AMHS Weekly Update

March 13-18, 2023

Attention Student Drivers

Student drivers must park in the student parking lot located near the gym entrance. All students must have a DCSD Student Parking decal to park on campus. Students are able to register their vehicles and purchase their parking passes with our Campus Supervisor, Ms. Johnson. The cost of the parking decal is $40 for the year.

As a reminder, student drivers must remain on campus for the duration of the school day. No student is allowed to leave campus for any reason unless a parent has provided the required documentation to Ms. Young, our attendance secretary, for checkout. Dual Enrollment and WBL students must sign out at the attendance office when leaving school daily. Any student leaving school without authorization will receive disciplinary consequences which may also lead to the loss of their driving privileges for the remainder of the school year. Our #1 commitment is keeping all of our students safe. Please speak to your student about adhering to the student driver expectations.

AMHS Jewels Interest Meeting- March 15th @ 3:45pm

The AMHS Jewels will be having an interest meeting on Wednesday, March 15th, at 3:45 pm in the orchestra room (B102). If you think you can dance and want to find out what it takes to be a Jewel, come to our interest meeting to find out more information. We hope to see you there.
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Interested in Work Based Learning? Click Below For More Information

AMHS Recognized as a 2023 AP STEM School by GADOE

Our school has been recognized as a 2023 GADOE AP Honor School!!!! AMHS has been recognized as an AP STEM School for our dedication to ensuring that students are prepared for college and offering AP courses in the STEM Fields. It also highlights the hard work of your AP teachers and students as they challenge themselves with rigorous coursework, culminating with the AP exam in May. Way to Go Rams!!! Click Here to see the full announcement on the district's website.

Georgia Milestones End of Course Tests Study Guides

Georgia Milestones End of Course (EOC) Tests are a few months away. As a reminder, the EOC score is 20% of the student's overall grade in a course. Please visit the testing page for relevant information, including study guides, or access the study guides at the links below.

Attention Parents and Students: No Food Deliveries Allowed

Food cannot be delivered to students during the school day by food delivery establishments, including but not limited to Uber Eats, Door Dash, or GrubHub. Please remember that only parents and immediate family members in the Infinite Campus system can deliver food to students during the school day. This is to better ensure the security of the school as well as to minimize disruptions to the school day. Also, students are NOT allowed to leave school to get food. Students found leaving school will face disciplinary consequences. Students who are in Dual Enrollment, OEC, or other off-campus programs should only secure food for themselves and are not allowed to bring food for other students.

Food delivered to students by outside delivery companies or peers will be confiscated. If a student opens an outside door to allow an outside food delivery, they will face disciplinary consequences as that creates a security risk. If you have questions, please contact your student's grade-level administrator.

DCSD Parent Technology Survey

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DCSD 2023 Summer Programs

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2023 Advanced Placement (AP) Bridge Camp

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PLEASE READ: Arabia Mountain High School Uniform Update

Arabia Mountain High School is a uniform school. When students enrolled at AMHS, the agreement was for students to wear the AMHS uniform daily. Our uniform is a symbol of pride for the Arabia Mountain High School student. Additionally, the uniform helps our faculty and staff members identify our students as they walk through our hallways. Thus, our uniform also serves as a safety measure in that we are able to quickly identify individuals who do not belong in our building. All students are expected to be in their full AMHS uniform daily. Over the past month, I have noticed students making changes to our uniform and we need your help to ensure that your student is adhering to the uniform policy.

Below are some reminders:

  1. Mondays have been designated as “Blazer Mondays” all students are expected to be in their blazers each Monday.
  2. Outerwear: Solid Navy, Hunter Green, White, or Black (no denim or other colors). Hoods should NEVER be worn in the building. Uniform shirts should be worn underneath the school-appropriate outerwear at ALL TIMES.
  3. Bookbags/Sports Bags: Clear or Mesh bags ONLY. Sports bags should be stored in a gym locker (students should have a lock for their gym locker).
  4. Shoes: Crocs, Yeezy Foam Runners, Athletic Slides, Mules, or Slippers are not allowed.

Periodically, we allow students to participate in Spirit Days/Spirit Weeks. Students are allowed to dress in AMHS spirit wear or specific themes for specific days (i.e., Homecoming Week, Senior Week, etc.). However, students must follow the school and district’s dress code. For example, students are able to wear an AMHS Spirit Shirt with blue/black jeans (no rips, tears, etc.) on spirit days, no leggings, no shirts showing mid-drifts, sweatpants, cargo pants, or joggers, are allowed during Spirit Days/Spirit Weeks.

Due to the increasing number of students who are violating the uniform policy, we have decided that we will pause Spirit Days/Weeks until further notice. I will announce when we reinstate Spirit Days/Spirit Weeks via School Messenger moving forward. Below is a copy of the AMHS Uniform/Dress Code Policy to review with your student.

AMHS Uniform/Dress Code Policy

CORE Content Tutorials for Spring Semester Schedule

Non-core Content Tutorial Sessions are on Mondays from 3:30 pm- 4:30 pm

Core Content (ELA, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies) Tutorial Sessions

Tuesdays: ELA and Math

Thursdays: Science and Social Studies

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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

Junior-Senior Prom- TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

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Attention Seniors and Juniors!

It is that time of year! It is time to purchase your prom ticket. Prom will be at Georgia State University's Center Parc on Saturday, April 15, 2023. Prom begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 11 p.m. The theme for the 2023 Prom is A NIGHT IN LAS VEGAS! Ticket sales will begin Monday, January 9th. Tickets will be sold during lunch in room C211. Tickets will be $130 until March 15th. After that, the price will increase to $150. Cash or money order are accepted only, NO CHECKS. Ticket prices will increase as we get closer to the actual prom date. Here are some things you need to know:

  • Guests cannot be older than 21 years of age
  • All guests who do not attend DeKalb County Schools will have a background check (license information is needed at the time of ticket purchase)
  • There will be NO ticket sales at the door. Repeat: There will be NO ticket sales at the door due to security and venue restrictions and set-up.
  • The last day to purchase your ticket will be April 14th at 3:20 p.m.
  • Once you exit the first floor of the venue, you will not be allowed back in.

This is a very spacious venue with patio access to the inside of the stadium. There will be NO in and out of the venue. If you have any questions, please see Ms. Sanford in C211.

DCSD March Tech Cafe' for Parents

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Canvas for Parents

Parents and guardians, keep up with your students' assignments, schedule, and class announcements in Canvas, the learning management system adopted by DCSD and used by AMHS teachers. There are two steps to set up observer access to your student's Canvas account:

School Information

Earning Parent Volunteer Hours

Parent involvement has been the key to the continued success of the students at Arabia Mountain High School. Each year Arabia Mountain High School parents/guardians must complete 10 hours of volunteer service hours each year to maintain enrollment at AMHS. Parents can volunteer at the school or school events to earn their volunteer hours or provide donations of $105.00 ($10.50 = 1 volunteer hour).

It is the responsibility of the coach/sponsor of the organization to provide the list of their parent volunteers and hours to Ms. Bills at the conclusion season or event. Parents need to be sure they are signing in at all events to ensure an accurate account of their volunteer hours. Please click the file below to see some of the ways you can earn your volunteer hours. We look forward to seeing you at AMHS!!!!

Do you know your Counselor?

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Senior Information and Opportuntities

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Willie E. (Dave) Davis (W.E.D.D.) Scholarship Program

Established August 6, 1992, the sponsors two scholarships – one for students and one for teachers.

W.E.D.D. Scholarship Program H.O.P.E. Scholarship is awarded annually to graduating high school seniors pursuing excellence by continuing their education at a technical school, junior college, college, or university. The purpose of awarding this scholarship is to inspire financially challenged students with great potential to have only positive expectations (H.O.P.E.).

A downloadable and printable application form, detailed scholarship description, and requirements are available at this link Scholarships Education - Spirit Of Excellence Ministry Inc. (

2023-2024 TMCF | Nike HBCU Scholarship

To learn more about the qualifications for this scholarship click the flyer below.

Arabia Mountain High School (AMHS) Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) Scholarship

The mission of the Arabia Mountain High School (AMHS) Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) is to encourage and enrich the educational, advocacy, and volunteer experience of its students. It is with pride that we award these scholarships to encourage the furthering of their education beyond high school. These awards are given to students who have shown determination to enrich themselves with their high school experience and who give of themselves to their community.

The Whiteside Foundation Scholarship

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The Whiteside Foundation is dedicated to the future of children and making sure that they have the resources that are needed to be successful. This scholarship is offered to graduating high schools seniors who live in a single-parent household. The recipients will be awarded $1000 towards school expenses.


  • Graduating High School Senior

  • GPA: 2.75 or higher

  • Formally accepted by college or university that is deemed as a Historically Black College and University

  • Part of a single-parent household

  • Majors choice: STEM majors, Education, Criminal Justice or International Studies

  • Complete and submit the application below and email your official acceptance letter to by the deadline below to be considered.

Deadline: April 30, 2023, by 11:59 PM

For more information visit The Whiteside Foundation's Website

James L. Thornton Memorial Scholarship Fund 21st Year

The 2022-2023 James L. Thornton Memorial Scholarship application is now available.

Seniors from Lithonia, MLK Jr., Arabia Mountain, and Miller Grove High Schools are eligible to apply.

The James L. Thornton Memorial Scholarship is in its 21st year and we are again making 3 scholarships available this year.
The application and essay are due (postmarked) by March 18, 2023. For more information CLICK HERE.


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Please join us on March 9th at 7:30 pm in the AMHS Auditorium for the Grad Bash overview for our 2023 Students and Parents.


(Thank You for Volunteering)



Please be prepared to pay the full fee of $450 or your balance.

Student Opportunities

Dual Enrollment - Earn College Credit

Emory University College Preparatory Program 2022-2023

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Testing Information

SAT Test Dates

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ACT Test Dates

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Parent and Family Engagement

Principal Advisory Council (P.A.C.)

What is PAC?

The PAC is a group of the principal and elected members of the school, including 2 teachers and 4 parents. The PAC’s focus is the Continuous School Improvement Plan (CSIP) which involves initiatives for Science, Math, Attendance, and Graduation.

What Do We Do?

We meet once a month throughout the school year and discuss action items to support student achievement, current activities related to the school and district, and community engagement. We establish specific goals each year to work towards that allow us to stay focused and productive.

The members of the Principal Advisory Council are accountable to the constituents they serve. The purpose of the Principal Advisory Council is to bring parents, school employees, students, and community members together to create a better understanding of and mutual respect for each other’s perspectives and share ideas for increasing student achievement and performance.

1. Maintain a school-wide perspective on issues;

2. Act as a link between the school and the community;

3. Encourage the engagement of parents and other stakeholders within the school community; and

4. Work to increase student achievement and performance through transparent operations and shared best practices.

The Principal Advisory Council operates under the control and management of the DeKalb County School District and will follow Board of Education policies and procedures. The Principal Advisory Council provides advice and recommendations to the school principal, the local board of education, and the local school superintendent on matters related to school climate/culture, student achievement, and community partnerships.

All meetings are open to the public and some meetings are open for commentary. For more information on the PAC in general, visit the district’s website: for more information.

Please visit the Principal Advisory Council link on the school's website for more informaiton.

Join the AMHS PTSA

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AMHS PTSA Brick Campaign

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