Welcome to AMHS

2021-2022 School Year!

Message from the Principal

Dear Parents and Students,


Welcome Back to the 2021-2022 school year! I hope that you have had the opportunity to take some time to relax and enjoy your summer vacation. I am excited to welcome you back to the building for face-to-face instruction beginning Monday, August 2, 2021. This year the AMHS faculty and staff plan to continue to cultivate a spirit of excellence among our students and engage them in deep teaching and learning that will improve student performance and positively impact their personal development.


This year’s theme is “EXCELLENCE is not an act, but a HABIT.” For the AMHS students, this means that our students must consistently put forth their best efforts in everything that they do. Our goal is to provide opportunities for our students to excel in academics, athletics, as well as clubs and organizations in order to become positive, contributing members of our school community.


We commit to preparing our scholars for the challenges that they will meet as they matriculate through high school and instill in them the belief that they can achieve anything they put their minds to. We want to ensure that we provide our students with the skills necessary that will allow them to achieve success in all areas of their lives and to compete globally once they graduate!!!


Again, welcome back and we look forward to seeing you this Thursday, July 29th for our 2021-2022 Open House!!!


Warm Regards,


Mrs. Tanya Mason | Princial



Important School Information

Instruction

Arabia Mountain High School operates on a traditional 7-period schedule. All classes, with the exception of mathematics courses, are taught at the accelerated level. Therefore, it is imperative that our students develop strong time management and study skills. Students should engage in daily study outside of the time spent on homework to avoid cramming for summative assessments.

Summer Assignments

To help prepare our students for the rigorous and robust learning at AMHS, students must complete summer assignments for their core courses (ELA, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies). The summer assignments are posted on the school’s website and should be complete by Friday, August 27, 2021. (Click here for a list of summer assignments)

Continuation Requirements

Students enrolled in the Career Pathway and Magnet programs at Arabia Mountain High must maintain a 2.5 or 3.0 semester GPA, respectively to remain in good academic standing and continue in the academic program. Students' grades are reviewed at the end of the fall and spring semesters. If a student’s semester GPA falls below the requirement, the student is placed on academic probation, parents attend an Academic Probation Conference and the student will have one (1) semester to improve their grades to meet the GPA requirement. Students not maintaining the GPA requirement by the end of the school year will be exited from the program.

Parent Portal

Students and parents can keep track of their grades and attendance using the Infinite Campus parent and student accounts. Students can access their Infinite Campus account through the Clever application. Parents will need to download the Infinite Campus Parent Portal application to receive real-time grade and attendance notifications (Click here for instructions on creating your Parent Portal account). If you have any questions regarding setting up your parent portal, please visit https://www.dekalbschoolsga.org/infinite-campus/.
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Transportation

Parents are responsible for their student's transportation to and from school. Students can be dropped off at school or can ride one of five shuttles to school. The five shuttle locations are


1) Cedar Grove High School

2) Lithonia High School

3) Martin Luther King, Jr. High School

4) Memorial Drive

5) Stephenson High School


Upperclassmen are allowed to drive to school. Students who drive to school must purchase a parking decal to park on campus. The student parking lot will be located on the gym side of the building. (Click here for the 21-22 Satellite Bus Schedule).

Join us for Open House!!!!

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**Students and parents should access their schedules through Infinite Campus for Open House. Face masks MUST be worn while in the building.**

***Additional Documments***

Parents,

Below are four documents for your review. Only one document (Academic and Discipline Expectations) will need to be initialed and signed by the parent/guardian and the student, then returned to your child's homeroom teacher between Aug. 2-6, 2021 (the first week of school).
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For Students Opting out of In-person Learning

Students who have opted out of in-person learning will be enrolled in classes through the DCSD FLEX Academy. The last day for students to opt out of in-person learning will be Thursday, July 29, 2021.


AMHS students enrolled in FLEX will need to maintain the GPA requirements to maintain satisfactory academic standing while taking classes through FLEX Academy this semester. Parents will need to review the documents above and initial, sign, and submit the Academic and Discipline expectations to Ms. Ellis at josephine_ellis@dekalbschoolsga.org between August 2-6, 2021.


Students are currently being enrolled in FLEX Academy and parents will be contacted by their child's counselor in order to schedule their classes. Students enrolled in FLEX Academy will need to attend the virtual Open House on Thursday, July 29th beginning at 4:30pm. Please click here for more information about FLEX Academy's Open House.