How do you help families make an informed decision about their children’s education when facing our largest-ever applicant pool and less in-person opportunities to authentically connect? Director of Admissions and Financial Aid Heather Clarkson reveals how CA’s admissions team leveraged our core values and learning community to help interested families determine if we were the right choice for them. Read it on CA Curious.
When technology plays a critical role in the learning environment, it falls to Information Services to ensure that CA's students and staff are properly equipped for today and tomorrow. As Karen McKenzie, CA's Director of Technology and Innovation explains, keeping the entire campus up to date is no small task -- especially when global supply chains are disrupted. Read it on CA Curious.
Earlier this month, Christina Polge (’22) was revealed as the winner of the North Carolina Poetry Society’s Sherry Pruitt Award, earning the top prize statewide amongst high school and undergraduate college students for her poem manifest destiny. The poem, written for the Upper School Crisis During Leadership program, paints a vivid and often heartbreaking portrait of the United States’ westward expansion.
On Sunday, March 28, dozens of Cary Academy parents and employees got a taste of Flex Day -- a new addition to CA’s schedule introduced in August 2020. Flex Day is a designated day each week when students are free to explore ideas, interests, and activities beyond the classroom.
What are the traits of a leader who responds effectively to a crisis, and what are the hallmarks of a successful response to a crisis? How do we inspire and instill these traits and skills in our next generation of leaders? After much consideration and collaboration by the Center of Community Engagement team, a potential answer: a new, interdisciplinary, experiential cross-grade level curriculum that engages students in the complex intersectionalities of race, gender, and class relations in America. As Dr. Michael McElreath and Palmer Seeley explain, the Upper School’s Leadership During Crisis students recently had the chance to present their lessons and insights gained in the course of a productive and eye-opening year to the NC Association of Independent Schools Diversity & Inclusion Conference. Read it on CA Curious.
After nearly a year on the back burner, the time has come to bring accreditation front and center once again. Dean of Faculty Martina Greene shares the myriad changes to both the way accreditation is being conducted and how the review will account for all the ways 2020 affected our practices, including our commitment to and prioritization of anti-racism and equity work. Read it on CA Curious.
CA Community, We awoke this morning to devastating news, the horrific murder of eight individuals, including six Asian and Asian American women in Atlanta. Since the start of the pandemic, anti-racist organizations have noted a staggering increase in violence and harassment against Asians and Asian Americans—some reporting a 150% increase in reported incidents alone. And, […]
On Friday, CA hosted a vaccine clinic on its campus. In addition to its faculty and staff, CA invited members of the Cary Police department, faculty and staff from thirteen Triangle-area schools, and other front-line workers.
The Middle School’s annual Ubuntu program is CA’s celebration of community that allows students to experience different cultures, food, work, and other topics through different lenses. This year, each Middle School grade attended virtual discussions with scholars, activists, and artists whose work serves to inspire us to think about ourselves, our roles in our communities, and our place in history.