Back to School

Everything you need to know before you head to school in the fall!


Communication Information

  • All urgent news, like school cancellation announcements and reminders for formal days and spirit days, will be sent via text to the primary numbers on file through FACTS.
  • The Nuntius is the best way to stay up to date on what’s happening at school!  This weekly reminder comes straight to your email inbox and every issue includes an update from your campus principal! Click here to subscribe.
  • While The Academy will never use Facebook as its primary source of communication, we encourage families to follow us on Facebook and connect with other parents via The Academy Parent Group page.
Curriculum and Supply Lists
  • Traditional Students: All curriculum is provided by the school. 
  • Blended Students:  The Academy will provide blended students with consumable curriculum.  The Blended Purchase List notes which curriculum items Blended Grammar families are responsible to purchase. Blended Dialectic students are not required to purchase any curriculum.
  • The 2020-2021 Uniform List provides a detailed list of required and optional uniform components available from Land’s End.  If you are looking for used uniform pieces, check out The Academy Online Resale page on Facebook.  You may also wish to purchase a spirit shirt from our online Spirit Store.
  • Most classroom supplies are provided by the school. Things you will need to provide for your student are included on our Supply Lists.

Other Helpful Information

  • Each family is asked to read The Parent/Student Handbook each year.  This handbook is attached to Enrollment and Re-Enrollment Agreements. You can also e-mail admissions@theacademyok.org for a copy. 
  • An event-based calendar and a monthly calendar are available by choosing “What’s Happening?” from the top menu bar.  If you’d like a printable district calendar, you can find that here.

Summer Work

The “summer slide” is real. Mounting evidence suggests that students experience significant reading and math loss during the summer months.

The Academy is not just concerned about the loss of skills. Even more important is our desire to see students develop affections for reading and good stories as well as math and Latin. These affections are developed through practice. To that end, we offer the following requirements, suggestions, and incentives to keep your student(s) fresh during the summer months.

Dialectic and rhetoric students have required reading as well as an assignment associated with the reading. See the documents below for the dialectic (grades 6-8) and rhetoric (grades 9-12) schools.  It’s important to note that the required reading is curricular and these summer texts will be referenced throughout the upcoming school year. 

Grammar students are required to read a book over the summer. Along with the book, students are also encouraged to complete a project based upon the book (see the document below for both the reading and the project details). Students should complete the reading/project for the grade level they are entering.

Additionally, we have compiled a list of various grade-appropriate books (see the Leveled Reading List below). We encourage students and parents to maintain a reading log over the summer that documents time spent reading and pages read (see the Summer Reading Log below).

Along with reading, we believe it is important for students to continue their math work over the summer. We would like to see students spend forty-five minutes per week in math – that’s fifteen minutes a day, three times a week (see the Summer Math Log below).

Finally, we encourage students rising to grades 4-9 to continue with Latin studies via Quizlet over the summer (see Summer Latin Log below).  

To help motivate grammar students (and assist parents!), we will award house points for completing these summer assignments!

  • For completing the summer project associated with the required book, students will earn 25 house points.
  • For every week that students (not parents) spend sixty minutes reading at their reading level or higher, students will earn 5 house points.
  • For every week that students spend forty-five minutes on math practice, students will earn 5 house points.
  • For every twenty minutes that students spend working on Latin with Quizlet, students will earn 2 house points.

In order to tally totals, it’s important for parents to complete and sign the reading, math and Latin logs.

Dialectic and rhetoric students may also complete reading, math, and Latin logs for reading (at the student’s grade level), practicing math (at the student’s grade level; we encourage work done to reinforce algebraic concepts), and practicing Latin (dialectic students only) for house points.