ASK Academy News
Our ASK Academy Androids are actively involved in their own learning and in the community. Here we’ll post details about upcoming events, past activities, scholar and manager awards, and much more. We will update it often, so be sure to check back to see what we’re up to.
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Each academic year, starting February 1, we have a lottery application for the upcoming academic year. Families fill out the directory information when they click the application link below. This time stamps them as applicants for next year’s enrollment, creating our master applicant spreadsheet.
Each grade has a published number of seats available (see below for 2017-2018 seats available). At the end of February 2017, the applicants for each grade level are counted. If the list number is less than the number of available seats in that grade, all applicants are offered an enrollment packet. If the list number is greater than the number of available seats in that grade, we have a public, random lottery-drawing on March 1 for that grade (scholars of ASK employees and siblings of existing ASK scholars are placed at the front of this waiting list or get first seating of available seats). This public drawing will be in the Commons at The ASK Academy, 4550 Sundt Road, NE, 87124. When a waiting list is created, future applicants are added in time-stamp order on that grade's waiting list. As seats become available in grades with a waiting list, the next applicant is offered a seat and sent an enrollment packet.
Seats available in each grade for the 2017-2018 academic year:
- 6th grade - 100
- 7th grade - 90
- 8th grade - 80
- 9th grade - 65
- 10th grade - 60
- 11th grade - 55
- 12th grade - 40
There is a middle school Box Tops competition from March 1- March 30 among Fundamental Connections classes. The class that collects the most Box Tops wins a donut party. Please cut off Box Tops, place them in a zip-top bag, and have your scholar deposit them in the box on Miss MaryLou’s desk.
We invite you to The ASK Academy learning walk. One of the ways The ASK Academy promotes the learning process in our learning spaces is to conduct regular learning walks throughout the building. During a learning walk, a team of educators, parents, and community partners observe project managers facilitating learning. Participants who have experienced learning walks have found them informative and enjoyable as they gain insight to the innovative learning moments ASK scholars benefit from each day. The learning walk dates for the 2016-2017 school year are as follows:
- Tuesday, September 13 at 8:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, October 11 at 8:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, November 15 at 8:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, December 6 at 8:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, January 10 at 8:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, February 7 at 8:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, March 7 at 8:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, April 4 at 8:30 a.m.
Please see our flyer for more information.