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Welcome back to school!


I am so excited to have our students back to school starting Monday, August 16th! At AJHS our mission is to create an environment of excellence in which all students are successful. The teachers and staff at AJHS work very hard each day to fulfill our mission. We are passionate about taking care of the whole child at AJHS including their social, emotional, academic, physical, and mental health.  Addressing these needs takes place each day at AJHS during Advisory. Students will learn important life skills during Advisory such as goal setting, conflict resolution, leadership skills, and social/emotional support. 


In order to reach our mission’s work to create an environment of excellence in which all students are successful, we are diligent to ensure that each student masters all of the essential learning for their grade level. We have a robust intervention plan to support our struggling students. Students will receive small group remediation and tutoring during the school day during Advisory. In addition, students are encouraged to attend Night Library each Monday and Tuesday after school. 


At AJHS we believe that literacy is the foundation for all learning. We are committed to instilling a love for reading in each student by utilizing the Accelerated Reader (AR) program. Students are expected to always have a library book and take AR tests in the library or English teacher’s classroom. Students that reach their AR goal each quarter will be recognized and rewarded for their success! We are proud to say that our students love to read!


Parents and families, I am here to serve you and your children at AJHS. It is my goal as your principal to create a school that students love and feel at home, where they are safe, feel empowered to be themselves, and deeply loved. Please know that if you ever have a question or concern that I have an open-door policy and I am here to help you and your child have a wonderful year. Please schedule a meeting, give me a call, or email me anytime. I encourage each family to sign up for free Remind messages that are directly from me to stay informed on any current school reminders, messages, and announcements.


I am looking forward to a wonderful year together!


Go Panthers!


Mrs. Horn

felicia.horn@ashdownschools.org 

870-898-5138

Text @ajhsfamily to 81010 to sign up for free reminders and messages from the principal!