2017-2018 High School Information
Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year! Please refer to the drop-down menus below for information pertaining to the start of school.
Please refer to Student Email, Schedule and Bookstore Access Information file below for tips on navigating the website and bookstore.
- High School Orientations, ACT Practice Day, and Senior College Bootcamp
- Student Schedules
- 2017-2018 Handbook
- New Student MacBook and iPad Distribution
- Science Supplies + Calculator Requirement
- Geometry Notebook Requirement
- New Student Paperwork Reminder
- Summer Reading
- Fall Athletics
- Drop-Off and Pick-Up
- Student Health Forms
- Other Important Links + Forms
Student Orientation days are Monday, August 21st, and Tuesday, August 22nd, beginning at 8:00 a.m. The schedule below contains information pertaining to your grade level and additional details about these days.
ACT Practice Day and Senior College Bootcamp will take place on Wednesday, August 23rd. The first half of the day will be a mock ACT test for grades 9-11. This will allow us to collect data to gauge where students are and how to support improvement. Seniors will participate in a college bootcamp led by their college counselors. After lunch, students will go through their schedule (Sets 1-8).
Your daughter's school email must be used as listed when ordering her books for the school year. The delivery and set up of the digital books can only happen if the email matches exactly. Books must be purchased by August 5th to ensure digital access codes are properly assigned to your daughter’s virtual bookshelf.
New students will be instructed on how to access and set up any digital books during the freshman and new student orientation technology training session.
Schedule Changes and Textbooks
If you plan to drop or add a class, you may purchase digital material, but do not access/download digital material. Accessed/downloaded digital material cannot be refunded to your bookstore account.
All new rising 6th-12th grade students will be issued their new MacBook and iPad devices the week of August 7-11 between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. On Wednesday, August 9th, staff will be available until 6:00 p.m. Please enter via the Bayshore entrance and proceed to room #N304 (3rd floor in the main building).
Students are required to have an iPad 2017 case by orientation. Because iPads are not insured by the school, the Academy suggests the following cases to protect your investment.
If you are unable to pick-up that week or you have additional questions, please contact Kent Smith, Director of Technology.
- Science Department Purchases
- CALCULATORS: There are no specific calculator requirements given for use in math courses below Algebra II. Beginning with the Class of 2020, students taking Algebra II or higher level courses are asked to purchase a TI84 Plus if they do not currently own a graphing calculator. Those students who currently own a graphing calculator will be allowed to continue to use their calculator.
If you have not yet done so, please submit the following to Lynn Hathaway as soon as possible, but no later than the first day of school, August 23, 2017.
- School-Entry Health Exam Form (DH 3040)
- Florida Certificate of Immunization (Form 680)
- Birth Certificate
- Over-the-Counter Medication form (optional, must be signed by a physician)
Students will not be permitted to attend school in August until a current Florida Certificate of Immunization and Proof of Medical Examination are received.
The following high school teams will begin either practices or tryouts in July or August: volleyball, swimming and diving, cross country and golf.
Prior to the beginning of athletics practice and tryouts, the Athletics Office must have completed EL2 and EL3 forms on file. Forms may be turned in to either the head coach or athletic director Kevin Vargas prior to or on the date of the first scheduled practice or tryout. Without the completed forms, the student is not allowed to participate.
In the morning, you may drop-off on any of the school's driveways; however, in the afternoon you will have a designated pick-up area. If the first letter of your last name begins with A-L, please pick-up on the south driveway, while M-Z will use the west driveway. All carpools should use the west driveway.
- Policy for Illness and Medicine
- Authorization for the Administration of Medication
Complete this form if your child needs prescription medication or any over-the-counter medication not stocked in the clinic. THIS FORM MUST BE SIGNED BY A DOCTOR FOR ADMINISTRATION OF OVER-THE-COUNTER MEDICATION.
- Allergy Form
Complete this form only if your child has been diagnosed by a doctor with an allergy.
- Allergy Action Plan
Complete this form if your child has a severe allergy and would require an epi pen.
- Authorization for Self-Carry/Administration of Epi Pen, Inhaler or Diabetes Medication
Complete this form if you wish your child to carry an epi pen, inhaler or insulin with him/her at all times.
- Required Immunization Forms
Please check to see if your child needs updated/new immunization forms (ALL new students, pre-K and K students, 7th-graders and 9th-graders).
- Diabetes Management Plan
Complete this form if your student has diabetes.