The A-Blast

FCPS summer schoool

Amani Muntu and Almaz Abedje

June 8, 2016

With the end of the school year approaching, students are beginning to prepare for a relaxing summer vacationn. But when students hear the words "summer school" they usually aren't too thrilled by the idea of being in a classroom...

Summer assignments canceled

Almaz Abedje, Staff Writer

June 8, 2016

In a policy change for the upcoming school year the Instructional Coucnil, made up of department chairs, and counselors, met to discuss the cutting of "regular" class summer assignments while the IB/AP and honors classes will...

Teachers offer differing opinions on SOLs

Rachel Shogren and Halley Thadeus

May 18, 2016

SOLs are stressful for every student, but the real stress falls on the teachers. Some teachers don't agree with how the tests are written, "I don't like how the SOL exam is written. I don't think that it is a judge of conte...

Issue 10 Sudoku Answers

Rachel Shogren, Academics Editor

May 16, 2016

IB English students prepare for IOCs

Kadijah Sesay, Staff Writer

February 2, 2016

One of the many highlights of an IB English student is presenting their IOC. For the school year 2015-2016, there are five IB English HL II classes and two IB English SL classes. IOC stands for Interactive Oral Commentary. Th...

AVID Field Trip

Amani Muntu, Staff Writer

December 8, 2015

Last Tuesday, 31 AVID students attended a field trip to George Mason University for the Alcanza college fair. The AVID program prepares students for college and the fair allowed them to explore the horizon of schools, it is an...

Week 5 Word Search Answer Key

Marife Baragano, Academics Editor

December 7, 2015


Underclassmen takes on PSATs

Grace Hogye, Staff Writer

November 29, 2015

On October 14, most students at AHS were required to take the PSAT.  The seniors were the only class excused from taking it. The PSAT is a practice or preliminary version of the SAT and it takes around two and a half hours to ...

VA College Week

Kadijah Sesay, Staff Writer

November 20, 2015

During the week of November 16-20, AHS will be participating in Virginia College Week. Virginia College Week gives seniors the opportunity to get a fee waiver for colleges that they are applying to. College applications mu...

The new SAT

Ruth Mekonnen and Sharon Sanchez

October 13, 2015

The SAT has officially changed. No more stressing over the all the sneaky tricks the SAT tries to play on you. As of this year, College Board announced that they will be creating a new SAT which will start spring of 2016. ...

SAT Word Search

SAT Word Search

April 20, 2015


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