The College Board’s Advanced Placement Program (AP) provides willing and academically prepared students with the opportunity to take rigorous college-level courses while still in high school, and to earn college credit, advanced placement, or both, for successful performance on the AP Exams. About 27% of the more than 2.64 million students worldwide who took AP Exams performed at a sufficiently high level to also earn an AP Scholar Award.
Archmere Academy welcomed 125 alumni into its ranks during Commencement ceremonies on June 6th on the Patio lawn. The Baccalaureate Liturgy & Commencement Exercises were also live streamed for friends and family to view on the Archmere YouTube Channel.
The Alumni Awards Committee of the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Alumni Association Leadership Council recently named Stephanie Silverman '00, Archmere's Art Department Chair and Art Teacher, the recipient of the 2021 RISD Art + Design Educator Award. This award is one of the highest offered by the Alumni Association, and honors alumni who have distinguished themselves as educators.
Archmere Academy recently announced the most distinguished awards for the Class of 2021: the Valedictorian is Alex Lu, and Class of 2021 Salutatorian is Camron Kaiser. The Class Valedictorian and Salutatorian earn these distinctions through their superior academic achievement, which directly correlates with the number of courses elected, and number of high-level courses taken. These are our highest academic awards and represent four years of discipline, hard work, and resilience.
Alisa Yakovenko ‘18 loves problem-solving, which drew her to study industrial engineering at Georgia Tech, minoring in public policy. This summer, she will apply what she learned in the classroom in one of the world’s largest technology companies as a supply chain intern at Microsoft working with hardware and devices.
Art Department Chair Stephanie Silverman '00 NBCT was awarded the 2021 Dr. Martin Rayala Grant from the National Art Education Association's (NAEA) Design Issues Group (DIG) for an original curricular unit. The DIG Dr. Martin Rayala Grant Awards recognize dedicated NAEA Art and Design Educators for developing, implementing, and documenting insightful design-thinking learning challenges. Titled Juxtapositions & Biomimicry—Trans-Disciplinary Design Learning from Concept to Completion, Silverman's interdisciplinary unit incorporates both National Core Art Standards and NextGen Science Standards into design learning challenges, while leveraging new and emerging technologies. The unit is designed to teach students to systematically investigate connections between science, art, and design, and develop cognitive skills and behaviors to imagine and construct prototypes of real-world solutions. Silverman will be piloting her interdisciplinary design unit this spring semester with her Archmere Academy Introduction to Design & Junior Portfolio Design students. Silverman is beginning her EdD (doctoral program) in Curriculum & Instruction at Indiana University this spring.
Archmere’s College Counseling Office’s Three Questions with a Career Professional YouTube series explores different career fields with Archmere community members, such as alumni and parents of current students and alumni. Ms. Catherine Souza, Associate Director of College Counseling & Coordinator of Career Programs, asks each guest to share their education and career history, what a day in their life looks like, and how students interested in their career field could learn more. Additionally, they share the best piece of advice they’ve received throughout their career.