Principal's Message

Welcome to the ACS Middle School!

As a learning community, we are committed to creating an experience for our middle school students to grow, learn, and play in a nurturing environment with educators who are well-versed in this developmental stage. 

A key component of the middle school is our advisory program. This small group of grade-level students meets every school day with their advisor(s). This program is designed to encourage a sense of community among classmates and a close mentoring relationship between the student and at least one adult in the school.

Our core middle school program comprises English language arts, social studies, math, science, physical education, and world language. Elective courses in band, art, drama, music, and design tech are just a few of the exploratory programs your child will experience. Leadership opportunities, after-school activities, and various extracurricular programs are also offered during and after school to enhance your child’s middle school years.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our engaging, dynamic, and caring community and reach out to any member of the middle school team throughout the school year with questions you have.


Molly Nielsen
Middle School Principal

Program Overview

In middle school, learning comes to life through hands-on experiences, collaboration, investigation, and action-taking. We believe that education is more than just memorizing facts and figures - it's about fostering a lifelong love of learning, nurturing critical thinking skills, and empowering students to become active, engaged citizens of the world. 

Our program is also deeply committed to your child's social-emotional development. We prioritize social-emotional learning and skill development as they are the foundation for emotional regulation, empathy, and interpersonal skills. By adopting a balanced approach, we equip children to achieve as learners who take care of themselves and others. 

Our Commitment

We are dedicated to creating an environment where every young adolescent can reach their full potential, find their voices, and pursue their passions. ​​​

The Association of Middle-Level Education posits that an effective program catering to this demographic must embody the following fundamental attributes:

  • Developmentally Responsive
  • Challenging
  • Empowering
  • Equitable

Learn More About Our Middle School

Grade 6 MS Program of Studies
Grade 6 MS Program of Studies
Grades 7-8 MS Program of Studies
Grades 7-8 MS Program of Studies
Middle School Family Handbook
Middle School Family Handbook
Middle School Facilities
Middle School Facilities