Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy

BHS Theatre 2018 - Tarzan

BHS 2016 Varsity Girls Soccer

                                                BHS Freshman Volleyball


017 Academy Awards

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

BHS Cheer 2016

BHS 2016 Girls Soccer

Freshman Football 2018

Friday Academy Time 

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

BHS Girls Lacrosse 2018

Good Morning, BHS Class of 2022!

Homecoming PepRally at BHS 2016

Freshman Football 2018

Bartlett Freshmen defeat Germantown 50-48 

Ribbon Week 2016-2017

Friday Academy Time

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country

Freshman Girls Basketball 2016-2017

BHS 2016 JV Volleyball

First look at 2020...

Boys Cross Country - All-Metro Honors

BHS Boys and Girls Bowling - Regional Champs

Academy POM

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country

Homecoming PepRally 2016 at BHS

BHS Softball 2018

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

BHS 2016 Boys Cross Country

2016-2017 Honors Academy

Hola y Buenos Dias! From the Academy Spanish Club!

Panther Spirit Day with the Breakfast Club

Academy Ambassadors 2018

BHS 2016 Color Guard

BHS Combined Orchestra

SuperHeroes A Lunch

Freshman Cheerleaders...

Bartlett Academy Choirs 2016

College Day

Academy Winterfest Court 2018

Academy Choir Carols at St. Francis

Freshman Football 2017

Academy Health Sciences 2017

Bartlett Wrestling

BHS Basketball 2017-2018

BHS Wrestling 2016-2017

Freshman Football....

Academy Ambassadors


SuperHeroes B Lunch

Academy Choirs 2018

Service Wall #1 - GoJimGo & LeBonheur Childrens Hospital


Tacky Tourist Day...with a lot of Spirit

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

Honors Academy 2018-2019

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

Academy Choirs 2018

SuperHeros C Lunch

Academy Ninth Grade Band - 2017

Freshman Football 2018

Open House/Club&Activity Fair 2018

Class of 2020

BHS 2016 Trap Team

Welcome to Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy!         Students will be out of school Monday, January 21st, for the Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday.       To be exempt for a 2nd Semester Exam, students must have an 87 or better in the class, and have 3 or fewer excused absences from that class, and no unexcused absences.           Q3 Interim-Grade Reports will go home with all students on Tuesday, February 5th.          Parent-Teacher Conferences will be held on Thursday, February 14th, from 11am to 2pm. These are by appointment only, so please email the teacher to set up a conference. Students will dismiss at 10:30am that day.     Students will be out of school on Friday, February 15th (Teacher In-service), and Monday, February 18th (Presidents Day).  Students will return to school on Tuesday, February 19th.        Preview Night for current 8th grade students and their parents will be February 21st, from 5-7pm.         Q3 ends on Friday, March 8th.        Spring Break is Monday, March 11th, through Friday, March 15th.          Q3 Report cards will go home with all students on Friday, March 22nd.       Parents, please check us out on Facebook at for information and announcements.                                  

News & Announcements

Overcoming difficulties can lead to deeper, more long-lasting learning.

Teachers often view student failure as something to be avoided. Whether they're attempting to match texts to readers' skill levels (not too hard, not too easy), or front-loading copious amounts of information in advance of a task, teachers use various strategies to try to spare their students too much struggle.

But what if we're wrong? What if struggle is an inherent part of learning, and removing it interferes with mastery?

Mathematics researcher Manu Kapur (2016) has developed the theory of productive struggle—that attempting to perform a task and initially failing can improve learning. Productive struggle, as Kapur envisions it, occurs in two phases. First, students are given a problem or task that they probably can't solve, and they're encouraged to speculate about possible solutions and experiment. Next, after their initial failed attempts, they receive instruction that will assist them in successfully completing the task, and they are encouraged to try again. In Kapur's studies, students scored better in conceptual knowledge if they were taught in a productive struggle condition than if they were taught conventionally. Giving students opportunities to fail forward resulted in deeper learning.

- Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey, Show & Tell: A Video Column / The Importance of Struggle - Educational Leadership, May 2017 | Volume 74 | Number 8

Our annual 8th grade Preview Night will be on February 21st from 5-7pm.

We would like to invite all current 8th grade students and their families to our upcoming Preview Night. It will be an open house format with the opportunity to tour the school, meet our outstanding staff, and learn about academics, fine arts, and extracurricular activities. Upon arrival, families will receive a map with departments and information locations noted.

Representatives will be available to share information and answer questions about the registration process, course offerings, extra-curricular activities, and leadership opportunities that will be available during the 2019-2020 school year.

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

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.

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Principal's Message

Monday, September 24th, 2018
I am proud to announce that Bartlett Academy, along with Bartlett High School, Bon Lin Middle, Ellendale Elementary, and Oak Elementary, were named Tennessee Reward Schools for 2018 by the State of Tennessee. I am always proud of the work my faculty and staff do everyday, and this is recognition of that work.  But this didn’t just happen because of the work that goes on inside our building for seven hours a day, five days a week.
This goes back to the dream, the planning, and the commitment by Mayor Keith McDonald and the Bartlett Aldermen. This goes back to the vision of our Bartlett City Schools Board of Education and Superintendent Stephens. This goes back to the work of our District Office - Teaching and Learning, Student Services, Operations, and Finance, whose work to support our schools may go unnoticed by many, but is never unappreciated by those of us in the schools.
As principal of the Academy, I have to give much credit to the amazing faculty and staff that I have the privilege of working with each day. I happen to think they are the best, but I’m sure that every principal in every school in Bartlett would say the same thing about their own faculty and staff. I also have to recognize the tremendous support we get from our parents and the Bartlett community as a whole. They lift us up and support us in so many ways, large and small. Most importantly, they entrust us with their children everyday, and we are thankful for that. That brings me to my most important thank you, which is to my students and former students. It’s the work they do each day that makes us successful. Nothing we do as educators really matters if that doesn’t happen.
So, as a principal I get the privilege of announcing this for my school. And I have the privilege of congratulating my fellow principals at BHS, Bon Lin Middle, Ellendale, and Oak. I’m proud of the work we do at the Academy, and I’m proud of the work we do all across this district. But over and above being proud, I have an even stronger feeling of gratitude for everyone in BCS and Bartlett who works to make us successful every day.
John McDonald, Principal
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Upcoming Events

Q3 Interim Grade Reports
Date: 2/5/2019
Half Day for Students
Date: 2/14/2019, 7 AM 10:30 AM
Location: Bartlett Academy
Parent-Teacher Conferences
Date: 2/14/2019, 11 AM 2 PM
Location: Bartlett Academy
No School for Students - Teacher In-service
Date: 2/15/2019
No School - Presidents Day
Date: 2/18/2019
Preview Night (for current 8th grade students and their parents)
Date: 2/21/2019, 5 PM 7 PM
Location: Bartlett Academy
End of Q3
Date: 3/8/2019
Spring Break
Date: 3/11/2019
Spring Break
Date: 3/12/2019
Spring Break
Date: 3/13/2019


Freshmen Selected to All-West Band

Congratulations to all the BHS students (and former Academy students) for their selection to All-West Band. Freshman Dinah Anderson, Kyla Christopher, and Wilson Grimes represent the Academy this year.

Academy Art Students Shine in 2018-2019 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards

The results are in for the nation's most prestigious High School Art contest - The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Just having work that is a high enough quality to be considered for this competition is an honor in itself. This year, our students earned 12 Golden Keys, 20 Silver Keys, and 8 Honorable Mentions! Golden Key artworks will be on display at the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art. A ceremony will also be held at the museum to honor the winners. Many of the award winning photographs are on display in the cafeteria right now!
Gold Key Winners Silver Key Winners Honorable Mention
David Burks David Burks (2) Corry Blayde
Aeryn Clark Katie Camp Amanda Buck
Andrew Cunningham (4) Andrew Cunningham (5) Andrew Cunningham
Sarah Gorham Jada Wiggins Ava Chester
Autumn Oels Caden Foy (2) Grace Glaser
Natalia Ramos Natalia Raomos (2) Blake Hutchison
Jocelyn Rocha Jocelyn Rocha Abby Sisson
Tierstyn Taylor (2) Baylie Howard Katelyn Waldrup
David Moulder
Amelia Seamen
Abby Sisson
Teryn Williams (2)

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