Welcome to the Academy!
Our monthly chapel focus this year starts with “Lord teach me how to….” Topics include “Trust, Share, Give, and Listen.” Each month has a core scripture verse to support the key learning(s).
First Presbyterian Academy opened the doors to the STEM Lab this year. STEM is an acronym for “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.” Students in grades K5-5th will work in the STEM Lab throughout the school year. The focus for the visits will include inquiry based science instruction, engineering units, instruction in keyboarding and software, and advanced mathematics.
Academy students will be celebrating school spirit every Friday. Students will be allowed to wear “Academy” t-shirts on Fridays throughout the coming year. If a special event requires uniforms on a Friday, parents will be notified in advance.
William Norman Watson and his lovely wife, Victoria Bailey Watson, have taken up residence in a corner of the STEM Lab this year. The Watsons have traveled extensively in the United States, and they have collected artifacts, diaries, letters, documents, clothing, and photographs during their travels. Students in grades 4-5 will be integrating their heritage studies with historical fictions, non-fiction, artifacts and primary sources. The Watson collection will enhance their study of United States History.
The Academy’s Academic Center has become a reality this year, and it is already in full swing with an excellent staff and resources to assist our students in the various aspects of their academic life. The Academic Center is now scheduling appointments for summer sessions in Tutorial, Academic Enhancement, and Academic Enrichment.
Learning Enrichment and Advanced Academic Programming is a program for students in K5-5th grade who are identified as academically gifted.
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