Middle School

The administration, faculty, staff, students, and community of the ACS Athens Middle School, are devoted to academic achievement and individual growth for every child. We all strive to maintain a supportive environment where respect for individual differences and rights of others guide our behavior.

Students in grades 6, 7 and 8 are going through a stage of rapid change in mental, physical, social, and emotional development. Based on the needs of children experiencing these changes, our program and staff:

Provide an appropriate, child-centered educational experience that actively engages students in the acquisition of basic skills, knowledge, and concepts and contributes to the development of higher order thinking. It helps students understand the connections between learning and life.

Engage students in a wide range of formal cognitive and experiential learning opportunities, including hands-on exploratory courses in the arts, physical education, and modern language.

Encourage each student to develop a positive self-image through frequent opportunities for success, while recognizing the influence of peer pressure. This enables students to develop responsibility and self-control through opportunities for participating in decision-making in a variety of ways. We promote confidence in self and respect for others by involving students with each other in structured and unstructured ways.

Respond sensitively to the widely fluctuating needs of individuals by giving personalized attention to each student’s needs, structuring learning environments to respect individual differences, and providing a variety of informal learning activities for students.

Differentiate learning to accommodate a variety of learning styles and needs.

Always, in making school decisions that affect students, the development of the whole child during this unique stage in life is our primary concern.

Middle School Graduation Speaker June 2019

It is our great honor to welcome Mr. Rob Palm, a long-time member of the ACS Athens community and past member of the school's Board of Trustees, as this year’s Middle School Graduation Speaker for the Class of 2019 — June 14, 2019, 9:30 am.

5th Grade Parent Informational Meeting

 

Calendar

Bell Schedule

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00 - 10:05 1 6 3 7 4
10:05 - 10:15 Announcements & Passing Time
10:15 - 11:20 2 7 4 8 5
11:20 - 12:10 MIDDLE SCHOOL LUNCH
12:10 - 13:15 3 8 Advisory Periods 1 6
13:15 - 13:25 Passing Time
13:25 - 14:30 4 1 5 2 7
14:30 - 14:40 Passing Time
14:40 - 15:45 5 2 6 3 8

Half Day Schedule

Wednesday, October 17th
  • Period 3 9:00 - 10:25
  • 10:25 – 10:35 Announcements/ Passing Time
  • Period 4 10:40 - 12:00
    **MIDDLE SCHOOL ADVISORY PERIOD
Friday, November 16th
  • Period 5 9:00 - 10:25
  • 10:25 – 10:35 Announcements/ Passing Time
  • Period 7 10:40 - 12:00
Wednesday, February 13th
  • Period 6 9:00 - 10:25
  • 10:25 – 10:35 Announcements/ Passing Time
  • Period 3 (or X TBA) 10:40 - 12:00
    **MIDDLE SCHOOL ADVISORY PERIOD
Wednesday, March 20th
  • Period 3 9:00 - 10:25
  • 10:25 – 10:35 Announcements/ Passing Time
  • Period 4 10:40 - 12:00
    **MIDDLE SCHOOL ADVISORY PERIOD

**Shared faculty will follow periods and teach academy class.

Buses depart at 12:10!