All 8th graders and a parent or guardian are expected to be at the 8th Grade Orientation starting at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, August 13 in Simms Auditorium; please bring your schedule with you. We will go over what the schedule means and what life is like in the 8-9 division. You will have a chance to find your locker and your classrooms and meet some of your teachers. The orientation is scheduled until 3:30 p.m. Punch and cookies will be available in the McKinnon courtyard.
8th Grade Retreat
The 8th Grade Retreat will be held August 28-30.
New IDs have been issued for each of you, and you may pick them up in Simms lobby before the 8th Grade Orientation on August 13.
East Campus Bookstore Hours
August 7-9: 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
August 11: 12:30-4 p.m.
August 12: 1-4 p.m.
August 13: Noon-4 p.m.
August 14: 1-4 p.m.
The Charger Book Room has relocated. Please go to Room A209a, upstairs in the East Administration Building to pick up books. Use the stairs next to the Technology Help Desk.
Sunday, August 11: 12:30-4 p.m.
Monday, August 12: 1-4 p.m.
Tuesday, August 13: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wednesday, August 14: 1-4 p.m.
Be sure to have your ID and schedule with you.
Note: Beginning August 15, the Charger Book Room will be closed. Email requests to Ms. Garcia.
Our annual celebration of GrandDays will be held Friday, October 4, 2019 (Grades 6-7) and Monday, October 7, 2019 (Grades 8-12).
GrandDays are one of the highlights of fall at Albuquerque Academy. We look forward to hosting grandparents and grand friends during the school day, providing class visits and lunch, and sharing stories about the Academy experience.
For more information, click here.
New students and a parent or guardian are expected to attend the New Student Orientation on Sunday, August 11, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Please check in under the main arches on the East Campus Quad (there will be signs and people to help you find your way.) After check-in, students will attend orientation, and parents will meet in the Music Building Performance Hall.
Students: Please bring your schedule, your laptop, and a recent photo of yourself that we can keep.
While clothing is certainly an important vehicle for expressing ourselves to the public eye, in a school setting its main function is to keep us warm, cover us with a reasonable degree of modesty, and reinforce a seriousness of purpose that keeps our attention on our studies.
With that in mind, here are some general clothing guidelines for 8/9 students of all genders here at Academy:
Clothes should cover:
- your back
- your bra straps and underwear
- a significant portion of your shoulders and chest
- your midsection (even when your arms are raised)
- your upper thigh (close to fingertip length)
Clothes should not be:
- see through
- torn, frayed, or ratty
- delivery systems for offensive messages
- like a second skin
Hats and hoods should be off in the buildings.
Appropriate footwear must be worn throughout the day.
Teachers may refer a student whose appearance seems to be in violation of these guidelines to the dean or division head. It is at the discretion of the dean or division head to require the student to cover up, change clothes, or call their parents to bring appropriate items.
If you ordered a laptop through the Academy, you will receive an email when it arrives.
School supply lists are not issued for 8th and 9th graders; your individual teachers will give you detailed information if they expect you to have specific items.
If you feel there is a need for you to change your schedule, you will have to request the change on the afternoons of August 13 and 14, 2:30-4:30 p.m., or during the first five days of classes. Ask Ms. Crawford for the Schedule Request Change form, take the completed form to the chair of the department(s), and then see Ms. Palmer. Please be aware that if one class change is granted, it can alter your entire schedule. Also note that even if a change is approved, your particular combination of classes may prevent it from happening.
School photos for grades 8-12 will be taken on Wednesday, September 4 and Thursday, September 5.
Thursday, August 15, is the first day of school. Convocation will be in the East Gymnasium at 8 a.m. You may meet in your common area with your classmates or go directly to the gym. All classes will meet in an abbreviated format that day, so please come prepared with a notebook, your daily planner, and a pen and/or pencil. You don’t need to bring your laptop on the first day of school.