Announcing 2-West, a Literary Magazine to Connect Western Massachusetts High School Students

The Academy at Charlemont’s Inter-school Relations Council has begun working to create 2-West, a bi-annual, student-run literary magazine that aims to connect Western Massachusetts high schoolers through poetry, prose, and visual art. We are looking for submissions and student editors for our June 2019 issue. Please visit our website to submit (by April 22nd, please), to join our […]

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Student Art on Display at Green Fields Market Through April

The work of seniors Izzy B,  Ethan B,  Sophia C,  and Leni S-F,  and junior Solly C (photography and oil painting) is on display at Green Fields Market (Franklin Community Coop, 144 Main Street in Greenfield) through April. We’ll host a reception after Spring Break. In the meantime, grab a friend for coffee or a meal, […]

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Academy Students in the News

Check out The Recorder’s “Celebrating Our Youths!” supplement in the February 28, 2019 edition. Seniors Chessie and Kayla have an article in the issue – and the cob oven and greenhouse they built as parts of their respective Senior Independent Projects feature prominently as they focus on adding more sustainable, local food to our program.

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Ukrainian Pysanky Progress

Students are learning to make Ukrainian Pysanky this semester, hand drawn creations on eggs using a wax resist method. This highly detailed process requires patience and attention to detail, and some works-in-progress are shown here.

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Climate Connections Field Trip

The 6th/7th grade visited the Northeast Climate Science Center where they talked with researchers about their work to understand the effects of climate change on certain marine and terrestrial animals, on New England fisheries, and on Native Americans in different areas of the country. Additionally, the group had the chance to tour the Durfee Conservatory […]

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Classroom Close-Up: Biology

Biology students played the celebrated board game Evolution in class, to gain experience with the concepts of adaptation, predator-prey symbiosis, and natural selection driven by resource competition.

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Sports Recap, Week of February 18

In the annual faculty-student basketball game, the faculty again pevailed! It was obvious the students had been coached well by Coach BZ all year, as they put up a good fight and the game remained close until the very end. Special thanks to Steve Z-A, P17, 19 for being our referee and to Paul C, […]

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Sports Recap, Week of February 11

For the second year in a row, The Academy’s girls basketball team has earned the RVAL (River Valley Athletic League) Sportsmanship Award. This award is based on opponents’ feedback about their experience playing against our team. Congratulations girls! The team had an impressive performance against Stoneleigh Burnham School on Monday. Although they lost this RVAL […]

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Classroom Close-Up: Physics

Mr. Almeida’s Physics students apply their understanding of Newton’s Laws of Motion to an Atwood’s Machine setup, in order to experimentally determine the mass of found objects (in this case a spool of solder and an old tape dispenser).

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