News

We're Accepting New Students for the Spring Semester!

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.

You can apply now to schedule your interview or contact us to learn more about how the Academy's Junior High program might work for you.

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AP Classes for Fall

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!

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Inclement Weather Policy

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!

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Registration for Fall a la Carte Classes Is Open!

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 EnglishApocalyptic 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.

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Seminar: Everything You Need to Know About Homeschool Testing

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.

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Are you starting homeschooling mid-year?

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.

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