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IA East Summer Packet 2016 2017

Use the links below to take you to the specific pages within the packet. If you
have any additional questions, please contact the IA East Main Office.

Page 2: 2016 2017 Graphic Calendar


Page 3: Calendar of 2016-2017 IA East Events
Page 5: IA East Bell Schedule
Page 6: IA Phoenix Family Fun Day Flier
Page 7: IA Enrichment Overview
Page 9: 9th Grade Counseling Department Information
Page 10: 10th Grade Counseling Department Information
Page 11: 11th Grade Counseling Department Information
Page 12: 12th Grade Counseling Department Information
Page 13: Letter and Membership Form from the Parent and Teachers of
the IA (PTIA)
Page 17: IA Clothing / Spirit Wear
Page 18: Student Parking Information and Permit
Page 20: IA East School Supply List
Page 21: Troy Youth Assistance Support Form
Page 22: Troy Youth Assistance 5k Flier
Page 23: Troy Community Coalition Support Form
Page 24: Optional Student Accident Insurance Coverage

International Academy
2016-2017 School Calendar
August 2016
Su
7

October 2016

September 2016
Su

Tu

Th

10

11

12

13

Tu

Th

Su

Tu

Th

1L

10

10

11

12L

13

14

15
22

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

16

17

18

19

20

21
TW

21

22

23

24

25

26

27*

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

PT

PT

28

29

30

31

25

26

28

29

30

30

31

Tu

Th

7
14

January 2017

December 2016

November 2016
Su

27

Tu

Th

Su

Tu

Th

Su

10

11

12

10

10

11

12

13
TW

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

11

12

13

14L

15

16

17

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

20

21

22

23

24

25

26

18

19

20

21

22

23

24

22

23

24

25

26

27

28

27

28

29

30

25

26

27

28

29

30

31

29

30

31

Su

Tu

Th

Th

Su

Tu

Th

10

11

10

11

12

13

14

15

18

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

16

17

18L

19

20

21

22

25

19

20

21

22

23

24

25

23

24

25

26

27

28

29

30

31
TW

30

8L

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

19

20

21

22

23

24

28

26

27

May 2017
Su

Tu

27

Su
5

26

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

28

29

Important Calendar Dates

June 2017

Tu

Th

10

11L

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

11

12

21

22

23

24

25

26

27

18

28

29

30

31

25

Su

Tu

Th

10

13

14

15

16

17

19

20

21

22

23

24

26

27

28

29

30

1P

Half Days with PD

1L

Half Day AM/ PM


Teacher Work Day

TW

School begins at 9:30 a.m. on


Sept. 1, Oct. 12, Dec. 14, Feb. 8,
April 18 and May 11.

Noon dismissal on Oct. 21,


Jan. 13 & 25, Mar. 16 & 31 and
June 13-16.
11:00 AM dismissal on Oct. 27
Parent/Guardian/Teacher Conferences:
October 26 and 27
Halfdays

Other Calendar Dates

Calendar Key:
School Closed/
Holidays

Late
Start
Days

PD (no school for


students)

Late Start

B Days

C day

Exams

Full

Freshman Orientation by campus:


August 10, 2016 - East & Okma
August 11, 2016 - West
First Day of School:
Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Phoenix Family Fun Day:
Saturday, August 27 - Noon to 4 PM
No Homework Weekends:
Sept. 2-5, Oct. 28-30, Nov. 23-27,
Dec. 22-Jan. 3, Jan. 13-16,
Feb. 17-26, Mar. 31-Apr. 9, May 26-29

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY EAST


2016/2017 SCHOOL CALENDAR

MONTH

August

September

October

DAY
10
15
16
18
23
24
24
27
1
2
5
14
14
19
20
21
22
30
12
12
13
18
19
19
21
26
26 & 27
27
27
28
8
9

November

December

15
16
23 -25
28
1
7
13
14
22 - 30

ACTIVITY

IA-East Freshmen Orientation 8:00 AM - 1:30 PM


Teacher Professional Development - No School For Students
Students First Day - 7:45 AM - 2:35 PM
Picture Day 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM - IA-East Media Center
PTIA - East Meeting - 7:00 PM - IA-East Media Center
New Parent Orientation - IA-East Cafeteria 6:15 PM - 6:45 PM
IA-East Open House/Curriculum Night - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
IA Phoenix Family Fun Day - 12:00 Noon - 4:00 PM - Oakland Yard Athletics, Waterford, MI
Teacher Interactive Learning - Classes start at 9:30 AM
Pre-Labor Day - No School
Labor Day - No School
Picture Re-Take Day - 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM - IA-East Media Center
"Coffee with the Counselor" Meeting - 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
"How to Pay for College Night" - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Okma Campus-ISC
PTIA - East Meeting - 7:00 PM - IA-East Media Center
Principal's Dialogue Meeting - IA-East Main Office Conference Room - 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
Progress Report 1 given to students
IA-East Olympics - 12:00 PM - 2:35 PM
Teacher Interactive Learning - Classes start at 9:30 AM
College Night at Athens High School - 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
College Admissions Panel Night - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM at IA-Okma Campus ISC
PTIA - East Meeting 7:00 PM - IA-East Media Center
"Coffee with the Counselor" Meeting - 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
P-SAT Test - for Juniors
Tri-Campus Principal's Dialogue Meeting at IA-East 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
1/2 Day of School - Students Dismissed at 12:00 Noon - End of 1st Quarter
Parent/Teacher Conferences - IA-East Gym and Cafeteria - 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Report Card 1 Pick up at Conferences
1/2 Day of School - Students Dismissed at 11:00 AM
Parent/Teacher Conferences - IA East Gym and Cafeteria
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM and 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
No School
Teacher Professional Development - No School For Students
"Coffee with the Counselor" Meeting - 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
IA-East Fall Dance - 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
PTIA - East Meeting - 7:00 PM - IA-East Media Center
IAE Enrollment Information Meeting for current 8th grade students/parents - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
No School - Thanksgiving Break
School Resumes - Full Day 7:45 AM - 2:35 PM
Progress Report 2 given to students
Principal's Dialogue Meeting - IA-East Main Office Conference Room - 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
PTIA - East Meeting - 3:00 PM - IA-East Media Center
Teacher Interactive Learning - Classes start at 9:30 AM
No School - Winter Break

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MONTH

January

February

March

April

May

June

DAY
2-3
4
11
11
13
16
17
20
20
25
TBD
8
15
20 - 24
27
28
3
8
15
16
21
21
31
3-7
10
11 & 12
11 - 13
14
14
18
18
19
21
26
1
11
12
16
18
19
25
29
6
7
13
14
15
16
22

ACTIVITY

No School - Winter Break


School Resumes - Full Day 7:45 AM - 2:35 PM
"Coffee with the Counselor" Meeting - 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
IAE Enrollment Information Meeting for current 8th grade students/parents - 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Half Day - Dismissed at 12:00 Noon - End of 1st Semester
No School - Martin Luther King Observance
PTIA - East Meeting - 7:00 PM - IA-East Media Center
Deadline for School of Choice and Troy School District Applications for 2017/2018 school year
Report Card 2 + Semester 1 mailed home
Half Day for Students - Dismissed at 12:00 Noon - Teacher Professional Development - P.M.
IA-East Charity Ball Dance
Teacher Interactive Learning - Classes start at 9:30 AM
"Coffee with the Counselor" Meeting - 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
No School - Mid-Winter Break
School Resumes - Full Day 7:45 AM - 2:35 PM
PTIA - East Meeting - 7:00 PM - IA-East Media Center
Progress Report 3 given to students
"Coffee with the Counselor" Meeting - 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
Principal's Dialogue Meeting - IA-East Main Office Conference Room - 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
Half Day for Students - Dismissed at 12:00 Noon - Teacher Professional Development - P.M.
IB Curriculum Night for current 10th grade students/parents - 6:00 PM - IA-East Cafeteria
PTIA - East Meeting - 7:00 PM - IA-East Media Center
1/2 Day of School - Students Dismissed at 12:00 Noon - End of 3rd Quarter
No School - Spring Break
School Resumes - Full Day 7:45 AM - 2:35 PM
P-SAT for 9 & 10 Grade Students
SAT/ACT Work Keys and M-Step
Report Card 3 mailed home
No School - Good Friday
Teacher Interactive Learning - Classes start at 9:30 AM
PTIA - East Meeting - 7:00 PM - IA-East Media Center
IA-East National Honors Society Induction Ceremony - 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM - Cafeteria
Seniors Last Day
Honors Convocation - 7:00 PM - IA-East Cafeteria
Class of 2017 Senior Prom - Grosse Pointe War Memorial
IB Exams Begin
Teacher Interactive Learning - Classes start at 9:30 AM
Seniors Report Card 4 + Sem 2 mailed home
PTIA - East Meeting - 7:00 PM - IA-East Media Center
Progress Report 4 given to students
Last IB Exam
Graduation - Detroit Opera House 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
No School - Memorial Day
PTIA - East Meeting - 7:00 PM - IA-East Media Center
Principal's Dialogue Meeting - IA-East Main Office Conference Room - 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
New Family Welcome Night - 7:00 PM - IA-East Cafeteria
Half Day - Dismissed at 12:00 Noon - Final Exams
Half Day - Dismissed at 12:00 Noon - Final Exams
Half Day - Dismissed at 12:00 Noon - Final Exams
Half Day - Dismissed at 12:00 Noon - Final Exams
Report Card 4 + Exam + Sem 2 mailed home

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Daily Schedules East Campus


Regular Daily Schedule
First Lunch
1st

Block
Passing
2nd Block
Lunch
Passing
3rd Block
Passing
4th Block

Start
7:45
9:15
9:20
10:50
11:20
11:25
12:55
1:05

End
9:15
9:20
10:50
11:20
11:25
12:55
1:05
2:35

Second Lunch
1st

Block
Passing
2nd Block
Passing
3rd Block
Lunch
Passing
3rd Block
Passing
4th Block

Third Lunch

Start End
7:45
9:15
9:15
9:20
9:20 10:50
10:50 10:55
10:55 11:40
11:40 12:10
12:10 12:15
12:15 1:00
1:00
1:05
1:05
2:35

1st

Block
Passing
2nd Block
Passing
3rd Block
Lunch
Passing
4th Block

Start End
7:45
9:15
9:15
9:20
9:20 10:50
10:50 10:55
10:55 12:25
12:25 12:55
12:55 1:05
1:05
2:35

Late Start Schedule


First Lunch
1st

Block
Lunch
Passing
2nd Block
Passing
3rd Block
Passing
4th Block

Start
9:30
10:35
11:05
11:10
12:15
12:20
1:25
1:30

End
10:35
11:05
11:10
12:15
12:20
1:25
1:30
2:35

Second Lunch
1st

Block
Passing
2nd Block
Lunch
Passing
2nd Block
Passing
3rd Block
Passing
4th Block

Third Lunch

Start End
9:30 10:35
10:35 10:40
10:40 11:10
11:10 11:40
11:40 11:45
11:45 12:15
12:15 12:20
12:20 1:25
1:25
1:30
1:30
2:35

1st

Block
Passing
2nd Block
Lunch
Passing
3rd Block
Passing
4th Block

Start End
9:30 10:35
10:35 10:40
10:40 11:45
11:45 12:15
12:15 12:20
12:20 1:25
1:25
1:30
1:30
2:35

Half-day Schedules
Noon Dismissal
1st

Block
Passing
2nd Block
Passing
3rd Block
Passing
4th Block

Start
7:45
8:45
8:50
9:50
9:55
10:55
11:00

11:00 a.m. Dismissal


End
8:45
8:50
9:50
9:55
10:55
11:00
12:00

1st

Block
Passing
2nd Block
Passing
3rd Block
Passing
4th Block

Start
7:45
8:30
8:35
9:20
9:25
10:10
10:15

End
8:30
8:35
9:20
9:25
10:10
10:15
11:00

International

Academy

E N R I C H M E N T S
Program Overview
Enrichments are a vital and exciting part of the
International Academy experience. Students
are exposed to new, intellectually challenging
concepts and physical challenges delivered in a
positive
and
supportive
environment.
Participants are encouraged to use this program
as an opportunity to develop their personal
interests, sample new experiences and
challenge themselves outside their normal
range of interests.
The Enrichment Program offers a variety of
educational experiences in the arts, culture,
history, language, science, technology and
domestic and international travel.
Each
enrichment course is about twenty hours long
and is taught by a qualified instructor.
Graduation Requirement Enrichments are a
graduation requirement of the International
Academy (IA). Students who attend the IA for
four years must complete six different
enrichments, including one career mentorship.
Requirements for transfer students are reduced
in proportion to the time they spend at the IA.
Freshman transferring to the school in January
must complete five, new sophomores must
complete four, new juniors must complete two
and new seniors must complete one. Every
student must complete one career mentorship.
Recommended Completion Schedule It is
recommended that students in grades nine and
ten complete a minimum of two enrichments in
each of these two years. Students in grades
eleven and twelve should complete one
enrichment course in each year. Students may
use enrichment credit in both eleventh and
twelfth grade to earn enrichment credit and
CAS hours simultaneously.

Enrichment Credit To earn enrichment class


credit, students must actively participate,
complete all work assigned, and meet
attendance requirements. Upon conclusion of
the program, students must submit an online
Enrichment Evaluation/Reflection on Moodle.
Reflective components vary from just the
evaluations to performances and finished pieces
of work. Enrichments must be completed
during the school year in which they were taken.
Attendance Policy Students may only be
absent for up to two hours of a class and must
make up any work they missed. Students with
multiple absences will not receive credit and no
refund will be issued. Exceptions will be made
for documented illness and family emergencies.
Eligibility Students may register for
enrichments at any campus, unless otherwise
noted. Please note that several of the programs
give preference to seniors and juniors.
International and domestic trips may have
additional applications for consideration. Each
individual trip will have its own requirements
and application process.
Mentorships Students may fulfill their
mentorship requirement by either taking an
enrichment program that qualifies as a
mentorship or completing an Independent
Career Mentorship. Mentorship programs are
described in detail on our registration system.
Independent Career Mentorship packets are
posted on our website and are available in the
Enrichment Office. Students may begin their
mentorship in the second semester of their
sophomore year.
Independent Enrichments Current students
who participate in activities planned by outside
organizations that also meet the requirements
of an enrichment program can receive credit as
an Independent Enrichment. These programs
must be approved at least 30 days in advance
by the Enrichment Coordinator. Applications
are available on our website and from the
Enrichment Office.

Self-Designed Enrichments If a current


student participates in a self-directed activity
that challenges them beyond their normal daily
routine and has a strong educational
component, they may be able to receive credit
for a Self-Designed enrichment. These must be
approved at least 30 days in advance by the
Enrichment Coordinator.
Applications are
available on our website and from the
Enrichment Office.
Enrichments Website Many of our forms,
including travel applications, Independent and
Self-Designed Enrichments and Independent
Career Mentorship packets are available on our
website. To reach our website, go to the IAs
choose
website,
www.iatoday.org,
International Center at the top of the screen.
The forms can be located on the left column.
Online Registration To register for an
enrichment program, please visit our online
registration system at www.iaenrichments.org.
Here, you will find complete and detailed
information about all of our offerings, including
course descriptions, class fees, locations,
instructors, and more. We accept MasterCard
Visa, checks, and cash. For your convenience
we enter your students information into the
enrichment system for you. Freshmen may
begin registration when they receive their user
name and password after school begins in
August. Usernames are parent email addresses,
so please be sure to provide us with an email
address that is checked regularly. If you forget
your password, please click on Need Help
Logging in on the home page, then Forgot
your Password?. If you forget your user name,
please contact the Enrichment Office and we
will be happy to look it up for you.
Refund Policy The most common problem
students have with enrichments is conflicting

schedules. It is important to note class dates in


your calendar and notify us as soon as a conflict
arises. You must withdraw three weeks prior to
the start date of an enrichment class to be
eligible for a refund. Refunds will also be issued
in the following circumstances: a student
withdraws from the IA before the beginning of
an enrichment; an enrichment is cancelled; a
student is unable to attend due to a family
emergency or illness (a full or partial refund will
be given depending expenses already incurred
for the program).
About Us The Enrichment Office is located in
the International Center at the Okma Campus.
We have an Enrichment Coordinator, Saira Latif,
and an Enrichment Technician. Ms. Latif also
maintains an office at the East and West
campuses to ensure that all IA students have
access to enrichment support. The Enrichment
Office is closed during the month of July.

E nr i c hm e nt s
Located in the International Center at the
International Academy, Okma Campus
1020 E. Square Lake Rd, Bloomfield Hills, 48304
Email: iaenrichments@bloomfield.org
Phone: 248/341-5940
Saira Latif, Enrichment Coordinator
slatif@bloomfield.org; 248/341-5941
Mary Riley, Enrichment Technician
mriley@bloomfield.org; 248/341-6781
Online Registration: www.iaenrichments.org
Forms & Applications:
www.iatoday.org/international/internationalcenter

International Academy
1291 Torpey Drive
Troy, MI 48083 USA
Telephone: 248.823.8300 Fax: 248.823.8313

One of Americas Top Ranking High Schools


- Newsweek: 2003-2009-2012-2013 -

Ranked Top Five High School in the United States


- U.S. News and World Report, 2009-2013

Dear 9th Grade Parent,


We are thrilled that your child is joining the IA community and look forward to guiding them throughout the next
four years. The IA has some unique policies that are in place to insure the long-term success of our students. During
the first weeks of school your son/daughter will receive the student guidebook which outlines all of these policies
and procedures. Given its detailed nature, the counseling department has highlighted some of the major points
below to ensure you are fully informed, but we hope you read through the whole guidebook.
Freshman Focus:
Please refer to the timeline on the counseling page at www.iatoday.org under What should I be doing this Year to
help determine what your child should focus on as a freshman. This information is also available on the homepage
of your students Naviance account (login information will be provided in late September). We believe students
should focus on transitioning to the IA curriculum, exploring extracurricular activities, and building relationships.
Please help your student develop a strong organizational system to enable him/her to stay on top of the work.
College & Career Planning:
Are you wondering what your son/daughter should be doing in terms of college admission this year? Freshmen will
be provided with a Naviance account in September to utilize as a college planning tool. Counselors will introduce
this to them in a classroom lesson in September. We do not emphasize college planning in the 9th grade, as the
successful transition to high school is most important.
Standardized Testing:
The state of Michigan has changed the standardized testing suggestion for the 9th grade. All 9th grade students will
take the PSAT 9 at school in April on a week day. This is a practice SAT designed specifically for freshmen. There
will be no fee for the test. More information will follow later in the year. No other testing is recommended.
Attendance:
Refer to the attendance policy in the guidebook that your student will receive the first week of school. Remember to
call the attendance line any time your child is absent, late to school, or leaving school early.
Grading Policies:
Please familiarize yourself with both the Grading Policy and the Failure and Low Grade Policy sections in the
guidebook.
Parental Involvement:
There are many opportunities for parents to be involved in the school community. Please refer to the Parent
Involvement section in the guidebook to learn how to become an active community member.
If you have questions about anything listed above, please contact your counselor. We look forward to working with
you and your student.
Renee Jamil & Julie Weatherhead, Counselors

Principal: Lynne Gibson; Associate Principals: Ryan Brinks, Ryan Parrott, Christopher Smith; IB Coordinator: Sarah Fairman
Counselors: Lisa Ann Acton, Jane Dittus, Renee Jamil, Brigid Piagentini, Julie Weatherhead

International Academy
1291 Torpey Drive
Troy, MI 48083 USA
Telephone: 248.823.8300 Fax: 248.823.8313

One of Americas Top Ranking High Schools


- Newsweek: 2003-2009-2012-2013 -

Ranked Top Five High School in the United States


- U.S. News and World Report, 2009-2013

Dear 10th Grade Parent,


We look forward to another enriching and exciting year with your student. At this point, we hope that your
child has settled into the IA community and is participating in many of the opportunities we offer. The IA has
some unique policies and procedures that are in place to ensure the long-term success of our students. Your
son/daughter will again receive the student guidebook which outlines all of these policies and procedures during
the first weeks of school. Given its detailed nature, the counseling department has highlighted some of the
major points below to ensure you are fully informed, but we hope you read the whole guidebook.
Sophomore Focus:
Please refer to the sophomore to-do list on the Naviance homepage and the counseling section of the IA
website to help determine what your child should focus on as a sophomore.
College & Career Planning:
Students will be utilizing Naviance to continue their post-secondary planning. Please encourage them to
become familiar with all of the resources available in Naviance. The students were introduced to Naviance last
year and all parents also have their own account. If you need your account information, please email your
childs counselor.
Standardized Testing:
10th graders will take the PSAT 10 in April at school on a weekday. The PSAT 10 is a practice SAT designed
for sophomores. More information will follow later in the year. No other testing is recommended.
IB Requirements:
10th grade students begin selecting IB courses during second semester of this year. Sophomores will work on
their Personal Projects in their MYP Product Team class during the first semester. Please be sure to attend the
IB Information Night in March.
Grading Policies:
Please familiarize yourself with both the Grading Policy and the Failure and Low Grade Policy sections in the
guidebook.
If you have questions about anything listed above, please contact your counselor. We look forward to another
wonderful year with you and your student.
Renee Jamil & Julie Weatherhead, Counselors

Principal: Lynne Gibson; Associate Principals: Ryan Brinks, Ryan Parrott, Christopher Smith; IB Coordinator: Sarah Fairman
Counselors: Lisa Ann Acton, Jane Dittus, Renee Jamil, Brigid Piagentini, Julie Weatherhead

International Academy
1291 Torpey Drive
Troy, MI 48083 USA
Telephone: 248.823.8300 Fax: 248.823.8313

One of Americas Top Ranking High Schools


- Newsweek: 2003-2009-2012-2013 -

Ranked Top Five High School in the United States


- U.S. News and World Report, 2009-2013

Dear 11th Grade Parent,


We are thrilled to work with your student as he/she begins the IB journey. This is an exciting and challenging
time for our students. Please encourage your child to maintain open communication with both teachers and
counselors so that we can offer support when needed. The IA has some unique policies and procedures that are
in place to ensure the long-term success of our students. Your son/daughter will again receive the student
guidebook which outlines all of these policies and procedures. Given its detailed nature, the counseling
department has highlighted some of the major points below to ensure you are fully informed, although we hope
you read the whole book.
Junior Focus:
Please refer to Junior to-do list on the homepage of your students Naviance account and on the counseling
page of the IA website to help determine what your child should focus on as a junior.
College & Career Planning:
Optional individual junior college planning meetings will begin in late January/early February. You will receive
a letter explaining the process for making the appointment, if you so desire. In the meantime, your student
should be utilizing Naviance which is an excellent tool in the college search process. We encourage you to
attend the Financial Aid and College Admissions Panel evening programs in the fall. We also encourage the
students to attend the school visits from the college admissions representatives in the fall and also attend local
college fairs.
Standardized Testing:
This is one of the busiest years for standardized testing. A detailed list of what to expect this year is in the
Standardized Testing section of your students Naviance account. Please refer to the ideal standardized testing
timeline to be informed of what to expect. A separate letter will be sent home detailing information about the
October 19th PSAT to be taken at school. All juniors will take a free, college-reportable SAT test during the
Michigan Merit Exam testing period in April - no registration will be necessary.
IB Requirements:
Students will continuously work on their IB Courses. Students will work on CAS hours & reflections from the
1st day of junior year through March 15th of senior year. Juniors will participate in the CAS Kick off Service
project on August 19. We will provide detailed information regarding the complete CAS requirement after our
return in late August. Students will begin working on the Extended Essay in April of junior year and will
complete it in October of senior year. Please encourage your student to use solid time management and
organizational skills to complete these requirements.
Grading Policies: - Please note changes for 11th grade.
Please familiarize yourself with both the Grading Policy and the Failure and Low Grade Policy sections in the
guidebook.
If you have questions about anything listed above, please contact your counselor.
Renee Jamil & Julie Weatherhead, Counselors

Principal: Lynne Gibson; Associate Principals: Ryan Brinks, Ryan Parrott, Christopher Smith; IB Coordinator: Sarah Fairman
Counselors: Lisa Ann Acton, Jane Dittus, Renee Jamil, Brigid Piagentini, Julie Weatherhead

International Academy
1291 Torpey Drive
Troy, MI 48083 USA
Telephone: 248.823.8300 Fax: 248.823.8313

One of Americas Top Ranking High Schools


- Newsweek: 2003-2009-2012-2013 -

Ranked Top Five High School in the United States


- U.S. News and World Report, 2009-2013

Dear 12th Grade Parent,


Well, this is it- senior year! We are thrilled to continue working with your child and support him/her in all
endeavors. The IA has some unique policies and procedures that are in place to ensure the long-term success of
our students. Your son/daughter will again receive the student guidebook which outlines all of these policies
and procedures. Given its detailed nature, the counseling department has highlighted some of the major points
below to ensure you are fully informed, but hope you read the whole guidebook.
Senior Focus:
Please refer to the senior to-do list on the homepage of your students Naviance account and the counseling
page of the IA website to help determine what your child should focus on as a senior.
College & Career Planning:
College applications are now requiring much of your students free time. Please encourage your student to
continue to utilize all of the resources in Naviance. In addition, your student may want to meet with his/her
counselor to verify applications and final details. Take the guesswork out of it and ask questions if there is any
uncertainty. Be aware of deadlines. Plan to attend the Financial Aid evening program in September and the
College Panel Night in October
.
Standardized Testing:
Unless a student is re-taking the ACT/SAT or taking SAT II subject tests, the only standardized tests this year
are the IB Exams in May. Refer to the counseling website for more information. Students should be sure to
send test scores directly from the testing organization to the colleges to which they apply (dont wait on this
step).
IB Requirements:
Students will continuously work on their IB Courses with grades at C- or better. Students will work on CAS
experiences & reflections through March 15th. Students will complete their Extended Essay by October of
senior year. Seniors will pick their SL/HL exam subjects and pay for their IB tests early in first semester.
Grading Policies:
Please familiarize yourself with both the Grading Policy and the Failure and Low Grade Policy sections in the
guidebook. Seniors with a first semester grade of D are not eligible to sit for the IB exam in that subject thus
placing the IB diploma in jeopardy.
If you have questions about anything listed above, please contact your counselor.
Renee Jamil & Julie Weatherhead, Counselors

Principal: Lynne Gibson; Associate Principals: Ryan Brinks, Ryan Parrott, Christopher Smith; IB Coordinator: Sarah Fairman
Counselors: Lisa Ann Acton, Jane Dittus, Renee Jamil, Brigid Piagentini, Julie Weatherhead


July01,2016

DearIAEastParents,

OnbehalfoftheParentsandTeachersoftheIAEast(PTIA),IwouldliketowelcomeallnewIAEastfamilies
andreturningfamiliestothe2016-2017schoolyear.

Whilethestartoftheschoolyearisstillafewweeksaway,thePTIAEastiscurrentlyworkingtomakethe
transitionintothenewschoolyearassmoothaspossibleforparentsandstudentsalike.Inthispacket,you
willfindinformationaboutthePTIAEastandourstartupprocessfortheschoolyear.Ifyouhavequestions
afterreviewingthepacket,pleasefeelfreetocontactanyofthePTIAEastOfficers.

ThePTIAEastOfficersforthe2016-2017schoolyearare:

President:TamaraRose
tamara.rose@sbcglobal.net 248.703.7962
VicePresident:RoubaSamman
rbsamman@comcast.net
248.515.4220
Treasurer:AlpaTripathi
alpatripathi@gmail.com
586.604.3992

Secretary:AparnaSriram
appu611@gmail.com
2482256882

ThePTIAEastisalreadyworkingonthefirsteventsoftheschoolyear,the
PhoenixFamilyFunDayo
n
Saturday,August27andthe
WelcomeBackBreakfast.
WeuseSignUpGeniustocoordinateourvolunteer
efforts,sopleasetakeamomenttocreateanaccountatsignupgenius.com.

Finally,theschedulehasbeensetforthe2016-2017PTIAEastmeetings.Themeetingsaregenerallyheldon
thethirdTuesdayofeachmonthat7:00p.m.intheIAEastMediaCenter.Thefirstmeetingwillbeon
Tuesday,August23.
PleaseplantoattendasparentparticipationisakeyfactorinthesuccessoftheIA.Hope
toseeyouthere!

Sincerely,

TamaraRose

President
Parents&TeachersoftheInternationalAcademyEast

PTIA

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Yourcontributionwillfundextracurricularschooleventsandactivities.Thankyouforyourgenerosity.

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EastCampus1291TorpeyDriveTroy,MI480832488238300

WhatdoesPTIAdo?

Providesa
communicationlink
betweenparents,students,staffandthecommunity.
Maintainsthe
PTIAEastwebsite
toprovidetimelyinformationaboutIAEastandschoolactivities.
Publishes
IAEastStudentDirectory,
withusefulinformationabouttheIBprogramandtheschool.
TriCampusPhoenixDay,
afuneventforallIAfamiliesacrossthethreecampuses.
Raisesfundsandenlistsvolunteers
to
:
Purchaseclassroomenrichmentmaterials
includingsuppliesandequipment.
Organizeandsponsorthe
StudentsWelcomeBreakfast
andthe
FallHomecomingDance
.
Supportthe
IAEastOlympics
throughoutSpiritWeekandduringtheOlympicevents.
Providenutritioussnacksduringfinals(
BrainBreak
).
Organizeandsponsorthe
SeniorsAllNightParty
.
Servean
InternationalDinnerforthestaff
duringParentTeacherconferences.
Provide
TeacherAppreciationLunch
inDecemberandJune.
Award
PTIASeniorScholarships
tocurrentSeniorswhoseparentsarePTIAEastmembers.
SupportthevariousschoolClubsandstudentactivitiesthroughmonetary
Grants
.
Assistinmaintainingthebuildingsandgrounds.
Supporttheendofyear
SchoolPicnic
heldinJune.

Membershipbenefits

ForParents:
Getinvolvedinyourstudentseducationalandsociallife.VoteonthePTIAissues,projectsandbudget.
Volunteerandmeetotherparents.Guestspeakers(teachers,communityleaders)arescheduledtospeakatour
meetingsthroughouttheyear.

ForStudents:
AllraisedfundsareusedtosupportthestudentsoftheInternationalAcademyEast,includingspecialgrants,
scholarshipsanddonationstoschoolclubsorgroupprojects.

ForTeachers:
InternationalBuffetDinnerduringConferences.WinterBreakandEndofYearStaffappreciationLuncheon.
Grantsforaclassroom,aconferenceoraworkshopnotcoveredbytheadministration.

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International Academy- East


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__________________________________

DearIAEastparent,

ThefollowinginformationwillbepublishedinaSchoolDirectoryproducedbytheParentsand
TeachersoftheInternationalAcademyEast(PTIA):

Yourname&yourspouse'sname,
Yourstudentsnameandgrade,
Youremailandyourtelephonenumber.

ThedirectoryisfilledwithusefulinformationabouttheIBprogram,ourcampus,thecurrent
schoolyear,inadditiontoafullstudentdirectorylisting.PleaserefertotheenclosedPTIA
membershipformifyouwouldliketobecomeamemberorsimplypurchaseacopyofthe
directory.

Ify ouDONOTwantyourinformationtobeincludedinthedirectorypleasefillthespacebelow
andreturnthisformtotheIAEastmainofficebySeptember6,2016.Thankyou.

IdonotwantmyinformationtobepublishedintheSchoolDirectory.
YourName:____________________________________________________
StudentsName:________________________________________________
StudentsGrade:_____________

Spirit Wear Order Form


International Academy
2016 - 2017
Student Name: _________________________ Grade: ____________
Parent Name: ______________________________________ Phone: ____________________________________

Please return completed forms with payment to the Main Office by Friday, March 11
Items

Quantity

Size

Cost

Total

Navy Phoenix T-shirt (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

________

______

$10.00

______

Navy Phoenix Crewneck Sweatshirt (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

________

______

$20.00

______

Navy Phoenix Hooded Sweatshirt (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

________

______

$25.00

______

Grey Phoenix T-shirt (S, M, L, XL)

________

______

$10.00

______

Grey Phoenix Crewneck Sweatshirt (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

________

______

$20.00

______

Grey Phoenix Hooded Sweatshirt (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

________

______

$25.00

______

Navy Performance Pique Polo with Embroidered IA logo


on left chest (S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

________

______

$30.00

______

Womens Fitted V-neck Navy Performance Pique Polo


with Embroidered IA logo on left chest (S, M, L, XL, 2XL) ________

______

$30.00

______

Grand Total

$ ________

Please make checks payable to Troy School District

Navy Phoenix T-shirt

International Academy
1291 Torpey Drive
Troy, MI 48083 USA
Telephone: 248.823.8300 Fax: 248.823.8313

One of Americas Top Ranking High Schools


- Newsweek: 2003-2009-2012-2013 Ranked Top Five High School in the United States
- U.S News and World Report, 2009-2013 -

June 2016

Dear Student and Parent:


On the reverse side please find the application and regulations for a student parking pass for the IA
2016-2017 school year. If you would like to drive to school, you must purchase a parking pass. Please
complete the application, sign it, and bring it with a copy of your drivers license and registration to
Mrs. Bourdeau in the Main Office. Parking Permits will cost $20.00 each and will be available for
purchase after school beginning Tuesday, August 16, 2016. Effective August 29, 2016 tickets/stickers
will be issued to any vehicle without a parking pass. The parking lot will be monitored by staff
members. Any student receiving more than three (3) tickets will be fined and a letter will be sent home
to the parent/guardian.
If you have any questions regarding parking at the IA during the 2016-2017 school year, please call the
Office at 248-823-8361.
Have a wonderful summer!

Principal: Lynne Gibson; Associate Principals: Ryan Brinks, Ryan Parrott, Christopher Smith; IB Coordinator: Sarah Fairman
Counselors: Lisa Ann Acton, Jane Dittus, Renee Jamil, Brigid Piagentini, Julie Weatherhead

International Academy
Application for Student Parking Permit
2016 - 2017
Student Name___________________________________ Grade _________
Home Phone _____________________________
Application Requirements:

Make, Model, Color:____________________________________


License Plate Number:_______________________
License and Registration (attach copies)
$20.00 Fee (Cash or Check made out to Troy Schools)

School Parking Regulations


Rules Regarding Student Driving, Parking and Use of Vehicles are specified in detail in
the Code of Conduct.
1. All automobiles parked on the school grounds must be registered with the school and must visibly
display the current permit.
2. Parking is strictly limited to the student parking area. FACULTY parking is marked accordingly.
3. All students must be licensed and covered by insurance. The school is not responsible for the
automobile or its contents.
4. There is to be no loitering in the parking lot or visitation of car without permission.
5. There will be no driving over 10 miles per hour, or any form of reckless driving on school grounds.
6. Student vehicles may be subject to search if there are reasonable grounds to believe that drugs,
alcohol, stolen property or other contraband might be present in that vehicle.
7. Parking regulations are strictly enforced. It is considered a privilege to park on school grounds.
Suspension of driving privileges, towing/ticketing of vehicles and/or suspension from school may
occur when violations of these regulations occur. Ticketing and/or towing will be at students
expense.
8. Students applying for and receiving permits fully understand their responsibility in following these
rules.

Vehicle Violation Fines:


Driver is responsible for fines. The cost of a fine is $5.00, if paid within 5 days. $8.00, if paid after that
timeframe. Students who wish to dispute the vehicle violation fine must do so within three (3) days to the
associate principal. Fines are to be considered the same as any other outstanding school obligation in
terms of withholding diplomas, report cards, transcripts, etc. Violation fines for various violations to
include, but not limited to the following:
Parking in an unauthorized area
Failure to have a visibly displayed parking pass or temporary pass
Speeding/careless driving
Two violations will result in an after school detention. Four (4) concurrent overdue notices will result in the
loss of driving privileges. Please reference the student guidebook for additional parking regulations.

I have read and understand the school parking regulations on this application
and I do not have any outstanding parking fines. I also understand that there will
be a $20.00 replacement cost for lost parking passes.
Student Signature________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature ______________________

Permit #_____________ Date: ______________ Payment Type:__________


(Office Use Only)

Pack of #2 Pencils
Blue Pens
Black Pens
2 Composition Books
2-4 Wireless Notebooks for class
3 Ring Binder (1 big one for all your classes or 1 for each class...up to you)
Glue Stick(s)
Binder 3-hole punch
Insertable plastic dividers for 3 Ring Binder(s)
College ruled filler paper
Post-it notes in various sizes for annotating books & articles
2-3 two Pocket Folders (or one for each class if you prefer)
Filler Paper, Quadrille Rule, 10.5 x 8 (Graphing Paper)
Scissors (to keep in your backpack)
3x5 index cards (white pack & colored pack)
Highlighters
Black 1 inch 3 Ring Binder (for Band, Orchestra and Choir ONLY)
Colored Pencils
Markers
Correction tape or white out
Stapler (small one for your backpack)
Most of these school supplies should remain in your backpack or locker as you will
use them during class time.

All students will be provided with an


International Academy Student Planner.
You do not need to purchase one.

Become an Advocate
for Troy Youth and Families!

Troy Youth Assistance is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization committed to strengthening youth
and families by preventing and reducing juvenile delinquency, child neglect and child abuse
through community involvement. It is one of 26 Youth Assistance programs in Oakland County,
tri-sponsored by the Oakland County Circuit Court-Family Division, the Troy School District, and
the City of Troy. The Oakland County Board of Commissioners provides major funding for a
professional counselor in each unit. Volunteers work with the professional counselor to plan
and sponsor local prevention programs for youth and their families.

Troy Youth Assistance offers classes, workshops and presentations which focus on
improving parent-child relationships, understanding child development, enhancing
parenting skills, managing family technology, and peer pressure.
We match adult volunteers, one-to-one, with youth ages 5 to 16.

Troy Youth Assistance provides scholarships to youth who would benefit from positive
learning experiences designed to enhance their self-esteem or to develop a specific skill.
Youth, with adult guidance, participate in projects to interact positively with one another
and their community.
Annually, Troy Youth Assistance holds the TYA Youth Recognition Event to recognize
young people in Troy who make positive contributions to their community. Nominations
come from schools, hospitals, churches, fire and police departments, and private citizens
who have made note of a youths community service, heroic actions, or personal
achievements.

For more information, visit our website at: www.troyyouthassistance.org

Yes, I want to become an advocate for Troy Youth and Families by supporting the
efforts of TROY YOUTH ASSISTANCE! Enclosed is my check for $25.00, made
payable to Troy Youth Assistance.
Name: ________________________________________________________________________
Address: ______________________________________________________________________
E-mail:

__________________________________Phone:________________

My child/ren attend the following school/s in the Troy School District:


Please return this completed form and your check to: Troy Youth Assistance, 4420 Livernois, Troy 48098, phone: 248-823-5095

SEPTEMBER 17, 2016 9 AM START


Boulan Park Troy
This fun family event offers a timed race with all
proceeds benefiting the Troy Youth Assistance
program a volunteer driven prevention program
offering services to Troy youth and their families.
This is a USAT&F sanctioned event.

REGISTRATION FEES:
$25.00 for Adults
$15.00 ages 6-18
+ ($2.50 sign up fee)
Registration includes a run t-shirt.
The top finishers will receive medals.

REGISTER NOW AT:


www.runsignup.com/Race/MI/Troy/DashthrutheDaze5K

Or call Troy Youth Assistance at 248.823.5095


for more information
www.facebook.com/events/563737670468336
or search facebook: dash thru the daze