Welcome to the Freshman Academy!
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**Parents, please note: There is NO supply list. As they are now in high school, students are encouraged to figure out how they want to keep themselves organized. For the first day of school they will probably only need a notebook and pens/pencils. If teachers have any requests for supplies, the students will find this out on the first day of school.
Freshman Academy Administration
|Teams Apollo & Orion||Teams Gemini & Mercury|
Associate Dean - Suzanne Trice
Associate Dean - Kim Larkin
Administrative Assistant - Kaitie Barry
Administrative Assistant - Carolyn Coraccio
Class of 2020 Class Advisors
Freshman School Counselors
Clare Smith (Mercury, Assistant Director) - firstname.lastname@example.org - ext. 1212
John Chappell (Gemini) - email@example.com - ext. 1121
Kaitlin Burkhardt (Orion) - firstname.lastname@example.org - ext. 1131
Geeta Prabhakar (Apollo) - email@example.com - ext. 1125
Jen Hamilton (PASSES) - firstname.lastname@example.org - ext. 1123
Jennifer Conte (PASSES) - email@example.com - ext. 1155
History, Mission & Vision
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, teachers, and student mentors know how they can help you!