Dean's Blog

9/20/2016

Dear Parents,

Welcome back! We are incredibly excited to begin the 2016-2017 school year here at the ATLAS Academy! This year promises to be a year filled with exciting opportunities for our students to explore their giftedness. This school year will build upon our proven foundation of differentiated, integrated, and accelerated Pre-Advanced Placement (Pre-AP) curriculum while taking every opportunity to explore and extend through high-interest learning. While focusing on enhancing students’ skills in problem-solving, critical and creative thinking, and leadership, students’ needs and interests will be addressed through 21st century instruction. This includes, but is not limited to: digital age literacy, innovation, written communication, oral presentation, professional ethics, and content knowledge. Our students work closely with multi-talented, creative teachers that guide them in developing deeper understanding of subject matter through direct instruction, problem-based learning, collaborative exploration, and discovery.

In order for a program such as the ATLAS Academy to prosper, it is imperative that all stake-holders are actively involved. Our parent and community outreach is a major focus and we will strive to initiate communication and collaboration at every chance we get. In order to streamline this communication, all teachers are now using the Remind app to communicate with parents and the ATLAS Academy is also using the app for each grade level as a whole. Attached is the information for signing up for your student’s grade level Remind account. Also attached is the ATLAS contract for this school year. We ask that the contract be returned by September 2nd.

Again, we welcome you to the ATLAS Academy, a place with incredible opportunities for talented students to explore their giftedness in a high-energy, enthusiastic, and positive environment! Here’s to an awesome school year!

Sincerely,
Matt Rambo
ATLAS Academy Assistant Principal

Mr. Rambo