School Wellness
Arts Academy Charter Middle School recognizes that student wellness and proper nutrition are related to students’ physical well-being, growth, development and readiness to learn. We are committed to providing a school environment that promotes student wellness, proper nutrition, nutrition education and promotion, and regular physical activity as part of the total learning experience. In a healthy school environment, students will learn about and participate in positive dietary and lifestyle practices that can improve student achievement.
Wellness Committee
The purpose of the Wellness Committee is to participate in the development, implementation, review and update of the wellness policy and set goals to achieve these objectives. 

The committee is comprised of several stakeholders including School Nutrition Program staff, Health/PE Teacher, School Health Staff, School Board and School Administrators. If you would like to learn more about Wellness at Arts Academy Charter Middle School or wish to join the Wellness Committee, please contact Andrea Angstadt at

View AACMS Wellness Policy

PDE Wellness Policy Assessment
Wellness Resources
Assistance Resources
If your family is in need of assistance in the form of Medical Assistance, Cash Assistance, SNAP, or LIHEAP, the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services is available to help! Click below for a PDF with more information about getting the assistance you need. (PDF is in both English & Spanish)
CAO Resources (English & Spanish)

Community Wellness Resources
The CHC (Center for Humanistic Change) has put together this resource guide to help families access community resources such as:
• Emergency Resources                    • Recovery & Mental Health
• Food & School Meals                      • Family Resoures
• Education                                        • Financial Resources
• Miscellaneous (Disabilities, Trauma, LGBTQ, Veterans, etc.)
You can access the entire guide with links here: The CHC Resource Guide

Mental Health Resources

One symptom of mental health issues such as Depression & Anxiety can be Self Harm. This can be scary to discover and navigate, and we are here to help. If you or someone you know is inflicting self harm, please talk to a member of our wellness staff immediately or contact one of the resources listed below. Parents & Caregivers--you are not alone! Click on the Self Harm Awareness Month Toolkit below for more information, steps to take to help your child, and resources available to you. We are here to help!
Self Harm Awareness Month Toolkit

Resources for Additional Help
• Crisis Text Line: text “Home” to 741741
• National Suicide & Crisis Lifeline: Dial 988
• Know your county’s crisis line – find it here
• The Trevor Project – a crisis resource for LGBTQ youth – text “START” to 678-678 or call 1-866-488-7386
• Find additional resources here