Our doors opened on August 9, 2001. Our vision is High Expectations/High Achievement and our school has not swayed from that point of focus. The first year's success was measured by parent satisfaction surveys and FCAT results, which were astoundingly high and the enrollment increased from the inaugural year's enrollment of 225 in grades K-5 to 575 in K-6. During the second year, 2002-2003, BHCA's end of the year FCAT scores were once again in the top 10% in many categories and grade levels in the State of Florida. The 2003-2004 year saw that 800 students were now enrolled in grades K-7. Middle School had established an identity in sports and academics in Bay County, but Choir had finished first in the nation among middle schools while performing in Orlando during the spring of 2004. The band was 140 strong, the school boasted 100 majorettes and cheerleaders and waiting lists were even longer.
The original Bay Haven Charter Academy now has 1207 students K - 8 and according to the Commissioner of Education's office consistently ranks high in academic performance.
In 2010 Bay Haven Charter Academy, Inc., the governing organization, made a monumental decision in response to the demand of parents and community members. They opened three new schools. A K-5 elementary, a 6-8 middle school and a 9-12 career high school. These schools comprise North Bay Haven Charter Academy and opened classes for 678 students in grades K-9. At present, all Haven schools together educate over 3200 students.
Both North Bay Haven and the older sister school Bay Haven are always poised to maintain High Expectations/High Achievement for all students. The demand is there and the replication of the Bay Haven model is proof positive that the education philosophy and system created for these schools works.