A preliminary Family Weekend schedule is available online. Please review this schedule with your student to ensure that teacher conferences are scheduled at appropriate times. We ask students to take the reins in signing their parent/guardian up for conferences, and advisors work with new students to be sure they know how to do so. Know that it isn’t possible for all teachers to conference with the families of all students they teach, thus we open the sign-ups on Thursday to boarders, and to day students the following day. We also recommend that students sign families up to meet with the teachers it is most beneficial/important to meet with, and not necessarily all.
The College Board has made some changes to the registration process for AP exams. The registration process will take place earlier in the fall (October 4 – November 13) rather than during the spring semester. Each test costs $135 and will be charged to student accounts. Any orders for AP exams placed between November 14 and March 13 will incur a late fee, bringing the total cost to $190 per test. The unused/canceled exam fee is $40 per exam. If your student has questions about whether or not taking an AP exam is the best option for them, please have them refer to AP Exams: FAQs on CA Connect or have them speak directly with their teacher. We will visit junior and senior class meetings on Friday, October 18, to answer any questions students may have about AP registration and we will be available during a lunch block should students miss their October 18 class meeting due to early release. Reid Young, our testing coordinator, will post information about how to register via CA_FYI.
Save the date! This year’s Chandler Bowl will be held on Saturday, October 19 at Pingree.The Chandler Bowl is an annual event in which most of CA’s fall teams compete against Pingree for the right to take home the Chandler Bowl trophy. CA has won the event the past 3 years and will be looking for a 4-peat! It is a fun and spirited event for the whole community! In addition, both communities combine to raise funds for a chosen charity. We are looking for people to contribute food, beverages, and other treats to the CA snack table for students and families to enjoy while they cheer on the Green! Please reach out to athletic department parent liaisons, Cindy DeChristofaro P’20 ’22 (email@example.com) or Jill Guzzi P’19 ’22 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to participate. Go Green!
Meet the 2019–20 CA Alumnae/i Steering Committee! This group spearheads different initiatives and activities in their respective areas, including Community and Equity, regional leadership, the Joan Shaw Herman award, and the Alumnae/i Admissions Network. They serve as ambassadors, thought partners, galvanizers, and cheerleaders in all that they do for CA.
On September 19, Concord Academy welcomed Erica Pernell, the director of inclusion and multicultural practice at Shady Hill School in Cambridge, Mass, She spoke at CA about what it means to strive for equity — the systematic, fair treatment of all people — and how students can take action to foster equity. Read more>
In solidarity with students around the world, on September 20, nearly 300 members of the CA community boarded the train into Boston, leaving campus on strike and joining a protest thousands strong to call for action to address climate change. While this rally was not a school-sponsored event, Concord Academy responded to the overwhelming student interest in participating by altering the day’s schedule and providing special programming. Read more and see photos from the day>
On September 10, in collaboration with Nashoba Brooks School, Concord Academy hosted two talks by psychotherapist and presenter Lynn Lyons, LICSW, about effective approaches to addressing and preventing anxiety.