Feedback and Testing
In the Middle School, the academic year is divided into three trimesters. Parents, teachers and students are in constant contact in person, via email or on the phone. More formal narrative reports are prepared each trimester in December, March and June. Students who are new to the Academy and students who experience a significant change in performance receive mid-trimester reports, as well. Parent Teacher Conference Days are held in December and March. The formal written reports are discussed on these conference days with the child, the child’s adviser and parent, and an end-of-year report is posted in June. Parents are always welcome to meet with teachers at a mutually agreed upon time.
Middle School students are not required to take more than one full-period test on any one school day; see handbook for more details.