ACS statement on TNReady online testing

ACS issues statementParents,

As many of you are aware, TNReady online testing has been severely impacted across the state. The state required grades 9-12 to test online while it remained optional for grades 5-8. We opted out of online testing where available, therefore, grades 2-8 have not been impacted.

With this being the inaugural year of online testing for all high schools, we anticipated the potential for difficulties in the statewide implementation, so we did not schedule online tests to begin until Wednesday for safe measure.

At the time of this release, the Tennessee Department of Education has resumed all testing. We are scheduled to begin online testing at the high school tomorrow and are continuing to get updates from the TDOE. We will proceed according to those updates.

However, we are deeply concerned what impact this may have on our teachers and students and are currently monitoring that impact with other districts across the state.

We’ll update you as more information becomes available.


Tammy Mason

ACS Superintendent

ACS statement on TNReady online testing 2018-04-17T14:28:13+00:00

Arlington Health Fair to be held May 10

ARLINGTON, Tenn. (ACS) – Arlington Community Schools, in conjunction with the Healthy Arlington Committee, will host its annual health fair on Thursday, May 10 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Arlington Elementary School’s gym.

The highlight of this year’s fair includes CPR training, which will occur every 20 minutes. Additionally, attendees will have access to health screenings, massages, mental health experts, pediatric dentistry representatives, chiropractic services and more. (more…)

Arlington Health Fair to be held May 10 2018-04-16T12:00:35+00:00

AHS athlete in running for I AM SPORT award

ARLINGTON, Tenn. (ACS) — Arlington High School Senior Sophia Kchouk is one of three students in the region in the running for the Commercial Appeal’s I Am Sport award.

The award, characterized as a premiere award by the Commercial Appeal, was created to honor high school student athletes who are committed to giving back to the youth in their communities. After being nominated, the public was allowed to vote for the athlete of their choosing. Kchouk, a volleyball and tennis player, was named a top three finalist.

“Although Sophia is an amazing athlete and leader, she is also a huge advocate for students with disabilities,” according to the bio on the CA’s website. While at AHS, Kchouk has been a member of “best buddies,” a club that creates and maintains friendships between general education students and student with disabilities, and organized a run to raise awareness called Run the R-word Out of Town. Additionally, she is a Student Government Association officer and has volunteered countless hours at the school, the city of Arlington and Memphis, including raising money for the Friendship Walk, St. Jude, Best Buddies International and the Special Olympics.

The I Am Sport recipient will be named at the Commercial Appeal Sports Awards on June 5th at the Orpheum Theatre.


AHS athlete in running for I AM SPORT award 2018-04-10T14:31:06+00:00

AHS student government leaders awarded at conference

Arlington High's student government association wins awards at annual conference
ARLINGTON, Tenn. (ACS) — Several members of Arlington High’s Student Government Association (SGA) received recognition and awards at the 71st Annual Tennessee Association of Student Councils’ (TASC) Convention.

The event, hosted by Bearden High School in Knoxville, included workshops, small group activities and speakers designed to enhance the leadership skills of upcoming SGA leaders. Eleven members from AHS attended this year’s event. (more…)

AHS student government leaders awarded at conference 2018-04-09T08:21:35+00:00

ACS STEM Camp applications now open

ARLINGTON, Tenn. (ACS) – Applications for Arlington Community Schools’ Summer STEM Camp are now open. Parents and students can choose from two weeks: June 11-14 or July 9-12.

The camp will be held at Donelson Elementary School from 8 a.m. – noon during those weeks. The camp is open for ACS students entering the 1st-8th grades. Registration is $100. Cost includes a t-shirt, snacks and materials.

Students in grades 1-4 will have access to Intro to Lego Robotics using We-Do 2.0 and will learn how to use a combination of engineering skills to build working robots. Older students will work in small teams by building together and learning from each other to become better designers and programmers.

If you’re interested in enrolling your child in the summer STEM Camp, please complete the required registration. For more information or questions, please contact Jason Winkler at

ACS STEM Camp applications now open 2018-04-06T10:04:52+00:00

ACS releases statement regarding National Walkout Day

ACS issues statementParents and Community,

As many of you are aware, following February’s tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida, students across the country began planning walkouts to protest school and gun violence. While ACS is not promoting participation, we believe it’s vital to communicate with families the desires of some of our student leaders. Recently, some Arlington High School students have approached administration about joining the national movement.

ACS has a deep respect for the right of our students to advocate for causes that are important to them and believes that our schools should foster an environment that leads to meaningful, impactful dialogues. (more…)

ACS releases statement regarding National Walkout Day 2018-04-06T09:19:47+00:00

AHS sweeps, AMS wins big at Agricenter art awards

AHS student Macy Clanton wins first place at AG awardsARLINGTON, Tenn. (Arlington Community Schools) – Arlington High and Middle Schools were a big force at this year’s Agricenter’s Farm of the Future poster contest awards, taking home five top prizes.

The contest, sponsored by Agricenter International, focused on farms of the future and challenged students to visualize what future farms could look like thanks to advances in technology, biology and genetics, as well as population booms. Artwork could include drawings, painting, photography, graphic design or short video.

Arlington High School swept the high school division and took the top three spots. Macy Clanton took first place, followed by Jenna-Claire Comella and Cara McMorran. (more…)

AHS sweeps, AMS wins big at Agricenter art awards 2018-03-29T15:46:01+00:00

AHS Choir, Orchestra rated superior at international competition

Arlington High's chorale and orchestra perform at Festival DisneyARLINGTON, Tenn. (Arlington Community Schools) – The Arlington High School chorale department, led by instructor Jeffrey Chipman, recently gained international notoriety at a competition in Orlando, Florida.

The competition, titled Festival Disney and held at Walt Disney World, is a highly competitive international music competition that features more than a dozen choirs, including one as far away as Japan.

Arlington’s choirs were the first to perform on March 22 and “set the bar” for the entire festival, according to one of the judges.

“They said our dynamic range and expressiveness helped set that bar,” Chipman added. “Our students were not only stand outs with their vocal talents, but they were also recognized throughout the trip for their strength of character.” (more…)

AHS Choir, Orchestra rated superior at international competition 2018-03-26T15:28:12+00:00

ACS announces additional registration days

ARLINGTON, Tenn. (ACS) — Arlington Community Schools has announced additional days for the 2018-2019 school registration.

March 26 – May 23, 2018
Additional Days and Times
Arlington Elementary School (Grades K-5): Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am-2:00pm
Donelson Elementary School (Grades K-5): Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:00am-2:00pm
Arlington Middle School (Grades 6-8): Tuesday and Thursdays 10:00am-2:00pm
Arlington High School (Grades 9-12): Wednesdays 7:30am-10:30am
Please contact the school if another time is needed

View the Spring Registration 2018 FAQs for additional information.

ACS announces additional registration days 2018-03-23T10:50:52+00:00

ACS announces Teachers and Supervisor of the Year

ARLINGTON, Tenn. (ACS) – Arlington Community Schools is happy to announce its Teachers and Supervisor of the Year. These educators have devoted their careers to enriching the lives of Arlington students and continue to demonstrate exceptional gains in student achievement. We are proud to acknowledge them for their accomplishments.

View the Teachers & Supervisor of the Year pamphlet to see this year’s recipients.

ACS announces Teachers and Supervisor of the Year 2018-04-09T08:48:34+00:00