Freshman Orientation

freshman orientation flyer


1:00-2:00 Optional social hour, show your proofs of residency, visit school clubs & sports, and register for PTSA
2:00-6:30 Freshman orientation activities
6:00-6:30 Parent orientation
6:30 show your proofs of residency, walk student schedule


Cash or check only. If paying by check, separate checks please. 

Class of 2023 T-Shirt ($10)
iPad insurance fee ($30)
AP Course fee ($94 per course)
AHS attire (varies)


  • Will a parent need to sign in my child?
    • No, you do not need to sign them in. You can show your proofs of residency at drop off if you'd like to do this early.
  • Do I need to send the 2 proofs of residency with my child or can I bring them when I come at 6PM?
    • You can show your proofs between 1:00-2:00 or at 6:00PM.
    • Enrollment verification (showing 2 proofs) is required before a student can take the iPad home.
  • Will the AHS gear and Student Activity passes be available for purchase when parents are there at 6:00?
    • Yes! See sales section above.
  • What forms of payment can I use?
    • Cash or check will be accepted. If paying by check, separate checks please.
  • Where will student orientation begin?
    • In the varsity gym. Drop off is in the Senior parking lot in the rear of the building.
  • What will students be doing during orientation?
    • Students will be working in teams to complete challenges all around the AHS campus. They will be led by members of our Student Activities Council, who will help introduce them to the Tiger way life.
  • When will my student receive his or her iPad and schedule?
    • They will receive these prior to parent orientation (with proofs shown)
  • Do I have to attend enrollment verification on Tuesday, August 6th?
    • No, we will take care of this while you are on campus. 
  • Can I pay AP Exam Fees at Freshman Orientation?
    • Yes, if your student is enrolling in an AP course, exam fees can be paid during Freshman Orientation or on Tuesday, August 6th during Enrollment Verification.
  • What is Parent Orientation?
    • Parent Orientation is designed with our incoming Freshman parents in mind. you will have the opportunity to meet faculty members and administrators and explore the AHS campus. Parent orientation will provide you with valuable information that will help you support your student's transition to Arlington High School.
    • Parent Orientation begins promptly at 6:00pm in the auditorium. We are expecting a large crowd, please plan to arrive early.
  • What should my child bring?
    • Nothing- just a smile and a good attitude! 
    • You can send proofs of residence and payment for various items if you want.
  • What if my child can't attend Freshman Orientation?
    • You can come on Tuesday, August 6th to show your proofs, collect your schedule and your iPad.

Any other questions? Contact Diana Penny at 

Updated 3/5/19