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Welcome Back!!

AAW has an annual (non-refundable) Materials Fee of $50 that we charge every student for general supplies related to attending our school. Examples of costs this fee covers are choir gown/costume cleaning fees, instrument repairs, specialized art supplies, USB drives, printing fees, art framing expenses, science lab fees, just to name a few. Supplies needed to attend our school are covered by this fee, however, we do recommend that students have basics like writing utensils and paper/notebooks, especially for the first day of school. A list of any other supplies that may be needed will be provided to you by each teacher as part of their course syllabus on the first day of school.

7:00 AM – 8:15 AM (7:45 – 8:15 AM Breakfast is Available)
Door #14 (Student Entrance) will open at 7:00 am. Students arriving early must report to the gym until 8:00 AM. Students should remain on the first floor until 8:15 AM.


All students must exit the building by 3:45 PM, or be in the Hangout, a staff-sponsored club, workshop or an after school activity.

The ‘Hangout’ is offered to students in grades 7, 8, 9 and 10 until 6:00 pm daily (unless otherwise posted). Students in grades 11 and 12 must have prior written approval from administration in order to remain in the Hangout after the second bus has left (approximately 4:00 -4:30 PM), but they are always welcome and encouraged to attend after school clubs or workshops.

All students must submit the Hangout registration form and behavioral contract, signed by both the student and parent, BEFORE the student may utilize the Hangout. The registration forms can be found on our website or in the main office.

Please turn in the registration forms prior to Tuesday, 9/3/19 if your student plans to utilize the Hangout on the first day of school. There is a daily rate of $2 per student and an annual non-refundable registration fee of $20 per student ($35 per family) that can be paid via check or cash in the main office or with a credit card using SP Ezpay found on our website.

The Academy has a very active PTA. If you’d like to learn more about how to support and get involved check out their Facebook page.

The Academy utilizes the SchoolMessenger service to notify families of current and ongoing events as well as attendance issues and weather related school closures. The service will automatically notify your family if your student is absent or tardy. This system uses your email and phone number as listed in PowerSchool to send messages. Please be sure we have your most current contact information. (Visit the website for links to Unified Classroom and how to update your information.) If you receive a message that you believe may be in error, please contact the main office.

Our most important tool for communication is PowerSchool/Unified Classroom. Please be sure that you check PowerSchool regularly. I recommend at least once per week. There are instructions for logging-in available on our website. If you are having difficulty accessing or understanding the information in PowerSchool, please contact the main office.

Finally, remember to stay connected with us through our website at, through PowerSchool, and through our Facebook page at In addition to these communication portals, I will be sending regular emails, so make sure that we have your most current contact information!


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