Each Academy family is assigned an Academic Mentor. The role of your Academic Mentor (AM) is to be a point of contact and liaison between home and school for your scholar throughout their time at the Academy. With our unique instructional model, we feel that it is important for parents to develop a relationship with and have one person to contact for general information and clarification. Siblings are assigned the same AM, and your AM will stay the same throughout your time at the Academy.
Your AM will send home general information not related to a specific class and all front office correspondence. Scholars will meet in their AM groups weekly on Friday afternoons. During Academic Mentors, scholars will complete their Developmental Education Plan (DEP), meet individually with their mentor, check-in on any missing assignments, prepare portfolios for Scholar-led Parent Conferences, and engage in sustained silent reading. The AM will also be charged with keeping, sharing, and advising on your scholar’s program of study. AMs will be available to meet with scholars every morning between 8:50 am and 9:00 am. We encourage scholars to check-in with their Academic Mentor daily at this time.
Each quarter, we end with an all school awards assembly to celebrate the work our scholars have done. Please join us at noon on the last day of each quarter.
Awards are directly related to our mission and recognizes scholars that have promoted our mission throughout the quarter.
Love of Learning
As a part of the Common Core alignment, our Science and Social Studies curriculum is integrated into our Language Arts and Math classes.
The Honors Academy of Literature uses Singapore Math as the approach to math content aligned with the Common Core State Standards.
Master Electives Schedule
At The Honors Academy of Literature, we provide electives each quarter for scholars to expand their learning. Scholars work with their Academic Mentors at the end of each year to design their electives schedule for the following year based on their interests and academic requirements.
School-wide Units Culminating Activities
Each quarter the faculty and scholars decide on a focus unit to be studied school wide. Examples of past school-wide units are:
Holidays Around the World
PAAK- Positive Acts of Acceptance and Kindness
Putting Down Our Roots
Health and Wellness
The Honors Academy of Literature is fully aligned to the Common Core State Standards. For more information about the CCSS see www.corestandards.org.