AP Classes, Dual Enrollment, Summer Options, and Other Planning Information for Next Year
Apr
9
6:30 PM18:30

AP Classes, Dual Enrollment, Summer Options, and Other Planning Information for Next Year

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.

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Open House
Apr
9
7:30 PM19:30

Open House

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.

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Friday Movie: The Importance of Being Earnest
Apr
26
11:00 AM11:00

Friday Movie: The Importance of Being Earnest

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.

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Open House: 2018-19 Enrollment
Mar
1
2:30 PM14:30

Open House: 2018-19 Enrollment

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 2:30-3:30 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.

(Really want to check out the Academy, but can’t make this open house work with your schedule? Email us to set up a meeting.)

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Friday Movie: Bram Stoker's Dracula
Mar
1
11:00 AM11:00

Friday Movie: Bram Stoker's Dracula

Francis Ford Coppola’s lush, romantic take on the Dracula story is worth watching in its own right, but students enrolled in Victorian Vampires this semester may be especially interested in this adaptation. (Dracula is rated R, and it is definitely as bloody as the book; 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.

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End-of-Term Saturnalia Shindig
Dec
14
11:00 AM11:00

End-of-Term Saturnalia Shindig

You did it! Now it’s time to party like the Romans!

The Latin Club is hosting an end-of-term Saturnalia shindig to celebrate the end of the term and the traditional Roman festival for the god Saturn, a.k.a. Chronos, a.k.a. the bad guy in those Percy Jackson books. We will have a candle-themed white elephant gift exchange, some rousing games of Pente, a zesty holiday playlist, and we encourage you to bring a Mediterranean-themed snack (or any kind of food!) to share. Latin students who attend get 10 bonus points toward their final exams, just saying.

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High School Finals Week
Dec
11
to Dec 13

High School Finals Week

It’s everybody’s favorite time of year!

You’ve worked hard all term, so this is the easy part — get plenty of sleep, feel free to bring some snacks for mid-test pick-me-ups, and remember that you’ve been getting ready for your final all semester. You have done the work — now you just have to demonstrate that you can apply all the cool stuff you’ve learned.

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Open House
Nov
30
2:00 PM14:00

Open House

Stop in for a chat to learn more about the Academy. We’ll answer questions about our hybrid school model, curriculum, workload, and community, and we’re happy to discuss your student’s specific academic situation to determine whether we’re a good fit. We have a few openings for the spring semester, and we’d love to find just the right curious, committed, hard-working students to join our awesome crew in the junior high and high school.

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Friday Films: Pleasantville
Nov
9
11:00 AM11:00

Friday Films: Pleasantville

In “Pleasantville,” Gary Ross considers the televised version of the American Dream as portrayed in 1950s sitcoms through the story of two modern teens who get magically pulled into their favorite TV show. ("Pleasantville” is rated PG-13; read the Common Sense Media review.)

Friday Films are open to all students enrolled at the Academy in the high school or junior high. Students enrolled in Cinema Studies are required to attend Friday Film screenings. We encourage parents to review films to make sure you are comfortable with your student viewing them.

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Friday Films: Working Girl
Nov
2
11:00 AM11:00

Friday Films: Working Girl

Mike Nichols explores the corporate version of the American Dream in this story about a working class girl (played by Melanie Griffith) who wants to climb the ladder.  ("Working Girl” is rated R; read the Common Sense Media review.)

Friday Films are open to all students enrolled at the Academy in the high school or junior high. Students enrolled in Cinema Studies are required to attend Friday Film screenings. We encourage parents to review films to make sure you are comfortable with your student viewing them.

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Friday Films: The Color Purple
Oct
26
12:00 PM12:00

Friday Films: The Color Purple

This week, Steven Spielberg presents Alice Walker’s vision of a different American dream, from an oft-neglected perspective.  ("The Color Purple” is rated PG-13; read the Common Sense Media review.)

Friday Films are open to all students enrolled at the Academy in the high school or junior high. Students enrolled in Cinema Studies are required to attend Friday Film screenings. We encourage parents to review films to make sure you are comfortable with your student viewing them.

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Friday Films: Lost in America
Oct
12
12:00 PM12:00

Friday Films: Lost in America

Albert Brooks explores the perpetual nostalgia of the American Dream in this movie about two yuppies trying to recapture the free-spirited adventure of their youth in the 1960s.  ("Lost in America" is rated R; visit its IMDB page or email Shelly for more information.)

Friday Films are open to all students enrolled at the Academy in the high school or junior high. Students enrolled in Cinema Studies are required to attend Friday Film screenings. We encourage parents to review films to make sure you are comfortable with your student viewing them.

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Friday Films: Vertigo
Oct
5
12:00 PM12:00

Friday Films: Vertigo

Jimmy Stewart gets dark and twisty in Alfred Hitchcock’s “Vertigo” (1958).  ("Vertigo" is rated PG; read the Common Sense Media review.)

Friday Films are open to all students enrolled at the Academy in the high school or junior high. Students enrolled in Cinema Studies are required to attend Friday Film screenings. We encourage parents to review films to make sure you are comfortable with your student viewing them.

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Friday Films: Citizen Kane
Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Friday Films: Citizen Kane

This week, Orson Welles invents the modern movie with 1941's "Citizen Kane."  ("Citizen Kane" is not rated; read the Common Sense Media review.)

Friday Films are open to all students enrolled at the Academy in the high school or junior high. Students enrolled in Cinema Studies are required to attend Friday Film screenings. We encourage parents to review films to make sure you are comfortable with your student viewing them.

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Friday Film: It's a Wonderful Life
Sep
14
12:00 PM12:00

Friday Film: It's a Wonderful Life

This week, George Bailey learns the difference one person can make in the world in the 1946 classic "It's a Wonderful Life." ("It's a Wonderful Life" is not rated; read the Common Sense Media review.)

Friday Films are open to all students enrolled at the Academy in the high school or junior high. Students enrolled in Cinema Studies are required to attend Friday Film screenings. We encourage parents to review films to make sure you are comfortable with your student viewing them.

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Friday Film: The Gold Rush
Sep
7
12:00 PM12:00

Friday Film: The Gold Rush

This week, Charlie Chaplin tries to strike it rich in 1925's "The Gold Rush." ("The Gold Rush" is not rated; read the Common Sense Media review.)

Friday Films are open to all students enrolled at the Academy in the high school or junior high. Students enrolled in Cinema Studies are required to attend Friday Film screenings. We encourage parents to review films to make sure you are comfortable with your student viewing them.

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Junior High - Parent Orientation
Sep
5
3:00 PM15:00

Junior High - Parent Orientation

Come a little early to pick up your student today, and join us for an informal chat about our goals, plans, and strategies for this year's junior high. Jason and Suzanne will discuss the classes and resources we're using for this year, share our developing tools for enhancing student learning, and answer any of your questions.

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