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Join AACMS on Tuesday, June 14, at 7 p.m. at Coca Cola Stadium for School Family Night! The Iron Pigs will be playing the Buffalo Bisons.  Order Iron Pigs Tickets
 
News and Events
Arts Academy Charter Middle School Fulfills Goal of Buying Building 
It’s official! The Foundation for Arts Academy Charter Middle School has bought the former Washington School on Emmaus Avenue in Salisbury Township to support the school, which has been renting the building since it opened in 2012. Read Press Release  Watch 'Big News about AACMS!'
Notice of AACS Board of Directors Meeting.  The Arts Academy Charter School will conduct a follow-up Board Meeting to review and approve the 2022-2023 Budget on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 6 p.m.  Click here to view the May 23, 2022 Agenda
Talent & Tour Day - Tuesday, June 14th 2022

During Talent & Tour Day, interested students and families will have a chance to tour our building, attend an Information Session, and meet many of our teachers and staff members. We will also be accepting applications and conducting new student interviews throughout the day.

 A ACMS will welcome visitors for Talent & Tour Day on Tuesday, June 14th 2022, from 9:00am to 3:00pm. Information Sessions will begin at 10:30am and 1:30pm.

To attend, register online by June 10th or simply walk in during event hours.

We need our current AACMS students and families to tell their friends, family members, and neighbors about this event! Please forward this email to any friends, family members, neighbors, or coworkers with children interested in our arts-enriched curriculum!

Please note: This event is designed specifically for prospective students and their families. Current AACMS students will receive information about programming for the 2022-2023 school year soon.
As the school year is quickly coming to an end this will be the last time you will be notified that Transportation forms are due! Transportation will not be provided if forms have not been completed and returned to the main office. The school districts that provide transportation to AACMS have deadlines that we have to adhere to…Therefore this is the FINAL NOTICE!
Please fill out transportation forms available here  https://www.arts-cs.org/bus and return to Main Office promptly to ensure that your child has transportation for the 2022-2023 school year. Transportation forms are required for each student…If you are not requesting transportation or are planning on picking up your student on a daily basis please fill out form and state NOT REQUESTING TRANSPORTATION or PARENT PICK-UP across the top of the transportation form.

Thank you for your cooperation,

Melinda Clemente
 

AACMS Parents and Guardians,
Effective April 4th the Arts Academy Charter Middle School will only be offering in-person learning for the rest of the 2021-2022 school year.  Students will no longer have the option of joining classes virtually.  If your student is going to be absent for the school day, you will need to send an excuse note to attendance@arts-cs.org to avoid an unexcused absence.  In the event you need your child to stay virtual for the rest of the school year because of a special circumstance, you will need to notify the school by March 21.  You must have a doctor’s note, or appropriate legal documents, along with authorization from The Arts Academy administration in order to continue virtually.  We are no longer offering a hybrid schedule where students can be both virtual and in-person throughout the week.  
The Arts Academy is making this change due to the downward trends in COVID-19 transmission levels for both Lehigh and Northampton county.  Information on community transmission can be found here: COVID-19 Community Levels | CDC.  As of March 13, there are only 5 reported cases in Lehigh County and 4 reported cases for Northampton County. 
We believe students learn better in the classroom.  The Arts Academy has offered the virtual option to our students throughout the pandemic to try to give them the education they deserve; however, we are not a cyber school. We are excited that we are now in a position to invite all students safely back to school.  We will continue to keep certain Covid measures in place, to ensure the safety of all of our students.  For details on this new policy, please send any questions to Dean@arts-cs.org.
John Peters, Dean of Students

The Literary Media Arts students are proud to present the Spring Edition 2022 Newspaper, Arts OutLoud! Arts OutLoud! Spring Edition 2022 Newspaper

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The Eighth Grade Promotion Ceremony and Dance will be on June 8, at 5:00 p.m. at DeSales University. More information will follow.

Good news! The COVID-19 positivity rate for both Lehigh and Northampton counties has remained significantly low in the last 2 weeks. Community transmission rate for these counties also remains in the “low” status. At AACMS, we have had zero reported cases of Covid-19 within our school building.  Due to these factors, we are lowering to Tier Level 1 in our Indoor Face Covering Decision Matrix
 
Changes in this level include: recommended masking in the health and guidance offices, and optional masking for visitors to the building. Though masking is still being encouraged for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors it is no longer required in the school building.  
Reminder: Movement among tier levels will be considered after two consecutive weeks from the indicted change of the criteria.

Indoor Face Covering Decision MatrixImmediate changes may be necessary as a result of outbreaks within the building. The health and safety of our school community remains at the forefront of our decision-making efforts and we will continue to notify you of changes that are made to our current COVID-19 policies.


Andrea L. Angstadt, RN BSN CSN, School Nurse

AACMS holds the right to mandate universal masking which may be considered at any time for all students and staff, regardless of vaccination status, based on CDC guidance and the level of community and/or building transmission of COVID-19. 

For more information, please visit our COVID-19 Response webpage.

Today, 8th grade theatre students joined 8th grade literary media arts in the recording of a fictional podcast. Keep your eyes and ears peeled for the unveiling of "Circled in the Dark," by Hugo Yelagin, featuring the on-air voice talents of Hugo Yelagin, Leondre Gudiel, Lila Taylor, and Tomas Ramirez.
 

 


May 12 - Instrumental Music Spring Concert at the Bethlehem Rose Garden 
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May 15th Dance Recital Performances ArtsQuest - 1PM/5PM  
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May 18th - Keyboard-Guitar Recital at Peter Hall at Moravian University
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May 19-20  - Theater Showcase Scottish Rite Cathedral (Allentown)
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Theatre (8th Grade): Buy Tickets

May 25 - Vocal Concert Scottish Rite Cathedral (Allentown)
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June 3rd - Visual Arts Showcase Visual Arts Room/Grades 6-8

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AACMS is an arts-focused public middle school for students in grades five through eight with a passion for the arts. Any Pennsylvania student is eligible to enroll via an application and interview process. Learn more about how your child can join our community of student artists by clicking here.
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For Students: 7:50am - 2:45pm

Offices: 7:30am - 4:00pm


Please note: All visitors to AACMS are required to wear an appropriate mask or face covering at all times while on school premises.
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Allentown, PA 18103
 
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