The Academy at Black Mountain Middle School

Welcome to Academy!

Fifth grade is getting closer to completion and it is time to start thinking about the transition to 6th grade. We’d like to take this opportunity to invite all 5th grade students and their parents to an Information Night about the Academy at Black Mountain Middle School.

The Academy is focused on high student expectations, goals and results, personal choice and commitment, and empowering students to become responsible leaders.

The Academy offers depth and complexity to the standard curriculum and a learning community that is strong. Given a rigorous and challenging curriculum, the ideal Academy student is one who is focused on academic performance, understands the need to invest extra time and effort, makes no excuses and takes no shortcuts – all in all, a student who is determined and committed to being successful.

The Academy is a family, meaning that students, staff, and parents work together. Participation in the Academy program requires parents to be highly involved and responsible for ensuring their student’s success. Through a high level of parent-teacher-student collaboration, it is the belief of the Academy, that the student will flourish and become a more responsible, resilient, and independent learner.

The Academy will be accepting a limited number of students for the 2017-18 school year.

Applications will only be available to students/parents after attending the informational night – students are required to attend.

Where:                 Black Mountain Middle School 9353 Oviedo Street, San Diego, CA 92129

When:                  Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. -  Please allow ample time for parking and walking

Who:                     All current 5th grade students and their parents considering the Academy program at Black Mountain Middle School


Please note that applications will only be made available to those who are in attendance on this night.

For more information, please contact Mr. Kirpalani at 858-484-1300 ext. 3923 or

The 2016 - 2017 school year:


Your generous donation funds the Summer Session, extra instructional time throughout the regular school year, enrichment activities and more.

Volunteering Information/Donation Information

As you continue to support the Academy, please be sure to check to see if your company participates in a corporate match program. Many companies have these types of programs, and will match up to 200% of your donation to the Academy program! Take advantage! Remember that any amount of donation helps to support our Summer Session, extended school day, and enrichment activities such as clubs, field trips, and more.

Checks/donations must be payable to EFBMMS (Education Foundation at BMMS) in order for the Academy team to process your corporate match.

For a complete listing of companies that participate in corporate matching please click here.

For more information or any questions regarding corporate matching, please email our Academy Gift Matching Coordinator at

As you know, the Academy is built around a set of student, teacher, and parent commitments – one of those commitments is volunteering. We sincerely hope that families will be able to volunteer their time to our students in the Academy program.

Please know that a donation or volunteering is not a requirement for acceptance to the program. Any size donation or commitment to volunteering is appreciated, and will not have any bearing on activities, participation or grades within the Academy program.


Online sign up for a carpool group is available. Click here if you are interested in participating in a carpool.

Volunteer Needs

We have several opportunities for you to volunteer your time and talents. We encourage all parents to get involved in helping make Academy a great place to learn.

Click HERE to see the current positions. Questions? Contact LeAnn Erimli



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