To Be, Rather Than to Seem

2019-2020 High School Information

2019-2020 Planning Calendar

NOTES: Planning dates are tentative and subject to change as deemed necessary by the administration.

Please note February 14 was initially noted as a planning day, however school will be open that day.

August 7-12 Faculty Professional Days
August 13-14 Student Orientation Days
August 15 First Day of School
September 2 Labor Day Holiday - SCHOOL CLOSED
October 17-18 Parent-Teacher Conferences
PK-3rd Grade - Noon Dismissal Thursday, October 17
4th-8th Grade - No School Thursday, October 17
No School Friday, October 18
October 21 Professional Day, No School
November 25-29 Thanksgiving Break - No School
(School Closed November 27-29)
December 20 Noon Dismissal
December 23-January 5 Christmas Break - SCHOOL CLOSED
January 6 School Re-opens
January 20 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday - SCHOOL CLOSED
January 27 HS Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day
ES - No School
January 31 ES Grandparents' & Special Friends' Day
HS - No School
February 17 President's Day - SCHOOL CLOSED
March 2-8 HS Mission Trips
March 9 Faculty Professional Day - No School
April 9-19 Easter/Spring Break - No School
(School Closed April 9-13)
May 25 Memorial Day - SCHOOL CLOSED
May 29 Last Day of School
June 1-3 Faculty Professional Days

Drop-Off and Pick-Up

In the morning, students may be dropped off at the front Bayshore entrance or the West Drive, parallel to MacDill. You may also enter Bayshore and drop off on the north drive, adjacent to the 4-square courts. For high school, the most common are Bayshore and West. Students are encouraged to be at school by 7:45 a.m. M,T, Th and F, and 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday. The bell rings at 8:00 a.m. daily except Wednesday, when school starts at 8:45 a.m.

In the afternoon, gates open at 2:35 p.m., except on Wednesday, when HS dismisses after the Elementary School. On those days, parents should not arrive before 3:20 p.m., at the very earliest. Sophomores are picked up on the Bayshore Front Drive and all other grades are picked up on the West Drive, off of MacDill Avenue.

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Mothers Association Volunteer Form

New Student MacBook and iPad Distribution

The 2019-2020 package cost for for high school students, including those girls rising from 8th grade, is $1,300, which includes:

  • a Gen 6 iPad
  • a 13" MacBook Air + case
  • MacBook insurance
  • relevant apps and software on each device

The total cost of the devices will be prorated each year you are at the Academy, up to four years, and billed according to your selected tuition payment plan. 

Students may pick up their MacBook and iPad the week of July 29 through August 2 in the Bailey Center. A representative from the technology office will be available daily from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. They will be available until 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 31. If you are unable to pick up the device that week, please email Kent Smith at

Students are required to have an Gen 6 iPad case. Because iPads are not insured by the school, the Academy requires one of the following cases to protect your investment.

New Student Paperwork Reminder

If you have not yet done so, please submit the following to Lynn Hathaway as soon as possible, but no later than August 5, 2019.

Students will not be permitted to attend school in August until a current Florida Certificate of Immunization and Proof of Medical Examination are received.

Student Health Forms


In an effort to streamline the book-buying process and save our families money, the Academy will no longer utilize Follett for student book purchases. Instead, we are sharing the required books by course and allowing you to choose the book that best suits your daughter(s), whether that be digital (when offered) or print. 

If your daughter(s) would like to purchase books now based on the classes selected this spring, you may do so. Complete course schedules, including final elective placements, will be available in Veracross July 12th.

Schedule Changes and Textbooks

If you plan to drop or add a class, do not purchase a book until your schedule is confirmed. Depending on the publisher, most digital books are nonrefundable. 


  • Navy blue skort, shorts or slacks embroidered with AHN
  • Blue polo shirt with AHN emblem
  • Dark penny loafers or tan boat shoes with white ankle-length socks
  • White button-down blouse with AHN emblem and yellow mass sweater with AHN emblem with navy skort
  • Dark penny loafers or tan boat shoes with white ankle-length socks
  • Navy AHN sweatshirts sold by Student Council
  • Yellow mass sweater
  • Letter jackets or sweaters (worn by those who earned and purchased them)
  • Approved navy, white, or gray athletic-team sweatshirts

All of the above-mentioned items may be purchased at Risse Brothers School Uniforms. If you have questions or concerns about the uniform, please contact Assistant Principal Erin Krukar or Risse Brothers Uniforms at 813-282-8338.