Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy

BHS Varsity Soccer 2019

Academy Choirs 2018

BHS Girls Soccer 2019

Bartlett Academy Choirs 2016

College Day

BHS 2016 Varsity Girls Soccer

Freshman Football 2017

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

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country

Freshman Football 2018

BHS Combined Orchestra

Academy Health Sciences 2017

Academy Ninth Grade Band - 2017

BHS Softball 2018

Another Banner goes up!

BHS 2016 Girls Soccer

2016-2017 Honors Academy

BHS 2016 JV Volleyball

Bartlett Freshmen defeat Germantown 50-48 

017 Academy Awards

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

SuperHeros C Lunch

Ribbon Week 2016-2017

Panther Spirit Day with the Breakfast Club

Class of 2020

Good Morning, BHS Class of 2022!

Bartlett Wrestling

Friday Academy Time

SuperHeroes B Lunch

Freshman Girls Basketball 2016-2017

Academy Ambassadors 2018

SuperHeroes A Lunch

BHS 2016 Trap Team

BHS Girls Lacrosse 2018

BHS Boys and Girls Bowling - Regional Champs

Academy Choirs 2018

BHS Cheer 2016

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country

                                                BHS Freshman Volleyball

BHS JV Soccer 2019

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

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

Academy POM

Academy Winterfest Court 2018


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

Service Wall #1 - GoJimGo & LeBonheur Childrens Hospital


BHS Wrestling 2016-2017

Freshman Football....

Honors Academy 2018-2019

Homecoming PepRally at BHS 2016

Homecoming PepRally 2016 at BHS

Freshman Cheerleaders...

Academy Ambassadors


BHS 2016 Color Guard

Freshman Football 2018

Academy Choir Carols at St. Francis

Open House/Club&Activity Fair 2018

BHS Theatre 2018 - Tarzan

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

Tacky Tourist Day...with a lot of Spirit

First look at 2020...

Boys Cross Country - All-Metro Honors

BHS Basketball 2017-2018

Hola y Buenos Dias! From the Academy Spanish Club!

Freshman Football 2018

BHS 2016 Boys Cross Country

Friday Academy Time 

Welcome to Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy!         Open House is Tuesday, September 10th, from 5-7pm.    Interim Grade Reports for Q1 will go home with all students on Thursday, September 12th.   Parent-Teacher Conferences are Thursday, September 12th, from 2-5pm, by appointment only. Please contact the teacher if you would like to set up an appointment for a conference.   The first Wellness switch is Thursday, September 12th. Boys will report to the classroom for the remainder of Q1, and girls will report to the gym.   The first grading period will end on Friday, October 11.  Report cards will go home with all students on October 25th.  Fall break is October 14th through the 18th.  Q2 starts on October 21st.     Parents, please check us out on Facebook at for information and announcements.                                  

News & Announcements

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

Veterans Day - No School
Date: 11/11/2019
Q2 Interim Grade Reports Go Home with All Students
Date: 11/15/2019
Teacher Professional Development - No School for Students
Date: 11/25/2019
Teacher Professional Development - No School for Students
Date: 11/26/2019
Thanksgiving Holidays - No School for Students
Date: 11/27/2019
Thanksgiving Holidays - No School for Students
Date: 11/28/2019
Thanksgiving Holidays - No School for Students
Date: 11/29/2019
First Semester Exams
Date: 12/18/2019
First Semester Exams
Date: 12/19/2019
First Semester Exams
Date: 12/20/2019


Class of 2020 Seniors Giving Back and Paying It Forward

We were grateful to have six of our Class of 2020 students, current seniors, come back to the Academy on Tuesday and talk with current freshmen about the important things that they need to be thinking about now in preparation for graduation. River Allbritton, Anna Bailey, McKenna Fleshman, Anna Tilley, Patel Qaladize, and Mason Davenport each spoke with English classes all day about preparing for success. This was a senior project put together and implemented by these six Honors Academy members. This was such a great experience, we are asking for them to come back in May to talk about transitioning to BHS next fall. We are also hopeful that this will become a tradition each year - current seniors coming to speak to current freshman. Thanks to our six seniors for paying it back and paying it forward at the same time. And thanks to Honors Academy sponsor, Mrs. Tara Smith, for coordinating.

Track and Field Results

Coach Nebo would like to congratulate Sophie Burke for breaking the school record in 2000 M steeplechase & Distance Medley Relay, Sydney Swift for breaking the school record in Shuttle Hurdle Relay, and Maggie Roy breaking the school record in the indoor 1 mile, Distance Medley Relay, and being in the top 3 in 800 m run and top 4 in 1600 M in the our section. Theses ladies also with the help of Carrie Chalmers will compete for an opportunity to run at State next Saturday May 11 at Arlington at 12 noon.Also want to congratulate Tmirah Albea, Austin Baggett , and Evan Gaines for being a part of the 2019 Unified Sectional champions. These outstanding athletes will now compete at Middle TN State University on May 23rd at Blue Cross Blue Shield State Track Meet. Austin and Evan also won first place at Bellevue Baptist Unified Basketball Championship.

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