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Ardrey Kell High School
Home of the Knights
10220 Ardrey Kell Road
Charlotte, NC 28277
Courier #: 302
P: 980-343-0860  |  F: 980-343-0862 
Principal: David Switzer
LC: Southwest
Bell Schedule: 7:15 AM - 2:15 PM
Grades: 9-12
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Principal's Corner

October 2018

Dear Parents,

We are very pleased at how successful our school year has been thus far.  Thank you for all your efforts and your dedication to keeping Ardrey Kell as the best high school in CMS. I can't believe that we are almost at the end of the first quarter at AK.  It seems like just yesterday that it was August 27th.  Doesn't time fly by quickly? 

Your commitment to Ardrey Kell is crucial for our success.  Please take the time to come to school, enjoy lunch with your child, volunteer at various activities, see a ballgame, etc.  This is a great time in your child's life.  Be a part of it!

Important information for the 2018-2019 school year:

  • Students must have an agenda/planner with them at all times.  Also, students must have their student IDs with them at all times.  Agendas can be purchased for $5.00 and student IDs for $3.00 in the Main Office. 
  • To monitor your child's progress, grades can always be checked on Parent Portal on PowerSchool, which is available online.  If you still need a username or password, email your child's guidance counselor and they will assist.
  • Cell phone policy – cell phones are to be on silent and out of sight at school from 7:15 until 2:15.  The use of cell phones is not permitted during school hours unless used for educational purposes designated by the teacher.  If an emergency arises, please call the Main Office and the secretaries will be happy to help. 
  • Please discuss the dress code with your child.  This can be found online and in your child's agenda.  Dress for Success!
  • Subscribe to the Knightly News – our electronic newsletter.  Contact Mr. Bazik ( ) if you would like to receive this.
  • Morning Tutoring is available every day from 6:55 to 7:15 am.  This is a great time for your child to get individual tutoring from any of their teachers.  

Check out our school website – it is full of great information such as our daily announcements, club information, calendars and Ardrey Kell staff members' email addresses.  Thanks to Ms. Thornton for her excellent work on the website.  It is very extensive and informative. 

We hope this year will be the very best for you and your child.  All policies and procedures are aligned to provide a challenging and engaging school environment.  We thank you in advance for your support in helping our children succeed.  If you have any questions, please call me at 980-343-0860 or email me at .

Have a great school year. 

David Switzer
Ardrey Kell High School


Click here to access the October Parent Letter. 

Click here to access the August Parent Letter.

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