Academy of Richmond County

Home of the Musketeers

Academy of Richmond County

Home of the Musketeers


ARC is recognized as an AP STEM School, with a minimum of five students testing in at least four AP STEM courses. (AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Statistics, AP Biology, AP Chemistry, AP Environmental Science, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2, AP Physics C, AP Computer Science A, AP Computer Science Principles).  This award is based on the results of 2021 AP courses and exams.  


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         The Spring 2022 Exam Schedule can be found below.  Please note that the last day of the semester in Richmond County is Tuesday, May 24th.  May 24th is a half day for ALL students.  The exam window is May 18-24, 2022.  (Seniors ONLY will take their 7th period exams during 7th period on Tuesday, May 17th.  No students will be released from class during the exam period.  Once the exam period begins, students will remain at their testing sites until dismissed.


         If a student exempts both exams for the day, the student should not report to school that day.  If the student exempts the morning exam only, the student should report to school by 11:30.  If the student exempts the afternoon exam only, the student will be allowed to leave campus with written permission from a parent once the exam period ends at 11:30.  No students are allowed to leave the testing site until the exam period ends.


    Wednesday, May 18                                                     Monday, May 23

    1st Period exam:  8:15 - 11:30                                     7th Period exam:  8:15 - 11:30

         Study:  8:15 - 9:15 (60 min)                                             Study:  8:15 - 9:15 (60 min)

         Break:  9:15 - 9:25 (10 min)                                             Break:  9:15 - 9:25 (10 min)

         Exam:  9:25 - 11:30 (125 min)                                        Exam:  9:25 - 11:30 (125 min)

    2nd Period exam:  11:35 - 3:15                                    Homeroom (Make-up exams):  11:35 - 3:15

         1st lunch:  11:35 - 12:00 (class - 55 min)                          1st lunch:  11:35 - 12:00 (class - 55 min)

         2nd lunch:  12:15 - 12:40 (class - 55 min)                         2nd lunch:  12:15 - 12:40 (class - 55 min)   

    Break:  1:00 - 1:10 (10 min)                                                   Break:  1:00 - 1:10 (10 min)

    Exam period:  1:10 - 3:15 (125 min)                                      Exam period:  1:10 - 3:15 (125 min)


    Thursday, May 19                                                        Tuesday, May 24

    3rd Period exam:  8:15 - 11:30                                    Homeroom (Make-up exams):  8:15 - 11:30

         Study:  8:15 - 9:15 (60 min)                                          Study:  8:15 - 9:15 (60 min)

         Break:  9:15 - 9:25 (10 min)                                          Break:  9:15 - 9:25 (10 min)  

         Exam: 9:25-11:30 (125 min)                                         Exam: 9:25-11:30 (125 min) 

    4th Period exam:  11:35 - 3:15                                    Homeroom: 

    1st lunch:  11:35 - 12:00 (class - 55 min)                           1st lunch:  11:35 - 12:00 (class - 55 min)

    2nd lunch:  12:15 - 12:40 (class - 55 min)                          2nd lunch:  12:15 - 12:45 (class - 55 min)

    Break:  1:00 - 1:10 (10 min)                                           Early Release: 

    Exam period:  1:10 - 3:15 (125 min)                                  12:45 (Students release straight to buses)



    Friday, May 20

    5th Period exam:  8:15 - 11:30

         Study:  8:15 - 9:15 (60 min)

         Break:  9:15 - 9:25 (10 min)

         Exam:  9:25 - 11:30 (125 min)

    6th Period exam:  11:35 - 3:15

         1st lunch:  11:35 - 12:00 (class - 55 min)

         2nd lunch:  12:15 - 12:40 (class - 55 min)

    Break:  1:00 - 1:10 (10 min)

    Exam period:  1:10 - 3:15 (125 min)


    Senior Graduation Practice is mandatory and will be at 8:30 am on Monday, May 23 in the Gym

    Graduation is 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 24th in the ARC Stadium - Tickets are NOT required






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    Student Materials Return Dates

    Friday, May 13th - ALL library books due

    May 15th - 17th (Monday, Tuesday, and Wed.) - ALL graduating Seniors or students transferring to other schools - Student Devices Returned

    9th-11th, and 12th grade Summer School Students will keep their device over the summer break

    and the device will travel with the student into their next school year.



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  • If you have any Athletics, Club, Library, Student Device,

    and/or Textbook fines, then follow the steps below

    to pay ONLINE today!

    How do I access MySchoolBucks?

    1.  Click HERE or go to

    2.  Create a NEW user profile

    3.  Add yourself as a Student with your name and Student ID#

    4.  Review school items or invoices and add them to your cart.

    5.  Check out using your credit/debit card.


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    Dear Parents,

    Our school conducts outreach to all parents and family members and supports successful school and family interactions. Your help in planning these family engagement efforts is appreciated. Please complete the following survey to provide your recommendations into our efforts to help you support your child’s learning and educational success.


    Click HERE to complete the Annual Evaluation of the Title 1 Family Engagement Program

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    Phillip Rieckert "Backhand Dropshot" Memorial Award


    This award will grant a scholarship to assist with college costs to two college-bound student-athletes who have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills through their sport or community.  The application portal is open and all applications and letters of recommendation are due May 31, 2022 by 12:00 midnight -EST, no exceptions.  The first recipients will be chosen in early summer of 2022.

    Click HERE to access the application portal!

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    Last week, Congress failed to extend critical child nutrition waivers and, as a result, hungry kids across the country may miss out on more than 95 million meals this summer and many more next school year.  These waivers have helped schools and community organizations continue to safely and effectively reach kids with the nutrition they need in the face of ongoing challenges.

    By not clearing the path for USDA to extend child nutrition waivers, Congress is making it harder for schools to serve meals and for kids to get the food they need. Sign our petition TODAY to tell congressional leaders & the White House to fix this.  By adding your name to this petition, an individual email will also be sent to the White House and may be sent to your congressional office if your member sits on a committee of jurisdiction on this issue.

    Click HERE to sign the petition to extend Child Nutrition Waivers!

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  •  PARENT PowerUp 1:1 Course


    Do you have additional questions or need more information? 

    Click HERE to learn more about RCSS's PowerUp (1:1 Technology) Initiative

    Click HERE to purchase (Optional) Device Insurance

    Need a Student Technology Loan Agreement Form?  Click HERE!


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    The College Board (SAT, PSAT, AP) Man dressed in purple and gold with wielding a sword

    Fee Waiver Program


    The ACT (American College Testing) and The College Board (SAT, PSAT, AP) offer fee waivers to waive or reduce the cost of the ACT, SAT, AP, and PSAT exams for students from families who qualify. Qualifying students should speak with their counselors about fee waivers for these examinations. 

    Click here to learn more about eligibility requirements and access the ACT/SAT Fee Waiver Form!

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    Vision: The Richmond County School System will provide an equitable education for all students to prepare them for life beyond the classroom.


    Mission: Building a globally competitive school system that educates the whole child through teaching, learning, collaboration, and innovation.

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