June 1, 2020
Affirming our values in trying times
Dear CA Community, It has been a challenging, painful, and scary week for our country and our community. Amid such emotion, it can be hard to find the right words to give hope and comfort. Writing on behalf of Cary Academy, we must try – as now is not the time to sit in silence. Recent […]
May 28, 2020
Prepared for unprecedented times
How is Cary Academy preparing to open the 2020-21 school year, knowing that learning will continue to “look different?" Since opening in 1996, CA has embraced the opportunities of being both consistent and flexible in our program. As Director of Admission Heather Clarkson explains, we have been preparing for a challenging opportunity such as the one facing us in these unprecedented times.
May 21, 2020
The best of times
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”–we are fairly certain that back in their sophomore year when we read A Tale of Two Cities together and spent a full class period discussing the universal application of the first sentence of Charles Dickens’s tome, our students were not thinking how closely their senior […]
May 14, 2020
Variety in virtual learning
What does virtual learning really look like? As we head into the final weeks of Trimester 3 and our second month of distance learning, faculty share stories of how they and their students have adapted to (and taken advantage of) the virtual learning environment.
May 7, 2020
From hallways to homes: Re-imagining community-building at CA
With the shift to virtual learning, how did Cary Academy's Development team quickly re-imagine ways to maintain and foster vital connections within our community, while far away from our beloved campus? Director of Development, Ali Page and CA Fund Director, Katie Todd explain how they guide the CA community as we move forward, together.
April 30, 2020
Turning on a dime: Transitioning to a virtual school environment
While moving the entire community to a virtual environment had never been part of the master plan, many of the tools and experience required to do so were already in place. That has allowed CA to make what would otherwise be a very difficult transition as smoothly as possible.
April 23, 2020
Design thinking: the story behind our new digital home
A little over a year after we officially kicked-off our website redesign project, last week the communications team was proud to announce the launch of the new caryacademy.org. A long time in the making, this monumental project is more than just a visual upgrade. It represents a complete reconceptualization of the site—from function to architecture, […]
April 20, 2020
Green iniatives on campus
As Jared Carson learned at CA, when it comes to sustainability, it’s often the little things we do as individuals that add up to the biggest community impacts. At CA, our efforts to reduce our environmental footprint and increase our sustainable practices come from every corner of campus. The newly formed Middle School Green Club […]
April 20, 2020
Selling a brighter future
A sustainable energy advocate, Jared Carson (’08) is in the future-selling business—one major corporation, one bank of electric vehicle charging stations at a time. Currently, Carson works for sustainable energy giant Enel, in their Enel X e-Mobility division. There, as an account executive, he helps corporations think broadly about their ecological footprint with an aim […]