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Commandant’s final remarks

The closing of the 2014-15 school year will see my retirement as Commandant / CEO.  My vision has most certainly been fulfilled as APA stands a state “A” rated corporation and is one of, if not the finest, public charter school in the state of Indiana.  The growth and accomplishment of APA has been accomplished because of a truly wonderful staff that has and does believe in the APA mission and goes professionally far beyond the norm of daily expectation.  The success of APA  is attributed as well to those families and students who have believed in the mission and the educational product that APA brings to educational choice.

It has been an honor to have worked with a wonderful staff, and a tremendous group of students and supporting families.  Just as APA has risen from its beginning to where it currently stands today, I have no doubt that the future will be even brighter than the past.  New and fresh leadership will bring new and fresh ideas.  Our varsity sports will enter a conference in the coming year, and, APA sports are eligible for state tournament play as well.

My final address will be given at the 2015 graduation ceremony.  It has been with the highest pride that I have witnessed the success of all APA graduates.  The graduating class of 2015 will once again produce for our community, state, and nation outstanding young men and women.  APA today, and in the future, stands upon the positive attributes of its graduates as evidence of the APA mission.  Some graduates in this class of 2015, have been with this Commandant since our school doors first opened at the 25th street school in 2008 as 6th grade students.  It is with humility that I too close my tenure at APA along with them.

I close with my personal thanks to all those who stand with, and believe in APA.

Robert Guillaume, Commandant



APA Archers return to world competition
APA’s Jets Archers will make their second straight appearance at the National Archery in the Schools Program’s World Championships set for July 25 through July 27 in Nashville, Tennessee.  APA qualified at the NASP Nationals in Louisville, Kentucky.

Freshman Caleb Overstreet paced the Jets with a score of 288 our of a possible 300 and was ranked in thet op 6 percent.   Eighty-grade Bella Collins scored 277 and was in the top 10 percent. Other high scorers were Nathan Carrell, Nick Likens, James Wilken , Gracie Dilts and Jacob Borton.

If you wish to help the archers with expenses, please contact the school’s office.   Donations will be accepted through June.


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


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.