Blog - Academe of the Oaks

Model UN

  The Academe of the Oaks Model UN Team opened their week with a stellar performance at the Georgia Tech MUN conference. Representing Thailand in committees whose topics ranged from Citizen Science to Denuclearization, the students applied their knowledge and...

Marine Biology Trip

The seniors spent last week camping on Cabretta Island and studying marine biology at the Sapelo Island National Estuarine Research Reserve (SINERR). Much of Sapelo Island is dedicated to the analysis of barrier island ecology and the long term effects of global...

Architecture Exam

Academe Seniors take their architecture class to the streets. Their final exam turned downtown Dectur into a classroom. Each student photographed examples of Decatur’s stylistic evolution. From Federal to neo-Romanesque, neo-Classical to Gothic revival, the...

Current Events

The students are very engaged in our Current Events J-Term class. Current Events is providing students the opportunity to discuss, understand, and explore local, national, international, political, economic, and social issues in a respectful, meaningful, and active...

MLK Celebration

Mr. Martinez and the BSA put together a presentation celebrating Dr. King’s legacy, his values, and those who continue the work of making the dream of racial equality, and a just society a reality On Friday the 15th, Academe students and faculty joined the BSA in a...

Biochemistry during Hybrid

The hybrid learning at Academe is exciting and going very well. The investment in technology and equipment proves to be successful. This especially became apparent during the current senior biochemistry class. The biochemistry block is the highest level of chemistry...

Global Nomads

We are happy to announce that we will continue our partnership with the Global Nomads Group this year. The Global Nomads Group is an international organization that promotes communication between international communities that otherwise would not have any contact with...

Organic Chemistry

Our freshmen are in the last week of their organic chemistry block taught by Dr. Wyman. This is usually the first block taught to the 9th graders. It asks a lot from the students in terms of thinking and studying, but it also helps them to ease into the high school...

Chautauqua

This summer, as a number of police killings and other injustices have reshaped national dialogues around race relations and criminal justice reform, I have found it difficult being  away from the classroom. In 2014, when Mike Brown was killed by the police in...

Silver Lining of Teaching Online

At Academe, as is the story with so many schools around the world, the transition to online learning was sudden and unexpected. I recall scrambling on the last day of in-person classes to distribute copies of 1984 and The Stranger to students, not knowing when I would...