Two minutes at: Scarlett Middle School

Editor’s Note: This is one in a series of two-minute videos offering a quick glimpse into one of AAPS’ 32 schools. At AAPS, our vision is Every Child. Every Day. Every one fully sees, values, and celebrates each child for exactly who they are, the gifts and strengths they bring to this world.

Video by Jo Mathis/AAPS District News Editor

Scarlett Middle School is home to 606 Roadrunners, and together with staff and parents, comprise the “Scarlett Nation,” a community that prides itself on close connections. Located on the city’s southeast side, Scarlett Junior High opened in 1968 and was named for longtime AAPS educator Mary L. Scarlett.

Scarlett’s International Bacculaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme is aimed at developing internationally-minded learners who exhibit the 10 attributes valued by IB schools. Classes emphasize inquiry; global awareness; action and service; world languages; and access and equity. The programme comprises eight subject groups and requires at least 50 hours of teaching time for each subject group each year.

Until COVID restrictions of 2020 took effect, Scarlett had become known throughout the county as the site of the annual Portfolio, which welcomed professionals to come to the school to look over students’ resumes that represented their hard work during the school year, and interview them about their skills and interests. The following video was taken in 2018:

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