Principal's Message

Sue PassaroSeptember is here and students and parents have made the adjustment back to our school routines; alarm clocks, packing lunches, homework, sports, and everything else that we do to prepare for school. 

Teachers and school staff have been working throughout the summer to prepare for the 2018- 2019 school year. If you’ve visited ACS this summer, you have seen the evidence of the building project. The work will continue during the year, making some adjustments necessary.

During the first ten weeks of school, the locker rooms will not be available. Students will have access to a storage area and can change in designated areas. The finished project will include several areas that were in need of restoration: the lobby bathrooms, the locker rooms, the old gym, and the tennis/basketball courts. Additionally, the building will be safer and more energy efficient.

We will continue to focus on the goal of preparing our students to be college and career ready. Students may take courses for college credit either at ACS or at SUNY Adirondack. Others will attend the Early College High School (ECHS), New Visions, or Career and Technical Education programs. ACS also offers honors classes, electives, and internships. These programs are all designed to help students prepare for work or further education.

An additional Distance Learning (DL) classroom has been added in the high school. Funding from BOCES makes this cost-effective. The new DL will allow students and teachers at ACS to partner with students and teachers in other schools in our area. In recent years, Washington County schools have found that using DL classrooms expands the opportunities for all students. I am looking forward to welcoming students back! I’d also like to give a warm welcome to Miss Alexis McWhorter, who will be joining the Art Department at ACS.

Please contact me with any questions or concerns you have throughout the year.


Susan Passaro, Argyle JR/SR High School Principal