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Building an Inclusive Community

What is the key to understanding each other? What allows us to open ourselves to the diverse experience and perspectives of others? How can we create a community strengthened by our differences, rather than one divided by them? How can we engage in difficult conversations around important—and even polarizing—issues in ways that support, respect, and validate all our community members, their belief systems, and backgrounds?

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Earlier this month, the Middle School and Upper School Science Olympiad Teams competed in their first tournament of the season, the NCSO Raleigh Regional Tournament. Overall, The MS varsity team earned an 8th-place trophy! The Upper School varsity team placed 6th overall- earning a bid to the state tournament in April at NCSU. Cary Academy […]

Earlier this month, both MS and US Science Olympiad Teams competed in their first tournament of the season, the NCSO Raleigh Regional Tournament. Overall, The MS varsity team earned an 8th-place trophy! The Upper School varsity team placed 6th overall- earning a bid to the state tournament, which will take place on April 12-13 at […]

Ultimately, CA’s goal is to foster a lifelong love for learning. While AI can streamline some tasks, the real magic happens when we leverage it to elevate and personalize learning. Read on to learn just a few ways that CA’s faculty are already unleashing the power of AI on campus. TAMARA FRIEND MS Science Department […]

Magazine of CA

| January 22, 2024

AI at CA

At turns heralded as the future of humankind or the harbinger of its demise, generative AI dominates today’s headlines. Proponents point to ways in which it can enhance creativity and streamline complex tasks, potentially unlocking new levels of intellectual productivity. Others express concerns about ethical use, misinformation,and implicit bias—even cautioning against a collective “dumbing down” […]

A resolute advocate for democracy, Max Henning, ’11, is dedicated to harnessing the power of neuroscience and social and behavioral sciences for social good. What fuels his passion? A profound desire to explore how the biological rootsof emotion can profoundly influence—and potentially unlock solutions to—some of today’s most persistent global challenges. MINDFUL ORIGINS Henning’s initial […]

Magazine of CA

| January 17, 2024

Beyond Numbers

A LIFE-ALTERING EMAIL LANDED IN MIDDLE SCHOOL MATH TEACHER ERICK CREPSAC’S INBOX LAST SPRING. Originating from CA’s Center for Community Engagement, the message presented a compelling proposition: a summer workshop designed to empower STEM teachers of color in rural South Africa. The goal? To help redress educational disparities caused by the racist apartheid-era Bantu Education […]

CA Curious

| November 16, 2023

Uncomfortable Magic

As Service Learning Director, I have the unique honor of helping push our students outside the comfort of our familiar school environment and into the wider world. Time and time again, I have seen firsthand the incredible learning and self-discovery these uncomfortable and unfamiliar moments often yield.   Consider: a spark of unexpected human connection with […]

CA Curious

| November 2, 2023

Beyond the Walls

Last month, at our second Upper School Town Hall of the year, students and faculty trooped into the Theater, ushered in by faculty and the sounds of one of the students playing piano. Once all were seated, we heard from various student groups; they asked for service project volunteers, shared updates for class spirit points, and […]

On Tuesday, we held our second lockdown drill of the school year. It is a shame that we have to spend time worrying about gun violence at school, but the risk in this day and age is too significant to treat lightly. Interestingly, we only began practicing lockdowns monthly at the suggestion of our Upper […]

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