Blog - Academe of the Oaks

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...

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...