Listed below are links to the information, checklists, forms, etc. that you need to be fully prepared for the 2018-19 school year. The 2018-19 back to school orientation information can be found at the bottom of this page.
2018-19 New Families Checklist
Use EdTech Books for purchasing your books and the EdTech book buyback instructions/information. Will be "open" after June 25th, 2018.
Online Used Book Exchange - If you have books that you would like to sell within the AACS community, please post them on the Upper School Online Textbook Connection, its the place to sell your books or buy used books for the upcoming school year. The textbook connection is down for the year. Check back at the end of the school year, when you will be able to post your used books for rising students next year.
2017-18 Uniform & Dress Code This link will be updated to 2018-19 once the student handbooks are available over the summer. We do not anticipate any changes to the uniform and dress code for the 2018-19 school year.
Used Uniform Closet (located at the Middle School Campus) - Kids grow so fast! Here's a chance for you to bless someone else with a gently used hand-me-over! If you have anything from the approved uniform list that someone else might be able to use, please bring it to the used uniform closet! You may also find gently used or even new uniforms for your son or daughter. Lower, Middle and Upper School uniforms are available. Thank you for taking care of each other!
2018-19 Textbook and Resource List
Updated 7/27/18 ( one of the two books for American Sign Language has been removed)
Updated 8/3/18 (additional information/alternate sources for purchase of book for Spanish 1 and 2 courses)
2018-19 US Course Catalogue
Summer AP Science Assignments
Summer Math Assignments
Summer AP Calculus Textbook Assignment (as referenced in the Summer Math Assignments packet)
Summer US History-All Levels
Summer English Assignment
Summer Reading Assignment for Modern Western Thought and Development: First Person Sources from the Roman Empire.
For information on how to set up your paper and cite sources using MLA Formatting, visit the Purdue Online Writing Lab.
Summer Spanish Assignment
All Inclusive Lunch Program at the Upper School
The Upper School lunch provider is SAGE Dining Services. SAGE offers an all inclusive, all-you-care-to-eat lunch service with a wide selection of freshly prepared and high quality food. Everyday there are hot meal options, a soup and salad bar, a sandwich bar, a dessert table, and other selections. For more information on SAGE, please watch the video at this link.
School Bus Transportation Information for the 2018-19 school year.
Weekly Schedule for the 2018-19 school year will be available here in August 2018.
Upper School Orientation
Required Orientation Day – Tuesday, August 21 (the day before school starts)
Those who are NEW 9th graders and new 10th-12th graders) and their parents will begin orientation in the Kerr Auditorium at 8:00am. There will be a program for parents until approximately 10:15am and students are expected to finish around 11:00am. New students are free to leave at 11 am on Tuesday, August 21st.
Returning students (parents need not attend) should attend orientation according to the following schedule to help with efficient processing at all orientation stations:
- 12:30-1:15pm Stations open to students who are involved in a fall co-curricular activity (e.g., Athletics, Marching Band).
- 1:15-2:00pm Stations open to students whose last names begin with A-H.
- 2:00-3:00pm Stations open to students whose last names begin with I-Z.
During this self-guided time, returning students should:
- Get their ID photo taken in the Main Gym.
- Ensure their passwords for the various computer and website logins are working.
- Setup their lockers and deposit books.
- Introduce themselves to some of the new faculty and staff.