Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy

Academy Winterfest Court 2018

Freshman Football 2018

BHS 2016 Color Guard

Freshman Cheerleaders...

Bartlett Academy Choirs 2016

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

Hola y Buenos Dias! From the Academy Spanish Club!

Bartlett Wrestling

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

BHS Basketball 2017-2018

BHS 2016 Girls Soccer

Freshman Football 2017

Freshman Girls Basketball 2016-2017

BHS Marching Band Goodwill Performance - Academy 10/26/18

BHS 2016 Boys Cross Country

BHS Girls Soccer 2019

SuperHeros C Lunch

Academy Health Sciences 2017

Spot-Lighting Our Incredible Academy Teachers - Back-to-Back Reward School Designation

SuperHeroes A Lunch

BHS Theatre 2018 - Tarzan

Apple Distinguished School 2019-2022

Another Banner goes up!

Academy Choir Carols at St. Francis

Honors Academy 2018-2019

BHS Boys and Girls Bowling - Regional Champs

BHS Volleyball 2019

Freshman Football 2018

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

Academy Choirs 2018

BHS 2016 Trap Team

Service Wall #1 - GoJimGo & LeBonheur Childrens Hospital


BHS Softball 2018

BHS Wrestling 2016-2017

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country

BHS JV Soccer 2019

Homecoming PepRally 2016 at BHS

Ribbon Week 2016-2017

Open House/Club&Activity Fair 2018

Academy Ambassadors


Bartlett Freshmen defeat Germantown 50-48 

BHS Wrestling Captures 1st Place at Predator & Prey Dual Tournament

BHS Cheer 2016

BHS 2016 JV Volleyball

BHS 2016 Varsity Girls Soccer

Boys Cross Country - All-Metro Honors

SuperHeroes B Lunch

First look at 2020...

Academy Choirs 2018

Friday Academy Time 

Academy POM

Freshman Football 2018

BHS Varsity Soccer 2019

BHS Combined Orchestra

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country

Panther Spirit Day with the Breakfast Club

Good Morning, BHS Class of 2022!

Class of 2020

017 Academy Awards


Academy Ninth Grade Band - 2017

Homecoming PepRally at BHS 2016

2016-2017 Honors Academy

Tacky Tourist Day...with a lot of Spirit

Freshman Football....

                                                BHS Freshman Volleyball

College Day

Friday Academy Time

BHS Girls Lacrosse 2018

Academy Ambassadors 2018

Welcome to Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy!    1st Semester Exams - Wed, 12/18 - 3rd and 6th Period Exams; Thu, 12/19 - 2nd and 5th Period Exams; Fri, 12/20* - 1st and 4th Period Exams. Missed exams may be made up on Monday, January 6th.    *Friday, 12/20 is a half-day for students. We will dismiss at 10:30am; no lunch will be served.    Winter Break for students will be Monday, 12/23/19, through Friday, 1/3/20.    Q3 and Semester 2 begins on Monday, January 6th.    Q2/E1/S1 Report Cards will go home with all students on Wednesday, January 15th.        No School on Monday, January 20th in Observance of the MLK Holiday.    Interim Grade Reports for Q3 will go home with all students on Friday, February 7th.   Parent-Teacher Conferences are Friday, February 14th, from 11am-2pm, by appointment only. Please contact the teacher if you would like to set up an appointment for a conference.   No School for students on Monday, February 17th - Teachers will be involved in District Learning Day.       Parents, please check us out on Facebook at for information and announcements.                                  

News & Announcements

Bartlett Students Dominate the Scholastic Art Awards for 2019

This year, the Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy’s Art and Photography students DOMINATED the Scholastic Art awards. Twenty-nine Academy students have won 10 Golden keys, 16 Silver keys, and 17 honorable mentions. All winners will receive their awards at a ceremony at the Brooks Museum of Art in February. Golden Key artwork will be on display in the museum for a month.  The Academy is extremely proud of all students who participated! 
1. Elisa Arguello – 2 honorable mentions in photography
2. Wolfe Bazaar – one honorable mention photography
3. Alyssa Bellora – one GOLDEN key, one Silver key in photography
4. Manal Binini – one honorable mention in photography
5. Jade Burris – one honorable mention in drawing, one GOLDEN key in sculpture
6. Riley  Ciancioso – one honorable mention in photography
7. Abby Dunn – one Silver Key in photography
8. Jasmine Guevara – one honorable mention in sculpture
9. Sarah Harmeier – one Silver Key in photography
10. Kaleigh Henry – one Silver key in photography
11. Ian Huckabee – one Silver Key in photography
12. Annaston Hulsey – TWO GOLDEN Keys in Photography!
13. Sabrina Ibrahim – one Silver Key in Photography 
14. Alyssa Lara – 2 honorable mentions and one Silver Key in Photography
15. Karis Lemmonds –  TWO GOLDEN Keys, one Silver key and one honorable mention in photography
16. Angelina Malady – one honorable mention in photography
17. Mackenzie Matheny – one honorable mention in photography
18. Sierra Matthews – one honorable mention in photography
19. Madelyn Meisch – one honorable mention in painting
20. Breanna O’Brien – one GOLDEN key and one Honorable mention in photography
21. Celeste Posner – one SILVER key  in photography
22. Celina Rock – one Silver key and one honorable mention in photography
23. Cailey Seifert – one GOLDEN Key and one Silver key in photography
24. Zella Simpson – TWO GOLDEN KEYS and one Silver key in photography 
25. Hogan Stone – one Silver Key in photography
26. Ariel Vaughn – one Silver Key in Drawing
27. MaKenna Winston – One GOLDEN Key and FOUR Silver keys in Photography
28. Kaitlin York – one honorable mention in photography
29. Camilla Zabaceda – two Silver keys in Photography

Altogether, Academy students won 49 different awards. Students at BHS won 66 awards. Between the Academy and BHS, Bartlett high school students won 115 awards.

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.

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

Parent Guide

Parent Homework Help:

Additional Practice sites and explanations

Productive Struggle Is a Learner's Sweet Spot

“Rigor is a buzzword in today's educational circles, but there are many misunderstandings about the concept. Although rigor means having high expectations for all students, those expectations must be accompanied by appropriate support. Student success occurs when you create an instructional environment that sets high expectations for each student and provides scaffolding without offering excessive help. The key is to incorporate productive struggle.

Productive struggle is what I call the "sweet spot" in between scaffolding and support. Rather than immediately helping students at the first sign of trouble, we should allow them to work through struggles independently before we offer assistance. That may sound counterintuitive, since many of us assume that helping students learn means protecting them from negative feelings of frustration. But for students to become independent learners, they must learn to persist in the face of challenge.”

- Barbara R. Blackburn, Productive Struggle Is a Learner's Sweet Spot - Educational Leadership, December 13, 2018 | Volume 14 | Issue 11

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Principal's Message

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019
As I sit here in my office on a quiet day in late May, another year has gone by. I recently had the privilege of watching the Class of 2019 walk across the stage at graduation. They were my second class to pass through the Academy, six hundred and fifty-two of Bartlett’s best and brightest. They had taken the freshman baton from the Class of 2018 and they ran with it. They were the first freshman class to take the Spirit Stick at Homecoming in 2015, and they were definitely spirited in all the best ways. I was always proud of them, but perhaps never more than seeing them graduate a couple of weeks ago. 

As I drove home that evening, it occurred to me that I was about to say goodbye to another freshman class, the Class of 2022. And it occurred to me that three years from now, they may be the last class of freshmen that I have the privilege of seeing graduate. They have been a wonderful class this year, maybe the best freshman class I have had to this point. That’s saying something, because every class I have had come through the Academy has been wonderful. I have been blessed. 

As I look back on forty years in education, I am grateful beyond words for the privilege and honor of knowing so many wonderful students, parents, teachers, and administrators. I hope they have learned half as much from me as I have learned from them. As I look forward to the next three years, I hope to savor those memories while I look to make a few more before I hang ‘em up. Thanks to all for the gift of having known you and for the privilege of having shared these hallways with you.  Classes of 2023, 2024, and 2025, I look forward to meeting you soon.
John McDonald, Principal
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Upcoming Events

Q3 Interim Grade Reports go home with all students
Date: 2/7/2020
Wellness Switch
Date: 2/10/2020, 1 PM 2 PM
Freshman Boys Basketball hosts MUS
Date: 2/13/2020, 6 PM 7 PM
Location: Academy Gym
Half-Day for Students
Date: 2/14/2020, 7 AM 10:30 AM
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Date: 2/14/2020, 11 AM 2 PM
Location: Academy
No School for Students - Teacher In-service Day
Date: 2/17/2020
Preview Night for Current 8th Graders and their Parents
Date: 2/20/2020, 5 PM 7 PM
Location: Academy
Apple School Visit
Date: 3/11/2020
End of Q3
Date: 3/13/2020
Spring Break
Date: 3/16/2020


Health Sciences Students Place in Local Competition

On Wednesday, January 8th, our Health Sciences students successfully competed at the Lower West Regional HOSA.  The following students placed in the competition” 
-Lauren Abernathy......2nd Place Personal Care
-Allison Williams, Amina Orpe, Lindsey Wallace and Abbey Baldwin…..
4th place Community Awareness
-Haliegh Speaker.........1st place Life Support Skills
-Kayla Ferguson............3rd place Clinical Nursing
-Mousa Altameemi........4th place Nursing Assistant
-Aaron Currier..............4th Medical Bio Lab

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