What is the dress code for students?

AMS will follow the SCS dress code and will not be wearing uniforms.


Do students have a locker?

Yes, all students are issued a locker and lock.  Students are responsible for the contents of their locker at all times.  We do not allow students to bring their own locks from home. 


What is the academic schedule?

All students will have a Reading/Language Arts, Science, Math, and Social Studies class, as well as Health/PE and an additional elective class.  Except for Band, students do not get to choose their elective classes.  The school day begins at 7:50 and ends at 2:45. 


How can I find out my child’s bus route?

We can provide bus route information at our open house in August.  Further questions may be directed to our assistant principal. 


How can I find out what supplies my child will need?

Grade level supply lists are available on the homepage. 


What rules should I expect?

AMS students are expected to follow the Stanly County Schools Code of Conduct, which is given to students at the beginning of the year, or upon enrollment at AMS.


How can I get involved?

PTO meetings are held every 9 weeks.  At these meetings, we will highlight students’ achievements, and provide a short parent workshop about various topics.   If you are interested in getting involved in our PTO or in other ways, talk to your child’s homeroom teacher. 


How do I contact my child’s teachers?

You may call the school at 704-961-3400, email (addresses available on each teacher’s webpage), or send a note.  Get involved early and ask questions if you have concerns. 


Can my child participate in sports?

7th and 8th grade students must be academically eligible to participate.   Those who plan to try out for any athletic team must have a current physical examination on file with the school.  We offer girls’ volleyball, basketball, softball, and cheerleading. For boys, we offer football, basketball, and baseball.  We also have co-ed tennis and soccer teams.  More information is available under the Sports tab. 


How will I know if my child has homework?

All students are issued an agenda that they should use to write down their assignments daily.  It is a good idea for parents to check the agenda on a daily basis.  Some teachers require parent signature every day! 

What extra-curricular activities are available?

Outside of athletics, we offer an Art Olympics team, Student Council, Battle of the Books team, and Honor Society.


Where can I find the school calendar

On the AMS homepage, we will give information about holidays and workdays, as well as upcoming events.