Bartlett Ninth Grade Academy

Open House/Club&Activity Fair 2018

Academy Health Sciences 2017

Academy Ninth Grade Band - 2017

Bartlett Wrestling

BHS Girls Lacrosse 2018

BHS 2016 Varsity Girls Soccer

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

                                                BHS Freshman Volleyball

BHS Combined Orchestra

Homecoming PepRally at BHS 2016

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

Panther Spirit Day with the Breakfast Club

Freshman Football 2018

BHS 2016 Girls Soccer

Academy Choirs 2018

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country

Service Wall #1 - GoJimGo & LeBonheur Childrens Hospital


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

Boys Cross Country - All-Metro Honors

Freshman Football 2018

Academy Ambassadors 2018

SuperHeroes A Lunch

Bartlett Academy Choirs 2016

Freshman Football 2018

2016-2017 Honors Academy

Tacky Tourist Day...with a lot of Spirit

BHS Basketball 2017-2018

Academy Ambassadors


Academy Winterfest Court 2018

BHS 2016 Boys Cross Country

Good Morning, BHS Class of 2022!

College Day

Academy POM

BHS 2016 Trap Team

BHS Softball 2018

Freshman Cheerleaders...

BHS 2016 Girls Cross Country

Academy Choirs 2018

Hola y Buenos Dias! From the Academy Spanish Club!

BHS Boys and Girls Bowling - Regional Champs

017 Academy Awards

Freshman Girls Basketball 2016-2017

Homecoming PepRally 2016 at BHS

BHS 2016 JV Volleyball

Friday Academy Time 

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

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

Class of 2020

BHS Theatre 2018 - Tarzan

Freshman Football 2017

BHS Cheer 2016

BHS 2016 Color Guard

Bartlett Freshmen defeat Germantown 50-48 

First look at 2020...

Friday Academy Time


SuperHeroes B Lunch

Honors Academy 2018-2019

Ribbon Week 2016-2017

BHS Wrestling 2016-2017

Academy Choir Carols at St. Francis

Freshman Football....

SuperHeros C Lunch

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

Yearbook is Your Book!

We ordered 50 extra books on Friday when our count was due, and these are still available online at Seniors – don’t miss your chance to attend the Senior Signing Party on Distribution Day! Freshmen – don’t miss your chance to start your complete collection of Panther Parade!

Kids Kan 2019

Mrs. Tutor’s photography club and Academy Ambassadors are teaming up for Kids Kan this year. We will start collecting donated non-perishable food items on Wednesday. Kids Kan will run through March 29th.

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. Student drop-offs and pick-ups present a significant safety issue as this is currently a transition area for students.

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.

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

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

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
Spring Break
Date: 3/14/2019
Spring Break
Date: 3/15/2019
Spring Break
Date: 3/16/2019
Q3 Report Cards
Date: 3/22/2019
English EOC, Part 1
Date: 4/10/2019, 7:30 AM 9:45 AM
Location: Bartlett Academy


BHS Softball 2019 - Freshmen Selected

Congratulations to the following freshmen for being selected to the BHS Softball Team for 2019: Finley Curtis, Kaitlyn Davis, Grace Dickinson, Abby Edwards, Marley Gaia, Meredith Patterson, Savannah Price, and Caitlyn Summers.

BHS Students Place in the Collierville Speech and Debate Tournament

Three of our freshman competed and placed in the Collierville Speech and Debate Tournament on Saturday.
Aubree Farrell and Anna Wright – 2nd Place in Duet Acting.
Nicholas Priddy and Senior Noah Jobbins – 5th Place in Duo Improvisation.
These students’ wins contributed to Bartlett winning 2nd place overall out of 13 schools, a record win for the BHS forensics team.

BHS Boys Soccer 2019 - Freshmen

Congratulations to our freshman selected to the BHS Boys Soccer Team: Abshir Farah, Nathan Dimauro, Antonio Fleek-Quiros, Miles Burgess, Niko Gianaroli, Caleb Gordon, Jimmy Holloway, Jaden Hollowell, Angel Jaramillo, Andrew Siharath, Nick Switzer, Keeland Harville, Dylan Mellard, Samatar Ibriham, and James Sayasan.

Spot-lighting Freshman Maggie Roy:

Maggie was selected as the Freshman Princess at Winterfest this year. She played soccer for BHS this past fall, and is making her mark in track this spring. This past weekend, she competed at Vanderbilt University in Nashville in the Music City High School Indoor Invitational, where she shattered the Bartlett High School indoor 1 mile record by 18 seconds with a time of 5 minutes and 44 seconds. She was also a part of the Distance Medley Relay team that set a new school record of 14 minutes and 8 seconds, improving over the previous indoor record by 1 minute 30 seconds.

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