AMHS Weekly Update

January 24, 2022 - January 28, 2022

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Attention 9th and 10th-grade students will begin taking the Winter NWEA MAP Assessment this week. As a reminder, the MAP assessment measure student's achievement and growth in the areas of Mathematics, Reading, and Language Usage. This assessment provides insight to teachers in regards to key information to effectively differentiate instruction for every student.

January 24th and 25th- 9th and 10th grade Social Studies Students- Growth Language Test

January 26th - 9th and 10th grade ELA Students - Growth Reading Test

Any student who did not take the Winter MAP assessment will need to speak with their teachers to make up their assessment prior to the close of the MAP Assessment window on February 28th.

CORE Content and EOC Tutorials for Spring Semester

Core Content (Non-EOC Courses) Tutorial Sessions

Tuesdays: ELA and Math

Thursday: Science and Social Studies

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

GA Milestones EOC Tutorials

Tuesdays: Coordinate Algebra and American Literature

Thursdays: Biology and US History

3:30 pm - 4:35 pm

To ensure student safety, please be sure to pick up students attending tutorials no later than 4:45 pm.

Attention Rising Juniors and Seniors

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Summer High School Internship at Atlanta Botanical Gardens

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is gearing up to host its fourth cohort of high school interns for summer 2022. Applications and adult recommendations are online and due March 27, 2022.

The Garden’s Summer High School Internship is a seven-week program on Wednesdays-Fridays from 9 am-4 pm from June 1- July 15. We are looking for students who will be 16 years or older by June 1, 2022, who currently attend a metro-Atlanta Title I school. The interns will be paid an hourly wage of $10/hr and also receive lunch, program supplies, shirts, and transportation assistance. Participants get to work alongside our Garden staff from various departments including outdoor horticulture, indoor horticulture, amphibian care team, and conservation team in the mornings; learning about our collections and actively caring for them in the process. Afternoons are devoted to college and career skills sessions that include financial planning, resume building, cooking classes, and public speaking to name a few. In addition, students learn about plant career opportunities outside of the Garden and how to connect with plant-based community service projects throughout the city. At the end of the internship, our interns will produce a personal project to share their acquired knowledge with their cohort, Garden staff, and possibly guests as well.

Please see the flyer below for more information!

Winter JV and Varsity Athletic Competitions Continue This Week

All Junior Varsity and Varsity basketball games, swim meets and wrestling matches will continue this week. Spectators will be limited to PARENTS ONLY for Junior Varsity and Varsity competitions. Tickets can be purchased at the door of any event using the QR code posted at the gym entrance. DeKalb passes and GHSA passes are welcome.

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Winter Sports are Here!!! Purchase tickets Online

Tickets for all DCSD sports can be purchased online at GOFAN. Tickets are released every Monday for that week's events. On the GOFAN site, search for Arabia Mountain High School and then complete the transaction to purchase tickets. If an event is canceled due to COVID after tickets have been purchased, your card will be refunded. Click here for details on GOFan. Go Rams!


The following colleges will host virtual sessions next week in the library media center.

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Greetings AMHS Class of 2022 Parents and Students,

The district has released the 2021-2022 graduation schedule. The AMHS Class of 2022 Graduation Ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 11:30 am at Hallford Stadium. We are excited for our students as we plan to celebrate them on this momentous occasion. Below is the 2021-2022 DCSD Graduation Schedule.

Class of 2022 News

Seniors, click here to complete your Class of 2022 Information Sheet!

Senior Remind Join Codes

Cap and Gown Orders from Jostens

CLICK HERE to order your cap, gown, stole, and tassel package from Jostens.
Cost: $75 (plus tax); deposit: $50
Please order by October 31, 2021. All balances must be paid by April 1, 2022.

CLICK HERE for a printable with helpful QR codes.

Please CLICK HERE for the AMHS Class of 2022 Updates. (Updates from the November 10th meeting)

Class of 2022 Diploma Name Verification Form

Good Arabia Mountain High School Class of 2022,

Congratulations on coming this far, it is time to order DIPLOMAS! Please use the attached link for us to correctly spell your name on your diploma. This document should only be completed one time. ​

Parents, please review the document before your student submits, as this will not be able to be changed after your submission. This must be completed by January 31, 2022.

If you have any questions, please contact your student's counselor.

Thank you for your continued support,

The AMHS Counseling Staff

Class of 2022 Diploma Name Verification Form

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Senior Students,

Please see the attached document which explains the GA Scholar Program, a GA DOE recognition program, for students who have achieved excellence in the school and community. Please reach out to your counselor if you have questions.

GA Scholar Program-Flyer

Scholarship Opportunity- James L. Thornton Memorial Scholarship

The 2021-2022 James L. Thornton Memorial scholarship application is now available. The James L. Thornton Memorial Scholarship is in its 20th year and we are again making 3 scholarships available this year. The application and essay are due (postmarked) by March 19, 2022.

Students can visit the scholarship website for the application and qualifications.

Over the past 19 years, we have been blessed in awarding 49 scholarships to South DeKalb graduates.

GA Milestones EOC Mid Month


If your child completed a B section in December (FLEX, GA. Virtual, etc.) in American Lit, Biology, Coordinate Algebra, or US History, they must take the EOC for that class. Below is the letter with the calendar and the schedule. AMHS will conduct the Spring Mid-Month the week of January 18th. EOC Study Guides can be found on the AMHS Testing Information Page. Please contact Mr. Burd at if you have any questions.


Parents and Scholars,

Below are the remaining dates for the ACT and SAT for the 2021-2022 school year. Students must register for the exam by visiting the ACT or College Board website.


College Board:

Parents of students who are seeking accommodations for either exam should reach out to our testing coordinator, Mr. Paris Burd at

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School Uniforms

Thank you for assisting us in maintaining the AMHS School Uniform Policy. The vast majority of our students are following the uniform policy. Please continue to remind your student to be in the appropriate school uniform daily. As a reminder, all students are expected to wear their navy Blazer each Monday for "Blazer Mondays." This is a required part of the AMHS uniform. Please review the uniform policy below with your student. Thank you in advance for assisting us with our uniform policy. Click the following link to the list of the AMHS Uniform Vendors.

Need a Chromebook

New student Chromebooks were delivered and issued last week. If your student needs a Chromebook. Please complete the DCSD Chromebook User Agreement and return it to Mr. Burd ( Once the user agreement is received, the student will be assigned a Chromebook. The user agreement form is linked below.