Welcome, 8th Grade Parents!
You've made it! Welcome and congratulations 8th Grade Parents to your son's final year at San Antonio Academy.
As an eighth grade parent, there are new responsibilities for you and your son. To help navigate this journey, we've created a spot where you can access various resources:
8th Grade Class Representatives:Gina Hughes / Bali Mehat
High School Transcripts and Teacher Recommendations
Please note: If your son is taking the ISEE or SSAT, we would like a copy for our records. Please instruct your son to fill in our name as one of the schools designated to receive a copy (you get six free copies) and please forward a copy to us when you receive the scores. Since the ISEE AND SSAT are very different from the Standardized Achievement Test, feel free to call Patrick Atkerson or me to learn how to interpret the scores.
High School Transition
San Antonio is a test site for the Independent Schools Entrance Examination (ISEE) as well as the Secondary School Admission Test (SSAT). The ISEE and SSAT Tests are designed for students in grades five through eleven who may be interested in admission to local or regional independent schools. St. Mary's Hall and TMI require that their students take the ISEE test; boarding schools typically require the SSAT; other local private school, such as Central Catholic High School, administer their own testing.
2020-2021 test dates - COVID-19 UPDATE: SAA's fall ISEE test has been canceled, but the test can now be taken at home via Prometric.
The ISEE and SSAT tests will be offered at San Antonio Academy on the dates listed below. Registration for the tests closes two to three weeks before the test date. SAA is only a test site, and not responsible for registration; students register directly with the testing agencies: ISEE | SSAT. If you have any questions, please contact Maree Longoria (ISEE & SSAT Test Administrator).
Test Dates at SAA for ISEE
Test Dates at SAA for SSAT
Fall Family Fair—October 2020 View past FFF pics here
Each year, the 8th Grade Parents are in charge of a booth for Fall Family Fair. An 8th Grade Class Representative will contact parents for an opportunity to sign up and volunteer.
Update: Sadly, due to the current COVID-19 campus restrictions, we cannot gather for an in-person event of 1,400 Academy family and friends on October 17, 2020.
In its place, watch for:
Cowboy Breakfast—January 2021—Date TBD View past CB pics here
Each year, SAA has its own "Cowboy Breakfast," an event which serves as an 8th grade fundraiser to help the graduating class purchase a gift to the school. An army of 8th grade parent and student volunteers are needed to help the SAA kitchen prepare breakfast for over 600+ hungry attendees, along with dozens of other behind-the-scenes tasks we must help fulfill.
Military Ball—April 2021—Date TBD
Decked out in their Dress Blues, the 8th Graders attend their very "last dance" - the Military Ball - as Academy cadets. It is the 8th grade parents who are in charge of this event to ensure the dance runs smoothly so that it will be a memorable evening for all. No pressure! Professional photos will be taken at the event and available to purchase online.
135th Commencement—Friday, May 28, 2021
There are several items parents must prepare for before the Commencement ceremony, including ordering invitations for the ceremony and coordinating their attendance (and their guest list) for the graduation breakfast and the luncheon, held after graduation at the San Antonio Country Club. An 8th Grade Class Representative will email you the details at the beginning of the school year.