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...

Academe Community

Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion builds a community that welcomes difference, celebrates civil discourse, demonstrates problem solving, encourages student initiatives, and promotes empathy. The goal of Academe of the Oaks’ pedagogy is not simply to...

Project Week

We had six groups with students from all four grades and the assignment was ‘Water”. Our students jumped right into it – Academe students are able to do that – and came up with the most interesting and multi-faceted projects and research results. The projects ranged...

Biochemistry

12th grade Biochemistry students use molecular models during their final exam to determine stereochemistry. Are they enantiomers or diastereomers? That is the question.

Great Pollinator Census

As you might already know, our high school has a pollinator garden certified through Monarchs Across Georgia (MAG). We submit a report to Monarchs Across Georgia on an annual basis to stay in line with the certification. The plants we planted a few years ago have...

Atomic Theory

Our juniors just completed their atomic chemistry block taught by Dr. Wyman.  The historical development of atomic theory, from the Ancient Greeks to the Higgs boson, is explored allowing connections to be made between atomic theory and periodicity of the elements....

Podcasting

During J-term, our students embarked on the world of Podcasting under the direction of Andee Salas and Tara Wyman.  Our students formed groups, chose a theme, and got down to business.  Our Podcasts are named Senioritis: Technically Adults, In the Tea Zone with Dylan...

Brain/Body Health Connection Summit Coming to Academe

Join us for a full day of exploring wellness through the Brain/Body Connection on Saturday, March 9, 2019! Experience an educational wellness summit geared toward the integration of mindful everyday practices that can change how you cope and move through the world. We...

Academe Spanish Teachers – Students Helping Students

Recently, our Spanish teacher Señora Salas, had some help teaching her classes. In other words, she has trained the advanced senior and junior students to teach a few 9th and 10th grade classes. This is the same concept we employ with Honors A projects. The Honors A...