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 Academy Administration
Teams Apollo & Orion
Class of 2022 Class Advisors
Freshman School Counselors
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
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!