Frequently Asked Questions
Do you offer Dual Enrollment opportunities?
Yes. Bayshore Christian School is proud to offer a dual enrollment opportunity available to 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students beginning in the 2018-2019 school year through a partnership
between BCS and the University of Mobile.
How large is the school?
Enrollment is projected to be 390 in the 2018-2019 school year. Current enrollment consist of:
Classical Beginnings Pre-K program,12 students
Grammar School, 218 students
Logic & Rhetoric School, 142 students
Additionally, BCS employs approximately 40 full and part time teachers.
What is your student/teacher ratio?
The typical class has a student/teacher ratio of 1/13.
Is Bayshore accredited?
Yes! BCS gained and continues to hold accreditation from the Association of Classical Christian Schools (ACCS). We are not, however, accredited by the state. Bayshore believes the State (political governing authority) was never given the role of educating children. In God’s Word, He clearly assigns that task to parents (Deut. 6, Eph. 6). Therefore, as a school we answer to the collective and individual parental authority.
What athletic league is BCS in and what sports do you offer?
Bayshore Christian School is in the Alabama High School Athletic Association. We offer
Co-ed Cross Country, Boys' Soccer, Girls' Volleyball, Boys' and Girls' Basketball, Softball, Baseball, Boys' and Girls' Swimming, Boys' and Girls' Tennis, Boys' Golf, and Boys' Bowling.
Click here for information on our athletic programs.
What if our family can’t afford the entire cost of tuition? Are there scholarships available?
Scholarships may be available to qualifying families. If you have financial questions, please set up a time to talk with the Admissions Director. Certain scholarships and discounts may be applicable to your situation.
Do we need to attend any particular church to be accepted into Bayshore Christian School?
Bayshore Christian School is a non-denominational Christian school. That means we are delighted to have over forty area churches represented among our student body. We operate under our Statement of Faith.
Are part-time programs available for students?
Certainly the vast majority of our students are full-time students. However, in our secondary program (7th -12th grades), on a space-available basis, we enroll part-time students. This is known as the "Bayshore Co-op Program." Each year many homeschooled students join us for specialized classes. If you are interested in this possibility, please click here for more information or contact our Admissions Director.
How do you deal with new students who haven’t taken a Latin course?
Each year we successfully enroll 4th-8th graders who have had no previous Latin course. Prior to the beginning of the school year, a Latin Camp is offered for new students. Additionally, when a new student enters 5th grade or higher, that student begins in a Level 1 Latin class.
How can parents be involved in the school?
We love and appreciate parental volunteerism here at BCS! From helping with reading groups, to recess supervision, to chaperoning field trips, to even teaching an elective class at the older levels, there are numerous practical ways to be in your child’s school. Just ask your child's teacher how you may help out and watch for opportunities posted in the weekly newsletter!
How many of your graduates go on to attend college?
So far, 100% of our graduating seniors have gone on to attend college. Additionally, the vast majority of our graduates receive academic scholarships to the college of their choice.
To what colleges and universities have your graduates matriculated?
Auburn University, Belhaven University, Belmont University, Boyce College, Covenant College,
Franciscan University, Huntingdon College, Marion Military Institute, Mississippi College,
Mississippi State University, New Saint Andrews College, Samford University, Troy University,
Union University, University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama at Huntsville,
University of Mobile, University of South Alabama, University of Southern Mississippi, Wheaton College, William Carey University, Louisiana State University,