Common Questions


1. How do I notify the school of abscense, early dismissal or tardy for my student?  
Attendance is tracked through online forms found on the main page of the website or at this link

2. How do I register a new student?
Visit the Counseling website for detailed information on registration.

3. How do I request a copy of my records?
To obtain a copy of student records email the registrar at jlink@abschools.org or write to the HS Registrar Office:
Attn: Registrar
ABRHS
36 Charter Road
Acton Ma 01720

4. How may I get a copy of my high school transcript?
To request a high school transcript please fill out this Transcript Request Form. There is a $4.00 processing fee for each official transcript requested for current students. Payment can be made online using the form.

5. Is there on campus parking for students?

Parking on campus will be available for seniors at a cost of $100 for the year. Those seniors wishing to purchase a parking sticker may fill out this form.  After the form has been filled out and received, seniors will be able to pay their fee online.  Any incoming senior who owes a parking fine from junior year will not be issued a parking sticker until the fine is paid. 


 During school hours parents and visitors are welcome to park in the designated visitor parking spaces at the high school. Please do not park in any numbered parking space as all of these spaces have been assigned to faculty and staff.

The speed limit through the parking lots and access roads to the ABRHS campus is 15 mile per hour. Please obey all speed limits and stop signs while driving on campus.

The high school campus has a specific drop off and pick up areas for parents, students, and buses. The direction of traffic flow changes in the morning and the afternoon. We ask that all visitors please follow the direction of the high school campus support staff. The campus support staff is available to answer your questions and direct you through our campus.

6. How do I add/drop a class or move up/down a level?
Students should make an appointment with their Counselor.

7. How can I get a message to my student during the school day?
We try not to interrupt classes to deliver messages.  The main office staff will email your student or in emergency situations, they will deliver a message to the classroom.

8. How do I find Athletic schedules, cancellations and directions?
Click on the Athletic Dept. Website and then click on Team Schedules.

9. How do I get a work permit?

Work Permit applications are located in Counseling or download and print the form. If you download the form, please complete:  Part 1) Employment Permit Application for 14 through 17 year-olds.  Part 2) Physician Certificate of Health and Parent signature page.  Part 3) Employment Permit (Part 3 must be signed in the presence of the authorized person in the Counseling Center to have a Permit Number assigned)  Bring all completed pages to the High School Counseling Center.

10. What is the process for filling out a CORI form to volunteer at the high school?

CORI – Criminal Offense Record Investigation reports are mandatory for all parents and others who would like to volunteer. To apply for CORI approval you must fill out this form and either email or mail the form and a copy of your license to Deb Trentsch at the high school dtrentsch@abschools.org to apply. The processing of your approval can take up to two weeks. You will only be informed if there is a problem.  If you have any questions please call Deb Trentsch at 978-264-4700 X 3403 or email dtrentsch@ABSchools.org.

11. How do I get my PowerSchool Parent Password?
In order to access your student’s schedule parents will first need to take the time to go on line to complete or edit 
your student’s emergency contact information on the PowerSchool Parent Portal (see information on setting up new account on login page of parent portal). Once your student’s emergency information and PTSO/School Permission are completed you will be able to track your student’s attendance, view historical grades and schedule via the Parent Portal. If you have problems setting up your account, please contact Jeanne Potter in the main office by email jpotter@ABSchools.org
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