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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 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: 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: 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 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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Curriculum Night for Parents
Sep
1
4:00 PM16:00

Curriculum Night for Parents

Curious about the specifics of what we'll be covering this year in high school? Interested in organizing a club, activity, or event for the Academy? Just looking for an excuse to get to know the parents of some of the people your students talk about so much? Join us for a relaxed curriculum night at the Academy to kick off the new school year! We'll share our reading lists and plans for the year ahead, answer your questions, and give you a chance to chat with each other.

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Open House: High School
May
24
4:00 PM16:00

Open House: High School

This open house is for students who may be interested in joining the full curriculum high school starting in September 2018.

Drop in any time between 4 and 8 p.m. to learn more about how full curriculum at The Academy works. We'll discuss student contracts, college and career planning, classes, and academic philosophy, and answer your questions about The Academy.

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Production: Complaint Department and Lemonade
May
4
7:00 PM19:00

Production: Complaint Department and Lemonade

The Drama Club has been working all semester on this hilarious play about complaints and resolutions! Watch their efforts come alive on the stage at St. Luke's Presbyterian Church. Tickets are $7, and you can buy one from any cast or crew member.

I know the cast and crew look forward to seeing some friendly faces in the audience!

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Open House: High School
May
1
7:00 PM19:00

Open House: High School

This open house is for students who may be interested in joining the full curriculum high school starting in September 2018.

Join us to learn more about how full curriculum at The Academy works. We'll discuss student contracts, college and career planning, classes, and academic philosophy, and answer your questions about The Academy.

We expect to have room for two new students in the Academy's fall class, and admissions are made on a rolling basis.

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Open House: High School
May
1
3:00 PM15:00

Open House: High School

This open house is for students who may be interested in joining the full curriculum high school starting in September 2018.

Join us to learn more about how full curriculum at The Academy works. We'll discuss student contracts, college and career planning, classes, and academic philosophy, and answer your questions about The Academy.

We expect to have room for two new students in the Academy's fall class, and admissions are made on a rolling basis.

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Open House: High School
May
1
11:00 AM11:00

Open House: High School

This open house is for students who may be interested in joining the full curriculum high school starting in September 2018.

Join us to learn more about how full curriculum at The Academy works. We'll discuss student contracts, college and career planning, classes, and academic philosophy, and answer your questions about The Academy.

We expect to have room for two new students in the Academy's fall class, and admissions are made on a rolling basis.

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The Un-Prom!
Apr
27
4:00 PM16:00

The Un-Prom!

Lace up your roller skates, and let the good times roll! The Academy's 2018 roller skate prom is open to all students and their guests. Wear your favorite festive ensemble: sparkly dresses, disco jumpsuits, and beloved jeans are all welcome!

You must buy your tickets in advance! Tickets are $33, which includes skate rental, pizza and drinks, and exclusive use of the facilities for two hours.

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Study Skills Workshop: Critical Reading
Apr
13
11:00 AM11:00

Study Skills Workshop: Critical Reading

Critical reading helps you put your critical thinking skills to work when you read, making sense of challenging ideas, knowing what details are the most important, and developing a thorough understanding of whatever you're reading. Critical reading is a skill, and as with any skill, the more you practice it, the better you get. This hands-on workshop will help you improve your critical reading skills with practical tips and guidance.

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Friday Movie: Julius Caesar
Mar
23
11:00 AM11:00

Friday Movie: Julius Caesar

Join us for a screening of Joseph L. Mankiewicz's 1953 adaptation of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, starring Marlon Brando as a not-at-all-mumbly Mark Antony and James Mason as the honorable (?) Brutus. This is an excellent film, even if it an obvious tie-in to our current reading selection in literature.

All enrolled students are welcome!

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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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