March School Days with Modified Schedules

Tenth Grade English Language Arts (ELA) MCAS Schedule for March 21, 22, and 23

The tenth grade English Language Arts (ELA) MCAS will be administered on March 21st, 22nd, and 23rd. All sophomores and those others who have been notified will arrive at the normal start time of 7:23 am. Buses will observe the normal pick-up times. For those not taking the MCAS, buses will pick up on the late arrival day schedule. All students will attend classes starting at 10:23 am.


ANNOUNCEMENTS

Course Scheduling for 2017-18

On March 7th during advisory period, all students in grades 9, 10, and 11 will receive instructions for on-line course selection for the 2017-18 school year. From March 8th through 10th, teachers will review their course recommendations for students for next year. Students may access on-line course selection via the PowerSchool Parent Portal starting on the following dates:

Mar 13th - Grade 11, Mar 14th-Grade 10, Mar 15th-Grade 9

The Parent Portal will remain open for course selection for all grades until March 27 at 3:30 pm. Once the Portal closes for course selection, information related to course changes and corrections will be available on the Portal. 

The following documentation will help students with course selection:

Program of Studies 2017-18

Student Directions for Electronic Course Selection

Course Number Reference Sheet

PAYING FOR COLLEGE EXPENSES

On WednesdayMarch 22 from 7:00-8:30 p.m., the Counseling Department will host an evening seminar for parents/guardians of seniors which focuses on preparing and paying for college expenses. The seminar will be presented by a representative from MEFA (Massachusetts Educational Financing Authority). College-bound seniors and their parents can learn about understanding and analyzing the financial aid offered by colleges, determining balances due, learning about college payment plans, and choosing the optimal financing options. The event will take place in the high school auditorium. Parents of juniors welcome to attend as well. 
Questions? Contact Counselor Wioletta Pawlowska (wpawlowska@abschools.org).

 Principal's Blog

Principal JoAnn Campbell shares her thoughts and updated information about the high school through her blog, Principal Thoughts.