Fairfax Academy News 5/30/24: Celebrating a great year!

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A message from your Academy admin

May 30, 2024

Fairfax Academy Community,

Thank you to all who could attend the Academy Awards last week and to all of our students and staff who helped support the event. It was an amazing evening to celebrate all of our students and give one last shoutout to our awesome seniors. We know this is only the beginning of their incredible journeys and we are so lucky to have been a small part of their future.

A reminder that Fairfax High School hosts graduation on site on Tuesday, June 4, so there will not be any Academy shuttles or classes that day. The final day for all Academy shuttles is June 5. We look forward to seeing our underclassmen a few more times before we say goodbye for the summer.

If you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call us at 703-219-2226.

In partnership,

Mrs. Cook

Academy Award Winners 2024

Celebrating student excellence and promise at the annual Academy Awards!

2024 Academy Award Winners: 

ACADEMY EXCELLENCE AWARD: Rafi Omari, Professional Photography Studio, 12th Grade

Academy Excellence Nominees: Allison Dyer, TV & Media Production and ASL,  12th Grade; Greg Hurley, TV & Media Production and ASL, 12th Grade

ACADEMY LEADERSHIP LIGHT AWARD: Naomi Bautista, MTAS, 10th Grade

 

Click here to see ALL the award winners and learn a little about these exceptional students! 

International Arts Students Need Host Families!

Open Your Home & Heart: Enjoy 1 week of IFTA FREE by hosting an International Student!

FCPS is partnering with an International Organization called Near West to pilot a summer program inviting international students to experience IFTA and life in Northern Virginia and to share their culture with our community.  The students in the program will be high-achieving students with an interest in the fine and performing arts, and there will be around 10-15 students in this pilot.  The international students will join for the last week of IFTA, and the students of participating host families will be invited to join a culminating weekend outing at the conclusion of the program.  We’re looking for a few of our warm and welcoming FCPS families to help make the pilot a success. 

More info: https://fairfaxacademy.fcps.edu/announcements/hosting-international-studentsifta-free

Fairfax Academy for Communications & the Arts 
3501 Lion Run, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 | Main phone: 703.219.2226

Attendance Phone: 703.219.4060 | Web | Facebook | InstagramTwitter

News from Fairfax Academy 5/10/24: Upcoming Events!

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Fairfax Academy Friends and Family,

With the end of the year approaching, we're excited to share our lineup of spring events with you! Come see what our students have been working on in Fashion, Dance, Musical Theatre, and more!

In partnership,

Mrs. Cook

Spring Events at Fairfax Academy

Dance for Change | May 10, 7 p.m. & May 11, 1 p.m. | FHS

Fashion in Motion | May 11, 5 p.m. | Sherwood Center

Signature Spotlight Showcase | May 13, 7:30 p.m. | Signature Theatre

Voices of Now Military Ensemble | May 16 & 17, 7:30 p.m. | Arena Stage

Academy Awards | May 21, 7 p.m. | FHS

Academy Attendance Contacts

Did you know? Academy attendance is separate from base school attendance. Report Academy attendance on our automated attendance line or using our web form.

Attendance Line 703-219-4060  https://fairfaxacademy.fcps.edu/form/attendance-form

Do you want to celebrate a Fairfax employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

Fairfax Academy for Communications & the Arts 
3501 Lion Run, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 | Main phone: 703.219.2226

Attendance Phone: 703.219.4060 | Web | Facebook | InstagramTwitter

Fairfax Academy Presents: the 2024 Academy Awards

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Fairfax Academy invites you to the 2024 Academy Awards!

You are invited to the 2024 Academy Awards celebration! 

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 | 7:00 p.m.

As the end of the year approaches, we are excited to celebrate our students and their achievements. Our Academy Awards program highlights student work across all our programs (World Languages, Communications, and Performing Arts) with student awards, presentation of student work, performances, and more.

This is a "dress to impress" evening! 

We hope to see you there!

Fairfax Academy for Communications & the Arts 
3501 Lion Run, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 | Main phone: 703.219.2226

Attendance Phone: 703.219.4060 | Web | Facebook | InstagramTwitter

Fairfax Academy End Of Year Reminders & Updates

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Fairfax Academy Families,

The end of the year is upon us and with it a multitude of special events, testing, and other activities. This email will give you information about how to make sure your student's Academy attendance is accurate.

After that, read on to learn about upcoming Academy events as we celebrate everything our students have achieved this year! 

End Of Year Attendance Information

Here's what everyone needs to know about attendance:

  • The last day for shuttles is June 5. There are no classes or shuttles June 4 due to FHS graduation.
  • Academies will take attendance through the beginning of senior exams for seniors; through June 5 for commuter students; and through the last day of school for FHS students. (That schedule is posted in your student's classroom if they need to reference it.)

Here's what you need to know about testing (SOL, AP, etc.) 

  • The Academy schedule does not change. Academy buses will continue to run on schedule every day until June 5, including testing days. (There's one exception: no shuttles to Fairfax on June 4 due to FHS graduation.)
  • Base school schedules may change due to testing. If your student will miss Academy due to the testing schedule, submit an attendance form to make sure their attendance is marked correctly. 
  • Academies are not notified of students' testing schedules. If you receive a notification of absence while your student is testing, this is why; please submit an attendance form and we will gladly correct attendance. 

Here's what you need to know if you have a graduating senior.

  • Academy will automatically mark attendance for senior exams, senior activities, and graduation. You do not need to submit attendance for those dates.
  • Doing a senior internship? Submit a prearranged absence form and a copy of your internship proposal to ensure Academy has the correct attendance information. Students are still responsible for end of year Academy work including testing and projects.

Every base school does end of year a little bit differently, and keeping attendance correct is a team effort. Thanks for your partnership during this busy time of year! 

Need attendance help? Email Sarah at [email protected] or call us at 703-219-2226.

A Reminder About Lanyards

Please remind your students to wear their lanyards on their way in the building. Even now that the year is winding down, the lanyards and ID cards are essential to help us identify our Academy students at the door and in the hallways. We will continue to use them as an important safety and security measure. Students can stop by E119 or the Door 1 security desk for a day pass if they do not have a lanyard.

Academy Spring Events

Fairfax Academy for Communications & the Arts 
3501 Lion Run, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 | Main phone: 703.219.2226

Attendance Phone: 703.219.4060 | Web | Facebook | InstagramTwitter

News from Fairfax Academy 4/19/24: End of Year Information & Upcoming Events

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In This Issue...
  • A note from your Academy Administrator
  • End of Year Attendance Reminders
  • Upcoming Events
  • Academy Dance at Gatehouse
From your Academy Administrator

Fairfax Academy Friends and Family,

We hope everyone enjoyed spring break and that 4th quarter is off to a great start! We are getting close to the end of the school year. There are a ton of performance and celebrations (see details below) and there are a lot of activities and tests for all of our students. Please take a few minutes to review the reminders below to support your students have a successfully closing to their Academy class.

  • Pre-Arranged Absences: With the end of year testing at base schools, we ask that all students complete a pre-arranged absence form before they are absent and to discuss their absence(s) with their Academy teacher. Our pre-arranged form can be found on our website and is also available in all classrooms and the Academy office. (https://fairfaxacademy.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/Pre-Arranged%20Absence%20Form%2023-24.docx%20%281%29.pdf)
  • Last Day of Academy shuttles: The last day for Academy shuttles is June 5th. All 9th-11th grader students are expected to attend until that date. (Please note that there are no academy classes on June 4th due to Fairfax High School’s graduation.)
  • Last Day of Academy Classes for Seniors: All seniors are expected to attend their Academy class until their final exams begin at their base school. Seniors should notify their teach of their exam schedule and notify the Academy office of their last day.
  • Senior Internships: All Academy students participating in a senior internship must submit a pre-arranged absence form with a copy of the internship paperwork attached. All end of year assessments and projects must be completed.

If you have any questions, please call the Academy office or email us and we are happy to answer any questions you may have!

In partnership,

Mrs. Cook

Spring Events at Fairfax Academy

MCT Fest | April 27, 3 p.m. | Sherwood Center

Dance for Change | May 10, 7 p.m. & May 11, 1 p.m. | FHS

Fashion in Motion | May 11, 5 p.m. | Sherwood Center

Signature Spotlight Showcase | May 13, 7:30 p.m. | Signature Theatre

Voices of Now Military Ensemble | May 16 & 17, 7:30 p.m. | Arena Stage

Fairfax Academy's annual Academy Awards
Tuesday, May 21 | 7 p.m. | FHS

We'll celebrate our outstanding students and showcase each Academy program. 

Elite Dance at Gatehouse

Thank you to @fairfaxcountypublicschools Dr. Ponce for inviting Ms. Barnes and our Elite Dance to perform at the FCPS central office/Gatehouse on this past Wednesday. Check out a clip of their performance on our Instagram page or Facebook page!

Academy Attendance Contacts

Did you know? Academy attendance is separate from base school attendance. Report Academy attendance on our automated attendance line or using our web form.

Attendance Line 703-219-4060  https://fairfaxacademy.fcps.edu/form/attendance-form

Do you want to celebrate a Fairfax employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

Fairfax Academy for Communications & the Arts 
3501 Lion Run, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 | Main phone: 703.219.2226

Attendance Phone: 703.219.4060 | Web | Facebook | InstagramTwitter

News from Fairfax Academy 3/22/24: End of Quarter Updates

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In This Issue...
  • A note from your Academy Administrator
  • End of Year Attendance Reminders
  • Upcoming Events
  • Academy Dance at Gatehouse
From your Academy Administrator

Fairfax Academy Friends and Family,

We hope everyone enjoyed spring break and that 4th quarter is off to a great start! We are getting close to the end of the school year. There are a ton of performance and celebrations (see details below) and there are a lot of activities and tests for all of our students. Please take a few minutes to review the reminders below to support your students have a successfully closing to their Academy class.

  • Pre-Arranged Absences: With the end of year testing at base schools, we ask that all students complete a pre-arranged absence form before they are absent and to discuss their absence(s) with their Academy teacher. Our pre-arranged form can be found on our website and is also available in all classrooms and the Academy office. (https://fairfaxacademy.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/inline-files/Pre-Arranged%20Absence%20Form%2023-24.docx%20%281%29.pdf)
  • Last Day of Academy shuttles: The last day for Academy shuttles is June 5th. All 9th-11th grader students are expected to attend until that date. (Please note that there are no academy classes on June 4th due to Fairfax High School’s graduation.)
  • Last Day of Academy Classes for Seniors: All seniors are expected to attend their Academy class until their final exams begin at their base school. Seniors should notify their teach of their exam schedule and notify the Academy office of their last day.
  • Senior Internships: All Academy students participating in a senior internship must submit a pre-arranged absence form with a copy of the internship paperwork attached. All end of year assessments and projects must be completed.

If you have any questions, please call the Academy office or email us and we are happy to answer any questions you may have!

In partnership,

Mrs. Cook

Spring Events at Fairfax Academy

MCT Fest | April 27, 3 p.m. | Sherwood Center

Dance for Change | May 10, 7 p.m. & May 11, 1 p.m. | FHS

Fashion in Motion | May 11, 5 p.m. | Sherwood Center

Signature Spotlight Showcase | May 13, 7:30 p.m. | Signature Theatre

Voices of Now Military Ensemble | May 16 & 17, 7:30 p.m. | Arena Stage

Fairfax Academy's annual Academy Awards
Tuesday, May 21 | 7 p.m. | FHS

We'll celebrate our outstanding students and showcase each Academy program. 

Elite Dance at Gatehouse

Thank you to @fairfaxcountypublicschools Dr. Ponce for inviting Ms. Barnes and our Elite Dance to perform at the FCPS central office/Gatehouse on this past Wednesday. Check out a clip of their performance on our Instagram page or Facebook page!

Academy Attendance Contacts

Did you know? Academy attendance is separate from base school attendance. Report Academy attendance on our automated attendance line or using our web form.

Attendance Line 703-219-4060  https://fairfaxacademy.fcps.edu/form/attendance-form

Do you want to celebrate a Fairfax employee who does ordinary things in an extraordinary way, or goes beyond what is expected? If so, then click here to share with everyone.

Fairfax Academy for Communications & the Arts 
3501 Lion Run, Fairfax, Virginia 22030 | Main phone: 703.219.2226

Attendance Phone: 703.219.4060 | Web | Facebook | InstagramTwitter

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