We have been working on Gradenet and getting set up for the new school year and that includes class schedules for secondary students! Returning ACA families should check Gradenet (or have your student check) because if there are no classes showing for the upcoming year, then we do not have a class schedule for your student! If you haven’t yet re-enrolled your student, don’t wait too long. Classes will fill up! If you need to meet with Mr. Post to discuss your student’s class schedule or diploma option, please call the office to make an appointment with him. If you have friends planning to enroll their students at ACA this year, please remind them that they need to do it soon to make sure they get the classes they want. Families new to ACA will receive information about accessing Gradenet at the parent orientation.
AMAZING WORK DAY
From 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Friday, July 25th, we will be doing several work projects and need as many volunteers as possible. Students in grades 6 – 12, parents, teachers, and alumni are all welcome to join us! Lunch will be provided and House points will be given (points for parents and students)! It’s okay to come for only part of the day if you cannot commit to the whole day. Come and help us as we gear up for the new school year!
NEW HIGH SCHOOL OPPORTUNITY
This year, there will be a new class for high school students who are interested in working with children. We have enhanced our Student Aide program and added a Student Intern program. Dr. McGuire will be overseeing both of these classes. If your student is interested in either one of these opportunities, you may contact Dr. McGuire at [email protected] . Specific information will also be available during student orientation.
Teacher Aide (.5 credit per year)
The Teacher Aide Program provides an opportunity for each student to gain a realistic experience within the teaching profession as they observe and help the classroom teacher. Students will be assigned to Grammar school classrooms (Pre-K-5th grade) based upon need and available cooperating teachers.
Teacher Intern (1 full credit per year)
The Teacher Intern Class is a career exploration experience for students considering a teaching career. Each intern works daily (M,W,F or T,Th) with a classroom teacher and is exposed to a variety of classroom activities representative of the responsibilities of a teacher. Interns will be asked to perform duties such as interacting with students in the classroom, tutoring individual students, creating bulletin boards, and teaching a lesson. At the end of the experience, the Intern should have a good idea of whether or not he or she would like to pursue a career in education. In addition to the classroom experience, a journal and assignments will be required to achieve a full unit of credit.
PERFORMING ARTS NEWS
All students entering grades 9 - 12 are invited to the FREE audition workshop for our upcoming fall musical “Oklahoma!” on Friday, August 15th after school. Our “Oklahoma!” performances will be November 13 - 16, 2014. Director Mrs. Post says “My inspiration for ACA’s production will be the stage version starring Hugh Jackman with the Royal National Theatre. You can watch it FREE online on pbs.org under Episodes > Rodgers & Hammerstein’s “Oklahoma” > Oklahoma. This is my favorite version. I think you will see why after you watch it!” Watch the Charger newsletter for more information in the next few weeks leading up to the workshop and auditions.
NEW GRAMMAR SCHOOL HANDBOOK
Attention Grammar School Families: There is a brand new Parent/Student Handbook just for our Grammar School (K4-5th grade). Parents, you can find the new handbook attached below!
ACA STUDENTS TO PERFORM AT TULSA PAC
Two of our talented ACA students, Joseph Bates and Anthony Conroy, will be performing with their string quartet “BBCM Quartet” at the Tulsa PAC on Friday, July 18, in a concert called Bridging the Gap. Since forming the BBCM Quartet in 2012, these young men have been impressing their audiences each time they’ve played. Congratulations Joseph and Anthony! For more information and to purchase tickets, go to: tulsapac.com
We are having another Uniform Recycling Day to coincide with our Amazing Work Day on Friday, July 25th! The Uniform Recycling will take place in the school lobby from 9:00 a.m. until noon. If you have uniform items to sell, you can bring them to the school on Wednesday and Thursday, July 23 & 24th. Please see the attachment below for instructions on selling your gently used uniforms.
If your family uses the FACTS monthly payment option to pay your tuition, please remember that you need to turn in your payment form three weeks prior to your first monthly payment. Please call the school office if you have any questions about the monthly payment option or the FACTS form.
There is one more opportunity for high school students to take the Rhetoric English Mastery Exam (REME) this summer – on July 23 at 10:00 a.m. Students who pass the REME with an 80% or better score are not required to take the Rhetoric Grammar class. The cost is $50 per student for three opportunities to pass. Call or email the school office to sign up your student to take the REME on July 23rd! [email protected]
SUMMER OFFICE HOURS
The ACA office remains open during the summer! The hours are 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Monday – Friday.
Have questions? Please call ACA at 918-832-4600
July 23: REME testing, 10:00 a.m.
July 25: Amazing Work Day, 9:00 – 2:00
Aug. 1: Teachers Return
Aug. 5: Elementary Parent Orientation, 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 7: Secondary Parent Orientation, 6:30 p.m.
Aug. 11: First day of school, 8:00 – 3:30