Academy Daily Announcements

Updated August 3, 2020

Daily Announcements

Anyone that has an announcement they would like shared with students, staff, or families should email Denise Jones, ( A link to daily announcements can be found on the ASE website on the right-hand side under Academy Quick Links.


August 5 & August 6 Device Distribution (see below)

August 12 First day of online learning

September 7 - No School Labor Day

October 15-16 No School Fall Break

November 3 - No School Election Day

November 23-27 No School Thanksgiving Break

December 21- January 1 - No School Winter Break

January 4 - School Resumes

Device Distribution

Hello ASE families,

A reminder that device distribution is on Wednesday and Thursday of this week. Please see schedule below. Please plan for 10 minutes, and make sure to wear a mask.

Process for Device Distribution

When you arrive, please park in the side parking lot (to the south of the building).

Proceed to the front entrance of the school

Cones will be set up to mark 6 feet of distancing

There will be three tables set up outside for device pick-up. Table 1: A-H; Table 2: I-Q; Table 3: R-Z

We will provide you with a preprinted receipt that will include needed login information. You will not need to sign anything.


Freshman - Wednesday, August 5th 9 -11 am

Sophomore - Wednesday, August 5th 1-3 pm

Junior - Thursday, August 6th 9-11 am

Senior - Thursday, August 6th 1-3 pm

If the time above does not work for your family, we will also have an open pick-up time Thursday, August 6th from 4-6pm.

Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns.

Alexis Harmon


The Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship

444 S. Patterson Drive

Bloomington, IN 47403

(812) 330-2480

MCCSC Fall Back to School Plans

The first day of school will be August 12th. Classes will be held online for the first few weeks. More information about in class teaching will be forthcoming. We will communicate future reopening plans as we receive information from the district.

You can access the Academy and all other schools reopening plans on the district webpage.

Additionally, ASE presented their reopening plan during a virtual "Meet the Principal." Here is the slidedeck from that presentation. Watch a recording of the 5pm meeting.

Thank you to our MCCSC community for helping us identify safe solutions for returning to school this fall, and thank you to our the ASE teachers and staff for their contributions, flexibility and innovative thinking in creating safe solutions.

We will continue to collaborate with the Monroe County Health Department, and adjustments may be made as more information is available.

Please reach out if you have questions or concerns. We want to make sure we find the right solution for your student and family. You can contact the school at (812) 330-2480 or email Alexis Harmon, principal, at


New Counselor at ASE (See Photo Below)


My name is Brooke Hostetler and I feel privileged to introduce myself as the new counselor at the Academy. I would like to take this opportunity to tell you a little about myself both professionally and personally.

I have 17 years of experience as a high school counselor. I’ve spent that time working in a large school setting with hundreds of students in my caseload alongside a team of counselors. The Academy will be very different than what I’m used to, and I’m excited to be a part of this close-knit and unique environment.

I’ve lived in Monroe County my entire life. I began school at Unionville Elementary and eventually graduated from Edgewood High School. I stayed in Bloomington for college and went on to earn my bachelor’s and master’s degrees at IU. I have been married to my husband, Steve, for almost 18 years and we have 3 kids, Chase, Grey, and Brynn. We also have 2 dogs, Spencer and Wilson, and two Guinea pigs, Rosie and Butterscotch. My favorite TV show of all time is The Office, but you are much more likely catching me reading than watching TV. I can’t tell you my favorite book, because I love so many, but I am currently reading a fantasy series by Sabaa Tahir that is excellent! nu9

I will finish by saying that I think teenagers are awesome; they’re funny, creative, and inspiring. That said, I am so excited to get to know everyone!! I know beginning the school year online will be very different, but I promise to work hard to get to know you and help you reach your goals despite the challenges of virtual learning.

Please feel free to call me or email me with questions or just to introduce yourself. Here's to an excellent 20-21 school year!

Brooke Hostetler


Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship

444 S. Patterson Drive

Bloomington, IN 47403

(812) 330-2480 x 53775

Parent of a Canvas User? Please see the instructions linked here for guidance on connecting to Canvas so you can help us support your child's success in school.

Art Club

Art Club will be offered online - Starting Wed. Aug 19th 3-4 PM

See Attachment below

Kroger Card

Link your Kroger Card to the Academy to benefit ASE! It's easy when you enroll in Kroger Community Rewards! To get started, sign up with your Plus Card, select The Academy of Science and Entrepreneurship. Once you're enrolled, you'll earn rewards everytime you shop an use your Plus Card! Enroll now for the Kroger Community Rewards Program. Participants must re-enroll each year to continue earning rewards for their chosen organization.

Register online - See instructions attached below

SEL Corner!

Welcome to the SEL Corner!

We believe that students deserve a safe and inspiring school culture and future where there is empathy, respect for one another, and opportunities for all students to grow academically, behaviorally, social, and emotionally. Through the MCCSC’s Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) Initiative, our students and teachers will learn and practice social and emotional skills through the use of the Second Step or School-Connect curriculum. Some examples of these skills are: self-awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making. Discussions that focus on creating a supportive learning community, developing self-awareness and self-management, building relationships and resolving conflicts, and preparing for college and the workforce are happening throughout the school year. We see application of these skills across home and school and encourage you to talk with your adolescent about what they are learning with Second Step or School-Connect.

Parent-Teacher Network - PTN


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MCCSC Community Bulletin Board

If you would like to know more about activities and events for students in our community you can access the MCCSC Community Bulletin Board. Information on the community bulletin board is also shared in Friday emails from MCCSC titled "MCCSC Updates and Announcements".

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