Student & Parent Resources

Academy Plan

The Academy Plan allows qualifying Seniors, if their schedule allows, to apply for late arrival or early dismissal for the school day. Some specifics of the Academy Plan include:

1. Students must already have Period A or Period H study hall in the schedules.

2. Students will review the Academy Plan Guidelines (below); and complete and sign the Academy Plan Agreement (below), as will a parent/guardian (even if the student is 18). Forms are due to Guidance by Wednesday, February 18.

3. There are academic criteria (minimum requirements).

4. Mr. Dannible and Mrs. Clute will meet with studenbts who qualify after checking attedance and conduct.

Click here to read the Academy Plan Guidelines.

Click here to read, print out, sign and submit the Academy Plan Agreement.

Aspen Portal for Parents and Students

Effective with the 2014-2015 school year, Aspen has replaced Edline as the on-line system for parents and students to access information about grades, assignments, attendance, etc. as well as communication from Pinkerton Academy.

You may log into Aspen by clicking here or referring to the upper right-hand corner of this web page.

For an overview of the Aspen Parent Portal, click here.

For a Video overview of the Aspen Parent Portal, click here. (Turn up speaker volume.)

For an overview of the Aspen Student Portal, click here.

Who Do I See? Where Do I Go?

At Pinkerton Academy, it may not always be obvious Where a parent or student should go to seek answers and information. Also, a parent or student may not know specifically Who to contact for answers and information in any given area.

To help with communication, Pinkerton Academy has created an illustrated chart to show parents and students how they may address various types of issues related to their student and the school.

Please click here to access the chart. Attendance issue? Curriculum issue? Discipline issue? Athletic issue? Something Else? There are 10 categories of issues on the illustrated chart.

Building Renovation & Construction

Bus, Traffic & Parking Information

This document shows how buses are organized for end-of-the-day at Pinkerton. It also includes the phone numbers for bus information. Pinkerton Academy does not manage bus routes or schedules.

Bus schedules may be accessed on each school district's website, here.

The Hampstead School District provides a late bus for students. Click here for information.

This document describes traffic flow, restrictions and parking at Pinkerton including the start and end of each school day.

Course Selection 2015-2016

Memo to Parents & Students
Course Catalog for next school year (2015-2016)
CTE Program Selection Guide
CTE Course Registration form
Honors & AP courses: Information presentation
Honors & AP courses: Student Self-evaluation & Contract
Course Selection Waiver
8th Grade Preview Night presentation (January 5 + 6, 2015)
8th Grade Preview Night report: "Freshman Course Level by Standardized Test" -- This report includes a table reflecting five years of data on student success in freshman Math and English courses. The table connects grades on standardized tests (e.g. NECAP, NWEA and GMADE) to the Math or English course level incoming freshmen should take. While Pinkerton does not prevent students from taking a course level outside the specified ranges on the chart, we strongly advise parents to use this information as a guide to place students in course levels.

Course Night 2015-2016 (February 4, 2015)

The following Course Night 2015-2016 schedule is for February 4, 2015. It applies to both families of current Pinkerton Academy students and those of incoming 9th grade students.

Current students have already received course selection materials from teachers.

The Crow Pinkerton Community Newsletter

The Crow is a regularly published newsletter for parents of Pinkerton students outlining upcoming events and information.

Career and Technical Education:


Program Guide for Career and Technical Education (CTE) 2014-15

The Program Selection Guide for CTE programs at Pinkerton Academy in 2014-2015.

Registration Form for select CTE courses in Program Guide for 2014-15

For certain CTE courses, this form must be completed and submitted to the CTE office in addition to selection via Edline. The specific courses are listed on this form.

Enrollment Process for CTE Programs

This document explains the enrollment process for CTE courses in the 2014-15 school year.

Daily Announcements

As a service to the Pinkerton community, we post the Daily Announcements that are read each morning over the school's public address system.

This service does NOT eliminate the responsibility of students to monitor each day's Announcements -- and especially to take advantage of opportunities described in the Announcements.


  • March 2015
  • February 2015
  • January 2015
  • December 2014
  • November 2014
  • October 2014
  • September 2014
  • August 2014
  • Internet Safety Tips

    Pinkerton Academy provides these Internet Safety Tips from Special Investigator Jennifer Frank of the Plymouth State University Police Department. Officer Frank is a recognized expert in Internet safety; she regularly speaks to students, civic groups and the general public about "The Many Faces of Facebook."

    Pinkerton encourages students to practice Internet safety when on line, especially in social media. Pinkerton also encourages parents and older siblings to help young people be safe when on line. The recommendations of Officer Frank can help a great deal.

    MLA Citations Guide

    In English and other classes, you will be asked to use the MLA (Modern Language Association) system for documenting sources. This guide shows how to write citations that follow guidelines set forth in the MLA Style Manual and Guide to Scholarly Publishing, 3rd edition.


    The policies of Pinkerton Academy are available in the Student Planner and the Course Catalogue, however we are in the process of posting these policies here, under Resources.

    Acceptable Use for Digital and Electronic Communication for Students

    Acknowledgment Form for Digital and Electronic Communication for Students and Personal Electronic Device Contract

    Senior Privileges

    To qualify for Senior Privileges, criteria must be met and then a senior may spend NON-CLASS TIME outside the buildings (instead of a structured study hall).

    Click here for the Senior Privileges permission slip to be signed by a parent (even if the student is 18) and returned to the Senior Office.

    Here are the criteria for Senior Privileges:

    * Earn a minimum of 16 credits for Fall eligibility and 18 credits for Spring
    * Pay class dues IN FULL
    * Have NO outstanding debt to the Academy (including owed books)
    * Be in good standing with Discipline Office

    ALSO: Have earned passing grades in ALL subjects for previous quarter (4th quarter junior year for Fall privs & 3rd quarter senior year for Spring privs)

    Scholarship Information (Supplemental to Guidance Department Scholarship list)

    The following applications for certain scholarships are referenced in the Scholarship List on the Home Page of the Guidance Department website, under "College News."


    National Exchange Club Scholarship

    Student Planner 2014-2015

    The Student Planner of Pinkerton Academy is a handy organizational tool and lists important rules and procedures for all students.


    Turn-It-In is Pinkerton Academy's anti-plagiarism program. This page provides instructions on how students can use the program to submit papers and projects.

    Video Profiles of Pinkerton Academy:


    13th Annual Trades Night & Trade Show (courtesy of Derry Community TV Channel 17)

    Alan Shepard - Derry's Hometown Hero (courtesy of NH Chronicle, Channel 9 - WMUR-TV)

    Academy Mentor Program (AMP) (courtesy of Video Production classes)

    Athletic Leadership Council - Life of An Athlete (courtesy of Video Production classes)

    Boston Strong (courtesy of Video Production classes)

    Building Construction Program (courtesy of Derry Community TV Channel 17)

    Career and Technical Education (courtesy of Video Production classes)

    Concert Dance Company Program (courtesy of Video Production classes)

    Cosmetology at Pinkerton - "I Love Hair" (courtesy of Video Production classes)

    The Crew: Halloween 2014 episode (courtesy of The Crew)

    DECA Overview Video (courtesy of Video Production classes)

    Department Videos: China Program, Culinary Arts, Forsaith Nature Trail, JROTC, PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention & Support), Skills USA, Video Production (all courtesy of Video Production classes)

    Dylan Mahalingam '13 - Student Social Activist (courtesy of NH Chronicle, Channel 9 - WMUR-TV)

    Ed Gerety Motivational Speech 10/2011 (courtesy of Video Production classes)

    Freedom 7 Space Capsule Unveiled at John F. Kennedy Library (Courtesy of NECN)

    Guidance Department: College Program (courtesy of Derry Community TV Channel 17)

    Health Science Technology (courtesy of Video Production classes)

    Junior Prom 2013 (courtesy of Derry Community TV Channel 17)

    Pinkerton Prevents 2011 (courtesy of Video Production classes)

    Scholastic Arts Awards Show 2014 (courtesy of Derry Community TV Channel 17)

    The Stockbridge Theatre (courtesy of Video Production classes)

    Super Kid: Janelle James (courtesy of NH Chronicle, Channel 9 - WMUR-TV)


    Pinkerton Academy

    5 Pinkerton St.

    Derry, NH 03038

    Main Office - (603) 437-5200