As a unique, independent academy, Pinkerton Academy's mission is to strive to ensure the growth of all students in a challenging, respectful, and collaborative environment. The Academy fosters a student-centered community with purposefully designed, interactive and relevant learning opportunities.

Welcome to the Freshman Academy!

** Parents, please note that there is NO SUPPLY LIST.  As they are now high school students, they are encouraged to figure out how they wish to keep themselves organized.  For the first day of school it is suggested they bring at least a notebook and pens/pencils.  If teachers have any requests for supplies, students will find this out on the first day.**

Click to open the Freshman Parent Survival Guide (link coming soon!)

 Freshman Resources Page

Freshman Seminar Page

Freshman Contacts Page

Freshman Academy Administration

Teams Apollo & Orion

Suzanne Trice - Associate Dean of Student Life
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Assistant: Michele Kontos  - Ext 1174
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Teams Gemini & Mercury 

Roger Konstant - Associate Dean of Student Life
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Assistant: Erica Wilson - Ext 5102
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 Class of 2022 Class Advisors

Barros  Flint 

Vanessa Barros & Grace Flint
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Freshman School Counselors

coming soon

Kaitlin Burkhardt (Team Mercury) -  [email protected] - Ext 1131
Geeta Prabhakar (Team Orion) - [email protected] - Ext 1125
Bruce Brooks (Team Gemini) -  [email protected] - Ext 1164
Jessica Atkinson (Team Apollo) - [email protected] - Ext 1130
Jill Dunham (PASSES & ACT) - [email protected] - Ext 1123

History, Mission, & Vision of the Freshman Academy

The Freshman Academy within Pinkerton Academy is a model of transition for incoming 9th Grade students. Proven by statistics and experience, a successful start to freshman year sets up a successful high school career.

Pinkerton Academy introduced the Freshman Academy in 2011 with the opening of The Academy Building, in which freshman students spend 75% of their school day. In planning the Freshman Academy, administrators recognized the challenge of moving from middle school to high school, and especially transitioning into a large school such as Pinkerton. With that in mind, Pinkerton administration developed a model for freshman success:

  • Freshman team teaching of core academics (teams Apollo, Gemini, Mercury, and Orion)

  • Students are assigned to a team 

  • Core academics are taught in the Academy Building

  • Limited electives are located in adjacent campus facilities 

  • Freshman Attendance Office

  • Freshman School Counselors Office

  • Freshman Cafeteria 

  • Freshman Seminar

  • Academy Mentor Program

  • Freshman events including Freshman Field Day, Freshman Orientation, and Freshman Reception

Pinkerton wants everyone to succeed - and we start as early as possible by addressing the important Freshman year. Let the Freshman Academy administration, staff, and teachers know how they can help you!