To Be, Rather Than to Seem

Class of 2022 & New HS Families

Welcome to the Academy! This page is just for you. As we move through the enrollment process, check back to find helpful resources and additional information.

Other Important Information

Summer Assignments

Student Schedules

Your daughter's schedule of classes is now available in My BackPack. To request a schedule change, please email College counselors will be back on campus to discuss requests beginning Monday, August 6th.


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. Click here for additional bookstore information. Books must be purchased by July 28th 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, do not purchase a book until your schedule is confirmed. Digital books cannot be returned after August 6th, even if they have not been downloaded or set up via the web.


Starting in the 2018-2019 school year, there will be changes to the school uniform that we wanted to make you aware of as you begin purchasing replacement items.

For the daily uniform, we will no longer allow the white cotton polo shirt. It will be replaced with a blue, dry-fit polo. Every student, freshmen to seniors, is required to have this shirt for the 2018-2019 school year.

In addition to the navy skort and pants, we will also be offering the option of navy shorts. The shorts will have AHN embroidered on the pant leg and should be a comfortable alternative to the skort and pants.

In regard to the mass uniform, beginning with the Class of 2022, a white button-down shirt and yellow sweater will be phased back in for the mass uniform. The white button-down is a different fabric and cut from the previous mass shirt so it should be cooler and more comfortable. If current students have yellow sweaters, those may still be worn in this new combination. Sophomores, juniors, and seniors may continue to wear the yellow mass shirt and phase in the white button-down and yellow sweater.

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

High School Orientations, ACT Practice Day, and Senior College Bootcamp

Student Orientation days are Monday, August 13th, and Tuesday, August 14th, 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 Friday, August 31st. The morning 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. Dismissal for the day will be at 11:30 a.m.

Orientation Schedule

New Student MacBook and iPad Distribution

All high school students use both a 13" MacBook Air and iPad. All freshmen will purchase these devices through the school at a prorated, subsidized cost of $1,300 plus the cost of the selected iPad case. Each student will be billed $325 per year for four years. The devices come loaded with software and are insured by the school.

New students in grades 6-12, including girls rising from the 8th grade, may pick up their MacBook and iPad during the week of July 30 through August 3rd from 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m. On Wednesday, August 1st, you may pick up until 5:00 p.m. Plan to allow approximately 10 minutes per each device getting picked up.

If you have not already done so, please be sure the Apple ID Consent Form has been filled out and returned to school by July 15th. This form is available in your My BackPack account.

Email any questions to , Director of Technology.

Students are required to have an Gen 5 iPad case. Because iPads are not insured by the school, the Academy requires on of the following cases to protect your investment.

Science Supplies + Calculator Requirement

  • 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.

Drop-Off and Pick-Up - NEW TRAFFIC PATTERN

In the morning, you may drop-off on any of the school's driveways. NEW THIS YEAR: All pick-up will take place on the West Drive.

Traffic Map

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 13, 2018.

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

Other Important Links + Forms

Please check My BackPack for:

  • School-Sponsored Off-Campus Event Permission Form
  • Apple ID Consent Form (new students only)
  • Apple Model Release Form (new students only)

Fall Athletics

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.

Handbook - Coming in Late July

High School Office Summer Hours

The High School office will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday. It will be closed from Monday, July 2nd, through Friday, July 13th.

Campus Ministry Retreat

On Saturday, August 25th, Campus Ministry is hosting an optional retreat from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Click here for more information.