Our magnet areas focus areas are math, science, technology and Spanish, but there is so much more to the school! The focus concepts are integrated throughout the curriculum to provide a natural learning environment with a real world application. Specialists work closely with classroom teachers to support the magnet program.
Some Features of Our Program:
Art classes are given once a week with an eye toward Essential Learning Goals set by the District. At Bay Point, math and science concepts are artistically interwoven throughout the lesson. Students tap their imaginations to use a variety of media including paints, crayons, woodburning, mixed media and clay to create beautiful pieces of art.
Library and Media Center
The well equipped library has a wide variety of books for students to check out. The media specialist gives lessons in research techniques, runs the broadcast studio, sets up book fairs and offers story time for the younger grades. BPE students compete in the Battle of the Books and participate in the Reading Counts program striving to become a member of the Million Word Club. Kindles have been purchased for student use loaded with the Sunshine State Readers. Proceeds from the book fairs are used to invite a guest author each year so that young readers get a sense of where books come from and be inspired by the people who write them. Click the "READ" button to access online resources.
Music classes are offered once a week. This versatile program includes two student performances at the winter and spring concerts. Students may participate in the 4th and 5th Grade Chorus, world drum, Orff and Guitar ensembles. BPE offers guitar lessons and a rock band after-school. The chorus is regularly invited to perform in the All-County Chorus and our music instructor, Mr. Pineda, accepted the post of Elementary All County Guitar Instructor for the 2013 Spring concert.
Students go to P.E. three times a week to learn a number of skills they can use throughout their lives. These include an overview of team sports, exercise and dance. In addition, Kindergarten students have a separate play area for recess and outdoor activities.