Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy

Boys Cross Country - All-Metro Honors

Freshman Football 2018

College Day

Academy Health Sciences 2017

Ribbon Week 2016-2017

Freshman Cheerleaders...

Homecoming PepRally at BHS 2016

Bartlett Wrestling

BHS 2016 JV Volleyball

Tacky Tourist Day...with a lot of Spirit

Academy Ambassadors 2018

SuperHeroes A Lunch

BHS 2016 Color Guard

Freshman Girls Basketball 2016-2017

Hola y Buenos Dias! From the Academy Spanish Club!

First look at 2020...

BHS Combined Orchestra

                                                BHS Freshman Volleyball

Service Wall #1 - GoJimGo & LeBonheur Childrens Hospital


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

SuperHeros C Lunch

Bartlett Academy Choirs 2016

Apple Distinguished School 2019-2022

BHS 2016 Varsity Girls Soccer

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country

Academy Ambassadors


Honors Academy 2018-2019

Academy Choirs 2018

BHS 2016 Trap Team

Freshman Football 2017

Homecoming PepRally 2016 at BHS

Freshman Football 2018


Friday Academy Time 

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

BHS Girls Lacrosse 2018

Good Morning, BHS Class of 2022!

Another Banner goes up!

BHS Wrestling 2016-2017

Academy POM

BHS 2016 Boys Cross Country

BHS Theatre 2018 - Tarzan

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

2016-2017 Honors Academy

Bartlett Freshmen defeat Germantown 50-48 

BHS Basketball 2017-2018

Academy Winterfest Court 2018

BHS Volleyball 2019

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country

BHS Cheer 2016

BHS Softball 2018

BHS Boys and Girls Bowling - Regional Champs

BHS JV Soccer 2019

017 Academy Awards

Freshman Football....

Freshman Football 2018

Academy Choir Carols at St. Francis

BHS Varsity Soccer 2019

BHS 2016 Girls Soccer

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

Panther Spirit Day with the Breakfast Club

Academy Choirs 2018

SuperHeroes B Lunch

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

Friday Academy Time

BHS Girls Soccer 2019

Academy Ninth Grade Band - 2017

Class of 2020

Open House/Club&Activity Fair 2018

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

Banner Years

At the Academy, we like to hang banners in our cafeteria for all to see. Every freshman class, starting with our first freshman class, the BHS Graduating Class of 2018, has designed a banner. Our first five freshman classes are represented on the back wall. This freshman class, the BHS Graduating Class of 2023, will design a banner this year to hang with these. We are especially proud of our Reward School banners - two consecutive years to be recognized by the state for this distinction. Our newest banner hangs just outside the cafeteria - Apple Distinguished School for 2019-2022.

Exam Schedule - Semester 1 - 2019

Here is the Exam Schedule for 1st Semester:
Wednesday, December 18th - 3rd and 6th period exams;
Thursday, December 19th - 2nd and 5th period exams;
Friday, December 20th* - 1st and 4th period exams.
*Friday, December 20th - Last day of Q2/S1, half-day for students,
dismissal at 10:30, no lunch.
All students are required to take an exam in every 1st semester class.
Each exam period will last 90 minutes.
No exam will be given prior to Wednesday, December 18th.
Any missed exam will be made up on Monday, January 6th.

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

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.

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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

First Semester Exams
Date: 12/18/2019
First Semester Exams
Date: 12/19/2019
First Semester Exams
Date: 12/20/2019
Last Day of Q2/Half-Day for Students/Dismissal at 10:30am/No Lunch Provided
Date: 12/20/2019


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