The co-curricular experience of students is an essential and complementary part of their education. The Student Life program at Holy Names Academy provides students with the opportunity for co-curricular involvement through leadership, clubs, athletics, performing arts, campus ministry, and special activities. Because learning is not confined to the classroom alone, co-curricular activities aid in the development of character, talents, positive social interactions, and critical thinking.
Student-initiated clubs are encouraged and may be organized with the approval of the Vice Principal of Student Life. Clubs are approved according to student interest, school values, and community goodwill. Current clubs at HNA include the following:
Theatre and Film:
Last updated December 2017
School Hours: The building is open from 6:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Additional after-school supervision available until 5:00 p.m.
Classes: 8:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
HNA Cafe: A-la-carte hot-lunch program provided by CFM / A'viands
Library: 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Daily Schedule (pdf)
In keeping with the school's climate of respect, students are expected to dress appropriately for the learning environment. The Holy Names Academy dress code is based on neatness, cleanliness, and appropriateness. In addition, the school dress code assists students in learning to make responsible decisions about how to dress appropriately for different situations, such as school, work, church, recreation, and other activities.
The following general guidelines are acceptable standards of dress for school that apply to each school day and all student activities:
1. Clothing should be in good condition: no holes, tears, frayed ends, or other signs of excessive wear.
2. Skirts and dresses must be loose-fitting and no more than four inches above the knee.
3. Shorts must be mid-thigh or longer.
4. The following tops may not be worn to school:
• Tops that do not fully cover the front and back of the torso
• Tops that do not fully cover undergarments
• Tops that do not have straps of an inch or more
• Tops that are see-through
5. The following pants may not be worn to school:
• Anything intended for exercise or sleep (such as yoga pants, running or biking pants, pajama bottoms, etc.)
• Spandex or leather
• Blue denim (except on denim days)
6. Leggings are not pants and must be worn under tops, skirts, or dresses that are mid-thigh length or longer.
7. Clothing with writing must be respectful and appropriate for the school environment. Writing added to attire after its purchase is not acceptable.
8. Shoes must be worn in the school building and on the school grounds. Students are responsible for their choice of safe shoes and are encouraged to choose shoes that are appropriate for climbing stairs. Slippers—and shoes that look like slippers—are prohibited. To prevent damage to the wood floors, heels must be at least ¾-inch in diameter.
9. Hair styles, hair color, and make-up should be moderate and appropriate for school. Unnatural hair coloring is not permitted.
10. Body piercings that are visible and detectable, such as facial and tongue piercings, are not acceptable at school or at school activities, except for moderate ear piercings and a small, studded nose piercing. Students wearing piercings other than these exceptions will be asked to remove them or will be sent home.
11. Tattoos that are visible and permanent are not acceptable at school or school activities.
12. Sunglasses, hats, and hoods are not to be worn at school.
Designated Dress-Up Days, Including Liturgy Days
Appropriate dresses, skirts, or nice pants and tops are expected. No jeans or shorts.
Designated Denim Days
Students may wear blue denim jeans, in addition to the regular dress code.
Sweat pants and loose-fitting yoga pants, in addition to the regular dress code. No running or biking pants, pajama bottoms or spandex.
A student who arrives in class out of dress code will be sent to the office of the Vice Principal of Student Life or other available administrator. A student may not return to class until she meets dress code. The student will have two options:
Choose from the alternative clothing available in the office of the Vice Principal of Student Life. The student must return the clothing by first period the next day in order to be admitted to class.
Call parents to bring acceptable clothing to school immediately.
Dress code last updated June 2018
The Academy has a long history of partnership with the surrounding neighborhood, and it is important that students, parents, and faculty/staff take into consideration the residential nature of this community when parking vehicles. Many neighbors are elderly or at home during the day and require access to convenient parking. It is expected that all student drivers demonstrate respectful behavior, both in terms of adhering to city parking and driving regulations and in promoting the spirit of neighborly courtesy. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary consequences and possible loss of driving privileges to school.
PARKING PERMITS The school issues its own parking permits, which must be displayed in the lower-left corner of the rear window of any car driven to HNA by a student, parent, or faculty/staff member. HNA Parking Permit Request forms are available for download or can obtained from the Executive Assistant to the Principal, who will issue permits during the first two weeks of August. All cars must have permits by the first day of school. Additional permits, or changes in permit information (such as a new license plate number) may be arranged through the Executive Assistant to the Principal at other times of the year.
PARKING AND DRIVING GUIDELINES are designed to provide a safe environment in our neighborhood. The guidelines are intended to respect our neighbors’ need for parking as well as to provide parking for students, parents, and faculty/staff. All guidelines will be strictly enforced. A Parking Map of the school neighborhood, laminated and suitable for keeping in a visor or glove compartment, is available in the Receptionist's Office. A PDF of the Parking Map is available here.
• HNA's two parking lots at the back of the school are restricted to faculty/staff, parents, or guests.
• Street parking for all HNA school days and events—at any hour, whether by students, parents, or faculty/staff— is restricted to:
— Any legal parking spot on E. Aloha Street.
— Both sides of the streets around the immediate four sides of the HNA building—but only in a legal space. The entire west side of 22nd Avenue in the block adjacent to the school building is a no-parking zone, but can be used for waiting during the 15-minute after-school pickup.
— The NORTH side only of other streets running east/west (Roy, Prospect, Mercer, etc.), but only in a legal space. You may park on either side of the blocks immediately adjacent to the HNA building, as noted above.
— The WEST SIDE ONLY of streets running north/south (20th, 21st, 22nd, etc.), but only in a legal space. You may park in any legal space on either side of the blocks immediately adjacent to the HNA building, as noted above.
• City parking regulations and common courtesy must be observed.
DO NOT PARK:
– In an intersection. For example, students may not park across from the traffic circle at the intersection of 21st E. and E. Roy.
– On a crosswalk or sidewalk.
– Within 30 feet of a stop sign.
– Within 20 feet of a pedestrian safety zone.
– Within 15 feet of a fire hydrant.
– Within 5 feet of a driveway, alley, or area of the curb removed or lowered for access to the sidewalk.
– Within 3 feet of another parked car.
– More than 12 inches from the curb.
– On the wrong side of the street.
– In a space marked for the disabled unless the driver has a disabled license plate or placard. (Note: Please do not park in front of the houses in our neighborhood that are designated as “disabled parking.” We have several neighbors who need access.)
– Wherever there is a sign that indicates no parking.
– Wherever there is the potential to block another vehicle.
All driving laws must be obeyed and safety must be a priority.
– Exceed the speed limit.
– Fail to stop at stop signs.
– Drive recklessly through the neighborhood.
– Endanger pedestrians.
– Play loud music.
Parking Policies last updated June 2016.
Textbook List 2017-2018 (PDF)
Business Office Forms
Lunch Menus for HNA Cafe & CFM Forms
June 2018 Menu (PDF)
May 2018 Menu (PDF)
Photos & Graduation Information
Class of 2018: Jostens Graduation Items (Jostens, PDF)
Class of 2019: Senior Portrait Information (Yuen Lui, PDF)
Technology: Digital Device Information
HNA Digital-Device Program: Minimum & Recommended Specifications (PDF, updated May 2018)
PC Set-Up Instructions for Required Digital Device 2017-18 (PDF, updated June 2017)
Mac Set-Up Instructions for Required Digital Device 2017-18 (PDF, updated June 2017)
Class of 2018: Letter to Parents from the 2018 Yearbook Staff (PDF, June 2017)
Senior Yearbook Ad Guidelines & Instructions (Jostens Yearbook Web Site--Search for "Holy Names Academy-Seattle")