Middle and High School
Welcome and warm greetings to our returning and new ABS families!
We are looking forward to an exciting and rewarding 2016-2017 academic year at Middle School High school, and are anxious and ready to apply the utmost quality of academic integrity as we adopt and align our curriculum to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) as the basis for our academic program. The CCSS represents the highest standard of US educational practice and are among the most challenging in the world. We have also updated our MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) testing system for this year, with improved benefits for our students such as real-time feedback, to help teachers and parents monitor our students’ progress and success. Many opportunities and challenges both socially and academically are just over the horizon awaiting your child’s arrival into our MSHS Department.
Please keep in mind, attendance and punctuality are the cornerstones for student success. A student who misses a class either in part or whole will find difficulty in passing the class. Students must be in attendance for 90% of the school year in order to receive credit for the year. Please have your child at school ten minutes prior to the start of school and schedule all medical appointments after school hours or on days school is not in session. Please be sure to read and discuss with your child the full Attendance Policy in the online Student Handbook.