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Study Skills Workshop: Managing Your Time
Jan
26
11:00 AM11:00

Study Skills Workshop: Managing Your Time

Are you prone to procrastination? Do you have trouble keeping up with your to-do list? Is balancing long-term projects with your everyday workload a challenge? We’ve got you covered! In this practical workshop, we’ll cover low-tech and high-tech ways to manage your time and work efficiently. Yes, Amy will probably get too excited about the joys of being able to cross things off your list, but aren’t you kind of used to that by now?

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Wednesday Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas
Dec
6
3:00 PM15:00

Wednesday Movie: The Nightmare Before Christmas

Middle and high school students enrolled in at least one Academy class are invited to join us Wednesdays at 3 p.m. for an afternoon movie break. Some movies will complement current middle and high school classes, others will be chosen just because they're fun to watch. (Movie requests welcome.) The movie is free; $5 gets you a drink and popcorn.

This week—our last movie day of 2017—we're watching The Nightmare Before Christmas.

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Writers Workshop
Dec
1
10:00 AM10:00

Writers Workshop

Bring your in-progress writing to share with the group -- you can read it aloud or bring several copies to share, whichever you prefer. This is a collaborative workshop for writers who want to improve their work and who are willing to help each other hone their writing through constructive criticism and feedback.

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Wednesday Movie: Scrooged
Nov
29
3:00 PM15:00

Wednesday Movie: Scrooged

Middle and high school students enrolled in at least one Academy class are invited to join us Wednesdays at 3 p.m. for an afternoon movie break. Some movies will complement current middle and high school classes, others will be chosen just because they're fun to watch. (Movie requests welcome.) The movie is free; $5 gets you a drink and popcorn.

This week, we're watching the 1988 holiday classic Scrooged, in which Bill Murray plays a television executive version of Ebenezer Scrooge who gets some ghostly visitors on Christmas Eve.

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Study Skills Workshop: Research, Bibliographies, and Citations
Nov
17
11:00 AM11:00

Study Skills Workshop: Research, Bibliographies, and Citations

How do you find, use, and reference sources in your academic writing? This workshop will help students get comfortable with the standards for academic research, including understanding how and what to cite in papers and essays, current MLA citation and bibliography rules, and best practices for choosing research sources. All full-enrollment and a la carte high school students are welcome to attend.

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Wednesday Movie: The Martian
Nov
15
3:00 PM15:00

Wednesday Movie: The Martian

Middle and high school students enrolled in at least one Academy class are invited to join us Wednesdays at 3 p.m. for an afternoon movie break. Some movies will complement current middle and high school classes, others will be chosen just because they're fun to watch. (Movie requests welcome.) The movie is free; $5 gets you a drink and popcorn.

This week, we're watching the new sci-fi classic The Martian, adapted from the novel by Andy Weir.

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Wednesday Movie: Little Women
Nov
8
3:00 PM15:00

Wednesday Movie: Little Women

Middle and high school students enrolled in at least one Academy class are invited to join us Wednesdays at 3 p.m. for an afternoon movie break. Some movies will complement current middle and high school classes, others will be chosen just because they're fun to watch. (Movie requests welcome.) The movie is free; $5 gets you a drink and popcorn.

This week, we're watching the 1994 cinematic adaptation of Louisa May Alcott's Little Women, part of the middle school fall reading list.

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First Friday Movie Date: The Truman Show
Nov
3
11:00 AM11:00

First Friday Movie Date: The Truman Show

Join us for a potluck lunch and a screening of "The Truman Show," a vision of Plato's Allegory of the Cave for the reality television age.

First Friday Movie Date is open to all full-time and a la carte high school students at The Academy. This particular selection was chosen to complement the World Religions elective, but you don't have to be taking World Religions to enjoy the film.

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Writers Workshop
Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

Writers Workshop

Bring your in-progress writing to share with the group -- you can read it aloud or bring several copies to share, whichever you prefer. This is a collaborative workshop for writers who want to improve their work and who are willing to help each other hone their writing through constructive criticism and feedback.

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Wednesday Movie: Clue
Nov
1
3:00 PM15:00

Wednesday Movie: Clue

Middle and high school students enrolled in at least one Academy class are invited to join us Wednesdays at 3 p.m. for an afternoon movie break. Some movies will complement current middle and high school classes, others will be chosen just because they're fun to watch. (Movie requests welcome.) The movie is free; $5 gets you a drink and popcorn.

This week, we're watching the classic detective movie farce "Clue."

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Class: World Religions
Oct
27
11:00 AM11:00

Class: World Religions

This eight-week Friday enrichment class is designed to promote religious literacy by introducing students to the texts, traditions, and practices of major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This is a secular class, emphasizing philosophy and tradition.

In addition to five formal class sessions, this class includes one book club and two movie day sessions. The book club and movie days are optional (and open to students who are not participating in the World Religions class), but we encourage students to attend these sessions if they can since they are set up to complement and deepen topics discussed in class.

FRIDAY POTLUCK STARTS AT 12:30 p.m. ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WELCOME.

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Wednesday Movie: Coraline
Oct
25
3:00 PM15:00

Wednesday Movie: Coraline

Middle and high school students enrolled in at least one Academy class are invited to join us Wednesdays at 3 p.m. for an afternoon movie break. Some movies will complement current middle and high school classes, others will be chosen just because they're fun to watch. (Movie requests welcome.) The movie is free; $5 gets you a drink and popcorn.

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Class: World Religions
Oct
20
11:00 AM11:00

Class: World Religions

This eight-week Friday enrichment class is designed to promote religious literacy by introducing students to the texts, traditions, and practices of major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This is a secular class, emphasizing philosophy and tradition.

In addition to five formal class sessions, this class includes one book club and two movie day sessions. The book club and movie days are optional (and open to students who are not participating in the World Religions class), but we encourage students to attend these sessions if they can since they are set up to complement and deepen topics discussed in class.

FRIDAY POTLUCK STARTS AT 12:30 p.m. ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WELCOME.

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Wednesday Movie: Ghostbusters
Oct
18
3:00 PM15:00

Wednesday Movie: Ghostbusters

Middle and high school students enrolled in at least one Academy class are invited to join us Wednesdays at 3 p.m. for an afternoon movie break. Some movies will complement current middle and high school classes, others will be chosen just because they're fun to watch. (Movie requests welcome.) The movie is free; $5 gets you a drink and popcorn.

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Class: World Religions
Oct
13
11:00 AM11:00

Class: World Religions

This eight-week Friday enrichment class is designed to promote religious literacy by introducing students to the texts, traditions, and practices of major world religions, including Hinduism, Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This is a secular class, emphasizing philosophy and tradition.

In addition to five formal class sessions, this class includes one book club and two movie day sessions. The book club and movie days are optional (and open to students who are not participating in the World Religions class), but we encourage students to attend these sessions if they can since they are set up to complement and deepen topics discussed in class.

FRIDAY POTLUCK STARTS AT 12:30 p.m. ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WELCOME.

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Senior Planning Meeting
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Senior Planning Meeting

Every month, we'll have a planning meeting for our full-enrollment high school seniors so that we can focus on senior year-specific activities, including college and career planning. We'll be doing things like exploring possible college options, prepping for standardized tests, working on applications and essays, researching scholarships, planning our graduation ceremony, setting up college visits, etc. These meetings are optional, but we encourage all our seniors (and interested juniors) to attend. 

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