Residents of Ellon and the surrounding area turned out in large numbers for the chance to see over the new academy complex on Saturday.
The open day allowed members of the public to look round the community campus before it opens its doors today (Thursday) for the start of the school term.
The academy, built at a cost of £36 million, has a capacity for 1200 pupils as well as an outreach training facility for North East Scotland College.
It also aims to serve as a community hub.
All pictures by AWG.