The Academy’s Middle School supports the journey of each individual as they successfully transition into adolescence. We do this by creating a safe, inclusive, and productive environment supported by a strong community and excellent relationships. Individual classroom walls and boundaries of a single content area are blurred through complex, thematic units that integrate language arts, science, and social studies. Teachers guide the math experience by choosing instruction that favors collaboration, discussion, and movement. Students are invited to use both hands and minds while grappling with real-world issues. A diverse offering of electives, service learning, outdoor education, clubs, and competitive sports allow students to explore their sense of self within the world. Leadership opportunities, portfolios, and events celebrating the work of thematic units empower students to lead their education.
Middle School Counseling
Jennifer Drake is our grades 6-8 counselor at The Academy. Mrs. Drake works with students individually and through classroom guidance lessons. Please see the below article about the essential role of middle school counselors from American School Counselor Association.
Jennifer Drake - Middle School Counselor
303-289-8088 ext. 148
Naviance is a tool used in grades 7-12 for college and career exploration. It is also heavily used in 12th grade to submit documentation to post secondary institutions.
Naviance Student allows you to:
- Get involved in the planning and advising process - Build a resume, complete online surveys, and manage timelines and deadlines for making decisions about colleges and careers.
- Research colleges - Compare GPA, standardized test scores, and other statistics of students who have been admitted to the college.
- Research scholarships - Use a scholarship website database to find a wide variety of scholarships.
- Research careers - Research hundreds of careers and career cluster, and take career assessments.
- Create future plans - Create goals and to-dos, and complete tasks assigned to you by the school to better prepare yourself for your future college and career goals.
The link below is a video lesson that will give you the opportunity to review navigation via a mobile device and access a foundational tour of each of the Naviance Student sections.
You can access your Naviance account at https://student.naviance.com/tamc
Username: Academy Student Email Address
Password: Students can create their own password by clicking "Forgot Password?"
The athletics program in our middle school grades is intended to be a part of students' overall developmental experience. Student athletes are taught how to work hard and experience the satisfaction that goes with giving their best in whatever they do. The Athletic Department at The Academy emphasizes the importance of discipline, class, professionalism, sportsmanship, and effort. Team concept will be taught and practiced. A sense of community will be fostered throughout this process, allowing students to respect and support one another.
Our philosophy is to allow students a chance to develop athletic skills while providing a competitive climate at the same time. We want our students to show outstanding character while participating in athletics. Coaches, players, and parents should be exemplary role models for others. Athletic programs should also promote positive school spirit and provide an additional source of self-esteem for our students.