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For Inquiring Minds 
 
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Learn more about our successful first week of Academy high school. Find answers to your questions about school hours, daily schedule, physical education, Academy Wear, athletics, extra-curricular activities, carpool, and lunch.

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LOGISTICS
School Hours:
The school doors will open at 7:30  a.m. and classes will begin at 7:50 a.m. The school day ends at 2:58 p.m., except for Thursday, which ends at 1:18 p.m.
 
Important Dates:
 Fri., Sept 23          School Closed (Teacher Collaboration)                                                      
STUDENT ORIENTATION
The first week of the Academy was a success! We oriented students to the Academy culture and established the foundation for a respectful, thoughtful, and supportive community.

Students learned about community norms, such as: Stay Engaged, Speak Your Truth, and Notice Patterns of Participation. They played cooperative games to establish a cohesive community, took math and reading assessments, and engaged the intellectual virtues through experiential rotating learning stations. Students also participated in their first advisory class and discussed what it means to be capable and competent


It has been such a pleasure learning about each student and how they contribute to our school community.
STUDENT VS. CHROMEBOOK
Each student received their Google Chromebook this week. Students are learning about how to navigate through Google Classroom documents, appropriately research on the internet, and access their online textbooks.

Chromebooks allow students to work individually and collaboratively to research and complete class assignments.
BLOCK SCHEDULE
This week, students took a digital math and reading assessment on Fast Bridge to determine their strengths and academic gaps. We carefully placed students in courses to both challenge and address their academic needs.

Students received their individual schedules on Tuesday, Sept 6th. Click the schedule above to download a pdf. of the weekly block schedule.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Health/PE Course 1 is aligned with the California State Standards with an emphasis on personal fitness and personal responsibility for overall health.  During this course students will be empowered to meet challenges, create personal goals, make choices, and develop positive behaviors in fitness and movement activities that will lead to a healthy lifestyle. 

In addition to learning various sports/activities, the emphasis will focus on increasing knowledge of a healthy lifestyle. The course will also include health topics such as nutrition, reproductive health, education about sexuality, healthy relationships, alcohol, tobacco, and diseases. 

Every student will be conducting self-assessments by monitoring their own heart rate using GopherSport Optic TM- Strapless Heart Rate System technology, learning about body composition, and administering the FitnessGram, as part of the Every Child Stronger, Every Life Longer program. 

Every student will be expected to wear their Academy PE clothes and athletic shoes for every class period. For questions, please email Ms. Earley, our PE Teacher/Athletics Director.
ACADEMY SPIRIT GEAR
T-Shirts: $10 each
4 for $35
Cinch Bags $5
 
Students can purchase Academy Spirit Gear by completing the form below and submitting to the office. Click image to download a pdf. 
ATHLETICS
Cross Country is beginning, and all students are welcome to join! Our first team practice will begin the week of September 12th.

Practices will be held Tuesdays 3-4 p.m. and Thursdays 1:30 p.m.- 3 p.m.

Students met on Wednesday during lunch for their first meeting. Please contact Mrs. Earley to join the TRITON team.  PARENTS! If you would like to run with the team, please contact Coach Day.
EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
THEATRE: Our Theatre instructor, Chris Wollman met with all of the students to discuss the Academy's Theatre program on Wednesday, Sept., 7th. Twenty-four students expressed interested in joining! Theatre will meet after school at least twice a week. The first meeting will be held on Monday, Sept., 16th.

STUDENT LEADERSHIP: Summer Sanders, Director of Student Services, will be starting the Academy's Student Leadership program. This group will be responsible for making many decisions affecting Academy students' life. Leaders will embrace their role while working collaboratively within our school community, modeling the virtues, and being the voice for our student body. Students will meet on Friday, Sept., 9th during lunch.

GREEN CLUB: Crystal Day will be leading a Green Club, a group focused on environmental awareness and the beautification of the Academy, and the city of Long Beach. This club will be meeting biweekly to coordinate activities and various community projects. Monday, Sept., 12th at lunch.
CARPOOL
Looking for a carpool?
Email your name, address, and a brief description of your needs, and we will do our best to match you with someone in your area.
LUNCH PROGRAM
Free and Reduced Lunch forms were sent home this week. Lunches will be provided daily for students who qualify. We are currently working with a couple food vendors to determine the best lunch program for all of our students. 
ENROLLMENT
WE ARE STILL ACCEPTING STUDENTS.
The Academy is continuing to accept applications on a rolling basis. There are available spots for interested students. All students who would like to enroll in the Academy must submit an application and complete a registration packet.

Office hours: Monday- Friday 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 
Thursday 8:00 a.m.- 3:00 p.m.

Click below or send an application c/o ACADEMY to 1637 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach, CA 90813 to receive your registration materials.
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1637 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90813
Phone Number: 562.283.4456
Website: www.academylongbeach.org 

James McGrath- Founding Director. 
Summer Sanders- Director of Student Services. 
Mickie Tubbs- Director of Curriculum and Instruction.
Crystal Day- Outreach Coordinator.
Derrick Allums- English, Advisor.
Peter Deeble- Algebra 1/1H/2H.
Michelle Earley- PE, Operations Officer, Advisor.
Jess Gibson- Conceptual Physics, Operations Officer, Advisor.
Julie Lee- Special Education Teacher/Intervention Specialist. 
Dustin Schmidt- Humanities, Advisor.



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