The A-Blast

Students take on standardized tests

Shyeim Campbell, Staff writer

October 5, 2018

Filed under Academics

Every year the students here at AHS participate in the PSAT and SAT tests. The SAT is a standardized entrance exam introduced in 1926 used by almost every college and university to make decisions on who will be allowed to att...

How to cope with extracurricular activities and school

Marian Osman, Staff Writer

October 2, 2018

Filed under Academics

Playing sports or doing extracurricular activities after school can be challenging especially when taking difficult courses at school that have rigorous curriculum. Taking IB or Honors classes while doing extracurricular activiti...

College visits coming up

College visits coming up

September 24, 2018

Meet new English and history teacher Constance McNair

Khadija Ahmed, Academics Editor

September 6, 2018

Filed under Academics

McNair participated in extended school year this summer, which is summer school for younger kids. She worked with first and second graders at Laurel Ridge Elementary School and said that the program was a lot of fun but a l...

IB Spotlight: Tiya Ayele

Khadija Ahmed, Academics Editor

September 4, 2018

Filed under Academics

Q: What did you do this summer? A: I spent time with my brother at Virginia Tech.   Q: What clubs are you in? A: I’m in four honor societies (Science, Social Studies, English and Spanish), Black Cultural Awar...

Scantrons out, projects in

Khadija Ahmed, Staff Writer

May 23, 2018

Filed under Academics

“Kanye West is right. Donald Trump has dragon energy,” or, “The Canadian tuxedo is the only tuxedo worth wearing.” McClain Herman’s IB Lit II students will be writing and delivering speeches on absurd topics such as...


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