APA News

Student Medications
Reminder that if your cadet has any type of medication in the nurse’s office, it must be picked up by the last day of school (May 25) or it will be destroyed.


Commandant’s Competitive Scholarship

Eligibility: Current Graduating APA Senior
Amount: $500.00


  • Submit a letter interest.
  • Write an essay on the topic below.  Essay should be in MLA format and should be no more than 1,500 words.

Deadline: May 1, 2017 3:30pm – must be submitted to Commandant Barker

Class of 2017 Topic:

How has your time at APA been transformational?  What is the biggest lesson you have learned and how will you carry it forward in life?


Kids Talk Body Safety Opt Out Form: OptOutletter


APA online payment now available
APA patrons can now make payments online for school fees, lunches, or donations.   You simply click on the School Fees link on the left and you will be directed to the payment page.   You must enter the student’s name, grade, and then select where you want the money applied.   After entering all that information, a submit button will appear and you will then be directed to a secure site to enter your credit card information to complete the process.  If you have more than one student, you must repeat the process for each student.  Please allow 24 hours for us to post your payment.


DOE releases ISTEP scores
The Indiana Department of Education released the Spring 2016 ISTEP school results.   This was the first year for the newly-revised ISTEP test, which was a much different test than in the past.   Many consider the test to be harder and more inclusive of standards that Indiana wishes for its students.  Results indicate that results are much lower compared to previous years.  However, the test does not take into account all of the things which APA and other Indiana schools are trying to teach their students.   Commandant Barker has shared her thoughts on this year’s results.   You can read her full comments here.

APA receives big grant for weight room renovation

Bodybuilding.com will be at APA on November 3rd to check out the weight room to see what they can do to make it a world-class facility.   They are willing to spend up to $200,000 on the project; $150,000 from the company and APA’s share of $50,000.   A Go Fund Me site has been set up to help APA raise our share of the money.   Visit https://www.gofundme.com/2rqvewqk?ssid=767950259&pos=1 to get more information.


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.


Online grade access for grades 1-12 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.

Once you receive your information, you can use any web browser to access the information or you can visit http://www.skyward.com/K-12/Mobile.aspx to download an app for your phone or tablet device.