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Dear ACLS families,

We will have the 2021 spring eighth class on Sunday, Apr. 11th 2021. All classes will be ONLINE. The classroom teacher already sends out the Zoom meeting ID and password to all the students. If you have not received them, please contact your classroom teacher to check your class schedule and instructions to log in.

There will be no class on Apr 18 due to Spring break. The next class will be on Sunday, Apr. 25.

If you have any questions, please email us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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Be safe and healthy.

ACLS Principals

Shu Wang/Xiaoping Ao


Below please find the ACLS online class policy for students to follow:

  1. Please login to the Zoom class in time, recommend to join the meeting 5-10 mins before class started.
  2. Please keep the camera open during the full class, so the teacher can interact with students.
  3. Please be quite during the class, make sure your mic is muted, unless the teacher ask you to unmute, or follow teacher’s instructions to use mic.
  4. Please do not chat with classmates via chat.
  5. Please raise your hand if you would like to talk to the class.
  6. Please be focus on the class
  7. Please dress properly when join the class.

Class nameDebate Class

Class Description:  

The class will be in English and is open to students in either 7th or 8th grade. This class will introduce debate skills and have the students better prepared for high school debate tournament. Prior experience is not required.

Debate is an important skill to have. It gives students an opportunity to practice speaking in front of an audience and thinking on their feet. Students who participate in debate show initiative and leadership. The research debaters perform expands their minds and increases their understanding of multiple sides of important issues. Therefore, debate provides students the opportunity to develop important skills in reasoning, speaking and listening, critical thinking, researching, problem solving and writing.

Class name: Making Games with Python

Class Description:

Playing video game is one of the most entertaining activities for kids and teenages, even adults. Curiosity of how a game is implemented and doing it yourself (DIY) provide a fascinating learning opportunity.

1) In the fall semester class, students are going to learn basics of Python (e.g., expressions, data types, variables, lists, dictionaries, flow control, functions and class) and explore python games by writing/debugging/playing small text-based games. The list of games include but are not limited to:

  • Guess the number
  • Jokes
  • Dragon Realm
  • Hangman
  • Tic Tac Toe
  • Bagels
  • Reversi ...

2) In the spring semester class, students are going to make graphical games with the Pygame framework. They will learn some advanced programming skills, such as drawing, event handling, game windows and camera views. The list of games include:

  • Boucing Ball
  • Memory puzzle
  • Wormy game which evolves from a simple game to a complex game, i.e.,
    • single-apple single-worm
    • multiple-apples single-worm
    • multiple-apple single-worm with unbounded world
    • multiple-apple multiple-worm with unbounded world

The most valuable things that the students will learn are logic thinking and problem solving skills by:
a) building a base game with classes, functions and modules
b) increasing the complexity step by step
c) continuously testing

Basic knowledge of computer and programming (e.g., scratch) will be helpful but not necessary. Bringing your laptop and curiosity to the class is required.

Please register if you are interested in these two classes.  


Chinese As A Second Language


Why Choosing CSL at ACLS?


  • Over the years, more than a dozen students from this program joined Chinese classes at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. These students take leadership role in class discussion and cultural activities.


  • Seven CSL students graduated from ACLS. Four of them have been studying Chinese for 9 - 12 years. One continued to study Chinese at Columbia University. Another minored in Chinese in College.


  • Through years of efforts, CSL students have learned to speak, read, and write Chinese, and type Pinyin.


  • CSL students have taken Youth Chinese Test (YCT), and passed Level 3 or Level 4.


  • Student Age 518


  • Level: CSL Level I - V

                  CSL Advanced I - IV

                      CSL Adult beginner I-II

                 CSL Adult Advanced I-II


  • Class time:   2:00 - 3:35pm Sunday afternoons


  • Address:Acton’s R.J. Grey junior High School


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