Administration prepares for new school year

The 2015-16 school year is just around the corner and the campus is being readied for staff and students.  The gymnasium was the focal point of the campus enhancement plan this past year as new siding replaced worn and rusting sheet metal.  Also there is new and improved lighting so that there are no dark spots when playing volleyball.  The Class of 2015 with their monies purchased a sign that is placed on the side of the gym identifying it as the home of the Knights at Madison Academy.  These projects were completed by monies donated by our alumni and friends to the Academy School Enhancement Plan (SEP).
In the administration building, new desks have been purchased for use in classrooms.  There is a shift of classrooms this year.  Mr. McKenzie’s room is now the Spanish room and he has moved to where Mr. Ramkissoon taught History classes last year.  So the computer lab/classroom across from the library will be used by Mr. McKenzie.  Mr. Ramkissoon moved to the former English room.  He is enjoying the space and plans to hang many flags around the room.  English classes will be held in the old Life Skills classroom.  The furniture was removed and desks brought in.  Our new English teacher, Mrs. Hardin has already organized the space and is looking forward to meeting all the students.
Pre-session for the staff begins August 3rd with meetings, classroom time, and some fun activities planned.  Classes start August 11th.

Planning for 2015-16

The administration and board are already working the the 2015-16 school year.  The updated financial brochure is available as well as the academic calendar at a glance.

Spring Week of Prayer

This week is Student Week of Prayer and we are tremendously blessed by the students who are sharing their journey with us! Thank you for praying for our students – the courage of those who are speaking and the hearts of those who are listening.

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Classes offered during the summer

Madison Academy is offering three classes this summer.  Algebra II, taught by Mr. Mosher, has been a regular part of the summer curriculum.  Another math seminar will be offered this summer and is labeled Mathematics Transitions.  The seminar will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, June 9 through July 9 (except June 18), from 8am till noon.  The instructor is Mr. Johnson and the seminar is for students entering grades 8 or 9 and is a review of key topics of basic math and pre-algebra skills to help secure a foundations for Algebra 1. No high school credit is issued for this review course.  Finally, there will be a Study Skills Boot Camp taught by Mrs. Fuentes.  It will meet Monday thru Thursday, July 27-30 8am to noon.  A $50 credit will be applied to the 1st month of tuition at Madison Academy after successfully completing this course.  This is for students entering 9-12th grade. No high school credit is issued for this course.  For more information or to download a brochure click here.

Facelift coming soon

The Learning Complex which houses six classrooms, fine arts, fitness room, gymnasium, and lunch room will get a much needed facelift in the next two months.  Funds raised and matched in December will be used to re-sheet the metal siding, replace the awnings, paint the trim, and add some exterior lighting.

In addition, a generous donor is providing for the installation of new energy efficient lighting inside the gymnasium.  Volleyball players in the community will be glad to know we will eliminate the bright spots and dark corners.  The savings on our NES bill will help the operating budget, too.

In coming months, the Academy will be working with an agency to develop a Master Plan for campus facilities and property.  Your prayers in this process are truly appreciated.  In the meantime, we must maintain and protect the physical assets we have.  Thank you to the many donors who are helping ensure we can!

Madison Global Missions – Panama 2015

Madison Academy’s missionaries are preparing for a great adventure to Panama.  For ten days, twenty-five students and adults will be working on a church and leading out in a daily VBS program.  What a priceless experience for our young people!!  We would love for the school family, church, and community to support with this outreach by helping with supplies for the VBS program.  We could use any paper supplies, scissors, crayons, crafts, clay, and coloring books.  Please feel free to drop off these supplies to Madison Academy before March 3.  In addition, we would be grateful for your prayers during our trip.

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Academy Day 2015

On Monday, February 23, thirty-eight potential students gathered for a day touring the campus, engaging with students and teachers, and connecting with their class.  This impressive group of teens will be a fantastic addition to the Madison Academy family.

2015 Academy Days

Community Supports Career Course

Brad Schultz, CFO of Skyline Medical Center, welcomed sophomore students in the Career Education course to their board room for a look at the many careers available in the medical field.  Students heard from Andy Hooper, Director of Human Resources, who discussed job opportunities in a wide range of fields that serve in a hospital setting. Dr. Steven Press, maxillofacial surgeon, shared his education track and career experience complete with fantastic (and graphic) before and after pictures of surgeries.

Along with the many informative and inspiring presentations from professionals in the community, students got a closer look at business operations at Clark Distributing Company.  Later this semester the students will tour the Federal Reserve Bank in Nashville.

Students participate in National Mathematics Competition

Seventeen students at Madison Academy participated in the 66th annual American Mathematics Contest 12 and the 16th annual American Mathematics Contest 10.  The contests were held on Tuesday, February 3, 2015. The students competed for local, regional and national student and school awards.  The contest, which covers high school mathematics, is given in participating schools. Its purpose is to spur interest in mathematics and develop talent through the excitement of friendly competition at problem solving in a timed format.  In 2014, over 220,000 students from 4,200 schools participated in the AMC 10 & AMC 12 contests. This year the winners are based on unofficial results as announced by Mr. Wayne Mosher for the 9th-10th grade test: 1st-Mike Downs, 2nd-Rachel Hudgens, 3rd-Cody Tishaw.  For the 11th-12th grade test: 1st-James Park, 2nd-Ashley Gonzalez and 3rd-Nathan Johnson.

Acrofest 2015

Madison Academy Acros participated in the annual Acrofest that featured the Southern Adventist University Gym-Masters as clinicians on January 29-31 at Highland Academy.  Those in grades 5-12 were eligible to participate and learned or enhanced their skills in tossing, pyramids, tumbling, three highs and other gymnastic activities. On Saturday night teams performed their routines with the Gym-Masters giving the final performance of the evening.

Watch the Madison Academy Acros routine

“Pinning the bar”

“Pinning the bar-Acro perspective”