AMHS Weekly Update

November 14-18, 2022

13.5-week Progress Reports- Available Friday, November 18th

The 13.5-week progress reports will be available to parents and students in Infinite Campus on Friday, November 18th. Please be sure to review your student's grades. Progress reports provide parents and students with the student's academic progress in a course every 4.5-week period during a semester. The grades on a progress report are not a part of the student's permanent record or transcript but should help students to gauge their performance in a course. Student grades are finalized at the end of each semester and are posted to the official transcript at the end of the Fall and Spring semesters. Therefore, it is imperative that students are aware of their grades in a course and that they take advantage of any remediation opportunity that has been provided by the teacher.


As a reminder, Career Pathway students must earn a 2.5-semester G.P.A., and Magnet students must earn a 3.0-semester G.P.A. to maintain satisfactory academic standing. Students falling below this G.P.A. requirement at the end of the Fall 2020 semester are in jeopardy of being placed on academic probation or being exited from the academic program. Encourage your child to calculate their current G.P.A. by using the instructions attached below. Please speak to your child about their current status in their courses and contact your student’s teacher if you have any questions regarding their progress in a course.

Last Day to Register for AP Exams- Monday, November 14th

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AP Testing Registration

The AP testing ordering window is now open!! All AMHS students who take AP classes are strongly encouraged to take the corresponding AP exams. Registration for the 2023 AP exams opens online Wednesday, October 19, at 8:00 AM. Registration closes Monday, November 14, at 11:59 PM.


You are required to complete two steps to register:

  • Step 1: Sign up at www.totalregistration.net/AP/111868. Indicate the AP courses you're taking this year and the AP exams you plan to take. You will receive join codes and directions to complete the second required step. Exam fees are paid online, so have a debit or credit card ready to pay.
  • Step 2: Use the join codes from Step 1 to enroll your AP courses and exams in the College Board system.

Important Notes about Payment:

  • DCSD will pay for ONE AP exam for ALL students enrolled in Advanced Placement Courses.
  • The State of Georgia (GA DOE) will pay for:
    • NON-FREE/REDUCED LUNCH STUDENT: ONE AP STEM exam for students enrolled in an *AP STEM course
    • FREE/REDUCED LUNCH STUDENT:
      • ONE AP STEM exam for students enrolled in an *AP STEM course -OR-
      • ONE AP NON-STEM exam for students enrolled in a non *AP STEM course.
  • The fee for any additional AP exams is $97 (Non-Free/Reduced lunch student) or $62 (Free/Reduced lunch student).
  • Fee waiver requests (free/reduced lunch, GA DOE STEM, and DCSD Exam Waiver) must be approved by the school AP coordinator before your final bill can be issued and paid. Please allow 48 hours for this process to be completed and pay your remaining balance after the waivers have been approved.

*AP STEM Courses offered at Arabia Mountain High School: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Computer Science, AP Computer Science Principles, AP Environmental Science, AP Statistics


Please contact Mrs. Tammy Rogers, tammy_bates@dekalbschoolsga.org, to learn more.


Registration Dates and Deadlines:

  • October 19, 8:00 AM: registration opens
  • November 14: final payment deadline
  • November 14: Deadline to receive a full refund (classes that begin before mid-November)
  • November 14, 11:59 PM: Registration deadline

Parent Teacher Conferences- November 15th

Parent-teacher conferences will be held on Tuesday, November 15, 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, in person at AMHS. You must schedule conferences in advance. CLICK HERE to schedule a conference with your child's teacher.

DCSD Tech Cafe- November

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SAVE THE DATE- AgriFest November 19th

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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!!!!

Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl Volunteers Needed

Attention 11th and 12th-grade Students,

The Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl (HRRB) Steering Committee is looking for 11th and 12th-grade students who are interested in volunteering at the upcoming 2023 DeKalb HRRB competition. The volunteer registration is now open. If you are interested in volunteering for the 2023 Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl, please stop by the front office.

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Do you know your Counselor?

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Student Opportunities

Emory University College Preparatory Program 2022-2023

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Testing Information

ASVAB Registration Now Open!!!

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) will be administered at Arabia Mountain High School Friday, December 2, 2022, 8:00 am. CLICK HERE to register.

For complete details on the ASVAB, click here to download the fact sheet. If you have any questions, please email Dr. Rutledge, Assistant Principal, anthony_b_rutledge@dekalbschoolsga.org.

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: www.dekalbschoolsga.org/principal-advisory-councils 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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