What is the Vision of Accelerated Middle School (A.M.S.)?
AMS offers middle school students the opportunity to become academically accomplished, confident and well-rounded individuals by…
·Participating in an accelerated, rigorous curriculum focused on developing foundational knowledge and analytical reasoning skill.
·Cultivating a culture of excellence through the development and implementation of personalized learning plans that set students on the right path through high school to attain entrance into the University of their Choice.
·Developing conscientious, respectful and accomplished young men and women through leadership experiences within and outside of the school community.
What makes A.M.S. different from other junior high schools
Given that AMS is housed at the Basha High School campus, students attending AMS have the opportunity to utilize the instructional expertise and resources of a comprehensive high school. This offers students a unique opportunity to preview and participate in academic activities and experiences that will prepare them for success in high school and beyond.
What will my child learn at A.M.S.?
The AMS curriculum is aligned to state and national standards and designed to provide students essential college readiness skills in mathematics, reading, writing and science. The following core curriculum options are available to 6-8 students. *Course placement may be determined by current skills and proficiency levels.
·Honors Algebra II
·Pre-AP Life Science
~includes Biotechnology and Sustainability projects.
~ includes Mechanical Engineering and Computer Engineering projects
~includes honors science research project
·Pre-AP English 6
·Pre-AP English 7
·Pre-AP English 8
·Pre-AP World History
·Pre-AP European History
·Pre-AP US History and Geography
Recognizing that second language proficiency is increasingly in demand, AMS offers two language options for students.
Participation in fine arts programs offers students the opportunity to become a part of a group and further develop interests, skills and talents that will assist them later in life. AMS offers students the opportunity to participate in the following fine arts programs.
In addition to traditional classes, AMS will offer the following programs to all 6-8 students throughout the year during homeroom period.
·Studies in Literature
·College 101-College Readiness and Guidance
·Community Service and Leadership
·Speech and Debate
Michelle Good is the administrator in charge of the program and can be reached at 224-2129.