Our vision is to connect, engage, and inspire every student to reach academic excellence. The educators of the Ayer Shirley Regional School District will instill habits of reflection and inquiry that challenge our students to set ambitious academic and personal goals. Students will develop a strong voice to express thoughts and ideas in the community, the confidence to showcase their talents, and academic and personal successes in preparation for entry into college and the world of work.


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The ABC's of Success in High School and Beyond:

This interactive data story provides information from ESE for parents, community members, and educators on how attendance, behavior, and course performance in Massachusetts high schools affects post-secondary outcomes. See it HERE.

English Language Arts:

Get Ready to Read!

Designed to support educators, parents, and young children in the development of early literacy skills in the years before kindergarten. Intended for use with all children, the resources and information provided on this site promote skill-building, communication between adults, and ways to address concerns.


ELA Engagement for your Student

Your child has nightly reading homework. What should YOU should be doing? | Cult of Pedagogy


Math Flow Chart

Envision Math for Parents/Guardians (Grades K-5)
Click HERE for guide with instructions to create a parent account that will provide online support to student resources, tools, and a glossary. 

Eureka Math for Parents/Guardians (Grades 6-8)
Click HERE for a guide on how to setup an online account for resources.

Top Ten Math Websites (All Grades)
Click HERE to view

MCAS Information:

March 18, 2019 MCAS Letter to Parents


Parent's Guide to MCAS: A summary of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS), including details about the development of the assessment, the importance of the assessment to families and schools, and a summary of the recent changes to the assessment.

Pearson Student Practice Site:  Pearson, the test developer for the MCAS, has provided a practice site for schools and families to use to become familiar with the testing tools students can use during the test, as well as the types of questions that are asked.  Schools have been using these practice tests periodically to help acclimate students to the testing environment.

Parent's Guide to the Curriculum Frameworks:  This is a link to the grade level family guides for the curriculum standards in each subject area.  The guides are organized by grade level to provide parents with a sense of the knowledge and skills that students are expected to learn each year.  The questions on the MCAS are developed to measure students’ understanding of these concepts.


Learning Tools for All Students


Parent Tool Kit: Tips and Guides:http://www.parenttoolkit.com/index.cfm?objectid=C438B4B0-A0CC-11E3-87540050569A5318

Scholastic Parent-School Success:    http://www.scholastic.com/parents/school-success

Common Sense Media Essential Apps Guide: https://www.commonsensemedia.org/app-lists

Monthly Home School Connection Newsletters

English and Spanish versions available by clicking link.


Kindergarten and 1st grade apps:

Elmo Loves 1,2,3
This is an app full of games, activities, and videos, which will help teach your child about numbers and counting.Abby Monkey Puzzle

Bugs and Numbers
This app covers math skills ranging from basic counting all the way through adding fractions with a model. Beginning Sounds Interactive Games

Pop ABCs-Letters and Letter Sounds
Fun Alphabet Puzzle Game for kids and family Inspiration Maps

Kid in Storybook Maker
Create and share customized picture storybooks with photos of your child or others as the main character!Starfall Learn 2 Read

Abby Monkey Puzzle
Puzzles and music

Starfall Learn 2 Read
At last, all the content from Starfall.com's Learn to Read index in an app! 


College and Career Readiness:

Visit the ASRHS School Counseling page for more information on College and Career Readiness.

What is MassCore? (PDF)

MassCore is a state recommended, rigorous program of study that aligns high school coursework with college and workforce expectations. 

National PTA:

National PTA offers a variety of resources to assist families in their children’s education.

Click HERE to view National PTA website

Trauma Resources:

Trauma Resources

7 Ways to Protect your Teen from Alcohol and Drugs:

Please select here for information on protecting your teen from alcohol and other drugs.

Siete Maneras De Proteger A Su Hijo Adolescente Del Alcohol Y Otras Drogas:

Por favor, seleccione aquí para obtener información sobre cómo proteger a su hijo adolescente contra el alcohol y otras drogas.


Click here for information on the WIC program.

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