Join Us for Our Spring Open House
Nigerian princes, algebra dancing, build-your-own fossils, and more adventures from the junior high this week.
What's happening at the high school: Our first week back after spring break involved apocalypses, corporate conspiracies, Victorian poetry, 19th century feminism, the genitive case, linear systems, and more. So, you know, par for the course!
We’re a different kind of school for one-of-a-kind students.
At the Academy, we believe learning should be:
Your education at the Academy is as unique as you are.
We’ll work with you to make the stuff you care about outside the classroom part of your learning life.
We encourage you to take the reins of your education by setting your own academic goals each semester.
Our curriculum is built around great books, primary sources, big questions, and essential academic skills.
Hi Academy Families! I’m sure you’re looking forward to the holidays (hooray!), but before the semester ends, we wanted to schedule a time to chat about next fall — we have the option to offer a few different AP classes, and students who are aiming for dual enrollment, outside credit, or summer classes may need to get their ducks in a row this spring. We won’t give a formal presentation, but we will present the options and be on hand to answer your specific questions.
School should be fun! It should also be challenging, engaging, and meaningful.
If you’d like to learn more about middle school/junior high or high school at the Academy, here’s your chance. We’ll be available from 7:30-9 p.m. to answer questions about curriculum, philosophy, and learning at the Academy, and we’re happy to answer specific questions about your specific student — because, ultimately, that’s what matters the most.
Take a road trip to Montgomery, AL to visit the Natl Memorial for Peace and Justice (memorial for 4,400 African American lynching victims) and The Legacy Museum (slavery, Jim Crow, criminal justice injustice).
Visit the Parent Channel for details!
All students may enjoy the quick-witted Victorian charms of this classic Oscar Wilde play starring Colin Firth and Rupert Everett as Jack and Algy, but students enrolled in the Oscar Wilde lit class this semester may be especially interested in this adaptation. (The Importance of Being Earnest is rated PG; you can read the Common Sense Media review here.)
Friday Films are open to all students enrolled at the Academy in the high school or junior high. We encourage parents to review films to make sure you are comfortable with your student viewing them.
School’s out for summer! Make sure to turn in any outstanding assignments before you head off into the wonderful world of sleeping until noon and wearing pajamas all day. The only thing we expect of you over the summer break is for you to have a great time.
Join us to celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2019. (Details coming soon!)
Awesome in Action: The Academy on Instagram
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