August 18: First Day of School
September 5: Labor Day, No Classes
September 7-8: 8-12 School Photos
September 14: 8-9 Parents’ Night
September 24: Homecoming
September 30: No Classes Grades 6-12 (parent conferences)
In some mathematics and science courses, students will be loaned a textbook to use in lieu of asking them to buy one. Before school starts, students in grades 8-12 should bring their schedule and student ID to check out their Charger books at the Charger Book Room, located on the second floor of the East Campus Administration Building. If a student’s class changes books, they should return to the Charger Book Room to exchange their texts; otherwise, borrowed texts should be returned at the completion of each class. Should a student change classes or misplace their textbook, they should contact Jeanette Sanchez, firstname.lastname@example.org, to return or replace the text.
Charger books are marked with a black number on the bottom and are stamped on the inside cover. They are loaned to a student at no cost as long as the same copy (as indicated by its number) is returned in good condition at the end of the course by the student to whom it was originally checked out. Students are strongly encouraged to write their names in these books; all charges for lost or damaged books are reflected in the June billing statement. Misappropriation of a loaned textbook — taking a book that has been signed out to another student without the explicit permission of that student — may be treated as a disciplinary matter. Students in the 6-7 division will get their books after school has started.
The East Campus Bookstore is located to Room A125 in the East Campus Administration Building.
Hours Before School Begins
August 11 & 12 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
August 14 (Sunday) 12-4 p.m.
August 15 3-5 p.m.
August 17 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
School Hours Beginning August 18
Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
We recognize that clothing is an important vehicle for expressing ourselves to the public eye. In a school setting, though, its primary use is to keep us warm and reinforce a seriousness of purpose that emphasizes academics and promotes student health and safety. With that in mind, here are general clothing guidelines for 8-9 students during school hours at the Academy:
- Students must be completely clothed from their underarms to at least a surrounding two-inch inseam around their legs.
- All shirts must have straps or sleeves.
- No clothing will be translucent from the underarms to the two-inch inseam.
- Footwear must be worn throughout the day.
- Hats, including hoodies, are always allowed outside, in hallways, and in common spaces. Hats/hoodies may be worn in classrooms only at the teacher’s discretion. Hats/hoodies are never allowed during common times, class meetings, and assemblies.
- Clothes should not be a delivery system for offensive messages. No clothing will depict ideology contrary to Academy philosophies and policies, whether stated or implied.
Students not following the dress code may be directed to the division head and/or dean of students to comply with the dress code. Students out of compliance must change clothes immediately. Clothing may be provided by the school, or parents may be called to bring appropriate items to school.
If you ordered a laptop through the Academy, you will receive an email when it arrives.
School supply lists are not issued for eighth and ninth graders; your individual teachers will give you detailed information if they expect you to have specific items.
Students will receive their academic schedules the week before school begins. Schedule change forms may be completed on Monday, August 15 and Tuesday, August 16 3-5 p.m. Please see the form for further instructions.
School photos for grades 8-12 are scheduled for Wednesday, September 7 and Thursday, September 8.
Personal electronic devices must be used in a way that will not be a distraction to others. Headphones or earbuds must be used for anything involving sound. Teachers may confiscate phones and other devices if students are using them inappropriately.
In the classroom, laptops, cell phones, and other electronic devices should be closed and stowed away unless a teacher gives explicit permission for a particular use related to that day’s activity.
Students need to be aware that anything they do on an electronic device can be tracked, and anything deemed inappropriate may possibly lead to disciplinary action. Severe misuse of electronic equipment (such as going to inappropriate sites or participating in electronic bullying or harassment) could affect a student’s standing at the Academy.
Students found using technology inappropriately will be reported to the dean for appropriate consequences.
When student phones or other electronic devices are on school property, school officials have the right to view the electronic contents of these devices (including such items as photos, text messages, etc.) if they have a reasonable suspicion that the phones have been used in violation of school policies. Additional restrictions apply to bringing electronic devices into tests.
Electronic Use Policy 8-9
Cell phones may not be used during class, advisory, class meetings or common times, or in the dining hall during advisory lunch/assigned seating days. As a community, we build connections by engaging in meaningful conversations with one another; therefore, we expect students to be present and participate in face-to-face conversations during social and group activities.