Accelerated Middle School
Frequently Asked QuestionsWhen is AMS information night and uncoming testing dates?Information night is usually in December and testing usually occurs in January and February for the next school year. Please check back soon for dates for the 2021-2122 school year.What are the Upcoming Enrollment Testing Dates?
Enrollment for the 2020/2021 school year has closed. More information about enrollment for the 2021/2022 scool year will be available in late September or October 2020.Is busing provided to A.M.S.?
Busing is provided to and from some of our elementary schools around the district.
Will A.M.S. provide extra-curricular activities (e.g. sports?)
We do not offer sports. Currently AMS has the opportunity to join a wide variety of clubs on campus. For a full list, please click here.How do I register for A.M.S.?Where will my child’s classes be held?
Students enrolled in AMS will have classes all over our campus giving them access to high school level labs and facilities. The majority of our 6th grade classes are housed in the H-building on the north end of our campus away from other high schoolers.
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.· 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 Pre-Algebra
· Algebra I
· Honors Geometry
· Honors Algebra II
· Pre-AP Life Science
~includes Biotechnology and Sustainability projects.
· Investigative Science
~ includes Mechanical Engineering and Computer Engineering projects
· Honors Biology
~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.
· Mandarin Chinese
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 exploratory classes by quarter to 6-8 students throughout the year.
Art, Engineering, Speech and Debate, Multimedia, Leadership Development, Academic prep, and Digital Photography
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