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Opportunities for Bilingual Students

We are excited to announce some new opportunities for bilingual students. Secondary Biliteracy Clubs for all language, Spanish Parent/ Child Reading Club, Latino American Cultural Cafe all provided to celebrate and support students in growing their bilingualism as they work towards the MA Seal of Biliteracy and Pathway Awards that will be offered for the first time this year! As a district we value the linguistic diversity of our community and through this initiative we will be able to celebrate the assets of multilingualism and to promote sustained English language, native language,...

Parenting Strategies & Supporting

For parents of 7-12 graders Please join us for a two sessions workshop "Parenting Strategies and Support". Come to one session or both! RSVP to See flyer for details. Para padres de alumnos de grados 7 - 12. Únase a nosotros para un taller de dos sesiones sobre Evasión Escolar: Estrategias y Apoyo para Padres. ¡Venga a cualquiera de las sesiones o a ambas! Confirme su asistencia a través de este correo electrónico: Se proporcionará traducción.            ...

Amherst Schools Building Project Website

The Amherst Schools Building Project Website is now available. You can access the link under "District Initiative" that is located beneath the small news articles on the main page. You can also access it HERE by clicking "Read More". 

Last Day of School

There have been four snow days for the Amherst and Pelham Elementary Schools and five snow days for the Regional Schools.  That means the current last day of school for the year is Friday, June 19, 2020 for the Amherst and Pelham Elementary Schools and Monday, June 22, 2020 for Amherst Regional Middle School and Amherst Regional High School.  If there are any additional school closings, these dates will be updated.

District Video

To access the YouTube video, please click "read more". The district held the all staff Convocation on August 27, 2019. Staff were recognized with awards and welcomed to a brand new school year. We are excited to share with all of you the video that was created last spring that highlights our strengths and goals. Enjoy! Link to the video can be accessed here:

Project Backpack 2019

It's that time of year again! The ARPS Family Center is proud to announce that Project Backpack 2019 is currently underway. The successful community outreach program provides new backpacks and school supplies for income-eligible students in our schools. This year, nearly 900 students in Kindergarten to Grade 12 qualify to receive these items. In order to accumulate the tremendous amount of backpacks and supplies we need, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Michael Morris is appealing to organizations and individuals in our community for support and assistance. He hopes you will continue to...

Summit Academy in the Growing Business

The sustainability class at Summit Academy is now growing organic salad greens, microgreens, basil, and parsley in our new 4-tier EvanLee grow rack. We had our first harvest of microgreens on Monday March 11th, which was enjoyed as part of the Summit Academy salad bar during lunch. Students in the class are not only growing produce from seed to table, but are also getting the experience of running a small business.  The class created a business plan which is in the early stages of implementation. The class plans to sell part of our produce to the district food services department to be...

Summit Academy’s Name

So, how did our school get its name “Summit Academy?"  It was derived from the location of our school, in particular its location next to the Mt. Holyoke Range. With the name change, our school undertook a school challenge to hike local mountain ranges in the Pioneer Valley and to reach the summit of those mountains. Thus far, Summit students and staff have hiked two mountains. Last year, Bare Mountain, and this year students and staff spent time at Mt. Tom in Holyoke, MA. Here’s pictures that our students and staff took of their days at Bare Mountain and Mt. Tom, with hikes, activities,...

Outdoor Education Programs at Summit Academy

As part of Summit Academy’s outdoor education programs, this year many of our students and staff spent a fun-filled day outdoors at Morse Hill in Amherst.  They participated in meaningful team-building activities, from rope course challenges to adventure activities. Pictures tell all, so here’s some pictures that recap the days events . ....