Students requesting early dismissal on a one-time basis to attend a scheduled appointment should go the Academy Office and present a written request from their parent/guardian to the Academy secretary. Your child's safety is paramount to us. We will call to verify the written request. Parents/guardians must provide the school with a phone number for us to verify and validate.

    Grades 7-9 Foundation Academy 242-7682 x4000

    Grades 10-12  Commencement Academy 242-7682 x3000

    Please Note:  Only people pre approved by you and currently listed in the system are allowed to pick up your child.  Students will not be dismissed if we cannot reach a parent/guardian


    Juniors and seniors who wish to take advantage of Early Dismissal/Late Arrival must understand that this is a privilege. Students who have first period or last period free or a block of periods free throughout the day can apply for this privilege. Applications for Late Arrival/Early Dismissal are located in the 3rd Floor Academy Office.  All Applications must be signed and will be verified with the student’s parent prior to officially receiving an early dismissal on their schedule. This privilege will only be granted if the student is academically eligible. Students who are granted  this privilege must:

    Sign in/out with the SSO in the foyer daily

    Have their Student ID’s in their possession AND be identified appropriately

    Be off property until their class begins or directly after the class ends

    Students with this privilege who are repeatedly tardy to classes (if applicable) or found in the building when they should not be will lose the privilege and be assigned an Academic Advisement class and if deemed necessary issued a consequence.

    Juniors and Seniors, who with their parent’s/guardian’s permission, complete an application and have been approved for a schedule change to include a daily Early Dismissal can receive a GREY bus pass.  To receive this bus pass, you must inform the Assistant Principal of the Junior and Senior Class of your need and you MUST live more than 1.5 miles away from School of the Arts. 

    Please note: Students with this privilege MUST remember to sign-in and/or out of the building each day with the School Security Office at the front desk/foyer. Failure to do this will result in the loss of this privilege. If you have questions, please contact the Administrator in charge of Grades 11-12. 

    Students with early dismissal privileges who have rehearsals, games, or practices scheduled for after-school, MUST obtain a Sports/Activity Pass  from the Coach or the Coordinator of the After School Event in order to regain entry into the building at the appointed time. Students will NOT be allowed to enter the building before 3:30 PM.