ACCOKEEK ACADEMY


Principal's Page

Dr. Judy N. Adams

"We cannot predict the future, but we can create it!"

Have a Great Summer Break!

Dear Accokeek Academy Community:

We have had a year that has honored our vision and mission, yet we have also had a major loss of a student who can never be replaced. We are so very grateful to the entire Accokeek community and Victory Chapel ministry, families and staff as we partnered with the Minor Family during this difficult time. We also wish to thank the community for continuing Matthew Minor's legacy by financially supporting the Matthew Minor Health and Mental Awareness Fund. We have raised in excess of $2800 and contributions continue to come. Accokeek Academy will continue to address adolescent decision-making; safe use of social media; and adolescent behaviors in parent and student forums in the years ahead. We began two weeks ago with a wonderful turnout of parents and students as we explored these topics in conjunction with the PGCPS Psychological Services Department and the Crisis Management Team.

We ended the school year with excitement, fun and school spirit. Thank you for your partnership and support throughout the school year. While summer is a time for fun, please do not forget to have your students reading and practicing math at least two times per week. We encourage you to have your student using iReady. iReady is an online program which each student has access. The program provides individualized instruction for your child in both reading and math. It is designed to "fill the gaps" in the areas that your student needs extra support. I also encourage all rising 6th, 7th and 8th graders to use Khan Academy. It prepares students for upcoming concepts that will be covered and introduces them to the primary concepts found in the PSAT 8/9 assessment. This assessment is used to determine their growth towards college readiness and is also used to determine eligibility to many high school programs in the County, including Science and Technology. We encourage regular use of Khan Academy. Remember rising 8th graders - you will take the PSAT 8/9 in December 2019. So many concepts already taught in grades 6 and 7 needs the re-teaching you can secure.

Please have an enjoyable and safe summer! With your partnership we can continue to Raise the Bar.....THE ACCOKEEK WAY!