Message from the principal
I hope everyone enjoyed a wonderful summer with friends and family. We are looking forward to another extraordinary year here at MEA! Teachers and staff have been working hard in preparation for the 2019-2020 school year and are as excited as ever to work in partnership with you. Thank you for entrusting us with your child's education and for embracing "Doing School Differently."
If you are a returning family, please welcome our new students and families by saying hello. We hope you will become involved in our school community through volunteer opportunities, SSC, the newly created MEA Foundation, extracurriculars, and other school events.
My door is always open, so please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or suggestions. Here's to a great year!
Study Group Schedule
The 2019-2020 secondary study group schedule can be found here on the school website.
Classes not on the schedule
If students are in a class that does not have a studygroup meeting, they must arrange to meet with the teacher of that class during lunch or another time the first week of school to review course expectations.
If your student has two classes that meet at the same time, unfortunately a change to the studygroup schedule is highly unlikely at this time. The best thing to do is contact Mr. Zappala for a course schedule change for your student.
Student & Parent Orientation Sessions
5th grade orientation is Wed. 8/28 from 9-10am in Room 10
6th and 7th grade parents are required to shadow their student the first week to gather all needed information for specific content areas.
New 8th grade parents are required to attend math class with their child the first week. Shadowing all day is optional for 8th grade parents.
Welcome new students!
New Mt. Everest Academy students in grades 8-12 attended an orientation today to learn about our independent study process. ASB students helped by leading the new students on a photo scavenger hunt and sharing their experiences at MEA!
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Welcome Back Ms. Pachon
Ms. Pachon has returned from her year of international travels and is back to being our wonderful life science teacher! As well as teaching science (APES, Biology, Adv. Biology, and Biotechnology) Ms. Pachon has also become the teacher for Art 1, 2 and Color & Design. We're so glad to have you back, Ms. Pachon!
The extracurricular calendar should be available by the third week of school. If you have a talent to share and are interested in leading an extracurricular class or workshop series, please contact Principal Browne. For an idea of what we have offered in the past, the link to last year's extracurricular schedule can be found here.
This year, elementary music classes with Mr. Johnson will be on Tuesdays.
Advice for New Families
Written for parents, by parents
"Advice for New Families" has been created by a few of our veteran parents for new Mt. Everest Academy families, to help in the adjustment process to independent study. These parents have combined their experiences to offer advice on the following topics:
- Organization/Study Tips
- Time Management
- Working with Teachers
- Turn-In Packets
- School Resources
- Supplemental Curriculum
- Extracurricular Activities
Many, many thanks to our veteran team of parents for sharing their expertise!
Student Account Login Info (Active Directory accounts)
Mt. Everest Academy has lunches available in the office three days a week, Tuesday through Thursday. If your child would like a lunch, please sign up in the morning. Lunches are available beginning at 11:00 am and cost $2.75 or are free to students who qualify on the free/reduced lunch application. Application forms are available in the office or you may apply online here.
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Hispanic Heritage Foundation Youth Awards
The Hispanic Heritage Foundation’s (HHF) 2019 Youth Awards educational grants program is now accepting applications! Their 21st Annual Youth Awards will award students who are in the graduating Class of 2020 with up to $3,500 in educational grants to fund their higher education or to fund a community-based project. Recipients will be selected for their accomplishments in the classroom, community and for their excellence in various educational categories. Apply online by Tuesday, October 15.