AMHS Weekly Update

February 7-11, 2022

School-Wide Community Service Effort

Greeting Arabia Mountain High School Community,

In honor of Black History Month, AMHS has decided to participate in a school-wide community service project. We invite the AMHS school community to be a part of a school-wide community service effort in giving back to the homeless. Students can find drop-off boxes in rooms C211 and A125 where they can donate new, unopened toiletry items. Students are able to bring items such as face masks, personal hand sanitizer, water-based lotion, deodorant, wipes, shampoo, soap, toothpaste and toothbrushes, and female necessities. Everyone is invited to participate. Please help us to provide support to those in need!!!!

Thank you in advance for your support!!!!

Black History Month at AMHS

Free On-site COVID-19 Testing Available

Each Thursday between 10:00 is -11:30 am, staff and students will have the opportunity to participate in free, on-site COVID-19 testing. As a reminder, testing is not mandatory at this time, but the district is offering this opportunity to help keep our school community safe. Testing at AMHS will take place in room A205. A consent form must be on file to participate in testing. Please click the following link to access the COVID-19 Testing Consent Form. We are committed to keeping our students, faculty, and staff safe during these unprecedented times.


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.

Instructional Support

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.

Summer 2022 Learning Opprtunities

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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!

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Juior/Senior Prom

Tickets on Sale beginning February 7th

It's that time of year...PROM Season. This is the special moment our juniors and seniors have been waiting for. Here are the details:

Date: Friday, April 1, 2022

Where: The Carlos Center OR AMHS (can announce later)

Time: 7pm-11 pm

Theme: The Enchanted Forest

Tickets: $80 Early Bird Special (2/7/22-2/11/22 only)

Tickets will be $100 after next week

$120 is the cost of tickets purchased the week of prom

$150 at the door

Tickets will be sold in Room C211 (Ms. Sanford’s room) during 5th period.

Thank you for your continued support,

AMHS Prom Committee

Senior Corner

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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)

Scholarships Opportuntities

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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.

Scholarship Opportunity- Mae Eva Wesley Scholarship or the Rita Gettis Scholarship

The Eta Sigma Alumnae Chapter (Atlanta) of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is a historically African American Sorority and International Collegiate and Non-profit Community Service Organization that was founded on November 12, 1922. The motto of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is “Greater Service, Greater Progress.” As we continue to diligently serve our community and promote progress among our high school scholars, we would like to award some deserving young ladies in the Class of 2022 with the Mae Eva Wesley Scholarship or the Rita Gettis Scholarship. Please see the flyer below for more information.
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Region 2 DeKalb Council Parent Teacher Association Scholarship Opportunity

The Region 2 DeKalb Council Parent Teacher Association is offering one scholarship to a card-carrying high school senior to support their college expenses. The deadline for the completed application is Friday, March 11th. Please see the application packet below for more information.

Counseling Corner

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


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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College Visitis

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Additional School Informaiton

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.