Education for life and selfless service based on truth and honesty
To develop and manage a model schools of excellence; to prepare students for life by instilling in them the virtue of truth, honesty, justice, selfless service and pursuit of excellence.
- SCHOOL CREST
The school crest is a shield divided into four sections. In the top left section, is the Sun rising from the horizon; in the top right, are Three Links, below these, is a Cocoa Tree; and on the left of this, is a Palm Tree. at the top of the shield, is a Lion; and below the shield, is the motto,
Meaning of Symbols:
- The Lion:
It represents the Lion of Justice exemplifying poise and controlled power.
- The Sun
Represents the brilliance of knowledge, dispelling ignorance and superstition
- The Tree Chains
The union of three chains stand for thee PAULINE virtues of Faith, Hope and Love.
- The Palm Tree
The palm tree thrives where other tress can hardly stand. Here It represents Triumph over environmental handicaps.
- The Cocoa Tree
The symbol of Ghana’s wealth. It means the proper use of wealth to sweeten the cares of life.
The motto of the school is “ ESSE QUAM VIDERI”
- BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL
Accra Academic was founded by by Dr. Kofi George Konuah, Mr. Samuel Neils Awuletey, Mr. Godfried Narku Alema and Mr. James Acquaye Halm-Addo on thee 20th of July, 1931. It was the first private Academy to establish in the then Gold Coast of Ghana and was located in James Town. The school moved to its present site in 1939. The founders of the school sought to provide excellent and affordable tuition to students who were apt to acquire s secondary grade education, but who did not have sufficient financial support to enable them do so.
It gained the status of a Government Assisted School in 1950. The Academy gained the status of a complete developed Senior Secondary School in 1990.
Chronology of Heads of the School
- Dr. George Konuah 1931 to 1952
- Mr. Allotei Kobina Konuah 1952 to 1967
- Mr. Jacob Korley Okine 1967 to 1986
- Mr. Vincent Birch Freeman 1986 to 1996
- Mrs. Beatrice Lokko 1996 to 2005
- Mr. Samuel Ofori Adjei 2005 to date
Important School Date:
- Founders’ Day: 20TH. JULY, 1931
- Homecoming: First Saturday after Founders’ Day
- Induction Of Final Students Into The Old Boys’ Association: Last Saturday before Final Core Paper
- Boarding: At most only a third of student population can be accommodated.
- Day: Two-thirds of student population is day.
- MAJOR ACHIEVEMENTS OVER THE YEARS:
Over the years, the school has recorded average of 80% passes in all 8 subjects. Two students had 8 A’s in succession in 2004 and 2005.for the past seven years. The school is always invited to the matriculation ceremonies of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi for being among the first 25 Senior High Schools which supply the University with most students.
|Year||No of Candidates||Percentage Passes|
|8 Sub||7 Sub||6 Sub||5 Sub||4 Sub||3 Sub||2 Sub||1 Sub||Over-all Passes|
- Some Great Laurels chalked by Academy
The school has produced some prominent personalities for the country. To mention just a few examples:
- The Right Honourable Paul Boateng (Bleoo 68), was called to thee Upper House of the united Kingdom Parliament, The House of Lords and currently British High Commission to South Africa.
- Nana Akuoko Sarpong (Bleoo ’57), Omanhene of Asante Akim Agogo Traditional Area
- Prof. E. Q. Acheampong, (Bleoo ’51), Former Dean of the Ghana Medical School, etc
- National Science & Mathematics Quiz: 3rd in 2007
- National Economics and Finance: 3rd in 2008, 1st in 2009
- Regional Games:
- Regional Champions in Athletics for Several Years
- Regional Champions in Volleyball in 1996 & 1997
- Regional Champions in Table Tennis In 2001, 2003, 2006
- Regional Champions in Hockey 2009
- Regional Champions in Cross-Country in 1998
- SCHOOL FACILITIES
- Classrooms: 43
- Laboratories: 3
- Library: 1 ( Cannot seat more than 30 students at a time)
Recreational Grounds: One Sports Field
- ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES AND CORRESPONDING SUBJECTS
- Agricultural Science: General Agriculture, Crop Husbandry, Chemistry, Physics, Elective Mathematics
- Business (Accounting): Business Management, Business Mathematics & Principles of costing, Principles of Accounting, Economics, Elective Mathematics
- Vocational (Visual Arts): General knowledge in Art, Graphic Design, Picture Making, Sculpture, Literature-in-English, Elective Mathematics
- General Science: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Elective Mathematics, Geography
- General Arts: Literature- in-English, French, Ga, Geography, Economics, Government, Elective Mathematics
- CO-CURRICULA ACTIVITIES
Among thee various clubs operating in the school are: Drama club, Cultural, Wild life, Cadet, Choir, Sports and games, Cadet Corps, Junior Achievers Club, etc.
- Parent-Teacher Association (PTA):
There has been a formidable PTA for a long time supporting the school in several ways in the delivery of quality education. The association has single-handedly undertaken capital projects and bearing the cost of their upkeep and operations. Some of these projects embarked on by the association are:
- A block of four (4) classrooms
- School Clinic
- School Canteen
- 56-Seater School Bus
- Standby Electric Generator
- Corn Milling and Flour Mixing Centre
The association has been meeting recurrent expenditure or making provision for:
- 24-hour security for the school to protect life and property;
- Allowances for newly employed staff not yet on the government’s payroll;
- Extra-duty allowance for the staff, staff welfare, including end-of-year incentive and loans to the staff with proven needs;
- Co-curricular activities embracing but not limited to sports, national quiz contest, debates, excursions, agricultural programmes, speech and prize-giving days and special ceremonies.
The association is also responsible for the establishment and maintenance of computer laboratory so that students can acquire basic skills and knowledge of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
- The Old Students Association
The association serves as a front for all the alumni of the academy to assist the school in overcoming challenges and to promote the general well-being of staff and students of the school.
The National Secretariat is located on the premises of thee school and is responsible for coordinating thee activities of all year groups and regional secretariats of the Association.
- Monday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Friday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Saturday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
- Sunday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM