Academe of the Oaks https://academeatlanta.org Redefining High School in Decatur Georgia Mon, 14 Sep 2020 15:08:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.2 https://academeatlanta.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/cropped-academe-of-the-oaks-32x32.jpg Academe of the Oaks https://academeatlanta.org 32 32 Global Nomads https://academeatlanta.org/global-nomads/ https://academeatlanta.org/global-nomads/#respond Mon, 14 Sep 2020 15:08:09 +0000 http://academeatlanta.org/?p=14730 We are happy to announce that we will continue our partnership with the Global Nomads Group this year. The Global Nomads Group is an international organization that promotes communication between international communities that otherwise would not have any contact with each other. It is a year-long program with a set curriculum that includes video conferences between […]

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Organic Chemistry https://academeatlanta.org/organic-chemistry/ https://academeatlanta.org/organic-chemistry/#respond Mon, 07 Sep 2020 14:24:59 +0000 http://academeatlanta.org/?p=14717 Our freshmen are in the last week of their organic chemistry block taught by Dr. Wyman. This is usually the first block taught to the 9th graders. It asks a lot from the students in terms of thinking and studying, but it also helps them to ease into the high school level work. In addition […]

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Chautauqua https://academeatlanta.org/chautauqua/ https://academeatlanta.org/chautauqua/#respond Thu, 16 Jul 2020 18:07:45 +0000 http://academeatlanta.org/?p=14639 This summer, as a number of police killings and other injustices have reshaped national dialogues around race relations and criminal justice reform, I have found it difficult being  away from the classroom. In 2014, when Mike Brown was killed by the police in Ferguson, MO and Black Lives Matter became a national movement, I was […]

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Silver Lining of Teaching Online https://academeatlanta.org/silver-lining-of-teaching-online/ https://academeatlanta.org/silver-lining-of-teaching-online/#respond Mon, 22 Jun 2020 22:35:35 +0000 http://academeatlanta.org/?p=14630 At Academe, as is the story with so many schools around the world, the transition to online learning was sudden and unexpected. I recall scrambling on the last day of in-person classes to distribute copies of 1984 and The Stranger to students, not knowing when I would see them again. A group project that I […]

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Academe Community https://academeatlanta.org/academe-community/ https://academeatlanta.org/academe-community/#respond Wed, 03 Jun 2020 21:27:05 +0000 http://academeatlanta.org/?p=14620 Our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion builds a community that welcomes difference, celebrates civil discourse, demonstrates problem solving, encourages student initiatives, and promotes empathy. The goal of Academe of the Oaks’ pedagogy is not simply to create intelligent and successful individuals, but to bring our students into so rich and diverse a learning environment […]

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Project Week https://academeatlanta.org/project-week-2/ https://academeatlanta.org/project-week-2/#respond Mon, 25 Nov 2019 16:31:40 +0000 http://academeatlanta.org/?p=14590 We had six groups with students from all four grades and the assignment was ‘Water”. Our students jumped right into it – Academe students are able to do that – and came up with the most interesting and multi-faceted projects and research results. The projects ranged from water conservation, water contamination through plastic and bacteria, […]

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Model United Nations https://academeatlanta.org/model-united-nations/ https://academeatlanta.org/model-united-nations/#respond Tue, 12 Nov 2019 16:19:10 +0000 http://academeatlanta.org/?p=14586   At GSUMUN 2019, we encountered an immensely rigorous two days of work. The peers we established newfound relationships with motivated us to contribute to the hard work at hand. Throughout the long hours of debate, we learned more than we thought we ever would have in two days, we collaborated with many hard working […]

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Biochemistry https://academeatlanta.org/biochemistry/ https://academeatlanta.org/biochemistry/#respond Thu, 07 Nov 2019 13:41:22 +0000 http://academeatlanta.org/?p=14584 12th grade Biochemistry students use molecular models during their final exam to determine stereochemistry. Are they enantiomers or diastereomers? That is the question.

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Cabaret https://academeatlanta.org/cabaret/ https://academeatlanta.org/cabaret/#respond Tue, 05 Nov 2019 01:07:21 +0000 http://academeatlanta.org/?p=14576 Thank you all again to those who came out for Cabaret 2019! The love and support that you guys gave was amazing! Unfortunately, accolades were not given to Mr. Strauss who operated the tech board masterfully and directed our grand finale; rock band. Another big thanks to Jaspar with set direction and assistance and Mr. […]

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Great Pollinator Census https://academeatlanta.org/great-pollinator-census/ https://academeatlanta.org/great-pollinator-census/#respond Sun, 25 Aug 2019 15:55:13 +0000 http://academeatlanta.org/?p=14564 As you might already know, our high school has a pollinator garden certified through Monarchs Across Georgia (MAG). We submit a report to Monarchs Across Georgia on an annual basis to stay in line with the certification. The plants we planted a few years ago have grown strong and attract all sorts of butterflies, monarchs […]

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