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Freshman Academy



2016-2017 Freshman Academy Teachers

Proud Home of The Spartans

Freshman Academy at SSS was established in 2009 and was designed to ease the transition to high school, help freshmen progress through the 9th grade year, and on to graduation. Early intervention and constant monitoring are key factors that  attribute to the success of the academy.  Freshmen level classes are concentrated in one portion of the building. An administrator exclusively serves 9th graders and is also located in the Academy area and a team of core teachers serves as the Freshman Academy team. Through collaboration, the administrator and teachers will provide a variety of educational opportunities, learning experiences, and instructional support that are personal to the diversity of today’s learner!

Our Vision

To encourage freshmen to actively engage in the development of student voice and educational choice that generates learning that is “personal” to their academic future and civic participation.

Our Mission

To nurture and prepare our freshmen in successfully navigating their way through the total high school experience and rise to the challenges of becoming lifelong learners and productive members of our community.

Freshman Academy Staff


Beverly Moore
Assistant Principal

Jo Ellen Holder
Math

 Elizabeth Dahlman
Assistant Principal

 Chris Holloman
English

 Shane Benson
Graduation Coach

Cynthia Hutchings
IB English 

 Wendy Lebowitz
Counselor

 Mary Joy
Earth Science

 Emma Buchanan
Earth Science

 Bob Luke
English

 Lauren Casteen
World History

 Derek Mellott
English

 Ellen Ennis-Smith
Earth Science

 Megan Noel
Math

 Trudy Farnell
World History

William Parker
World History 

 John Hannah
English

 Kathryn Taylor
Math


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