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Unite Our Community 
 
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Dear Community Members, Prospective Students and Families: 
The Academy will be hosting its 2nd registration event on Thursday, April 28th at 3601 Linden Avenue. This is a family-fun event to unite our first graduating class. We need you to help us choose a mascot! Eat, play, and learn more!

Keep reading to meet our newest faculty member, Chris Wollman, Theatre Instructor. Also,  see what Academy students have been doing in our community this month. 

We are hoping to give an update on our location in our next newsletter. Stay tuned...
REGISTRATION DAY CELEBRATION
On APRIL 28th from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.,  join us to unite our Academy community! You are invited to contribute your feedback on one of the three mascot finalists, meet Mr. Schmidt (our Humanities teacher), play some badminton (with Coach Monkie), learn about our theater program, and feast on some pizza from The Pan, Long Beach's newest pizzeria. Meet other students from the Academy's inaugural class of  2020! 

Our Directors will also meet with each family individually and help to finalize your enrollment. Save on postage and bring your completed registration packet with you. Additional packets are available if needed (in English and Spanish).

Please take note of the required 
documents page and bring:
             1) Proof of residence
             2) Proof of age
             3) Copy of immunizations


Please also bring transcripts, IEP/504 paperwork, if applicable. We will assist in making free copies. If you have any additional questions, please contact Summer Sanders directly.
MEET OUR THEATRE INSTRUCTOR
We are excited to announce the hire of Chris Wollman. Chris Wollman holds a Masters in Education from the University of Southern California and bachelors degree in Theatre Arts from San Diego State University. While in San Diego, he could be seen performing in such professional venues as The Old Globe and National Comedy Theatre. He has most recently been working with actor Tony Plana (Ugly Betty, The Fosters) to bring theatre to underserved schools in Los Angeles County as a Teaching Artist for East Los Angeles Classics Theatre.  
Mr. Wollman’s six-years of experience in theatre education and directing youth shows have been lauded by such organizations as the California Educational Theatre Association, National Youth Arts, and Fullerton College in the form of numerous awards and nominations for himself and his students, including:
·      2015 Nominated, Outstanding Director

·      2015 Nominated, Outstanding Production
·      2015 First Place, Improv Competition

·      2015 Second Place, Best in Region for Director


·      2014 Nominated, Outstanding Director 
·      2014 Nominated, Outstanding Production

·      2014 First Place, Improv Competition 

·      2014 Second Place, Best in Region for Director    
·      2013 First Place, Best in Region for Director

·      2013 Nominated, Outstanding Director 

·      2012 Won, Outstanding Production
·      2012 Won, Outstanding Director 

·      2012 First Place, Best in Region for Director

·      2011 Won, Outstanding Director
ROBO TECH FEST
On Saturday April 9th, Academy students attended the ROBOtech FEST, a STEM festival honoring National Robotics Week. The Academy stood out with their hands-on exhibit of teaching families how to make ice cream in a bag. Students and families discovered the necessary step of adding salt in order to drop the freezing temperature of the ice, and that the room temperature soy milk transformed to ice cream faster. Who knew? 
HEALTHY KIDS DAY
On Saturday, April 16th, the Academy joined other area organizations at the YMCA's Healthy Kid Day event, a national initiative to improve the health and well-being of kids. Families participated in art activities, fitness classes, a cooking lesson, and learned more about how the Academy fosters “Healthy Thinking” with an emphasis on nurturing students as life-long learners. Families of 8th graders were able to learn more about the Academy and apply to be a part of the 9th grade class this Fall. All attendees were entered into a raffle, and one walked away with a gift card from the Academy. 
CAMBODIAN FESTIVAL

Every April, Cambodians around the world celebrate Chaul Chnam Thmey, the traditional Cambodian New Year. In Los Angeles, this annual celebration takes place at El Dorado Park in Long Beach. The Academy was present this year to explore traditional Khmer ceremonies, witness live performances by Khmer singers and bands, and enjoy delicious Cambodian foods. A diverse student population is important to us. The Academy set out to collaborate with organizations and inform our Cambodian community about the Academy as a high school option.

APPLICANTS
If you have not yet applied, we are still currently accepting applications. There are available spots for interested students. All students who would like to attend the Academy must submit an application. Click below or send an application c/o ACADEMY 3601 Linden Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90807.
APPLY HERE
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3601 Linden Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90807
Phone Number: 562.283.4456
Website: www.academylongbeach.org 

James McGrath- Founding Director. 
Summer Sanders- Director of Community Engagement. 
Dr. Michelle Tubbs- Director of Curriculum and Instruction. 

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