Thoughts from the Head of School

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Academy Seniors at the annual Signing Ceremony in which they register to vote.
Words by Mark Heller, Head of School The greatest disappointment I have felt from the Presidential Campaign of 2016 is that it is a campaign our children are witnessing, experiencing, and processing. They are seeing what passes for “debates,” they are clearly perceiving the climate, and they are likely concluding that because this is the...
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Ahmed Clock
Words by Head of School Mark Heller “Cool clock, Ahmed!” were the words posted by the President of the United States. “Want to bring it to the White House? We should inspire more kids like you to like science. It’s what makes America great.” Unfortunately, Ahmed Mohamed, the 14-year-old student who built the alarm clock...
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Rather than preparing our children to succeed on tests, we need to focus on preparing them to be learners. The world they face both today and tomorrow will require them to be able to seek, access, analyze, and re-combine information in ways that will be relevant to their circumstances.
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What is the true purpose of school? What attributes help the greatest number of students become the most successful adults? What prepares students to best meet their future? Confidence.
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