She'na Academy is a located in the city of Ne'ushae, it was opened only recently in EE 002. Its a pre-k and up school, having almost twenty two grades, with a modest student population and is largely run by the students themselves with adult oversight. It was originally known as Shi'ka'ma Academy, but was renamed.
She'na Academy is a private school owned and operated by the She'na Trade Family, it was designed to cater to students between the ages of five and twenty one and features years one through twenty two. The school is located in Ne'ushae District 12, with both a school and teachers dormitory located within walking distance and a classroom based housing located several blocks down the road.
The academy is split into several divisions, each one corresponding to a different level of education along with those divisions having their own dedicated dormitories and living areas. One thing that separates She'na from some of the other schools is that the founders choose a different style of boarding, instead of having students bunk two or three to a single dorm room, the founders choose to have what is referred to as Classroom Housing. This type of housing has all of the students in a single class living under one roof, which encourages responsibility, teamwork, and courteousness.
Another thing about the school is the sizes of the classrooms, the founders choose to make it so that classroom sizes were rather small to make it easy on teachers to educate their students - this means that most classrooms have anywhere from six to ten students, rarely more than that. The size of the school, and the extra classrooms that were built intentionally for future expansions, means that if a rise in student numbers was to ever occur then the school simply has to hire new teachers.
The different divisions of the school are interconnected with one another, allowing students to more easily be able to assist one another or for those students in a higher grade to assist those in a lower grade.
She'na Academy, originally known as Shi'ka'ma Academy, has a long history within the Kingdom. Known as Shi'ka'ma Academy, Shi'ka'ma was formed in ER 488 by the Shi'ka'ma family to help give education to a large number of kits who lacked the family ties to attend school; known as the 'orphan school', it made a reputation for itself by helping out the less fortunate in the Kingdom and for providing education to Kits whom were in orphanages or whose family couldn't afford the largely privately run schools.
The school became a large success, resulting in many other private schools following their lead in helping out the Kingdom and providing a great source of education. In ER 774, Shi'ka'ma Academy's original campus suffer a catastrophic fire that killed almost 3/4th of its student base; the fire was arson and committed by the Netrunu'marol, the Shi'ka'ma family ended up being ruined by this fire as it was where they had the majority of their assets which ended up bankrupting them. In order to save face, and keep on going, the Shi'ka'ma family merged with the She'na Family, forming what is now known as the She'na Trade Family. This particular Trade Family already had a consider number of assets from its manufacturing and underwater exploratory facilities and was able to use its material wealth to help re-establish the academy, only instead, under the name of She'na Academy.
The She'na Trade family took things one step further by providing the academies displaced students with a temporary home where they could continue to get a good education and live, until a new campus was built. It didn't take long for the trade family to find a good location when they were invited by the Ne'ushae's student run government to rebuild the academy within the city, the rebuilding of the academy was set to take close to six years but thanks to assistance from the students of Ne'ushae Academy City, construction was completed in only three years. Even with its reconstruction, the original academy can't escape its old enemies, as the Netrunu'marol have already sent a series of threats to the cities student government and to She'na Academies student council. She'na Academies student council decided that in order to repay the city for their generosity and help, all students would be automatically enrolled into the sport known as Aa'sha'fame, both to teach the students how to fight and to prepare for them the very well possibility of another attack on not just their school but also the city as a whole.
She'na academy uses two types of uniforms, one meant for male and another meant for female students along with another meant for My'leke students. The uniforms are there for several reasons, the most important of which is to protect students from potential kidnappings by criminal organizations and trafficking rings due to She'na being targeted by groups due to its rather intelligent student base. Divisions are represented by a color scheme. The uniforms also have a specially designed tracker embedded into the fabric that is used to track students when they are captured or lost.
Female Students wear a long dress with a cowl on the top, the cowl has the schools emblem on the left. Their classroom number and letter is on the right encased in a colored division rectangle. Female students are required to wear something underneath their dress, be it shorts, pajama's, pants.
Make students wear a two-piece uniform, one that comprises either pants/shorts that are dark green and a shirt with a cowl, this cowl serves the same purpose as the one for the female uniform.
My'leke wear a cowl around their necks, this cowl serves the same purpose as those worn by their bipedal companions.
Standard amongst all of the uniforms, including the one worn by the My'leke, is a hat that is worn both as part of the uniform and also to better recognize the students when going to and from school; the hat comes in a sailor style although its coloration can be customized by the student. Students also wear a sword attached to a belt that is used both for defense and for skirmishes that can happen between students.
Nametags are worn on the uniform during the first season of the school term, and can be worn by choice afterwards by the student, the nametag is to make it easier for students to a name to a fellow students face. Only class presidents, and council members, are required to wear the tag for two seasons.
Swordplay is a common practice within She'na Academy and is attached to the academy wide sport known as Yuaha'shale.
Parts of the uniform are non-regulation, an example being the shoes; students can decide whether they want to wear the dress shoes that come with the uniform or where their own shoes. Everything that a student wears has to be tasteful.
Because of the school multiple grade levels, its population would naturally be considered quite high, but this isn't true. She'na places a very strict limit on the number of students that can enter into the school, this is because the family doesn't want to overload its teachers or even the student council since council itself runs the school.
Entry into the school occurs in two different ways. The first is by invitation, where the family uses their own method of determining whom they feel might fit into the school. The second process is when the invites are filled and those students enter the school, or when a spot opens up, when this occurs enrollment into the school becomes open and students who desire to enter the school must take a written exam to determine their eligibility and placement. Although its never known to the students, invites are sent out to students who referred to the school. Siblings of alumni, or of those who are currently attending, are automatically invited to attend the school.
The school is broken up into five separate divisions, each division is designed for a different age group and involves a different level of education compared to one above or below it. Unlike normal schools, She'na organizes their divisions slightly differently.
|La'vishen||5 and below||Preparatory Education|
|Ui'ishen||12+||Upper Primary Education|
Students in the 7th, 10th, and 12th years will transition into the next division halfway through the school year.
All divisions have their own separate grades, or years, that go with them. The following table is a break down of how this works.
As La'vishen is the entry division for all Kits age five and below, it isn't really broken down into grades or years, but rather specialized groups. These groups are entirely age specific, with the youngest group being for Kits one or two years of age, and the oldest group being three, four, and five.
Sh'ishen is comprised of years one through seven, Kits can start Sh'ishen once they turn five although most start at age seven, provided they pass a required entrance exam, which is not unique to the Academy but is required to determine whether the kit is sufficiently educated to start Sh'ishen.
Ui'ishen is comprised of years first, second, third, and fourth of Upper Primary Education. Students must pass their fourth year in order to be able to enter into I'oshen.
I'oshen is the secondary education, and the first part of advanced education. I'oshen starts off with first, second, and third years.
Jui'ashen is a higher educational division, usually comprised of technical and career oriented classes. It is comprised of years one through nine.
The founders of the school designed the classes so that they are made for year groups, this allow students of varying years to be in the same classroom and also to help one another out. Unlike traditional schools, She'na Academy doesn't use ages to describe its primary and up education. Ui'ishen and I'oshen share classrooms together, because the Ui'ishen division has the lowest number of students. Although sometimes other specialized combined year classes are created.
Class are distinguished by their class name and each division has a class animal that is specific to an age group. Designations are used on the students uniform on the cowls right side, the students right side that is. Short-handing the designation is only possible if the student is using the correct division color beneath their designation. Shorthand involves the students year number first and their class name second.
|Sh'ishen||U'renese||1st to 3rd||1-SU, 2-SU, 3-SU|
|Sh'ishen||Ni'lahe||1st to 3rd||1-SN, 2-SN, 3-SN|
|Sh'ishen||C'drela||1st to 3rd||1-SC, 2-SC, 3-SC|
|Sh'ishen||Se'eshe||4th to 7th||4-SS, 5-SS, 6-SS, 7-SS|
|Sh'ishen||Vor'ena||4th to 7th||4-SV, 5-SV, 6-SV, 7-SV|
|Sh'ishen||Ri'to'eee||4th to 7th||4-SR, 5-SR, 6-SR, 7-SR|
|Ui'ishen||U'renese||1st to 2nd||1-UU, 2-UU|
|Ui'ishen||Ni'lahe||1st to 2nd||1-UN, 2-UN|
|Ui'ishen||C'drela||1st to 2nd||1-UC, 2-UC|
|Ui'ishen||Se'eshe||3rd to 4th||1-US, 2-US|
|Ui'ishen||Vor'ena||3rd to 4th||1-UV, 2-UV|
|Ui'ishen||Ri'to'eee||3rd to 4th||1-UR, 2-UR|
|I'oshen||U'renese||1st to 3rd||1-IU, 2-IU, 3-IU|
|I'oshen||Ni'lahe||1st to 3rd||1-IN, 2-IN, 3-IN|
|I'oshen||C'drela||1st to 3rd||1-IC, 2-IC, 3-IC|
|I'oshen/Ui'ishen||Rito'eee||1st-3rd||1-UIR, 2-UIR, 3-UIR|
|I'oshen/Ui'ishen||Vor'ena||1st-3rd||1-UIR, 2-UIR, 3-UIR|
|Jui'ashen||U'renese||1st to 4th||1-JU, 2-JU, 3-JU, 4-JU|
|Jui'ashen||Ni'lahe||1st to 4th||1-JN, 2-JN, 3-JN, 4-JN|
|Jui'ashen||C'drela||1st to 4th||1-JC, 2-JC, 3-JC, 4-JC|
|Jui'ashen||Se'eshe||1st to 4th||1-JS, 2-JS, 3-JS, 4-JS|
|Jui'ashen||Vor'ena||5th to 9th||5-JV, 6-JV, 7-JV, 8-JV, 9-JV|
|Jui'ashen||Ri'to'eee||5th to 9th||5-JR, 6-JR, 7-JR, 8-JR, 9-JR|
|Jui'ashen||Seu'trena||5th to 9th||5-JS, 6-JS, 7-JS, 8-JS, 9-JS|
|Jui'ashen||Sh'ron||5th to 9th||5-JSh, 6-JSh, 7-JSh, 8-JSh, 9-JSh|
There are two class types, singular, and combined.
Singular classrooms are the most common within She'na Academy and usually relate to their class and year types; an example being Sh'ishen Primary, where the class called U'reneses which is years 1st to 3rd would be considered a singular classroom as it doesn't posses students from years beyond it. Singular classrooms typically have a smaller number of students, although this isn't always the case.
Although rare, combined classrooms combined one or more divisions into a single classroom; this is usually done when there are a large number of new students entering the school and not enough room in existing classes, or one division might have fewer transfers than another and this results in a combination of different years in one class. An example would be if there were four Ui'ishen transfer students and only two I'oshen transfer students, this would result in a combined Ui'ishen/I'oshen classroom. Combined classes are spread apart, similar to singular classes, in order to not overload teachers; however unlike singular classes, combined classes will always have two teachers - one from each of the divisions that inhabit the classroom. This actually serves as a kind of advantage to these students, as lower students get a head-start on learning the more advanced stuff while upper students get a review course in what was learned in the lower grades.
Combined classes will have a slightly different letter/number set up on the students uniform, where instead of it being a single letter it'll be two to represent the two divisions in that class, however the number still represents the students actual year. Combined divisions also possess their own color.
|Classrooms||Classroom Type 1, Classroom Type 2, Classroom Type 3|
|Learning Shops||Class Science Labs, Home Economics Lab|
|Cafeteria||Cafeteria Type 1, Cafeteria Type 2|
|Centers||PE Center, Student Store|
|Lounges||Teachers Lounge, Student Lounge|
|Entry||Neshaten She'na Main Entrance|
The school is designed so that each division has its own separate building dedicated to it, however, all of these buildings located relatively close to one another for ease of walking. Each building is designed in such a way to appeal to that divisions tastes, or supposed tastes.
The division building used by La'vishen students, this building has only a ground floor; no additional floors and is designed in the shape of a circle with the schools playground in the center, permitting access to all of the classrooms into the single area. Various images of animals paint the exterior wall and give off a rather welcoming atmosphere.
The ground floor of the building houses its main entrance, located on its north end. Classrooms ring the inner portion of the circle while restrooms, utility closets, a medical bay, and student store along with teachers lounges take up the outer portion of the circle. The south side of the circle has a cafeteria where food is prepared and brought to students in their classrooms.
In the center of the floor, the outside portion of the circle, is the buildings large playground.
Sh'ishen, Ui'ishen, and I'oshen all share the same building together, because of this it is one of the largest division school buildings on the campus. This particular division is broken up into three other buildings to help spread the students around, but the buildings are all interconnected with walkways and bridges. The buildings were built atop a river, and because of this, a river runs through all three buildings. Each building is shaped like a U. Each floor has restrooms on it. Coloring of all three building is in the form of reds, blues, yellows, and oranges, but also has images of animals and plants.
The first floor houses the main entry way into the building along with both a regular and spiral staircase to the next floor, it also has elevators for disabled students only. There are four teacher lounges, ten student lounges, two student stores interconnected with one another. A medical office and City Guard station. Also provides access to two stairwells located on the far left and right sides of the building.
The second floor houses the first set of grade levels for the building, along with ten student lounges located near two side stairwells. There are six workshops rooms that can house either science labs, home-economics labs, or other labs used by the school. It also has a skywalk to take students over to the other side so they don't have to go completely around. Each classroom has its own balcony which in turn has a smaller skywalk connecting each one, the balconies and skywalk are shielded using containment fields so students can't jump over railings.
This floor houses the second set of grade levels for that building, though it also houses several classrooms used by combined grade classes. Along with five additional student lounges, a teachers lounge, a small medical center and workshops.
Located on the top is the roof, this roof is enclosed and posses a very large playground for students to relax and play on. There is roof access from the two main stairwells along with another stairwell from the buildings main entrance. There is another stairwell dedicated to accessing just the roof. A small area of the roof also has a landing pad for air vehicles.
Jui'ashen have the largest campus building, which stands nearly eight stories tall and takes up a fairly large footprint. This is because the Jui'ashen building also doubles as a place where most the schools clubs and sports make their home, but also because it has the largest population of the entire academy.
The ground floor houses only the main entry, stairwells and elevators to access each floor; it also has lounges and relaxation areas.
These floors house the schools main classrooms, workshops, student and teacher lounges.
The fifth and ninth floors have medical centers, office rooms, a cafeteria, and backup classrooms in the event of overload.
The roof of the complex has a landing pad, and a private restaurant open only to Jui'ashen students.
She'na uses two types of accommodations for its student body. The first is dormitories, which are used strictly for La'vishen and Jui'ashen students, these dormitories are located within walking distance of the respective school division buildings. The second is Class Housing, which is used by Sh'ishen, Ui'ishen and I'oshen students, this housing is located a bit further away from their respective school buildings.
She'na only has dormitories for its La'vishen and Jui'ashen students.
La'vishen Dormitories are only ground level, due to the inherit danger of young Kits getting curious. Each dorm-room has room for four Kits along with a caretaker, each room has only a bedroom, living room, playroom, and study room. The dormitory also has a cafeteria toward the front of the building and a playground that connects to a door that leads into the cafeteria. The dormitory has a walkway that leads straight to the La'vishen.
Unlike La'vishen dorms, the Jui'ashen dormitory is six stories tall with elevators that connect each floor and emergency stairways in the event of a disaster. Each dorm-room is designed for only two students, with a kitchen, two bedrooms, study room, and a balcony. There is a small cafeteria located on the bottom floor, but the main cafeteria is actually located on the top floor that gives students a wide view of the academy and the city it resides in.
Class housing refers to large homes that are reserved for students. In this case, Sh'ishen, Ui'ishen, and I'oshen students all make their residence in a home instead of the dormitory. The home is two stories tall and designed with six bedrooms, and is also co-ed, there is a kitchen, living room, three bathrooms, a study room, laundry room, and a small backyard that can be used to grow food or for other things the students might decide.
These homes are already furnished with furniture and electronics. The homes are located along a neighborhood whose road leads directly through the market center and then onward to the school. Although there is a drive-way, Sh'ishen students are not allowed to drive until they reach the age of ten.
Most houses don't require a caretaker once those students reach their 4th or 5th year of Sh'ishen, although one may be assigned if a problem crops up or if class grades fall below a certain average.
She'na has a number of different sports and club programs, it is a requirement for students to join a club. However, some of their sports are those done throughout the city.
Aa'sha'fame is a unique form of combative sport that is done throughout the city, and even by some of the schools within the Kingdom. It is a competitive sport that teaches students not only how to defend themselves in a combat situation, but also valuable team work and responsibility skills that can help in the working environment.
She'na Academy does what is referred to defense in place drills, which is where students are suddenly thrown into simulated attack on the academy; this is usually executed either by the cities military garrison or by the academies own students, such as the upper grades launching a simulated attack on the lower grades; this is all done to help teach students to not only expect the unexpected but to respond appropriately to attacks and not to panic. In order to accomplish this, the entire school is rigged with holographic projectors to help simulate damage.
Yuaha'shale is a unique academy wide event similar to Aa'sha'fame except in this case only melee weapons are used. Unlike Aa'sha'fame, Yuaha'shale is completely volunteer which results in there being a small number of actual participants.
Students are expected to treat everyone with the same level of respect and common courtesy as they themselves would want to receive, much of it is factored into their behavioral grade. Upper classmen are encouraged to help out their lower classmen whenever possible, whether this is on the playground or in the classroom.
Certain locations within the school are either iconic and serve a unique purpose; some of those are listed below.
Sub-district 28 is the location of the schools class housing, it is an enclosed district with its own dedicated power and water filtration systems.
Located within the schools massive cafeteria is the Ihe'he Restaurant, run by students in the La'vishen and Jui'ashen divisions, the restaurant contains a large menu of food items appropriate for the different age groups found within the school. It is commonly used as a meeting place for school staff and club meetings but also a location for new students to meet and greet one another. During breakfast time the restaurant has a buffet open for all of the students and is free, lunch and dinner costs students currency that they earn during their time at the school; this makes it impossible for new students to each lunch or dinner here unless they are being accompanied by an upper classmen.
Located a short walk from the S/U/I school buildings is the open-air gym, this particular gym is the largest on the campus and allows students to play a variety of sports together or to host large competitions. It is also one of the places used for assemblies and also for the schools entrance ceremonies and graduation events.
Located in its own dedicated building are the council chambers, this building is located in between the La'vishen and S/U/I school buildings and overlooks a vast garden; it is the place where class and division representatives meet to discuss issues of importance and where the student council meets to discuss issues related to the school. The building itself is four stories tall, but only the first and fourth story are actually used while the second and third serve as storage space for the school.
She'na Academy has a number of different security measures designed to protect its students and staff; its first line of defense against possible kidnapping are the students uniforms and their school IDs, while their uniforms believe a micro-tracker to help track students and their movements, so to does their ID's. The trackers are not designed to be constantly active while on school property or in the dormitories, but if the student was to ever leave school grounds the trackers automatically activate, or they can be activated manually in the event of an emergency.
Located in three separate areas of the uniform, the trackers are usually placed in the students shoulder, waist, and either skirt/pants area of the uniform. These trackers are very small, and designed out of a flimsy material which makes it difficult to isolate when searching the clothing and can only be found using specialized devices - because the tracker itself has no metallic components it does not trigger metal detectors.
The uniforms tracker serves another purpose, the same function as the Bio-bracelets often worn by medical, security, and military personnel to monitor health and physical readings; although this particular part of the tracker is imperfect and the school instead relies on the bio-bracelets.
Found within the students actual ID, the small tracker is the same kind of tracker found in the uniform, only without the bio-reading functionality that is in the uniform version.
Located in areas around the school campus, such as hallways, and exteriors; security camera's are monitored constantly by school staff. The camera's are not located in private area's, such as restrooms or even the medical offices found within the school itself. Dormitories also have camera's as well but they are only located in the hallways.
A student run militia protects the school from external attack, with their authority being only She'na Academy although they can be requested to assist other schools. The militia is entirely volunteer for the lower grades but is mandatory for Jui'ashen students.
Students whom are part of the Youth Corps are required to be part of the Militia, due to their expertise in weapons use.
The following is a list of notable classes:
Neshaten Education should not, for any reason, be compared to real life educational standards. Neshaten educate their Kits much more differently than how education is done in the real world. A kit who is ten years of age, is smarter than most American high-school seniors or even college students. While behaviorally they may act the same as a typical ten year old, education wise they are beyond their years; this is because Neshaten culture instils a heavy amount of emphasis on education and preparing their kits for the future.