APA News

APA Loves Anderson Community Service Day

APA would like to support the Anderson community by participating in the city-wide cleanup on Saturday, May 16, 2015.  The entire event will be from 8:00am – 2:30pm, and we will be focusing on the area surrounding the 29th St. location as assigned by the City of Anderson.  We will be having shifts as well as full day crews, and we are hoping to be able to get t-shirts that all of our APA participants will be able to wear during the event.  If we are not able to get the t-shirts, we ask that you wear APA spirit wear shirts to help identify our crew.

This will be a wonderful way for APA to show the Anderson community how much we love them and who we are as a school, and we would greatly appreciate your help!  All students and families K-12 are invited to participate, and it would be wonderful to have as many families and parent/guardian volunteers as possible (Elementary age students will need to have a parent/guardian or authorized adult with them to be able to participate). Students will earn community service hours for this which can carry over to next year for those who have already met their community service requirement for this school year.  If you would like to join us, please contact the people below for more information.  We will also need donations of trash bags and gloves to help with this effort.  If you would be interested in donating materials, please feel free to drop them off at the front office of your student’s building.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday, May 16 as we show Anderson just how much APA loves our community!

Elementary – Melissa Hardman

Pre-Academy – Sarah Bowyer

Academy – Brielle Rue 

General Information & Donations – Jill Barker



APA Board of Directors announces new CEO
The Board of Directors of Anderson Preparatory Academy has announced a new CEO that will replace Commandant Guillaume upon his retirement at the end of May.   Long-time APA employee Jill Barker has been selected to succeed Mr. Guillaume.  Mrs. Barker joined APA in 2009 as a language arts teacher and has most recently filled the position of Curriculum Director.  She also recently moved to Anderson.  She holds a masters degree in Education Administration and is currently working on her MBA.  In hiring Mrs. Barker, the Board of Directors wanted to hire someone who shared the school’s unique education philosophy and model as well as someone who could execute a seamless transition of leadership.  APA welcomes Jill as its new CEO!


APA releases proposed school calendar
APA has released the proposed school calendar for the 2015-2016 school year.   Download your copy here.


APA Music Department Gala Night
The Fine Arts Department of APA will present its first annual Gala Night at The Paramount Theater in downtown Anderson.   The Collective Show Choir and Jazz Ensemble of APA will present an evening of entertainment.  The event takes place on Saturday, March 28, 2105 at 7:30 pm.  Along with the music you will be able to enjoy hors d’oeuvres, a coffee bar, and a dessert station.  Tickets are $12 per person or $20 per couple and are available at APA’s 29th street location or by calling 765-649-8472 and choosing option 5.


APA goes paperless
APA will no longer be printing out hard copies of reports cards for grades 6-12.  Report cards will be available on Skyward within 1 week after close of the grading period.   Students/parents may go to Skyward to view and print report cards if they wish (See below how to obtain Skyward login if you do not have one.)   If parents want a paper copy of the report card and do not have internet access, they need to send Capt. Thompson  (rthompson@goapa.org)  in writing their request stating why they need a copy and we will print and send one home with their child.

Grade access is now available   If you wish to access your child’s grades, discipline, lunch/fee balance, etc., please do the following.   We will process the information as quickly as possible and get back with you.

We must verify your information before you will receive your logins.   Please email Capt. Thompson the following information for each child:
1.  Child’s name and grade
2.  Your relationship to child
3.  Child’s home address
4.  Main phone contact

Only those officially entered into our system as guardians will be allowed access.