Welcome to the Freshman Academy!
Please keep checking back as we are in the process of updating all links and information for the 2017-2018 school year!
** 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
Freshman Academy Administration
Teams Apollo & Orion
Suzanne Trice - Associate Dean of Student Life
firstname.lastname@example.org - Ext 1174
Administrative Assistant - Kaitie Barry
email@example.com - Ext 1174
Class of 2021 Class Advisors
Freshman School Counselors
Clare Smith (Assistant Director, Team Mercury) - firstname.lastname@example.org - Ext 1212
Geeta Prabhakar (Team Orion) - email@example.com - Ext 1125
John Chapell (Team Gemini) - firstname.lastname@example.org - Ext 1121
Chantel Vaillancourt (Team Apollo) - email@example.com - Ext 1130
Jill Dunham (PASSES & ACT) - firstname.lastname@example.org - 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
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!