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  • 2020-21 Calendar of Main Events
  • Bookstore

    The BA Bookstore is where Eagle fans can find all your spirit gear. For spirit gear questions, contact Deborah Rittiner at bookstore@brentwoodacademy.com. For information on textbooks, please contact Cathy Hill at cathy_hill@brentwoodacademy.com (615) 373-0611 ext. 133 or Jason Oggs at jason_oggs@brentwoodacademy.com (615) 523-0621 in the Business Office.

    Regular bookstore hours (during the school year)

    Monday-Friday 7:15-8:15 AM
    Monday-Thursday 2:30-3:30 PM
    Friday 12:00-2:00 PM

    Summer hours
    The bookstore is closed in June for inventory. Between July 1 and Registration Day (August 14), the bookstore is open by appointment only. For spirit gear appointments, contact Deborah Rittiner at bookstore@brentwoodacademy.com.

  • Athletics (Summer Schedules and Contact Information)

    Contact Barbara Carney in the Athletic Office.

    Summer Athletics Information
  • Contact Information

    Any of the individuals listed below can be contacted by email by using this format: firstname_lastname@brentwoodacademy.com.

    Admission Office: Lisa Greene (615) 724-3404

    Athletics: Barbara Carney (615) 467-0993

    Bookstore: Jason Oggs (615) 523-0621

    Bridges Program: Kristin Vazquez (615) 373-0611 X166

    Business Office: Jason Oggs (615) 523-0621

    College Counseling: Shelley Miller (615) 467-0992

    Communications: Jeanne Natwick (615) 724-0054

    Student Support: Alyssa Hall (615) 373-0611 x157

    Family Life: Cookie Newton (615) 467-0996

    Financial Aid: Lisa Greene (615) 724-3404

    Fine Arts: Jenny Oldham (615) 724-2240

    Middle School Office: Kim Elliott (615) 523-0611 X300

    Registrar: Lea Ann Renner (615) 724-3403

    Robotics: Chris Allen (615) 373-0611 x198

    Summer Camps: Kristin Phillips (615) 523-0611 x315 or Chandler Ganick (615) 373-0611 x156

    Tuition/FACTS: Jason Oggs (615) 523-0621 or Sarah Wilkerson (615) 523-0622

    Upper School Office: Cathy Locke (615) 373-0611 x 100

    Veracross (Portals): Beth Taylor (615) 724-3402

  • Dress Code

    Brentwood Academy will move to an official uniform starting in the 2020-2021 school year. The new uniform will consist of khakis and polo for boys, and plaid skirt and polo for girls. There will be a variety of outwear options for all students. 

    Our on-line store is open and ready for purchases. Follow this link to our on-line store https://stores.inksoft.com/brentwood_academy/shop/home.

    Uniforms may also be purchased at Educational Outfitters.
    www.educationaloutfittersnashville.com.

    You may view the new uniform options and prices by clicking HERE. You may read our uniform Frequently Asked Questions by clicking HERE.  

    Educational Outfitters
    325 Powell Ave, Suite B
    Nashville, TN 37209
    Nashville.educationaloutfitters.com

  • FACTS Online Tuition Payment Information

    Brentwood Academy utilizes FACTS for all tuition payments. FACTS is a secure online payment service that offers multiple payment plan options via credit card, automatic bank draft, and invoice.

    FACTS Account Registration Instructions

    FACTS Frequently Asked Questions

  • Fine Arts Information

    MIDDLE SCHOOL FINE ARTS OFFERINGS FOR 2020-2021

    BAND OFFERINGS
    Our Beginning and Intermediate Bands meet as classes in the curriculum during the school day. They are both traditional wind bands that include brass, woodwind, and percussion instruments. Students are instructed in instrumental technique, music literacy, and performance skills. Beginning Band is for students who have never played a traditional wind band instrument before. Intermediate Band is for students who have had at least one year of school band experience or comparable instruction. No audition is required for either band.

    Beginning Band
    Beginning Band gives an opportunity for middle school students with no prior experience in a school concert band program to begin the process of learning a concert band instrument.  The students are divided between four specialized music instructors for woodwinds, upper brass, low brass, and percussion and are combined as a full band when ready to rehearse concert music.  Students learn to read music and develop foundational instrumental technique that can be applied to areas such as musical performance, composition, and improvisation.  All sixth through eighth graders are eligible and performances are included in the course. Band instructors will assist each student with placement and instrument selection before the first day of school. BA supplies all Beginning Band instruments, books, music, and supplies free of charge. Contact Matt Nygren at matt_nygren@brentwoodacademy.com.

    Intermediate Band
    Intermediate Band consists of middle school students who have at least one year of school band experience on a concert band instrument.  The students are divided between four specialized music instructors for woodwinds, upper brass, low brass and percussion and are combined as a full band when ready to rehearse concert music.  Students continue to develop general music literacy and instrumental technique that can be applied to areas such as musical performance, composition, and improvisation.  All sixth through eighth graders are eligible and performances are included in the course. Contact Matt Nygren at matt_nygren@brentwoodacademy.com.

    Blues/Jazz Band
    Middle school students with at least one year of instrumental experience can join this extracurricular Blues/Jazz class. Students will get an overview of these two musical styles to include performance techniques and an introduction to improvisation. This is an excellent training ground for those who might be interested in auditioning for our upper school jazz and rock bands when the time comes. Unlike the Beginning and Intermediate Band classes, this group does accommodate students who play guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, and drum set. No audition is required, but Mr. Nygren will interview each student to make sure that they are ready for the challenge. This group meets Mondays at 7:00 AM and Fridays at 2:00 PM during Q2, Q3, and Q4. Contact Matt Nygren at matt_nygren@brentwoodacademy.com

    CHORAL OFFERINGS

    6th/7th Grade Chorus (no audition required)
    This performance class is an ensemble focusing on vocal technique, music theory, and music appreciation. We will also develop collaborative skills while working together as an ensemble. Of course, we will sing and perform! Students can expect to improve in vocal and music reading skills. In addition, students will leave this class with a greater appreciation for and understanding of various genres of music, a broadened worldview, and a stronger sense of community as we cultivate the gift of music together. Contact Alissa Suver at alissa_suver@brentwoodacademy.com

    8th Grade Chorus (no audition required)
    This performance class is an ensemble focusing on vocal technique, music theory, and music appreciation. We will also develop collaborative skills while working together as an ensemble. Of course, we will sing and perform! Students can expect to improve in vocal and music reading skills. In addition, students will leave this class with a greater appreciation for and understanding of various genres of music, a broadened worldview, and a stronger sense of community as we cultivate the gift of music together.  Contact Alissa Suver at alissa_suver@brentwoodacademy.com

    Academy Juniors (audition required)
    This extra-curricular vocal ensemble is auditioned from the middle school chorus elective classes. Selected students have an opportunity to learn more advanced repertoire, ranging from pop to sacred music styles. Students perform for a variety of school and community events. Currently, Academy Juniors are excused from Chorus and study hall one day each week to rehearse. There may be some rehearsals scheduled from 7:00 AM – 7:30 AM on selected days TBA). Auditions are held in August before school begins. Contact Jenny Oldham at jenny_oldham@brentwoodacademy.com

    MS DANCE OFFERINGS

    Dance PE  (no audition required)
    This dance offering satisfies the PE requirement for any MS student wanting to improve her dance skills. The class meets Monday-Friday from 2:00 - 3:00 PM. Whether the student is a serious or beginner dancer, they are able to study and develop technique in jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical and hip-hop genres. PE Dance is a semester long requirement. Contact Robyne Kennedy at robyne_kennedy@brentwoodacademy.com

    Academy Dancers (audition required)
    This group is an auditioned group of intermediate to advanced dancers in grades 6th, 7th and 8th. Although participation in our dance classes is encouraged, girls will NOT be required to be in the BA dance classes in order to audition for Academy Dancers. They must, however, commit to the practice and performance schedule. The Middle School Academy dancers will dance at home (MS) football games, pep rallies, (MS) basketball games, some varsity football and basketball games, and the Spring Dance Show in May. MS Academy Dancers will be required to attend summer dance practices that are mandatory, and each girl will be responsible for the fees as well as dance wear costs to be determined. Dancers of all levels are welcomed at auditions. Please email Robyne Kennedy to obtain a tryout packet. Tryouts this year will be via video submission. Contact Robyne Kennedy at robyne_kennedy@brentwoodacademy.com

    MS DRAMA OFFERINGS

    Drama 7
    Drama 7 is a semester-long elective exploring the fundamentals of theatre. Students will audition for, rehearse, and perform a short play for the entire 7th grade class at the end of the semester. Every student will have a speaking part in the play! Students of Drama 7 learn to collaborate, create a character and perform confidently through engaging activities. Contact Kasey Carmona at kasey_carmona@brentwoodacademy.com.

    Middle School Drama Production 
    The Middle School Drama Production/Musical is open to all rising 6th-8th graders for both acting, singing, dancing, and technical support roles. There is a concentrated rehearsal commitment for cast members from the time of auditions through the last performance. Auditions are typically held in late September/early October and the production will take place late January/early February. Contact Holly Shepherd Urbanowicz at holly_shepherd@brentwoodacademy.com

    MS SPEECH OFFERINGS

    8th Grade Speech and Debate Elective
    In this yearlong elective, students learn the basic principles of speech communication and debate through hands-on exercises and activities. By playing daily improvisational acting games, students build stronger verbal and nonverbal delivery skills.  Students will work in competition teams and independently to create arguments and voice opinions. This elective is designed as an opportunity for students to gain confidence, listen critically, and think outside the box. No prior experience in speech and debate is necessary to participate. Contact Kasey Carmona at kasey_carmona@brentwoodacademy.com.

    MS Speech Team (Extra-curricular)
    Students have the opportunity to attend competitive speech tournaments. There are many opportunities to develop speaking and acting skills in a variety of individual, duo, and group events, including humorous interpretation, dramatic interpretation, duo acting, poetry, prose, extemporaneous speaking, and more. Contact Kasey Carmona at kasey_carmona@brentwoodacademy.com.

    VISUAL ART OFFERINGS

    6th Grade Art Exploratory
    Art 6 is a course designed for sixth grade students to explore and experience creative expression, critical evaluation, greater self-awareness and appreciation for the inherent value of visual art. This course develops student's sculpting, drawing, designing skills, as well as introduces printmaking and collage. Lessons in art history are incorporated into each project within the curriculum. Each 6th grade student has a rotation in art and has opportunities for work to be exhibited both within the school and local art shows. Contact Janet Laws at janet_laws@brentwoodacademy.com.

    Art 7 Elective
    Art 7 is a semester-long course which incorporates world geography, culture and customs and examines the role of art throughout the world. Students work in traditional mark-making medium, like pencil, printmaking and paint in both two and three-dimensional formats. They also work with new techniques and mediums like wax resist, batik and Pysanky, (Ukrainian Egg Decoration), plaster frescos and tin repousse, (creating texture and dimension on foil). Students have opportunities for work to be exhibited both within the school and local art competitions. Contact Janet Laws at janet_laws@brentwoodacademy.com.

    8th Grade Art Exploratory
    Students in the Art 8 exploratory work with the 7 elements of art to produce projects that focus on line, shape, color, texture, space, form and value. Students continue expanding their creative expression, technical development, critical evaluation, and build upon and refine drawing, painting, and designing skills. Each 8th grade student will have a rotation in art and have opportunities for their work to be exhibited both within the school and local art competitions. Contact Janet Laws at janet_laws@brentwoodacademy.com.

    Art 8 Elective
    Art 8 is a yearlong studio class that affords students a deeper investigation into foundational drawing and painting while strengthening creative vision and technical skills. Projects will provide exploration of mark-making media, photography and ceramics as well as reinforcing concepts learned in previous middle school art classes. Art 8 Elective will encourage students to design imaginative visual expressions while developing their artistic voice, critical thinking and problem solving skills through a wide array of two and three-dimensional media. Students have opportunities for work to be exhibited both within the school and local art competitions.  Contact Janet Laws at janet_laws@brentwoodacademy.com.

    UPPER SCHOOL FINE ARTS OFFERINGS FOR 2020-2021

    BAND OFFERINGS

    Concert Band 
    Concert Band is a continuation of the wind band tract that begins in middle school. Concert Band meets as a class in the curriculum 4 day per week and plays classical, modern, and contemporary wind band music from the best composers and arrangers for school bands. The full band performs a Christmas concert and a spring concert each year. Concert Band members also perform 1 chamber music program each semester as the subsets of the whole band, which are The Woodwind Ensemble, The Brass Ensemble, and The Percussion Ensemble. No Audition is required, but prior school band experience is a pre-requisite. Contact Matt Nygren at matt_nygren@brentwoodacademy.com

    Jazz Band
    Our Upper School Jazz ensemble meets as a class during the entire school year.  Brass and woodwind students must also be in the concert band in order to participate in the Jazz Ensemble. Exceptions are made only for academic scheduling concerns. Guitarists, pianists and drummers who do not play a concert band instrument can participate in jazz band only. Our jazz ensemble is a traditional jazz band covering all of the major jazz styles (swing, latin, be-bop, fusion, etc.) with an emphasis on the theory and skills required for jazz improvisation. This group requires and audition. If you are interested in playing in our Jazz Band next year, contact Matt Nygren at matt_nygren@brentwoodacademy.com. He will work with you to schedule an audition/interview and see if this band is a good fit for you.

    Contemporary Music Ensemble/Rock Band
    This versatile group plays current pop music, classic rock, and contemporary Christian music and serves instrumentalists who play drums, keyboards, bass, and guitar.  This group also meets as a class for the entire year. This group requires and audition. If you are interested in playing in our Rock Band next year, contact Matt Nygren at matt_nygren@brentwoodacademy.com. He will work with you to schedule an audition/interview to see if this band is a good fit for you.

    CHORAL OFFERINGS

    Chorus (no audition required)
    This yearlong performance class is an ensemble focusing on vocal technique, music theory, and music appreciation. We will also develop collaborative skills while working together as an ensemble. Of course, we will sing and perform! Students can expect to improve in vocal and music reading skills. In addition, students will leave this class with a greater appreciation for and understanding of various genres of music, a broadened worldview, and a stronger sense of community as we cultivate the gift of music together. Contact Alissa Suver at alissa_suver@brentwoodacademy.com

    Academy Singers
    The Academy Singers is a vocal ensemble that meets as a class for the entire school year with the goal of performing, as well as recording a professional quality CD. Students are expected to market and sell CDs of their recording as a part of the class.

    Audition Criteria

    • Solo Performance - Students will be asked to prepare 30-seconds of a song in any style without accompaniment or tracks. Song choice should allow for the student to demonstrate strength of range and vocal quality, and students should deliver the song with a confident and poised stage presence. It is always a good idea to select a song that has a discernible melody that does not heavily depend on an instrumental track since the solos will be sung a cappella.
    • Sight-Reading - Students will be asked to sight-read a short melody, using any neutral syllable (na,na,na) solfege (do re mi fa) or numbers (1, 2, 3). Examples of sight-reading exercises may be found on the Academy Singer website under the AUDITION tab at https://www.academysingers.com/audition.html
    • Part-Singing - Students will be asked to sing a harmony part (soprano, alto, tenor, baritone or bass) of a short musical excerpt. The ability to blend, adapt to the musical style, and perform with good intonation (pitch) are important parts of this criterion.
    • Stage Presence - Students should sing with good stage presence (visually expressive, able to perform in a convincing manner appropriate to the style of the song.
    • Attitude and Commitment -  The Academy Singers is a team sport that is only as strong as its weakest link. Each member will be required to commit to learning his/her part, maintain a high moral standard, and a positive attitude throughout the year..

    There will be modifications to the audition process for this year due to COVID-19 distancing. Please check the Audition tab AUDITION tab at https://www.academysingers.com/audition.html beginning May 1 to learn updated procedures and sign-up for the audition. Please contact Jenny Oldham at jenny_oldham@brentwoodacademy.com

    DANCE OFFERINGS

    Dance PE
    US Dance is a dance class that receives PE credit. The class meets after school from 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM. The US Dance program offers quality training in all aspects of dance. Whether the student is a serious or beginner dancer, they are able to study and develop technique in jazz, ballet, tap, lyrical and hip-hop genres.  PE Dance is a semester long  requirement. Specific dancewear items must be purchased to wear to class.

    Academy Dancers
    Auditions are open to all rising 9th–12th grade girls. There is an intense workout and practice commitment required of this group that will be fully outlined in information available through Mrs. Kennedy. All dancers must commit to the practice and performance schedule. The Upper School Academy Dancers perform at home varsity football games, home basketball games, pep rallies, TSSAA State Dance Competition in November, Nationals in March and the Spring dance show in May. Dancers will be expected to make the necessary time commitment after reviewing details outlined in the tryout packet. US Academy Dancers will be required to attend summer dance practices that are mandatory, and each girl will be responsible for the fees as well as dancewear costs to be determined. Please email Robyne Kennedy to obtain a tryout packet. Tryouts this year will be via video submission. Contact Robyne Kennedy at robyne_kennedy@brentwoodacademy.com.

    SPEECH OFFERINGS

    Speech
    One semester of speech is a graduation requirement for all upper school students. Students will develop their public speaking skills and learn how to research, write, and deliver a variety of speeches. Contact Austin Groves ataustin_groves@brentwoodacademy.com or Kasey Carmona at kasey_carmona@brentwoodacademy.com.

    Speech Team (Extra-curricular)
    Our competitive Speech Program (formerly known as forensics) provides opportunities for students to develop their speaking and acting skills, allowing them to become confident communicators in any arena. Students prepare, memorize, and present various types of dramatic material, competing locally and nationally against the finest high school speakers in the United States. Tournaments at Universities such as Emory, Yale, and Harvard prepare students for the highest level of competition. Traditionally, Brentwood Academy has excelled in a variety of events such as Dramatic Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Program Oral Interpretation, Original Oratory, Impromptu Speaking, Informative Speaking, Prose Interpretation, and Poetry Interpretation. Contact Austin Groves at austin_groves@brentwoodacademy.com.

    THEATRE OFFERINGS

    Set Design
    A limited number of students enroll in this year-long fine art elective. Basic carpentry techniques are taught with the goal of designing and producing the sets for three theatrical stage shows throughout the year.Contact Jan Urbanowicz at jan_urbanowicz@brentwoodacademy.com

    Theatre Arts
    Theatre Arts is a hands-on Fine Arts elective that is an introduction to the understanding, designing, crafting and execution of theatrical productions. Students are taught  the basics of theatre terminology, theatre history, and skills required to properly execute the basic theatre production and stagecraft (scenic painting, properties, lighting, sound, costuming and stage make-up).  Contact Holly Shepherd at holly_shepherd@brentwoodacademy.com

    Fall Play
    Our Upper School presents a straight play each fall. Both actors, as well as technical support, will be sought. Auditions are typically held mid-May with rehearsals beginning in late summer just before the school year starts, but they may be postponed due to COVID-19 distancing. The show is scheduled for late September. Contact Holly Shepherd at holly_shepherd@brentwoodacademy.com

    Spring Musical
    Our upper school musical is presented in April.  Rehearsals will run throughout second semester.  Auditions for this show will be held in November.  In order to audition, students must complete a conflict form outlining any dates for which they will not be available. Contact Holly Shepherd at holly_shepherd@brentwoodacademy.com

    VISUAL ART OFFERINGS

    Introduction to Art
    This beginning level course is designed to introduce students to the elements of art and principles of design through fundamental, yet creative sketchbook and studio projects.  Students will learn basic drawing, painting and printmaking techniques and will be introduced to three-dimensional design.  The class will focus on the fundamentals of art and will give students an overview of the art history timeline. Open to all students 9-12

    Intermediate Studio Art (Prerequisite Intro to Art)
    Students will learn techniques in a wider range of media and learn to implement the elements and principles of design and color theory in more comprehensive compositions.  One semester will be devoted to drawing, painting, and mixed media, while the other semester will concentrate on three-dimensional media such clay, wood, and plaster.  Students will study and complete pieces implementing stylistic characteristics of 20th Century Modernism. Open to grades 10-12

    Advanced Media  (Prerequisite Intermediate Art)
    Students will complete sophisticated projects implementing the elements and principles of design. This course will focus on more advanced media including photography, oils, watercolor, and printmaking. Students will also learn important Photoshop techniques that are essential to developing a well-rounded portfolio. Creative approaches to different types of landscape, still life, figure, and structure will be explored. Open to grades 11-12

    Portfolio Development Honors (Prerequisite Advanced Media)
    This course is devoted to portfolio development for college preparatory purposes, with an emphasis on designing, innovating, and experimenting with more complex procedures and media.  Students will develop a concentration or collection of works related to a common theme. Open to 12th grade

    AP Studio Art: 2 D Design (Prerequisite Advanced Media and Recommendation from Mrs. Laws)
    Two-Dimensional Design is an AP studio art offering for students who have an interest in pursuing art beyond the high school level.  The course encourages creative and systematic investigation of the use of the design elements and principles, and students are asked to demonstrate mastery of 2-D design through any two-dimensional medium or process, including, but not limited to, graphic design, digital imaging, photography, collage, fabric design, weaving, illustration, painting, and printmaking. Open to 12th grade

  • Going To 6th, 7th, 8th Meeting Documents
  • Bridges-Orientation

    Upper School Students: June 15-17 or July 13-15, from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM (each day)

    Upper School Parents: June 15 or July 13 from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM in the Upper School

    Middle School Parents and Students: August 13 at 7:00 PM in the Middle School

  • Meal Plan/Dining Information

    Meal Plan Options

    Dining Hall Premium Items

  • Parent Involvement

    The Brentwood Academy Parents Association (BAPA) mobilizes volunteers in support of BA. Two specific fundraisers, the Art Show, and an online auction, support the Faculty Wishlist. Please join us and get to know our BA community!

    In the fall, you will hear about our Annual Fund with typically more than 90% of our parents participating.

    Visit the Parents Association page for more information. 

  • Pick-up/Drop-Off & Campus Map

    School begins each day at 7:45 AM. Middle school students may be dropped off and picked up at the middle school accessible via the north entrance on campus (view or download pdf below).

    Upper school students may be dropped off and picked up at the main entrances along Granny White Pike (at the bell tower or the administration lobby entrance) or at the Fine Arts Center entrance. These are all accessible via the south entrance on campus.

    For students driving to campus, vehicle registration information will be made available in the registration process.

    Exterior doors are locked after 7:45 AM for security purposes. If you arrive after this time, please enter the upper school through the administrative lobby entrance and the middle school through the main middle school entrance. There, you will sign in and receive a name tag.

    Pick up times vary according to a student's participation in PE or team sports at the end of each day. Please refer to your child's individual schedule.

    Campus Map (PDF)
  • Registration Day

    2020-21 Registration Day Preparations, Instructions and Important Fact

    Registration Schedule – Dates and Times

     

                                                                  6:30 AM to 8:30 AM             9:00 AM to 11:00 AM

    Thursday, August 13                       6th Grade & 10th Grade             7th Grade & 9th Grade

    Friday, August 14                             8th Grade & 11th Grade             12th Grade & Catch All

    Registration will be held on two days this year at Brentwood Academy and is required for all students.  Please arrive in your uniform during your assigned date and time (see schedule above).  If you have children in more than one grade, you have the flexibility to bring all your children to one of the assigned dates and times that pertains.  Otherwise, if your child/children are unable to make their assigned time, please plan to attend the session on Friday, August 14 between 9:00 AM and 11:00 AM and let us know of this change by emailing Amari Brown at amari_brown@brentwoodacademy.com.

    You will receive an email with full details on the registration process on Friday, August 7.

  • Robotics

    2020-2021 Middle School Information

    BA Robotics season is approaching and we are inviting your 7th or 8th grade student to try out for the Iron Eagles robotics competition team for the 2020-21 season.

    The Iron Eagles are multi-year state champions. We qualify multiple teams to compete at the World Championship every year, and are the most highly awarded program in the state. We provide customized summer training to give incoming team members the fundamentals of competition robotics, as well as more advanced trainings for returning team members. We have some of the most highly skilled mentors of any team in the region. Our robotics alumni have received scholarships to attend some of the top universities in the country, including MIT, Purdue, Dartmouth, Vanderbilt, and the US Naval Academy.

    Students are able to commit varying levels of time to robotics, ranging from one or two afternoons per week for students who participate in other activities, through 4 days a week for the most deeply involved students.

    The new game is called "Change Up". Check out the video here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hxs0q9UoMDQ

    If your student would like to try out for the robotics team, please email
    robotics@brentwoodacademy.com. Team capacity is limited.

  • Summer Camps at BA

    BA offers a wide variety of athletic, academic and fine arts camps each summer for ages 5-18. Visit the Summer Camps page on our website for more information.

    Summer at BA
  • Summer Reading Enrichment for Upper School Students

    During the month of July, Mr. Lyle Husband will offer a weeklong summer reading session for each upper school grade level. During this time, the students and Mr. Husband will read aloud the required summer reading book and discuss it intensively.

    As you may know, students will be expected to demonstrate knowledge of summer reading texts in a variety of ways during August and September. Several assessments early in the school year are tied to summer reading, and the work we do will be a very valuable step toward a great start of the school year. This enrichment program is free, open to anyone, organized by grade level, and has the potential to positively impact the students’ first quarter averages.

    During this time together, students will read aloud the required text, focusing on reading speed, accuracy, phrasing, and expression. Students will also learn valuable reading strategies and complete graphic organizers to aid the understanding of character analysis and important themes. In short, students who take advantage of this opportunity will be more prepared and confident as they begin school in August.

    Each student needs to bring the required summer reading book and pens and pencils. All meetings will be in Mr. Husband's classroom in the Freshmen Hall, room 205.

    Grade/Dates/Time/Required Book
    Grade: 9
    Date: July 6-10 - Time: 3:30-5:30 PM
    Required Book: A Separate Peace
    by John Knowles ISBN: 978-0743253970:

    Grade: 10
    Date: July 13-17 - Time: 3:30-5:30 PM
    Required Book:
    The Crucible
    by Arthur Miller ISBN 0-14-243733-6)

    Grade: 11
    Date: July 20-24 - Time: 3:30-5:30 PM
    Required Book:
    1984
    by George Orwell ISBN: 9780451524935 (Signet Edition)

    Grade: 12
    Date: July 27-30 - Time: 3:30-5:30 PM
    Required Book:
    Things Fall Apart
    by Chinua Achebe ISBN: 0-385-474547

    You may contact Mr. Husband with any questions at lyle_husband@brentwoodacademy.com.

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  • Summer Reading/School Supplies
  • Vision Screening

    As a service to all incoming students, we will be providing evaluations of visual skills that are not often assessed in a routine vision exam but are important for reading and processing. These evaluations will take place on June 17 and July 15 from 8:30 AM – 2:30 PM in the downstairs study hall. Evaluations, which take about 15 minutes, will identify areas where visual skills can be strengthened, thus increasing the opportunity for academic success.

    Please use the below link to sign up for a vision screening.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e054fa8aa28abfd0-bavision1

     

    If you have any questions, please contact Amy Clarke at amy_clarke@brentwoodacademy.com.

  • Veracross

    Veracross
    How do students log in to their account?
    • Students should use their password to access their Veracross student account.
    • Students who have difficulty logging into their accounts should email veracross@brentwoodacademy.com for assistance with the log-in process.
    • Many Veracross questions can be answered on the Veracross FAQ sheet. Click HERE to access the FAQ sheet. 

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