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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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