Stingray Newsletter

February 12th

Important Dates

  • February 15th- Presidents Day (No School)
  • February 16th- PTSA Meeting at 5:00 pm & SAC Meeting at 6:00 pm
  • February 19th-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest - Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp
  • February 26th- Parent and Student Survey Window Closes

Florida DOE 2021 Black History Month Theme and Student Essay Contest

About the Student Art Contest
First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Black History Month Art Contest is open to all K-3 students in Florida. Each student will submit original, two-dimensional artwork based on this year’s theme. Two winners will be selected.

About the Student Essay Contest

First Lady Casey DeSantis’ Black History Month Essay Contest is open to all 4-12 students in Florida. Each student will submit one essay no longer than 500 words based on this year’s theme. Three winners will be selected: one elementary school student (grades 4-5), one middle school student (grades 6-8) and one high school student (grades 9-12). Each winner will receive a 4-Year Florida College Plan scholarship provided by the Florida Prepaid College Foundation.

Contest Entries and Nominating Forms and Guidelines

Student contest forms must be mailed to Volunteer Florida or submitted online at

Volunteer Florida

Black History Month Committee
1545 Raymond Diehl Road, Suite 250
Tallahassee, Florida 32308

All entries must be received by 5 pm (ET) on February 26, 2021.

For more information about the contests, please visit

2021 Florida Black History Month

The Memorial for Ms. James

"When you visit our campus, you’ll notice that one of our gardens has been transformed into a beautiful memorial garden in honor of Ms. James. This garden embodies the power that educators have and the impact that each of you have on all the lives you touch in our students. A special thank you to Ms. Delaney and her husband Laird for the countless hours they spent getting this all together. This would NOT have happened without them, and I am honored and humbled by their commitment to AC. Thank you to Mr. Russ Wilson, who I just learned has the greenest of thumbs, in addition to his incredible artistic abilities! Thank you to Mr. Cushnir for always being there to capture the amazing things that make AC a wonderful place to be! Thank you to Ms. Solomon for opening the school and thank you the the Art Honor Society and National Honor Society for being involved in providing materials and man power. This was also an Eagle Scout project for one of our seniors, Brian Wiegert. His leadership, dedication and professionalism would make any educator proud."

- Ms. Spaulding

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Auburn University E-Week

February 22nd-26th

Auburn invites students considering a career in engineering to join them for a premier engineering educational experience. Auburn Engineering's VIRTUAL open house gives students a chance to learn about our campus, our programs, and the incredible opportunities Auburn's Samuel Ginn College of Engineering offers.

Samuel Ginn College of Engineering E-Day 2021

Stingray Life

Hot Wing Teacher Contest

Thank you Wicked Barley and Hurricane Grill & Wings for the donation.

Testing Updates

ACT and SAT Registration Deadlines

ACT Assessment: March 12th Test/Registration Deadline April 17th

SAT Assessment: May 8th Test/Registration Deadline April 8th


Did you miss the ASVAB in December? Are you interested in a career in our armed forces? Atlantic Coast will be hosting another opportunity to complete the ASVAB test on Monday, March 1st. Sign up for the ASVAB on our school's website under the Quick Links section.

PERT Testing

Second semester PERT testing dates are now on the registration form found in the Quick Links section of the ACHS website. PERT is the test that helps students qualify for dual enrollment courses and senior leave. Reach out to our Graduation Coach, Dr. Chambers, by email if you have any questions.

PMA 3 District Testing

PMA window opens from 02/22-03/01. Face to Face and virtual students will all participate in PMAs if they have English 1 & 2, Algebra, Geometry, Biology, and US History. The PMA will be given at the school.

Duval Homeroom Students (DropOff in Bus Zone, Report to Auditorium at 7:30)

English 1 - Monday 2/22

English 2 - Tuesday 2/23

Algebra 1 - Thursday 2/25

Geometry - Friday 2/26

Biology - Monday 3/1

US History - Monday 3/1

Campus Students (Testing during regular class time)

English 1 - Monday 2/22 - Thursday 2/25

English 2 - Monday 2/22 - Thursday 2/25

Algebra 1 - Thursday 2/25 - Tuesday 3/2

Geometry - Thursday 2/25 - Tuesday 3/2

Biology - Monday 3/1

US History - Monday 3/1

ACHS Athletics

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Athletic Calendar

Feb. 16th

Boys Lacrosse v St. Joe

Girls Tennis at White

Boys Tennis v White

Boys Baseball v Eagles View 6p

Fast Pitch at Ridgeview V only

Track at Raines

Feb. 17th

Boys Baseball v Episcopal 6:30

JV Fast Pitch BK 5p

Fast Pitch at Episcopal 6p

Feb. 18th

Girls Lacrosse at Creekside

Boys Tennis at FC

Girls Tennis v FC

JV Boys Baseball v Oakleaf 6p

Boys Softball at Westside 6p

Feb. 19th

Girls Lacrosse at Fletcher

Boys Lacrosse at Fletcher

Fast Pitch at Trinity 7p

Stingray Nation Friendly Reminders

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Essay Contest - Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp

With Black History Month approaching, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp are asking students what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s “I Have A Dream” speech means to them. The team’s essay contest will reward the winning students with free tickets for their entire class to attend a Jumbo Shrimp regular season game at the Baseball Grounds of Jacksonville.

All entries should be submitted by 5 p.m. on Friday, February 19 to, and must include the student’s name, age, grade and school. Following the submission process, each category will have their respective winners notified by email and announced on Friday, February 26. For any questions, please contact Director of Community Relations Andrea Williams at

Florida Parent Survey

We want your feedback! Please follow the link below to complete our survey. The 5Essentials Survey is a research-based school improvement system that defines, measures, and utilizes the most important organizational conditions, including aspects of a school’s culture and climate, to improve student outcomes. The survey window will close on Feb. 26, 2021.

Parent Link

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Seeking Young Leaders for Youth Preparedness Council

FEMA is recruiting young leaders for our national Youth Preparedness Council (YPC)! Students in 8th through 11th grade from communities across the Southeast may now apply for FEMA’s national YPC. The Council provides an opportunity for young leaders to share their perspectives, feedback and opinions related to disaster preparedness with FEMA and grow their leadership skills.

Interested teens may apply online at All applications and supporting materials must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. PST, on March 7.

For any questions, contact Lisa Janak Newman, 404-490-3516 or

Senior Scholarship Opportuniy

The Federal Programs Department is thrilled to share this wonderful opportunity for graduating high school seniors planning to further their education. Attached to bottom on the newsletter you will find the application for the Vivian Scott Scholarship Application and Routing Form. The scholarship is awarded each year to two recipients in each of the five FASFEPA regions. Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible for the scholarship:

  • Must be a senior who is on track to graduate in May/June of 2021;
  • Eligible under current USDA guidelines as free or reduced-priced meals or Approved CEP Direct Certification for free or reduced lunch;
  • Provide a publishable picture with the application to be used in an announcement and on the FASFEPA webpage

Completed application packets are to be returned to our department no later than March 8, 2021. Application packets can be submitted to our department via email at

The scholarship award amount is $1,500 per recipient.

You may read more about the scholarship by visiting the FASFEPA web site using this link:

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School Calendar

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ACHS Business Partners

Arlington Toyota

Harrell & Harrell

Miller's Ale House


Ponte Vedra Golf Carts

Outback Steakhouse


Sonny's BBQ

Jacksonville Orthopedic Institute

Domino's Pizza

Baker's Sports

Davey Tree Expert