex, that also includes Mossman Elementary and Clear Falls High School, is the first Education Village in Texas and one of the few of its kind in the nation. This close physical proximity allows our students to collaborate with their fellow Knights from Mossman Elementary and Clear Falls High School to solve problems, share ideas and learn from one another.
At Bayside Intermediate, we are the home of the Knights. Our students consistently engage in learning that goes beyond the four walls of the traditional classroom. We routinely take part in and develop service learning projects that help make our community a better place in which to live. From clothing drives to creating an outdoor classroom for elementary students, there is no cause too big or too small for our students. Our Knights uphold the values of Courage, Integrity, Respect, Citizenship, Loyalty, and Excellence. These values are known to our students as our CIRCLE words. Most importantly, we believe that every Knight has a seat at the round table of learning.