Academy 21

Well, summer is finally here. I haven't had a lot of time before to think about our pilot group while school was still in session. I can't believe that teachers have so many loose ends to tie up before we leave for the summer. And who am I kidding, I spend my summers at school anyway.

So now I have been thinking about nothing but the pilot... or shall I say Academy 21. Our group met last night to talk about the parent meeting we will have tonight. It was fun being around four other people who are ready and willing to change the traditional educational model that we have.

I am so excited to be an advisor more than anything else. I can't wait to be able to build a community with my group that I haven't been successful at in my traditional classes. I think with this sense of community, the students will feel more supported by their peers and advisors. I don't want to be the teacher that gives them a grade, I want to be the advisor that helps them reach their highest potential.

Parent meeting tonight... I will keep you posted on the feedback. Hopefully, I will meet with about 30 families that have an open mind.


  1. Good luck Julie, What an exciting endeavor. There are many anxious people at the high school wondering what this thing is all about and how it will impact what we do. Do keep posting here. I would love to know how it's going and maybe would like to come over once things are rolling to see what you're doing. Will students in the pilot be taking electives such as art, music etc. or are things like that integrated into what you're doing? I don't know much about it so sorry if my comments are a bit uninformed.


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