The Academy’s Board of Governors is comprised of up to 10 parents and friends of The Academy, representing a mix of The Academy’s campuses (Midtown/North/South), schools (Grammar/Dialectic/Rhetoric), and educational models (Blended/Traditional).
Purpose: Following a strategic governance model, The Academy Board’s role is to safeguard the vision and mission of the school. It does so in several ways, but the primary means is in hiring, overseeing, and advising the Headmaster. The Board keeps the Headmaster accountable for the goals set for the school, which are set jointly by the Board and Headmaster. The Headmaster is then responsible to hold faculty, staff, parents, and students accountable in their educational roles and commitments.
Term: Members of the Board of Governors serve three-year or six-year terms, with 11 regularly scheduled meetings annually.
Joining the Board: Each year a new Class of members join the board. New members are typically drawn from individuals who have served on one of the school’s committees. See below for more information about volunteering to serve, or for nominating another for Board or Committee service.
Communication: Have a question for the Board of Governors? Send your questions here. The Board desires to be accessible and known. Members of The Academy community are welcome to approach board members with questions and topics of interest.
The vision of the Academy’s Board of Governors is executed through the work of several board commissioned committees. The committees include parents, staff, board members, and other friends of The Academy and are representative of the full Academy community.
We are always looking for candidates who are willing to join one of our committees! If you are interested in being considered to serve on a committee in the future, please review the committee descriptions below and submit an application.
The Education Committee provides stewardship and oversight of the academic programs and policies of The Academy and serves as a sounding board for evaluating new educational opportunities This committee is supported in its work by the curriculum subcommittee, scholars and experts in their respective disciplines.
Fine Arts Committee
The Fine Arts Committee supports the Fine Arts Chair in overseeing the Performing and Fine Arts of The Academy, including choir, music, painting, drama, debate/forensics, and more. Members of the Fine Arts committee are masters of at least one of The Academy’s areas of emphasis.
The Finance Committee reviews monthly financial reports, sets strategic financial priorities, and proposes The Academy’s annual budget.
Building & Land Committee
The Building & Land Committee makes recommendations for capital improvements, property acquisition, and provides oversight of construction projects.
The Fundraising Committee assists The Academy in recruiting participants in The Academy’s Giving Society and providers oversight of fundraising campaigns and initiatives.
Branding & Communications
The BrandComm Committee advances The Academy’s brand across the district. This includes oversight of digital and print materials, student uniforms, social media, and other communication platforms of The Academy.
The Athletics Committee supports the Athletic Director in determining the strategic priorities and initiatives of Academy Athletics, including oversight of The Academy’s Community Sports.