Principal's Message

     Molly Nielsen, MS Principal

Dear Middle School Families, 

Welcome to ACS! 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. ACS Middle School strives to meet the unique needs of this age group by offering a challenging and relevant curriculum rich in experiences that develop the intellectual, social, emotional, and physical well-being of all students.

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 consists of language arts, social studies, math, science, physical education, and world language. Elective courses of band, choir, 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.

The ACS middle school program is designed to ensure a safe, inclusive, and supportive school community. At the heart of this commitment is our middle school counselor and support team; they are here to support your child and family through the pivotal years of young adolescence. 

At ACS, we prioritize the home-school connection and value partnering with families to deepen our sense of community and improve our students’ experience. 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 that you have. 


Molly Nielsen
Middle School Principal