1. Know your family's important account access information.
2. NEW Families ONLY: Opt in for emergency communications.
3. Download the school year calendar and note important summer dates.
Sept. 1: Middle School at LM and MB - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Sept. 7: K&1 - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, 4th - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sept. 8: 2&3- 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, 5th - 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sept. 8: Middle School at CP - 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
4. Start summer reading, math (and history, for middle school only) assignments.
5. Sign up for an American Academy summer camp.
We hope your kids can join us for one or more of the fun camps offered and run by American Academy teachers and staff! For more details and information about current summer camp offerings, visit the American Academy Summer Camp page on the website.
Participation in summer camps is open to ALL enrolled K-8 American Academy students who will be at least five years old by June 1 of this year. Parents of students new to American Academy in upcoming year must complete all registration paperwork before signing up for a summer camp. Students may attend a camp at ANY campus and are not limited to the campus where they attend school.
6. Find a summer tutor.
Want a little extra help with academics this summer? American Academy teachers* sometimes like to offer private tutoring sessions during the summer months. We have listed those teachers here for your convenience and to give our wonderful, hard-working teachers a helping hand.
*American Academy is not responsible for or involved in these private tutoring arrangements in any way. To make arrangements for summer private tutoring, parents must contact teachers directly using the contact info provided.
7. Buy school supplies.
8. Plan for summer registration with DCSD Online Express Check-In
Douglas County School District Registration: Online (K-8) - Mid to late July, watch for details
DCSD Online Express Check-In and payment of yearly student fees.
American Academy parents will use the MySchoolBucks application to make online payments for the following:
9. Get medications and immunizations ready for school.
Medications for 2022-2023
If your child will need medication administered at school during the 2022-2023 school year, please have your primary care provider complete a medication authorization form. Middle School students wanting to self-carry their medications, please have your provider fill out this form. Medication authorization forms are updated every school year.
This includes over-the-counter medications, which are all supplied by parents. We DO NOT keep a stock of any medication (ex: Tylenol, Advil, Benadryl) for students at school and can only administer their own medication with proper forms. Please plan to bring these completed forms and medications in their original pharmacy labeled/new unopened over the counter containers, in a plastic bag labeled with your child’s name to drop off in August at Open House. We cannot accept or administer expired medications (please check expiration dates) or medications with incomplete paperwork.
Immunizations- Incoming Kindie and 6th Graders
Many immunization updates are necessary by the time school starts in August. Summer is a great time to plan to see your primary care provider to update immunizations.
Incoming sixth graders are required to have an immunization booster for Tdap prior to starting 6th grade. Please bring updated records to school in August.
Incoming Kindergarteners also have necessary immunizations that should be updated prior to starting school in August. Please bring updated immunization records to school in August at Open House.
Immunization exemptions are required to be renewed annually. For the 2022-2023 school year, there will be two ways to submit a nonmedical exemption. Please visit the CDPHE vaccine exemptions webpage for more exemption information and requirements.
10. Get ready to wear our student uniform.
11. Buy American Academy spirit gear.
12. Get connected to American Academy.