Summers at the Academy are extra-long to give you plenty of time to follow your interests (and recover from Greek philosophers.) I hope you have lots of fun planned for the break ahead, but we put together a list of some ideas you might want to explore if you are looking for something to do.Read More
If you're interested in making a change, the Academy's new Junior High has spaces available for the spring semester. Included in the engaging, skills-building, critical thinking-based schedule for Junior High are U.S. Government, Current Events and Cultural Geography, The Story of Science, Literature: The Short Story, Grammar Workshop, Math Lab, and Spanish.Read More
Here's your chance to weigh in on what AP offerings you'd like to see for the 2018-19 academic year!
We're looking at AP U.S. History and AP English Language and Composition (since we did English Literature and Composition this year), but we're open to other suggestions and happy to try to find a teacher for AP classes in high demand!Read More
This looks like an awesome competition, if anyone is interested. The Georgia Commission on the Holocaust has "Incite, Resist, Document: Weighing the Power of Words" as its theme for the 2018 Creative Student Arts competition.
Submit visual arts/digital arts/writing/music works by 3/6/18. It's open to students from 6th-12th grade.Read More
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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More