The Royal Academy Falcon – News and important dates


Welcome back to school, students and parents! And it’s a pleasure to bring back The Falcon, our quarterly newsletter.

First Quarter News and Notes (September 8 – November 6)

Here it is the beginning of the year and already we’re talking about the end of the quarter. Please mail the work packet by November 13. We look forward to reviewing your student’s work and then discussing the quarter with you. If it’s not postmarked by December 4, there is a $30 late fee. Remember, quarterly appointments can be in person, by phone or Skype.

              Note from Executive Director Penny Cote

Royal Academy has been accepted as a Candidate for Accreditation with AdvancED. In an effort to improve system practices, Royal Academy Education, Inc. is conducting a Parent Survey (Digital Learning). We value your opinion and ask that you take the time to complete this survey. In order to complete the survey, please go to:

Please be assured that your responses to this survey will be anonymous. Your honest opinion is appreciated. Thank you for your time and attention to this matter.

It’s Program Design Time!

Parents of students who are re-enrolling: It’s time to call to schedule re-enrollment and to work on the new program design. Talk with your child about how the program this year can include more personal, unique investigations. We want to hear from all of you soon so that the courses can begin on time.

Graduation News for 2016

Graduation is set for June 3, 2016 at First Parish Congregational Church in Yarmouth, Maine. It seems like a long way off, but how fast time will pass as our seniors complete their courses as well as consider colleges and career direction.

AP Courses

Once again, The College Board has approved Royal Academy to teach the following AP courses:

AP English Literature and Composition, AP Comparative Government and Politics, AP Human Geography, AP US Government and Politics, AP US History, and AP World History. If you are interested in taking one or more, please contact the office at 207-657-2880 as soon as possible. Penny Cote is teaching these courses.

Personally Present Virtual Courses

Personally Present courses are taught live time in our offices or via computer with one or more students in the same class. The number of students in the courses is purposely kept low because we know how important individual attention and discussions are with not only the teacher, but also with fellow students. The following courses are being offered this year:

High School:

Steve Arnold: Environmental Science and Field Biology with Labs

Penny Cote: American History/Literature; AP Courses; High School Mathematics courses

Haley Drolet: Latin for Beginners, Intermediate and Upper Level Latin

Shirley Minster: Honors English “Choice or Fate in Literature”; Current World Events

Julie Tajonera: Research and Writing includes Questia Library for Free

Elementary and Middle School:

Julie Tajonera: Research and Writing; Literature and Writing

Penny Cote:  Math

Do you have a topic that you would like to see presented this year? Are you interested in one of the courses below? Call for details or to suggest a course.

Introduction to Business by Daniel S. Cote, M. S. Occupational Safety, MBA, CPCU

Mandarin Chinese by our graduate and Norwich University Graduate School attendee Rachel Cote

Introduction to Psychology

News from Our Students and Families

Our mailbox needs more excitement! We want to hear from you about what you’re doing this year. Did you go on a mission trip this summer? Work? Take an interesting vacation? Visit the county fair? Try a new recipe? Whatever … we’re interested to know about it!

Send your information to

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