Arlington Community Media supports the youth of Arlington with a strong presence at the Ottoson Middle School and the Arlington High School. Contact info@acmi.tv for more information on how to get involved.

Programs By and For
the AHS Community

ACMi strives to offer a wide array of opportunities to the students of Arlington High School. Whether it be student journalism, documentary style programming, filmmaking, or live event coverage, Youth Membership is right at the heart of our education mission.

Certified High School Youth Members have complete access to ACMi’s facilities, equipment and training, and are encouraged to create their own programming – which is aired on our Education Channel – and to assist on other ACMi projects.

Full Student Membership has always been and will continue to be completely free of charge! We welcome anyone who is interested, regardless of experience.


Arlington High School’s Focus Media

Arlington High School’s Focus Media group is an after-school club that produces and films a variety of content. Students learn film-making, and also assist in filming numerous town events like school sports, Battle of the Bands, Graduations, the Main Stage at Town Day, and more! This is a great way to get started with video production.

Focus Media


ACMi Sports

The majority of Arlington High School sports games filmed by Arlington Community Media are made possible by youth and member volunteers. If you are interested in seeing more games covered, helping cover those games, commentating, or editing, then please contact sports@acmi.tv to find out how you can be trained and help bring more sports broadcasts to your community!

ACMi Sports


ATown Teen Video Festival

The ATown Teen Video Festival is an opportunity for young media producers in Arlington and surrounding areas to showcase their talents and abilities in directing, acting, writing, and creating original, powerful content. It’s always a thrill to see your work presented on the big screen at the Regent Theatre, not to mention the cash prizes that are awarded each year!

ATown Teen Film Festival


Other Programs

Many shows evolve to become almost completely student-produced. The Ponder Scope was created by AHS student Gayatri Sundar Rajan in 2014. It is a weekly flash update of Arlington High School news, important notices, and more. In 90 seconds, learn about AHS athletics, events, and announcements. If you would like to submit a story or host an episode, please email Ponderscope@acmi.tv.

YouView was brought into being in 2019 by AHS student Sam Dieringer. It has been passed down through subsequent generations, and continues as a show dedicated to youth activism, culture, and topics of interest in Arlington. If you are interested in hosting a segment, crewing an episode, or filming on location, be sure to reach out to youviewshow@gmail.com.


Programs By and For
the Ottoson Middle School

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Ottoson Media Group (OMG for short) is an after-school program offered by ACMi to the Ottoson Middle School. The students meet once a week to develop their skills in video production and film Ottoson concerts and events.

Many of the students who participate in the middle school program continue with ACMi in high school, having already acquired a substantial foundation in video production and live event coverage.

Although Ottoson charges a general fee for after-school programs, there is no additional cost for students to participate in OMG.


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