Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy

017 Academy Awards

SuperHeroes B Lunch

Freshman Football 2018

BHS 2016 Color Guard

Academy POM

Freshman Artists Recognized by the BCS Board for Scholastic Art & Writing Awards 

Freshman Cheerleaders...

Panther Spirit Day with the Breakfast Club

Friday Academy Time 

2016-2017 Honors Academy

BHS Combined Orchestra

Open House/Club&Activity Fair 2018

Bartlett Academy Choirs 2016

Hola y Buenos Dias! From the Academy Spanish Club!
Academy Ambassadors


BHS 2016 Trap Team

Boys Cross Country - All-Metro Honors

Freshman Football....

BHS 2016 JV Volleyball

Homecoming PepRally 2016 at BHS

Academy Ninth Grade Band - 2017

                                                BHS Freshman Volleyball

Ribbon Week 2016-2017

BHS Theatre 2018 - Tarzan

Academy Art Students Visit Brooks Art Museum, See Academy Student Work on Display

Service Wall #1 - GoJimGo & LeBonheur Childrens Hospital


Bartlett Girls Bowlers are District Champions!! 4th year in a row!!

First look at 2020...


Class of 2020

Academy Winterfest Court 2018

College Day

Freshman Football 2018

Academy Choirs 2018

Academy Health Sciences 2017

BHS 2016 Varsity Girls Soccer

Bartlett Freshmen defeat Germantown 50-48 

Homecoming PepRally at BHS 2016

Tacky Tourist Day...with a lot of Spirit

Freshman Girls Basketball 2016-2017

SuperHeroes A Lunch

Freshman Football 2017

BHS Wrestling 2016-2017

BHS Girls Lacrosse 2018

Academy Ambassadors 2018

BHS 2016 Boys Cross Country

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country

Friday Academy Time

BHS Boys and Girls Bowling - Regional Champs

Academy Choirs 2018

BHS 2016 Girls Soccer

Freshman Football 2018

BHS Basketball 2017-2018

BHS Softball 2018

SuperHeros C Lunch

BHS Cheer 2016

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country

Good Morning, BHS Class of 2022!

Welcome to Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy!         Students will be out of school on Monday, September 3rd for Labor Day.       Open House and Club Fair - Thursday, September 6th, from 5-7pm. Come tour the school, meet the teachers, find out about various clubs and activities for students.  Picture Day is Tuesday, September 11th. These pictures will be in the BHS Panther Parade yearbook for 2018-2019.        Interim-Grade Reports will go home with all students on Tuesday, September 11th.          Students will have a half-day of school on Friday, September 14th, from 7-10:30am. Parent/Teacher Conferences are scheduled for Friday, September 14th, from 11am to 2pm at the Academy.  Conferences are by appointment, so please email the teacher to set up a conference time. If you want a conference and cannot be here on 9/14, please contact the teacher about setting up a conference at another time.         Fall Break is Monday October 8th-October 12th.     Parents, please check us out on Facebook at and follow us on Twitter @jmtheacademy for   information and announcements.  Students, please follow me on Twitter @jmtheacademy so you will know what your parents know about what is going on at school.                                

News & Announcements

Parents, here are some resources that support CPM for Algebra and Geometry.

Parent Guide

Parent Homework Help:

Additional Practice sites and explanations

Pre-sales for the BHS Panther Parade Yearbook - $65 for Freshmen right now at the Academy

Pre-sales for the BHS Panther Parade Yearbook: For $65, freshmen can pre-order a yearbook here at the Academy.* The $65 price will not last forever; prices will go up. They will be $100 or more by spring. Our school pictures this year, which will be September 11th, will be used for the freshman section of this years yearbook. Start your four-year yearbook collection this year.
*We can only sell yearbooks to freshmen here at the Academy.

Check PowerSchool Attendance Weekly

Parents, please remember to check your child’s attendance on PowerSchool weekly, or after you have sent in a note. We have a very small window of time for making corrections, and we want your child’s attendance record to be 100% accurate. Sometimes notes don’t make it to the Attendance Office for one reason or another.
Emails (to,, or are always a good way to send a note or follow-up on a written note. Weekly checks will hopefully prevent situations at the end of the grading period, the semester, or the year, where we have inaccurate information and lack the ability to make changes.
Students, you can also monitor your attendance on PowerSchool and let us know about errors. This is good practice for second semester when you want to remain eligible for exam exemptions at the end of the year.

PBIS Rewards - Accessing Student and Parent Apps

Our school is using PBIS Rewards, a technology based management system that helps us recognize students who go quietly about the business of doing the right thing everyday. These students often fly under the radar, but we want them to know that we know what a great job they are doing and that we appreciate them.

This system also allows us to track students who are struggling in one area or another so that we can intervene in ways that will help them do better. Our purpose here is not to be punitive, but to proactively provide interventions which will allow them to be better students and better citizens.

Students can download a free app, PBIS Rewards Student, that will allow them to track their points. It is available through the Apple App Store, the Amazon App Store, or Google Play.

To set up their personal account, they will first type in their school name, Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy and select it from the list. Then they can enter their Student ID Number or scan their QR Code.

There is also a free PBIS Parent App. It is available through the Apple App Store, the Amazon App Store, or Google Play. To request a letter with information that will allow you to set up your personal account, please contact the school and a parent letter with instructions will be sent to you by email.

Student Drop-off and Pick-up

Parents and students, all car riders must be picked up and dropped off in the back of the school. The south parking lot near the front of the school by the park is for teacher parking only, not for student drop off and pick-up.

Car Rider Drop-Off Suggestions to Avoid Tardies


There have been a number of concerns lately about the length of the Car Rider line. While I can’t tell people when to drop off students in the morning, I can tell you that students can get into the building at 6:05am. The Car Rider line tends to get backed up between 6:30am and 7am. If you want to drop off between 6:05am and 6:30am, you may find that the line is either non-existent or moves more quickly. Students should come directly to the cafeteria where they can work on homework or talk to friends. The breakfast line usually opens about 6:40am. Students are tardy if they arrive to 1st Period after 7am.

Car Rider Drop-off and Pick-up Safety

Parents, things can get pretty hectic at times. It is important to take time to slow down, especially in the first few days of school. I always like to take this opportunity to remind people about Car Rider Safety, particularly during drop-off and pick-up. Our students’ safety (and yours) is our foremost concern every day.

I remember when I used to drop off my child at middle school in the mornings, and we would be in line behind another car, slowly moving up to the drop-off point. There didn’t appear to be much conversation going on in the car in front of me…until we got to the drop-off point. Then there would be a conversation for a few minutes before the child got out of the car. I made it a point to use our time in the car rider line to talk about things that were important - lunch money, homework, after-school plans, etc. That way, when we got to the drop-off point, she was ready to go.

As frustrating as a slow line can be, it is important to remember basic safety rules. First, never pass another car (or cars) because they are too slow; you don’t know when a child may suddenly exit the car, not expecting anyone to be coming by. Second, always have students exit the car on the passenger side; chances of encountering traffic are far more likely on the driver side. Third, drop your child off at a designated spot; these spots are likely designated as drop-off spots because they are safe. Finally, alway encourage (and remind) your child to look for and be aware of other vehicles when they exit your car.

Pick-up time tends to be less hectic, but it can be frustrating at times. The same general rules apply. Never pass another car (or cars) because they are too slow; you don’t know when a child may suddenly run out to another car, not expecting anyone to be coming by. Always have students enter the car on the passenger side; chances of encountering traffic are far more likely on the driver side. Pick up your child at the designated spot; these spots are likely designated as pick-up spots because they are safe. Finally, alway encourage (and remind) your child to look for and be aware of other vehicles when they approach your car.

I hope everyone has a safe and stress-free start to the new school year. We care about you and your child, and want the best for you. Thank you for your attention to safety and for your patience. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 373-2654, or <>

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Bulletin Board

BHS 2018 Softball Schedule
BHS Girls Lacrosse 2018 Schedule
Revised 2nd Semester Tutoring Schedule
Bell Schedule for 2017-2018
2017-2018 Mission and Vision Statement
Information About Influenza
New Spirit Wear for Class of 2021
School Calendar for 2017-2018
Grading for Growth...
Academy Links
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Principal's Message

Tuesday, June 26th, 2018
I had the privilege of watching my first Academy Class, the Class of 2018, walk across the stage at their graduation this past May.  It brought back so many pleasant memories from about four years ago.  That first year, we learned a lot, and we came together from four different feeder schools to become the Freshman Class.  Since then, three more freshman classes have come through the Academy, and I have loved every one of them.  The time we get to spend together is brief for me; it goes by much too fast.  But I enjoy getting to know them, and I look forward to watching each one of them cross the stage at graduation.
We are looking forward to about 750 new freshman coming through our doors this year - students who have just finished eighth grade at Appling, Bon Lin, and Elmore Park middle schools. The transition to high school can be challenging for most freshmen, but we have learned a lot over the past four years. We have tweaked the Academy every year based on the experiences we have had the previous years.  The result is that each and every year, we have gotten better at what we do. This is an incredible faculty, and we are committed to making the freshman year a positive experience for students.
Over the past four years we have discovered several areas where the adjustment from middle school to high school can be difficult.  We have created a Top Ten Differences Between Middle School and High School.  We will be sharing those differences with you in the coming days, weeks, and months.  It is our hope that you will be able to use our experiences to make your freshman year even better.
We are excited to get started, and we look forward to working with this class.  We want to do everything we can to help these freshmen establish a solid foundation as they begin their high school experience. Thank you for sharing them with us. Let us know your concerns and feel free to ask us questions. You are our partners for the coming year. Together we can build for their success the next four years and beyond.
John McDonald, Principal
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Upcoming Events

Make-up Pictures
Date: 9/26/2018
Location: Bartlett Academy


Katie Pennington, BHS graduate, Class of 2018, Donates her Senior Capstone Project to the Academy

Katie Pennington, BHS graduate, Class of 2018, dropped off her Senior Capstone Project at the Academy on her way to her freshman year at UT Knoxville. Katie will major in Architecture at UT, and is considering a minor in Urban Studies. Katie was in the First Class of the Academy, and was a member of the first Honors Academy cohort. Her Capstone Project is a 3' X 3' small greenhouse made with repurposed materials, including some antique glass. The capstone project fulfilled her commitment to that program. She also played on the BHS Soccer team all four years at BHS. Thanks, Katie, for sharing a bit of your BHS legacy with us.

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