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1610 E Emmaus Avenue
Allentown, PA 18103
(610) 351-0234


Guidance services are available for every student at AACMS. These services include assistance with educational planning, interpretation of test scores, career information, study help, help with home, school, and/or social concerns, attendance problems, emotional concerns emotional support, or any question the student may feel he/she need to discuss with the counselor. Counseling opportunities are available to all students by appointment.  

Please feel free to contact our School Counselor, Ms. Kristen Stachina, at  Parents who wish to meet with the School Counselor must make an appointment at least 24 hours in advance.

Suicide Prevention Policy

The Arts Academy Charter Middle School is committed to protecting the health, safety and welfare of its students and school community. This policy supports federal, state and local efforts to provide education on youth suicide awareness and prevention; establish methods of prevention, intervention, and response to suicide or suicide ; and to promote access to suicide awareness and prevention resources.


For more information please visit our website and review board policy 2.16.



A Special Notice about Permanent Markers

Did you know that using permanent markers the wrong way could have negative side effects?  

The MAYO clinic warns that markers, if used incorrectly, could have the same effects as inhalants.  The Sharpie website states that "while Sharpie markers are AP-certified non-toxic, they do not recommend using sharpies on areas of items that may come in contact with food or the mouth."   ( 

We are making sure that our teachers are aware of these dangers and are helping students understand how using materials inappropriately could have dangerous side effects.

Please explore this with your child and see the attached articles on inhalant use and abuse.  For more information, please review resources from the MAYO Clinic and Sharpie.

PSSA & Keystone Testing Information
  • General PSSA Information

    The following is a preliminary 2018-2019 PSSA & Keystone testing schedule.  More specific testing dates will be released later this school year.  Please plan to have your student present in school and on time during these times.


    April 1 - 5, 2019: English Language Arts PSSA Testing (All students)
    April 8 - 12, 2019: Math PSSA Tsting (All students)
    April 29 - May 3, 2018     Science PSSA Testing (8th Grade students only)

    May 13 - 24, 2019: Algebra I Keystone Exams (Select 8th Grade students only)


  • PA Department of Education letter
    to Parents/Guardians regarding PSSA testing and electronic devices.
The Middle Years Newsletter

Parents and families are welcome and encouraged to read The Middle Years newsletter, archived below.