Hey there, and welcome to Shady Grove, California--home of Shady Grove Academy for the Advanced and the Fightin' Squirrels! Why don't you hang out a while, take a look around, and acquaint yourself with some of our friendly students, staff, and town residents? 'smile.gif'

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Welcome to Shady Grove Academy, home of the Fightin' Squirrels!

We are a private boarding school for the supernaturally gifted located in Shady Grove, CA, outside of San Francisco, near Walnut Creek.

We are currently accepting applications for students, staff, professors and residents, so jump on in and explore our world! We'd recommend taking a look in the Student Handbook first! ^_^

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Headmaster Rory Dawson
(Earth Science/Astronomy)
Played By: Ems
Ems also plays: William Harrington, Carrie Monroe, Colton Grey and Lenora "Peaches" Murdoch

DH Grace deWitt
(Home Ec.)
Played By: Emmy
Emmy also plays: Emory Sayre, Sam McLean, Mike Oh and Connor Jackson

Global Mods
Professor Emilia Devereux
Played By: Lil
Lil also plays: Persephone St.Clair, Jonathan Porter,Cassandra St.Clair

Professor Gerard Calgary
Played By: Teague
Teague also plays: Raider Hall and Kurtis Ferguson


Please refrain from advertising here. It's really friggin' annoying.


City Of Angels
Bitter Charlie


The Fightin' Squirrels skin was custom coded for SGA by Ems. All site graphics are also by Ems.

The writing on this site is property of its author and if you can't figure out that stealing is wrong, gtfo the internet.


April 21st, 2011

Who's got huge announcements? WE DO! Go check the notice board for a full update about advancement and what's going down on June 1st.

April 1st, 2011

The Founders Day Festival is officially open! While the actual event isn't until the weened of the 15th, the forum will be open and usable for the entire month of April. Make sure to have fun and check the Festival schedule for event times and days.

March 28, 2011

Check out the new News Sources forum under Communications! Check back for news relating to gifted society in the US--and to follow Darwin's investigation into what, exactly, causes gifts.

And don't forget to check out the new forums and the new usergroup!

Update:March 5th, 2011:

New layout, new graphics, new groups and tons of new things to do. Check out the extended announcement here for a full rundown of the new forums and Resident groups.

Welcome back; your last visit was on Jul 29 2016, 05:53 PM
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Student Handbook
Come here first for everything you need to know about getting started!
3 4 Mar 5 2011, 10:36 AM
In: Last PostThe Rule Book
By: Headmaster Rory Dawson
Records & Important Information
Find all staff and student lists here, along with the faceclaim and other resources!
Inside: Resource Center
6 1 Apr 20 2011, 07:28 PM
In: Last PostA Beginner's Guide to C...
By: Deputy Head Grace deWitt
Counseling Center
For all of your character development needs.

Inside: Character Plotting, Thread Trackers, Character Adoption, Relationship Threads, Character Development Clinic
83 396 May 16 2011, 09:21 AM
In: Last PostMerc's Plotting
By: Jared Garretty
The Registrar's Office
Character sheets and applications ahoy!

Inside: Accepted Applications
103 125 May 25 2011, 08:10 PM
In: Last PostJavan Huntley
By: Javan Huntley

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Because snailmail just takes too long. Keep in touch with friends and loved ones here.
32 11 May 15 2011, 03:05 PM
In: Last Postsexyalekzyexsists@gmail.com
By: Professor Alyssa Dudek
Doesn't phone tag suck? Remember to check your messages!
58 22 May 10 2011, 09:01 PM
In: Last PostAlexis Porter
By: Alexis Porter
Blogs, Journals & Scrapbooks
Let the world know your thoughts! Or, alternately, record your favorite moments for future trips down memory lane.
13 5 May 10 2011, 08:06 AM
In: Last PostAlekzy's Blog
By: Alekzy Dudek
News Sources
Come here to get all the news on the outside world, and what's happening right here in town. Pick up the morning's paper, or log on to your favorite newssite!
1 0 Mar 26 2011, 05:11 PM
In: Last PostThe Darwin Report
By: Darwin

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English & Foreign Language Departments
Here you'll find the classrooms for all English and Language Arts courses, along with French, Spanish, German, and Italian; the offices for the English and Foreign Language faculty can also be found here.
6 63 May 11 2011, 04:36 AM
In: Last PostLanguage Arts: Lesson 1
By: Devon Sullivan
Gibson Library
Lined with books and full of comfortably worn leather chairs and sofas—along with tables to accommodate study sessions—the library is a quiet and welcoming place for the studious, named for Shady Grove's very first headmistress, Holly Gibson.
3 8 May 3 2011, 08:03 PM
In: Last PostBiology should be a banned ...
By: Bristol Lawson
Anthony Keller Center for Fine Arts & Music
Here you'll find the arts classrooms, as well as the band, orchestra and chorus rooms, along with private practice rooms. Drama classes take place in the auditorium.

Inside: The Auditorium
6 55 May 15 2011, 02:55 PM
In: Last PostPainting Pretty Things (Cer...
By: Jared Garretty
History & Social Sciences Department
This department is where you'll find your history, political science, psychology, philosophy, and home economics classes, along with offices for all the involved faculty.
9 83 May 15 2011, 11:41 AM
In: Last PostPsychology Class 2
By: Alekzy Dudek
Mathematics & Technology Department
This department, unsurprisingly, is home to the classrooms where your mathematics and computer science courses will take place. There's also a computer lab, and faculty offices.

Inside: Computer Labs
3 8 Apr 25 2011, 03:55 PM
In: Last PostAlgebra Sign-Ups!
By: Christina Gallagher
Physical Education and Health
Not only does SGA have a state-of-the-art gymnasium, but a fully-equipped weight room and a dance studio/yoga room that are available to students in and out of physical education classes.

Inside: Sparks-Ellis Gym
4 26 May 9 2011, 05:17 PM
In: Last PostP.E. Class Sign-Ups
By: Jared Garretty
Physical Science & Biology Departments
Biology, chemistry, physics, earth science, and astronomy all have their classrooms and labs here; you can also find the offices for each of the corresponding faculty members.

Inside: Headmaster Dawson's Office
6 58 May 9 2011, 05:14 PM
In: Last PostAstronomy Sign-ups
By: Jared Garretty
Shady Grove prides itself on having pretty darn good food for a school. It's open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a few hours open late in the evening (before curfew, of course) for snacks.
3 16 Apr 26 2011, 05:24 AM
In: Last PostDo Vegetarians Eat Animal C...
By: Sam McLean

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Boys' Dormitories
The boys' rooms are on the ground floor of the dormitory building with two boys to a room.

Inside: Boys' Bathrooms
5 25 Apr 25 2011, 12:20 PM
In: Last Post[112] A Melody of Arrival
By: Jerome Heart
Lower Common Room
The lower common room is in the center of the boys' dorms, but open to all students outside of curfew. It's decorated in shades of blue with tan accents and has several sofas and armchairs, along with a widescreen TV and tables for studying.
3 14 Apr 21 2011, 04:54 AM
In: Last Postin the dark I can hear your...
By: Leilani Dallas
Girls' Dormitories
The girls' rooms are on the upper floor of the dormitory building, with two girls to a room.

Inside: Girls' Bathrooms
12 88 May 19 2011, 06:20 AM
In: Last Post[RM 210] kaleidoscope heart
By: Persephone St.Clair
Upper Common Room
The upper common room is in the center of the girls' dorms, directly above the lower common room, but open to all students outside of curfew. It's decorated in shades of tan with blue accents and has a similar layout to the lower common room.
5 24 May 22 2011, 01:23 AM
In: Last Postmiss halfway
By: Devon Sullivan
Staff Housing
There are plenty of bungalows available for staff and faculty housing on campus; no need to look in Shady Grove and Meadowoods, live within walking distance of your office!
5 36 May 19 2011, 01:42 AM
In: Last Postthe universe just vanished ...
By: Professor Avocet Burke
Student to Student Notice Board

Forum Led by: Persephone St.Clair
2 3 Apr 13 2011, 08:05 PM
In: Last PostClass Presidents!
By: Jerome Heart

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Athletic Courts
SGA has tennis and basketball courts that students can use both inside and outside of physical education classes.
3 4 May 9 2011, 04:57 PM
In: Last PostBoys' Basketball Sign-ups
By: Jared Garretty
Athletic Fields
SGA provides students with a baseball diamond,soccer and football fields as well as a newly refurbished track.
11 91 May 13 2011, 03:09 PM
In: Last PostAnd What I Am To You Is Not...
By: Astrid Lennox
Shady Grove Academy has extensive grounds, including a wooded area and a small lake. There are gravel paths all around the campus, and plenty of grassy space for students to gather, play, and relax. Occasionally you'll see classes held out here on nice days.
10 103 May 27 2011, 06:06 PM
In: Last Postlisten and you will feel
By: Christopher Hunt
Aquatic Center
The Aquatic Center is where you'll find the school's heated outdoor pool, which can be used year-round—when there's a lifeguard on duty!
5 25 May 21 2011, 09:33 PM
In: Last PostCare for a dip in the pool?
By: Mallory Pierce
Everywhere Else
From the Auto and Wood shops to the stables to the Health center, here you'll find everywhere else on the SGA campus.

Inside: The Health Center
2 9 May 18 2011, 06:25 PM
In: Last PostHide It Away
By: Tessa Brennan

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Punta Verde
Punta Verde is the newest neighborhood in Shady Grove; some of the land is still undeveloped, and the houses in the residential area tend to be large, with landscaped yards. You'll also find the Gaiman Street Inn and De La Brise here, along with the entrance to some hiking trails.

Inside: De La Brise, Gaiman Street Inn, Hiking Trails, Residences
2 15 May 19 2011, 06:02 AM
In: Last PostGive Me Wings
By: Cassandra St.Clair
The neighborhood of Southside is mostly residential--a real classic American suburbia, complete with picket fences. Here you'll also find Putter There Minigolf and Skatepark, Steinbeck Library, and a wooden playground.

Inside: Putter There Minigolf & Skatepark, Residences, Steinbeck Library, Wooden Playground
3 59 May 19 2011, 02:49 AM
In: Last PostSomething More
By: Professor Emilia Devereux
Town Center
Shady Grove's Town Center is where you'll find most of the shopping and entertainment, and where a lot of townies and students go to spend their free time. Stop by and see what the Town Center has to offer!

Inside: AMC Loews Theater at Shady Grove, Ice Ice Baby Frozen Treats & Gourmet Pizza, Labyrinth Music, Mayacama Threads, Penny Lane Bowling Alley & Arcade, Tipically Lackadaisycal Books
6 96 Apr 30 2011, 06:30 PM
In: Last PostIs it a date?
By: Jerome Heart
Town Square & Founding Fathers Park
The town square, complete with a decorative fountain and benches, is located right in front of City Hall and is ringed with cafes and offices. Opposite City Hall is Founding Fathers Park, with plenty of open space, some woody areas, and a playground for the kids.

Inside: City Hall, Founding Fathers Park, the Fountain, Venecia Cafe
8 45 May 24 2011, 02:30 AM
In: Last PostFor the record, No
By: Devon Sullivan
West Grove
West Grove is the neighborhood closest to the Town Center; most of the residences here are either townhouses or apartment buildings. You'll also find the fire and police stations here, as well as Joe's Grocery and the municipal pool.

Inside: Municipal Pool, Police Department, Residences, Volunteer Fire Department
5 19 May 21 2011, 07:58 AM
In: Last PostLike A Ticking Clock - My H...
By: Mo Sayre
Wyatt Heights
Wyatt Heights is the oldest neighborhood in Shady Grove; the houses here aren't quite as nice, and the land's cheaper. Mama Lil's Diner is here, as are Carter's Stop-n-Go and Walker Memorial Teaching Hospital.

Inside: The Green Tortoise, Mama Lil's Diner, Residences, Walker Memorial Hospital, Carter's Stop-N-Go
7 42 May 14 2011, 07:39 PM
In: Last Postdon't be a drag just be...
By: Professor Calena Ashby
Everywhere Else
Just wandering around? On the outskirts of town or in the streets? Here's a place to write it out!
7 35 May 5 2011, 06:05 PM
In: Last PostStop, Drop, & SHOP
By: Deputy Head Grace deWitt

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Members Only
Where we keep all of the fun stuff for members, of course

Inside: Discussion & Games, Fanfic Library, Absences & Member Announcements, Introductions
50 448 May 25 2011, 08:28 PM
In: Last PostWeekend away!
By: Professor Gerard Calgary
Graphic Requests
Need graphics? Look no further. One of our talented artists will hook you up.
7 28 May 15 2011, 11:38 AM
In: Last PostCan I have a Sig? (Ems)
By: Headmaster Rory Dawson
Want to advertise with us? Post your (appropriate and respectful) ad here!
30 1 Jul 28 2011, 09:38 AM
In: Last Postabsinthium --
By: Absinthium
Thread Archive
Once a thread has been closed for about two months, it'll be moved here to keep our forums looking nice and tidy. Find all your old threads here, by date!
123 730 May 5 2011, 12:49 PM
In: Last PostMake a fool of myself when ...
By: Peaches Murdoch

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