ARS High School Newsletter

September 17, 2021 - September 23, 2021


Our new address is 270 U.S. Highway 31 North. Please enter under the black awning.

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As a requirement to remain in good standing as a student with Athens Renaissance School, attendance on campus for standardized testing is required by ALL students, both blended and virtual. PLEASE CLICK THE BUTTON BELOW TO FOLLOW THE LINK TO THE TESTING CALENDAR.

U.S. Senate Youth Program & Scholarship, Application DEADLINE September 30, 2021

Please read the information below concerning a scholarship opportunity for a juniors and seniors!

The William Randolph Hearst Foundation is sponsoring the 60th Annual United States Senate Youth Program. Brochures about the program may be obtained at

The United States Senate Youth Program, established in 1962 by U. S. Senate Resolution, is a unique educational experience for outstanding high school students. Each year, two student leaders from each state, the District of Columbia and the Department of Defense Education Activity spend a week in Washington, D.C., experiencing their national government in action. This year due to COVID-19 restrictions, participation in the program will be virtual. The United States Senate Youth Program Washington Week Online will be held March 5-12, 2022.

Delegates will participate in interactive online policy addresses by senators, cabinet members, officials of the Departments of State and Defense, leaders of other federal agencies and senior members of the national media. Delegates traditionally participate in a meeting with a justice of the U. S. Supreme Court and the President of the United States. Speaking events typically include in-depth question and answer sessions. In addition, each delegate will be awarded a $10,000 college scholarship.

The 2022 United States Senate Youth Application and Nomination Form is attached. Please submit the completed application and nomination form to Dr. Carolyn Jones via email at The deadline for submission of applications is September 30, 2021. Applications will be reviewed and scored at the state level. High Schools may submit only one student application. Ten semifinalists will be selected for an in person or virtual interview. Two finalists will receive a $10,000 scholarship each and will represent Alabama during the Washington Week Program to be held March 5-12, 2022. If more information is needed, please contact Dr. Carolyn Jones via email at or by telephone at (334) 694-4768.


Mr. McCormick


Mrs. McBay

Alg I with Probability

Mrs. Chappell

Alg II with Statistics

Alg with Finance




Schoology login information:



Password: ACS computer login password

*** If you do not know your ACS computer login password, contact your homeroom teacher.

The following courses will be in Schoology:

Math - Geometry with Data Analysis, Algebra I with Probability, Algebra 2 with Statistics

English - English 9th-12th, standard and honors

History - B1 9th grade World History, B1 10th grade Early American History, B1 11th grade Modern American History, B1 Economics/Government

Science - Biology, Honors Biology

Electives - Career Prep, Marketing, Personal Finance, and CO-OP

The following courses will be in Odysseyware:

Math- Precalculus, Calculus, Algebra with Finance

English - AP English Language and Composition

History - Early American History, 10th grade (B 2.0, V 1.0, V 2.0), Modern American History, 11th grade (B 2.0, V 1.0, V 2.0), Government/Economics, 12th grade (B 2.0, V 1.0, V 2.0), Psychology, Sociology

Science - all Science classes except for Biology and Honors Biology

Electives - Career Prep, Marketing, and Personal Finance

Retake Policy

Students are encouraged to work consistently in classes, with each course typically having 4-5 assignments per week. Assignments and assessments will open Monday at 12:01 AM and close Sunday night at 11:59 PM. Retakes for any missed assignments or grades between 60 and 79 can only be done the last week of the 9 weeks; you must contact your teacher to reopen the assignment(s).

  • There will be no retakes on grades 80 or higher.

If you score a 59 or below, you must contact your teacher to request a retake. The retake policy for Odysseyware continues to offer students the ability to retake assignments three times that are below a 60.

Plagiarism Policy

We continue to monitor and document plagiarism. ARS believes in original work and our policy is intended to help students learn better practices so that they create unique work and not copy someone else’s work, words, and ideas.

The teachers and staff at Athens Renaissance School hold all students to a high standard and believe in academic honesty in all courses. Using outside resources is allowed when completing tasks in each course. However, the act of plagiarizing work is unacceptable. All secondary teachers will be following the strategies below to discourage this type of academic behavior. All offenses will be documented in a shared file for all teachers and administrators to view at any time. The offenses will count across all classes, not three offenses in each class.

1st Offense: Student warning and reset question and/or assignment.

2nd Offense: Entire assignment will be graded as a 0.

3rd Offense: Assignment 0 and contact with parent and ARS administration.

12th grade Homeroom Advisor - Dr. Paysinger 11th graders with last names K-Z - Mrs. McBay

UPDATED High School Teachers Contact Information

Mrs. Leigh Boulineau, English Teacher, 10th Grade Homeroom,

Mrs. Jillian Chappell, Math Teacher, 11th Grade Homeroom (last names A-J),

Dr. Thomasena Garner, Science Teacher, 9th Grade Homeroom (last names I-Z),

Mrs. Lori Jones, Business Teacher, 9th Grade Homeroom (last names A-H)

Mrs. Sherry Kilgore, PE/Health Teacher,

Mrs. Nancy McBay Math Teacher, 11th Grade Homeroom (last names K-Z),

Mr. Scott McCormick Math Teacher,

Dr. Chris Paysinger, History Teacher, 12th Grade Homeroom, ,

Ms. Sonia Young, Spanish Teacher,

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Scheduling a ZOOM Meeting with your Teacher

Calendly is a way to schedule a ZOOM Meeting with your teacher:

Teacher Calendly Links

Access Manager

Username: Firstname Lastname (There must be a space between your first name and your last name, but it isn't case specific.)

Password: Schoology/ACS Computer Login Password

Schoology Access



Password: ACS computer login password

Odysseyware Access


New Students in 21-22:

Username: firstinitiallastname25

Password: goeagles

20-21 School Year:

Username: firstinitiallastname

Password: goeagles21 OR goeagles

Students Prior to Current School Year:

Username: firstinitialmiddleinitiallastname

Password: ars2020

Odysseyware Parent Portal

As parents, you have the option to view the status of your child's work. To do this, email your child's teacher and ask that these permissions be given.

School Google Drive Account


Password: GoEagles!