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Arlington High to offer pre-nursing course

Stethoscope on white background, closeupARLINGTON, Tenn. (Arlington Community Schools) – Arlington High School, in partnership with the University of Tennessee at Martin, is proud to announce the expansion of its Health Science Career Cluster to now include pre-nursing.

Beginning in the 2018-2019 school year, students will have the opportunity to enroll in the Special Topics: Pre-Nursing class as a dual enrollment course worth three college-level credits.

“We are thrilled to team with UT-Martin to provide what we believe will be a very popular program at Arlington High,” said Superintendent Tammy Mason. “So many of our students want to pursue nursing in college, and this class will help provide a critical foundation for our students interested in this field.” (more…)

AHS students participate in St. Jude symposium

St Jude Scholars of TomorrowARLINGTON, Tenn. (ACS) — On Thursday, six students from Arlington High School participated in the St. Jude’s Science Scholars of Tomorrow, a symposium giving students a glimpse into the world of healthcare, medicine and science.

After a rigorous application process and submission of teacher recommendations, the six students were selected out of hundreds of applications and were joined by students from 33 other public and private Memphis-area high schools. Only 100 students were selected to attend.

Among many things, the students were able to listen to expert guest speakers, participate in interactive activities with the Human Genome project, tour St. Jude’s Labs and meet scientists, researchers, analyst team, doctors, nurses and patients. (more…)

Arlington High students learn hands-on at local company

AHS senior Maraya Reaves shadows MicroPort engineer as part of shadowing day.

ARLINGTON, Tenn. (Arlington Community Schools) – Students from Arlington High School had the unique opportunity this month of learning hands-on at globally-known company MicroPort Orthopedics.

MicroPort, recognized worldwide as a maker of artificial medical devices like hip and knee products, is headquartered in Arlington and employs more than 500 people. On Thursday, February 15, the company opened its door to 10 students from AHS, offering them insight into a number of departments and professions. (more…)

Military Kids Club makes blanket to comfort student

ARLINGTON, Tenn. (Arlington Community Schools) – Arlington Middle School 6th grade student Abigail Madison knew little when she was pulled out of class Wednesday afternoon.

Marjorie Johnson – a 6th and 8th-grade counselor at the middle school – escorted the timid Abigail down the hallway and introduced her to three wide-grinned students. They were smiling ear to ear because they had a surprise for Abigail – a homemade blanket they were anxious to deliver.

“We made the blanket to make sure she’s comforted during the time she needs it most,” said 8th grader Alyssa Covarrubias. (more…)

ACS releases statement on Florida school shooting

ARLINGTON, Tenn. (Arlington Community Schools) – The past 24 hours have marked another tragedy for our nation, as more students and families are left struggling to comprehend, grieve and find resolution in the heartbreaking and senseless school shooting in Parkland, Florida.

What happened Wednesday afternoon at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is painful. Schools are the bedrock of our society, a place for our young minds to grow and develop. Unfortunately, many students in Parkland will not be able to explore what life had to offer them. For that, we mourn with the families and friends of the victims and hope peace will someday be attainable. (more…)

Arlington art students see record year at annual competition

ARLINGTON, Tenn. (Arlington Community Schools) – Arlington High School art students won big at this year’s Mid-South Scholastic Art Awards competition, bringing home more Gold Key Awards than any other public school in Shelby County.

The program recognizes students’ outstanding achievements in a competitive annual exhibition and provides students with cash prizes and scholarship opportunities.

Arlington High Senior Dasia Lloyd walked away with the largest prize, one of two $40,000 full-ride art scholarship to the University of Memphis, for her portfolio called “Simply Complex,” a showcase of all things mechanical such as gears and machine parts.

Other cash prize winners include Ally Ware, who won the Printmaking Award, and Sydnee Jackson who won the Amy Lange Award and ranked 2nd place overall in the senior division. (more…)

ACS announces Arlington Collegiate Academy

Arlington Collegiate Academy placing emphasis on college credits while in high school

ARLINGTON, Tenn. (Arlington Community Schools) – Arlington Community Schools announced today its newest venture into offering specialized tracks for high school students.

The Arlington Collegiate Academy is an academic and career leadership program that places an emphasis on obtaining college credits while in high school. Unlike Arlington High’s existing Scholars Program, which is being replaced by the ACA, the Collegiate Academy streamlines the process for students to take full advantage of dual enrollment, Honors and Advanced Placement courses and dual credit.

“Our high school already does a great job offering students access to dual enrollment college courses and credits, but we want to maximize that effort by putting in place structure and focus,” said Superintendent Tammy Mason.  (more…)

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