Bayside High School (Virginia Beach, Virginia)

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Bayside High School
To prepare today's youth for tomorrow's world
4960 Haygood Road
Virginia Beach, Virginia, 23455
Type Public High School
Founded 1964
School district Virginia Beach City Public Schools
Superintendent Dr. Aaron C. Spence
Principal James D. Miller
Staff 127
Grades 9-12
Enrollment 1787 (2012-13)
Language English
Color(s)           Scarlet and Gold
Athletics conference Virginia High School League, Beach District, Eastern Region
Mascot Marlins
Rival Green Run High School
Communities served Aragona, Amhurst, Campus East, Carriage House, Cypress Point, Diamond Springs, Lake Edwards, Lynbrook Landing, Newpointe, Northridge, Weblin
Feeder schools Bayside Middle School, Independence Middle School

Bayside High School is a public high school located in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

The school is one of several magnet programs in Virginia Beach. Its feature is the Health Sciences Academy; students throughout the city interested in a health sciences education can apply. The school has a written agreement with Eastern Virginia Medical School regarding preferential admissions for Academy graduates.[1]

Bayside is in the top three in Standards of Learning (SOL) scores within the school district.[2] Bayside High has also achieved the highest End of Course SOL Algebra II and World History I pass rates among all schools in the district.[1]

Health Sciences Academy[edit]

The Bayside High School Health Sciences Academy welcomes all students who may be considering a career in medical sciences.

The academy has a program focused in the medical sciences curriculum. Academy students may pursue goals of post-secoundary education at colleges, universities or the community college level. In either plan of study, students receive a solid foundation in the core subjects. They are further prepared academically in a rigorous medical health sciences course of study. A major learning component of the program is the opportunity for students to attain practical experience in the medical field. Students may choose to pursue a Standard or Advanced Studies Diploma.

Unique to the Health Sciences Academy is the opportunity for guaranteed admission to St. George's University: Caribbean Medical and Veterinary Schools.

Core courses in English, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies are required of all Academy students. In addition, students take medical science courses. They also receive coursework and training through preceptorships, mentorships, research and special opportunities in the medical sciences field. Students work on long-term research projects with the assistance of mentors at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS). Community partners, such as NASA, Virginia Zoo in Norfolk, (EVMS), American Red Cross, Old Dominion University (ODU), Children's Hospital of the King's Daughters (CHKD) and Sentara Hospital Group are an integral part of the program.

Notable alumni[edit]

Clubs & organizations[edit]

  • Asian American Association (formerly FACA)
  • Athletic Training
  • AVID
  • Band
  • Bayside Marlins Ladies Club (BMLC)
  • Bayside Minority Achievement (BMAC)
  • Chess
  • Color Guard
  • Debate
  • DECA
  • Drama/International Thesipan Society
  • Environmental Club
  • Filipino American Cultural Association
  • Forensics
  • Freshman Class
  • Future Business Leaders of America
  • Future Educators of America
  • Gospel Choir
  • Guitar Club
  • Gay Straight Alliance
  • Health Occupations Students Of America (HOSA)
  • Indian Cultural Association
  • Interact Club
  • Junior Class
  • Literary Magazine
  • Medical Honor Society
  • Mental Health Awareness Club
  • National Honor Society
  • Newspaper
  • Nobleteens
  • Orchestra
  • Scholastic Bowl
  • Senior Class
  • Sophomore Class
  • Student Cooperative Association (SCA)
  • World Languages Club
  • Worldwide Awareness Club
  • Yearbook



State championships[edit]

  • 1976 Baseball
  • 1978 Softball
  • 1978 Boys Indoor Track
  • 1987 Boys Indoor Track
  • 1990 Basketball
  • 1991 Basketball
  • 1995 Girls Outdoor Track
  • 2006 Boys Outdoor Track



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Coordinates: 36°52′11.2″N 76°9′3.7″W / 36.869778°N 76.151028°W / 36.869778; -76.151028