• Virtual Orientation


    Google Meet codes for Open House tonight are:




    ELA is at 5:40

    Eng 1 is at 6:00 



    Welcome Back to School 


    I hope you have all had a restful summer vacation!  I hope you are all healthy and found things to do during the quarantine.   

    We will have some fun learning about each other and refining some of your reading and writing skills.  

    By the end of 8th grade you will be more independent and sophisticated learners! 

    I am ready to get back into the swing of things and I hope you are too! 





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    Daily Schedule

    English 1 & Math 1

    8:30-9:25 English 1 

    9:30-10:25 Enhancements

    10:30-11:25 Math 1

    11:30-12:25 Science

    12:30-1:25 Lunch

    1:30-2:25 Social Studies

    2:30-3:00 SWAMP



    English 1 & Math 8

    8:30-9:25 English 1

    9:30-10:25 Enhancement

    10:30-11:25 Social Studies 

    11:30-12:25 Science

    12:30-1:25 Lunch 

    1:30-2:25 Math 8   

    2:30-3:00 SWAMP



Phone: 9195530714


Degrees and Certifications:

Master of Arts in Elementary Education Master of Arts in Teaching and Learning with Technology Bachelor of Science in Business Administration AIG Certified

Trisha Horta

My name is Mrs. Trisha Horta, and I am your child's 6th grade Language Arts teacher.  This year is my fourth year teaching at Archer Lodge Middle.  Prior to coming to Archer Lodge Middle I worked at West Clayton Elementary as a 4th grade Language Arts teacher. Before that I worked at Cooper Elementary as a 5th grade Language Arts teacher.  I began my career in education about 13 years ago at Cooper as a Teacher Assistant.   I have a Master of Arts in Elementary Education from NC State University, a Master in Teaching and Learning with Technology from Ashford University and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.    

My husband and I along with my 2 children moved to Clayton 13 years ago from New Jersey.  I absolutely love it here in North Carolina!  I do miss my very large extended family, the boardwalks of NJ, bagels and pizza, but happily call Clayton my home.   

My children are 16 and 14.  Justin, 16, is a junior at CHHS.  He plays football, baseball and wrestles.  Julianna, 14, is a freshman at CHHS and plays volleyball.  We keep busy attending lots of high school sporting events, and hopefully we can do that again at some point this year.  I love animals and have 2 dogs (a boxer and a boxer mix) and 2 rabbits!  We may be able to have Fifi (1 of my rabbits) visit the class at times this year.  The mountains is my happy place, although I can also appreciate a little sand between my toes!    

I look forward to getting to know all of you and seeing you around town!    


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