The Academy Is... was an American rock band from Chicago, Illinois, formed in 2003. Before disbanding, they were signed by the Decaydance imprint of the Fueled by Ramen label. They were originally known as "The Academy", but added the "Is..." in 2004 to avoid legal complications with other established bands already under that name. As of 2010[update], the band has released three studio albums, Almost Here, Santi, and Fast Times at Barrington High, and four EPs. On 8 October 2011, the band announced they would go their separate ways.