General Information

Board of Education
The public is encouraged to attend the monthly meetings of the Ardmore Board of Education.  The primary function of the Board is to develop school policy and write statements of intent which guide the operation of the school program.
Enrollment & Attendance
Students are required by Oklahoma statute to attend school until age 18, unless they have already graduated from high school.  September 1 of each school year is the date required by law to determine attendance age.  Students must be 4 for prekindergarten, 5 for kindergarten and 6 for first grade by that date.  Prekindergarten is optional in Oklahoma but Kindergarten is required.  Items to bring for enrollment include birth certificate, proof of residency and up-to-date shot records.
Early Childhood Education
We offer an all-day program in both PK & Kindergarten.  For more information contact Will Rogers Elementary at 580-223-2482 or by email.
Transportation
School bus transportation is provided free of charge to students in the school district who live 1.5 miles or more from school.  Well-trained and qualified drivers follow established routes in accordance with state pupil transportation guidelines.  For more information, call the Transportation Department at 580-221-3001 Ext 314 or by email.
Child Nutrition Program
A nutritionally balanced breakfast and lunch are seved in all schools.  The high school and the middle school also offer an ala carte lunch.  Free and reduced meals are available for eligible students.  For more information contact your school or the Child Nutrition Department at 580-221-3001 Ext 240 or by email.
Special Education Services
The Special Education Services program serves the needs of students from age 3-21 who have mental, physical or emotioal disabilities.  Physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and home-based instruction are also available for those who qualify for the service.  For more information contact the Special Services Department at 580-221-3001 Ext 120 or by email.
PTO's & Open House
At various times during the school year, each school conducts an open house when parents can meet the teachers and examine their children's school work and classrooms.  We encourage parental involvement in all local school programs.  Parents are welcome to visit their children's school on a regular basis for information and involvement in the educational process.  Parents are also strongly encouraged to become a part of their school's parent-teacher organization.
Guidance & Counseling
School counselors are available to provide guidance and career educational services for students.  For more information, contact your school's administrative office.
Fine Arts
Band, strings, choral music, art and drama classes are offered for students in grades 6-12.  Ardmore music & instrumental groups consistently rank among the best in state competitions.  Art and music classes at all grade levels are enriched by the artist-in-residence program, which brings professional poets, dancers, actors, musicians and visual artists to the schools.
Reporting to Parents
Report cards are issued every nine weeks for grades 1-8.  Progress reports go home to high school parents every three weeks with a report card at the end of each semester.
An online communication tool for parents is also available.  The Power School Parent Portal allows students and parents to login from a home computer to check assignments, grades, announcements and attendance information.  Parents are encouraged to contact their child's principal to be issued a username and password.
Parent/Teacher Conference days have been designated throughout the year to further promote communication between parents and teachers.  Parents are enouraged to contact teachers regarding their child's progress/needs or whenever they have questions or concerns.
Concurrent Enrollment
Concurrent enrollment is an opportnity for students who have met their required credits for graduation to begin taking college classes during their academic day.  When a student earns college credit through concurrent enrollment, AHS provides academic credit for any concurrently enrolled higher education courses tat are correlated with academic credit awarded by the institution of higher education.  The convenient location of the Ardmore High Education Center has made this program a popular option for AHS students.
Gifted & Talented
Ardmore City Schools exhibits a commitment to providing programmimg to meet the needs of students identified as gifted and talented through appropriate pacing and a wide range of offerings in each academic area and the fine arts.
Competitive Athletics
Competitive sports begin in the 7th grade with teams competing in football, baseball, basketball, wrestling, softball, tennis, golf, cross country and track.  Ardmore athletes are always at the top of their game both academically and athletically.
Advanced Placement
Advanced Placement and Pre-Advanced Placement courses are offered for 8th - 12th grade students.  AHS students can also attend the Oklahoma School of Science and Math.
Vocational Offersings
AHS students are encouraged to take advantage of the courses offered at the Southern Oklahoma Technology Center (www.sotc.org) in addition to the family economics courses available at the high school.  Middle School students are also offered classes in family economics.
Take Two Alternative Academy
Take Two Alternative Academy was founded in 1992 and serves students in grades 6-12.  The goal of the Academy is to recover dropouts, prevent dropouts and return students to their home school on track to graduate, if they so desire.  For more information contact the program director at (580) 221-3037 or by email.
HUGS
HUGS is an after school daycare program for students.  The program has been expanded to offer full-day services on most school holidays.  During the summer months, they also offer a summer day camp.  For more information call 580-221-3030.
Blue Ribbon School
Ardmore Middle School was one of six Oklahoma schools named a 2008 Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education.  AMS was recognized for dramatic improvement in student performance among all its student body. 
Great Expectations Model Schools
Both Lincoln and Will Rogers Elementary Schools have been designated as Great Expectations Model Schools.  Great Expectations is a professional development program that provides teachers and administrators with the skills needed to create harmony and excitement within the school atmosphere, elements that are basic for inspiring students to pursue academic excellence.  The program includes eight expectations that encourage good manners and citizenship.