student showcase

Academy Students Became Self-Published Authors, Here Are Their Stories

Posted on: June 18th, 2017

The 11th Graders in Ms. Alysia Oakley’s Honors English class were able to add “Published Author” to their resumes at the end of the 2016-17 school year. Students in this class wrote and published their own novels as part of a yearlong assignment. In August 2016 the students created an outline of an original story. […]

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Student Showcase: Importance of Local Elections

Posted on: October 17th, 2016

Senior JJ Thurber decided to focus his second current event right in our own backyard, choosing to follow the local Congressional race in the 13th District between Republican Incumbent David Jolly and former Florida Governor Democrat Charlie Crist.

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Student Showcase: Spanish Games

Posted on: May 20th, 2016

Spanish Games Instructor: Senora Estrella Class: 6th Grade Spanish B Senora Estrella’s 6th grade Spanish B class collaborated to create Spanish games that review cultural facts, grammar, and vocabulary. Students either designed an original game or translated and created their own Spanish versions of popular English games. Each game included at least 25 Spanish questions/concepts […]

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Student Showcase: “My Man Blue” Poems

Posted on: April 14th, 2016

Mrs. Fowler’s 4th Grade class read the poem “My Man Blue” by Nikki Grimes. After reading the poem, students wrote their version of the poem employing vivid imagery and comparison.

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Student Showcase: Love Poems

Posted on: February 25th, 2016

Love Poems Instructors: Mrs. Kim Stein and Ms. Andrea Yoder Class: 2nd Grade 2nd Grade students in Mrs. Kim Stein’s and Ms. Andrea Yoder’s reading class wrote love poems during their recent poetry unit. Students focused on using their senses while writing. The poems were timely in light of Valentine’s Day and Random Acts of […]

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Student Showcase: “A Good Man is Hard to Find” Presentations

Posted on: January 27th, 2016

“A Good Man is Hard to Find” Presentations Instructor: Mrs. Susan Zalac Class: AP English Literature and Composition Words and Presentation by Brian Compton ’16, Hannah Szarko ’16, Eve Lu ’16, Vijay Prasad ’16 AP English Literature and Composition is one of those classes where there is no right or wrong; there are no formulas […]

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Student Showcase: This I Believe Speeches

Posted on: January 8th, 2016

This I Believe Speeches Instructor: Mrs. Kim Vreeland Class: AP Language and Composition In line with Academy’s core curriculum that includes communication, students participate in public speaking beginning in PreK3. Wildcats, as young as three years old, share birthday announcements and accomplishments during morning meetings. Beginning in 4th Grade and continuing through 11th Grade, students […]

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Student Showcase: Letters to Veterans

Posted on: November 18th, 2015

  Letters to Veterans Instructor: Mrs. Mireille Williams Class: Language Arts 5th and 6th Grade students recently spent some time thinking about our beloved Veterans. After watching a brief video highlighting some interesting, and little known, Veterans Day facts, the students reflected on what it means to be a Veteran of our armed forces. They […]

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Student Showcase: Honoring Our Veterans through Art

Posted on: November 13th, 2015

  Veterans’ Day Printmaking Project Instructor: Mrs. Sarah Gates Class: Upper Division Studio Art Upper Division Studio Art students have been working on a printmaking project that required them to make a statement about a social issue. Students drafted an idea and then transferred the image to a piece of linoleum. Any letters or numbers […]

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Student Showcase: The Catcher in the Rye

Posted on: October 29th, 2015

  The Catcher in the Rye Instructor: Ms. Gale Sheaffer Class: English Honors II   This summer, students in Ms. Sheaffer’s English II Honors course read and annotated JD Salinger’s classic, The Catcher in the Rye. While reading, students followed the journey of Holden Caulfield as he hops a train and then a taxi to New […]

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