Message from our Principal, Michael Grenda

AJK’s International Day of Peace

Wednesday September 23rd was International Day of Peace. We asked all cadets to come in and represent their different countries of origin. See below what countries were represented at The Academy 387JPG 388JPG 389JPG 391JPG 392JPG 393JPG 394JPG 395JPG 397JPG 400JPG 401JPG 402JPG 403JPG 407JPG 409JPG 410JPG 412JPG

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Why We Do What We Do… A Letter From a Former Student

Hi Mr. Grenda, This is Brianna Lee, I went to Neal Math and Science Academy, a few or so years ago. My father and you got along well; his name is Young Lee. I don’t know if you’ll remember us, but we remember you. You are an amazing principal and we thank you for all…

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Local Marines Making a Huge Impact

This month, A.J. Katzenmaier Academy and the United States Marine Corps have began a “Partnership for a Greater Tomorrow Mentor Program,” sponsored by a group of local Marines, and we are extremely excited about this program! It was inspired from the mind of one of our parents, Mrs. Chrissy Nieves, who also leads our Parent…

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Principal Grenda Receives Certificate of Commendation!

On May 26th, 2016, Colonel John C. Church Jr. of the United States Marine Corps came to visit A. J. Katzenmaier Academy alongside a number of other Marines who volunteer at The Academy as The Marines and AJK partner in the Adopt a School Program. The Colonel’s presence on this day was different as he…

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What Do Elite Sentinels Think About AJK Academy?…

Elite Sentinel Sherese Beard I have been at AJK since third grade.  In third grade they didn’t have rank systems in this school.  It was boring.  Now, we have rank systems and that’s good because the people that are doing good get rewards for their behavior.  I like AJK because of the staff.  They help…

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AJK Cadets Talking About Their MAP Growth

5th Grade Cadet Joshua Reynoso I grew 29 points on my winter MAP Math test. I feel good about that because I didn’t know if I could do it. When I told my parents they said congratulations. I grew because I was paying attention in Math class and we’re adding fractions and that helped me…

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AJ Katzenmaier is a 4-5 grade level center rooted in the core values of High Attendance, Rigorous Academics and Outstanding Citizenship. Our community school has established a welcoming and dynamic environment for all stakeholders.

AJK Mission Statement
AJ Katzenmaier: Meeting cadets where they are and advancing them forward.
AJK Purpose Statement
To establish a vehicle for change through a shared vision that upon leaving, our cadets will take with them an intrinsic belief in self and the value of knowledge.
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