APA News

29th Street After School Pickup Change – Beginning Monday, November 27, 2017, after Thanksgiving break, students will not be allowed to leave APA and cross Meridian Street to the Payless parking lot until 3:40 p.m.  Currently students crossing back and forth to the Payless parking lot are delaying the dismissal process and causing a safety issue.  If you pick up students in the Payless lot, please expect the pick-up time to be after 3:40 p.m.  Please remember, the Payless is private property.  Parents should not be parking in that lot unless they are shopping at Payless.  Just a reminder that the few parking spaces along Meridian just east of APA are for parent pickup of students with documented mobility issues, they are not for general pick-up after school.  If students attempt to cross at the corner of 29th and Meridian, they will also be held until 3:40.  Thank you for your cooperation as we try to improve the process of providing a smoother and safer dismissal.

We are proud to announce our new Facebook page – Anderson Preparatory Academy Carpool (www.facebook.com/groups/APACarpool).  This site is designed to connect those who need help with transportation and those who are willing to help.  This is for both long term and short term needs.  You will be asked to complete an application with contact information.  This information will only be shared with other families who are willing to participate with each other.  The Anderson Preparatory Academy Carpool page is a closed site and will not be open to the general public.  This site is for carpool assistance only.  All other matters should be directed to the school.
If you do not have computer access, applications will be available at each building.  Your information will be added to the site.
Please join me in thanking Ryan Johnson, our parent volunteer, for creating and maintaining this site.

Get help from the Rose Hulman Homework Hotline for Grades 6-12 Math and Science classes.  Go to AskRose.org or call 877-Ask-Rose Sunday-Thursday from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM.  Or click here to learn about an additional learning option available in Anderson!

Fox 59 News Article – ‘Extreme Makeover’ weight room edition at Anderson Preparatory Academy.  Click here to read more!

Many parents have expressed a desire to volunteer at APA.  Now is your chance!  We are in need of several people for the following service projects:
Community Closet Coordinator – We have been blessed with wonderful families who like to donate their gently used clothing.  We would like to start a Community Closet for our families in need.  The Community Closet Coordinator would organize and help distribute clothing to those families.  This would also be a great community service project for our students.
Swap and Shop Coordinator – This person would help coordinate Swap and Shops.  Swap and Shop is essentially a neighborhood rummage exclusively for APA uniforms and spirit wear.  This would be for families to set up in a central location to sell their gently used uniform items.  It would also include donated uniforms for those in need.  Ideally, we would like to see at least 2 Swap and Shop events.  One at the beginning of the school year and one again in the middle of the year.
These Coordinators would work directly with Darnell Williams our Student and Community Outreach Officer.  Those who are interested in helping, please email Mr. Williams at dwilliams@goapa.org.

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.

 

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 Mr. Dickson  (mdickson@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 Mr. Dickson (mdickson@goapa.org) 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.