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    The Forgotten Campus: ACHS’s Satellite

    ACHS’s bright, quiet Satellite Campus is one of four campuses that collectively make up ACPS’s only high school. Focused on creating a flexible atmosphere with online learning, many students who want a calmer, one-on-one approach to education choose Satellite, often because they work, have anxiety, are professional athletes, or simply prefer the smaller environment.

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    Is the Connected High School Network, Net-working?

    In 2019, the former ACPS School Board approved Superintendent Dr. Gregory Hutchings to form what is called the High School Project, better known as The Connected High School Network. This program was designed to further integrate students at the Chance For Change, Satellite, Minnie Howard, and King Street campuses of Alexandria City High School as one whole high school in Alexandria. The recent developments of creating a more structured and versatile campus-based high school reflects the concerns of overcrowding in the King Street campus and lack of flexibility to a high school education. 

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    Orchestra Snags Superior On Hottest Day of the Year

    Saturday, May 21st may have been one of the hottest days of the year a 97 degrees, but the ACHS Orchestra was even hotter!  They swept all prizes at Kings Dominion’s “Music In the Parks'' festival. They won 1st place with a superior rating. They received “Best Overall Orchestra,” and the acclaimed Esprit De Corps award. This award is given to students who demonstrate superior behavior and for demonstrating good sportsmanship throughout the competition.

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    Do I Have Allergies or COVID?

    As the spring season wears on, and COVID-19 cases in Alexandria continue to rise, the overlapping symptoms of COVID-19 and seasonal allergies leave many confused. In order to keep everyone safe, it is important to know when you should get tested for COVID-19, or if you’re just suffering from allergies.

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    Earth Day 2022: What Students Do To Stay Environmentally Friendly

    Earth Day is celebrated every year on April 22 and marks the anniversary of the beginning of the modern environmental movement in 1970 promoting a national standard of cleanliness. This year, Earth Day recognizes the devastating effects of climate change, especially human-induced impacts on the environment. The rising global temperatures, sea levels, and carbon dioxide concentrations in the atmosphere are all effects of climate change. But Earth Day also acknowledges the changes people implement in their life to protect the environment. This year, students were asked what they do every day to protect the environment.