Academy Expectations vs. Reality

November 4, 2016

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Credit: Rachel McKenna/Achona Online What Academy girls believe about Academy before they come is often not true.

Many girls have preconceived notions of what Academy would be like from when they were in middle school. Some girls are pleasantly surprised when they realized their thoughts were not true. Achona surveyed girls from all grades to find out what they thought about Academy before they began school here.

“Lots of separate cliques” -Meredith Hemmings ’19

Credit: Isabella Thorpe/Achona Online Even though they are in different friend groups, these girls are still best friends.
Credit: Isabella Thorpe/Achona Online
Even though they are in different friend groups, these girls are still best friends.

“All girls schools would mean more drama” -Sophia Arnold ’20

Credit: Joely Barkett/used with permission Sophia Arnold smiles with her best pals, proving that being an all girls school does not equate to mean girls.
Credit: Joely Barkett/used with permission
Sophia Arnold smiles with her best pals, proving that being an all girls school does not equate to more drama or mean girls.

“Academy girls only date Jesuit boys” -Ally Wehle ’17

Credit: Olivia Valdes (used with permission) Olivia Valdes poses with her then boyfriend, Grant Dominguez, who attends Plant High School.
Credit: Olivia Valdes (used with permission)
Olivia Valdes poses with her then boyfriend, Grant Dominguez, who attends Plant High School.

“The school was on the water and had an actual beach” -Chloe Paman ’17

Credit: Chloe Paman/Achona Online Contrary to freshman Paman's beliefs, this photo does not resemble the from of Academy.
Credit: Chloe Paman/Achona Online
Contrary to freshman Paman’s beliefs, this photo does not resemble the front of Academy.

“Way too much work to handle” -Delaney Lambert ’19

Credit: Delaney Lambert (used with permission) Delaney Lambert
Credit: Delaney Lambert (used with permission)
Though Academy is academically rigorous, Delaney Lambert takes a break from studying to spend some vacation time in The Bahamas.

“Never get to see boys” -Morgan Farrior ’19

Credit: Morgan Farrior (used with permission) Morgan Farrior posses with
Credit: Morgan Farrior (used with permission)
Morgan Farrior posses with one of her many her guy friends in Beaver Creek, Colorado.

“The Sisters wear habits and are very strict” -Haley Schumann ’17

Credit: Rachel McKenna/Achona Online Sister Mary Glavin and Sister Ann Reagan shown in causal work attire as apposed to the habit Haley Schumann thought they wore.
Credit: Rachel McKenna/Achona Online
Sister Mary Glavin and Sister Ann Reagan shown in causal work attire as apposed to the habit Haley Schumann thought they wore.

More often than not Academy girls are pleasantly surprised when they get to Academy and realize the things they believe are not true. Many girls have the same fears about what Academy will be like before they attend the school. The fears are usually not true and girls are happy to be at Academy after they realize this.

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