Just in case Irma decides to kick up a fuss, it seems like a good time to remind parents and students that we follow DeKalb County Schools' weather closures: If they are closed for inclement weather, so is the Academy.
But obviously whether we are open or not, if you can't safely get to school, you should absolutely stay at home. The most important thing is to be safe!
We're very excited about our high school lineup for fall, which includes the most interesting math class you will probably ever take (and a great calculus alternative for seniors), AP English, Apocalyptic Literature—in which you get to build your own apocalypse—, the brilliantly flexible Math Lab (which has successfully converted many a math-phobe into confident high school math student), high school Spanish, and a special encore presentation of Suzanne's popular Musical U.S. History class, a.k.a. Hamilton History. Class costs include required books and textbooks (on loan from the school library), Friday office hours for homework help or individual questions, and (of course) official transcripts for classes taken. Some classes are already filling up, so if you're sure you want to take a particular class, sign up soon—your $25 class deposit is deducted from your first payment.
Join Academy faculty members (and co-hosts of the home/school/life magazine podcast The Podcast with Suzanne and Amy) Suzanne Rezelman and Amy Sharony to learn more about how to handle standardized testing in your homeschool, including:
- Georgia's laws and requirements
- Testing at home
- Finding outside testing
- Registering for SAT, ACT, and AP tests as a homeschooler
- Handling test prep in your homeschool
- Steps for requesting accommodations for homeschool students
Join us on Wednesday, March 29 at 7 p.m. at the Academy. Admission is free for Academy families; $10 for guests. Space is limited, so RSVP to reserve a seat.
We'd love to help you get oriented and feel confident in your new homeschool. Use the contact form (right) to set up a one hour-ish appointment with Amy, who will walk you through everything you need to know to get your homeschool started in the middle of the year. You do not have to be enrolled at The Academy (though obviously we'd love it if you decided to take some classes with us!) and there is no charge for this service, though its availability does depend on the demand and Amy's schedule.
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 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.
Join us for a potluck lunch and a screening of a movie TBD.
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.
Join us for a potluck lunch and a discussion of Ta-Nehisi Coates's book Between the World and Me. (We'll also be voting on our next book club selection—students' choice.)
Book Club is open to all full-time and a la carte high school students at The Academy. (Copies of the book can be borrowed from the library.)
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.