CA Update


We will host our Annual College Night on Tuesday starting at 6:00 PM. We highly recommend parents and students in grades 9 - 11 attend.

The night will start off at 6:00 PM with a college and organization fair in the cafeteria where we will have representatives from over 30 colleges and organizations to provide you with information or answer questions.

Next STEPU Magazine's Dave Mammano will present at 7:00 PM "Choosing a College Major" and representatives from Nazareth, RIT and SUNY Brockport and SUNY Geneseo will conduct a College Admissions Panel townhall style meeting in auditorium.

You will then be able to select from the following break out workshops from 8 to 8:35:

  • How to Navigate the College Search Process
  • Strategies for Success in Selective College Admissions
  • The Benefits of Attending a Two-Year College

With college application and acceptance process being a high competitive process, we encourage you to attend.

I hope to see you there,


Vern Tenney


CA Freshman and Reading Society member Katie Cobos t-shirt design submission has been selected as the design to be featured at the 2016 Greater Rochester Teen Book Festival.

Congratulations Katie!!

Attention Senior Parents!!

Don’t forget that the deadline for seniors to apply for the Combined-Local Scholarships is this Friday at 3:00 PM. One application gives your student access to over sixty scholarships totaling $64,000. Please have your child see their counselor if they need assistance in applying for scholarships.

School Improvement Team Survey

Our CA School Improvement Team has been charged with updating the current mission statement for Canandaigua Academy and they need your input! Please click the following link and share your thoughts on what an ideal high school would look like for your children. Submissions will be collected now until April 22. Thank you for your participation.

Summer Driver Education

We are pleased to announce that Driver’s Education will be offered this summer! We will do our best to accommodate all students that are interested. However, if we have more students interested in the program than slots available enrollment will be based on seniority. (Next year’s seniors get 1st priority, followed by next year’s juniors based on age, followed by next year’s sophomores based on age). Please note age/seniority plays no part in driving and lecture time assignments.

The program will run on the following dates:

  • Week 1 – July 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Week 2 – July 11 – 15
  • Week 3 – July 18 – 22
  • Week 4 – July 25 – 29
  • Week 5 – August 1 & 2

All students will have one 72 minute classroom session and one 72 minute driving session each day. Students will be allowed to miss only 1 day of class.

Registration for Drivers Education will begin on April 11. For more information click HEREor contact Mr. Mulheron via email at

Junior Class News

It's almost prom time! While it can be a highlight for your child, it can be worrisome for you. With that in mind, here are some suggestions to make the Class of 2017 Junior Prom memorable and reasonable!

Venue: The Junior Prom will be on the Finger Lakes Community College campus on May 14. The class wants to make this a special event for our students. The ticket price will include a gourmet meal catered by Finger Lakes Community College. We stress to students this is a dinner/dance. The dinner is included in the price of the ticket. We do this to decrease the traveling around town and so students arrive safe and on time.

Tickets: The tickets will go on sale during lunches April 25 - 29. Price TBD.

Guest Passes: We only open to out of district guests for the junior prom and senior ball. Students must get a guest pass from the main office and have it returned in order to purchase a ticket.

Transportation: No limousines, please. We discourage these for the junior prom.

Clothing: No need for a tuxedos or fancy ball room dresses. We can be reasonable for the junior prom - suit and tie, regular dress are perfect!

Dinner: Dinner will start at 6:30 PM with the dance running from 8 to 11:00 PM. All students must be at the dance by 9:00 PM. Please encourage your child to stay for the dance and not leave early.

Parents: Please feel free to come to the Prom, take photos, walk around. I, along with the class of 2017 advisers and students, invite you to take a tour, check out the decorations, and take lots of pictures!

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Student Government Elections

It is that time of year where we elect our student leaders for next year. If your student would like to have a leadership role in their class or in Student Government please have them complete the google application by May 1.

Interact News

CA's Interact club is preparing for the Polar Plunge this Saturday and the Relay for Life on April 29th.

Ring in the Spring with the 2016 Canandaigua Polar Plunge! Are you interested in joining Team Kyra Clark in the Polar Plunge? Click HERE to join!

Interact is also putting a Relay for Life team together for the event at CA on April 29. To get more info on our CA Interact NHS Team, click HERE.

These Interact students helped Rotary at the Festa Italiana. We meet again May 5th in Room 232

Community Forum

The Council on Alcoholism and Addictions of the Finger Lakes will present a Community Forum on the Heroin Epidemic on Tuesday, April 19 from 7 to 8:45 P.M. on the FLCC Main Campus - 4th Floor conference room. There will be first-hand experience and information on the heroin epidemic in Ontario County. Resources will be available for families and individuals.

Army National Guard Visit

Sgt. Brennan will be at CA on April 14 for the Army National Guard during student lunches.

New Scholarships

  • The Finger Lakes EAST JSEC scholarship is a $750 scholarship given to a high school student from Ontario, Seneca, Yates, or Wayne County who plans on pursuing full time, higher education leading towards a degree in any area. Applications are in the counseling center scholarship bin under the letter F or at The Deadline to apply is May 6, 2016.

  • The Joseph Babb Memorial Scholarship Application is a $3000, one-time, scholarship awarded to a student who best demonstrates Joe’s qualities. Joseph Babb was a 20-year veteran of the Ontario County Sheriff’s Office working at the Ontario County Jail. This scholarship was set up to honor his life. Applications are in the counseling center scholarship bin, under the letter J, and the deadline to apply is May 15, 2016.

Young Women Free Science Camp!

The University of Rochester is offering a FREE Summer Science camp, PreCollege Experience in Physics to encourage young women to participate in the sciences.

Space is limited to 22 young women currently in 9th or 10th grade. The application deadline is April 30 or until all the slots are filled. A copy of the application is available HERE.

HS Summer Volunteer Program

Strong Memorial Hospital's popular summer volunteer program is open to any student age 14 (By July 1) or older. The 8-week program runs from July 11 through September 3. It will require 3-4 hours per week.

Interested students or parents should call The Friends of Strong Office at 275-2420 to schedule a placement appointment on Tuesday, May 3 starting at 8:30 AM until all appointment slots are filled. Telephone calls will not be answered prior to 8:30am on that day. Due to the enormous popularity of the Summer High School Program, please continue calling if the lines are busy.

For more information, click

Bottom Line

Monday will be an "A" Day.

For a printer friendly copy, click HERE.

Let's have a great week!