Stingray Newsletter

October 2, 2020

Quarter 1 Ends Soon!

Quarter 1 grading period will end on October 15th. Please continue to check Focus for updated grades and assignments that are due for quarter 1. Parents can access grades in Focus 24 hrs a day.
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Laptop Sale

DCPS Students can purchase a used laptop from $75-$90.

Bright Futures

Bright Futures application is open for graduating students. To check eligibility or to track student status, please visit: under the "Go to College," "Pay for College,' tabs. FloridaShines is also a great resource for exploring colleges in Florida, financial options, and careers.

Financial Aid

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is now open for graduating seniors. Colleges require students to complete the FAFSA. Financial aid is distributed on a first come, first served basis.
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Teacher Planning Day

There will be no school on Friday, October 16th due to Teacher Planning Day.
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Homecoming Week

Check out SGA's Homecoming video. We can't wait to see everyone's outfits throughout the week. Go Stingrays!
Homecoming Week 2020 - Themes for dress up days
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Chipotle Fundraiser

Saturday, October 3rd

5:00 pm-9:00 pm

4865 Town Center Pkwy Ste 1

Jacksonville, FL 32246

Order online and pick up Chipotle for PTSA fundraiser by using the promo code P9YD4LZ on the Chipotle app or website. Ordering delivery for the fundraiser is not permitted at this time.

Virtual College Fair (Over 600 Colleges)

October 13th, 18th & November 8th

Simply sign up at and register for one or more fairs. On the event date, use your phone or computer to log in. Learn, connect, ask questions, and discover your best college fair.

Testing Updates


On October 14th, the PSAT (8/9) and the PSAT/NMSQT(10/11) will be administered to our students. For the 11th graders, the PSAT/NMSQT is the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. The PSAT is a great primer for the SAT, and even the ACT, but it’s more than just a trial run. PSAT scores are used to identify National Merit Scholars and award merit scholarships. More than 3.4 million high school students (mostly juniors and sophomores) take this nationwide, multiple-choice test every year. Visit for more information.

Also, ALL seniors will participate in a reportable SAT.

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Progress Monitoring Assessments

All classes that take an FSA/NGSSS assessment will complete Progress Monitoring Assessments (PMAs) during the course of the school year. The PMAs are designed to be administered towards the end of the quarter; they assess the material that should have been completed up until that point in time according to the district's curriculum pacing guide. Each quarter, the test gets "larger" as it adds additional content and standards. The testing window for PMA #1 is Friday, October 2nd - Thursday, October 15th.

The following courses will take the PMAs:

9th and 10th English

Algebra 1



US History

ACT and SAT Registration Deadlines

SAT Assessment: November 7th Test/Registration Deadline October 7th

ACT Assessment: December 12th Test/Registration Deadline November 6th


Schedules for Week 10/5-10/9

10/7 Volleyball vs. Mandarin

10/8 Boys Golf at Stanton

10/8 Cross Country vs. Ed White

10/8 Swimming at Sandalwood

10/9 Volleyball vs. Fletcher

10/9 Bowling vs. First Coast at BAS

10/10 Volleyball at Sandalwood

10/10 Girls Golf vs. Fletcher

10/10 Boys Golf at Nease

10/11 Football vs. Mandarin

Cross Country

Boys and Girls Cross Country both placed 1st place at Sandalwood last week. Keep up the great work Cross Country!
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Athlete of the Week Markeyia Ford

"Markeyia has really progressed as a student-athlete, spending last school year really prioritizing her school work and overall effort, in addition to her commitment to both cheer and track. She's a stellar athlete and a genuine, young lady whose good natured demeanor, makes all who she encounters smile and feel welcome."-Coach Norris

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Baseball Information Meeting

Officer Bass will host a baseball meeting in the gym on October 6th at 6:45 am. If you have questions, please contact
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Spirit Store

Get your Rowdy Rays fall spirit package today at Receive a new ACHS spirt gear each month until December. The package costs $75.

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Booster Club

The ACHS Booster Club supports all athletic teams throughout the school year. If your family or a company are interested in joining ACHS Booster Club, please contact

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