AMES is a stimulating and inspiring place for bright, talented, and disciplined students. We offer an exceptional teaching staff, including University of Utah faculty and Salt Lake-area professionals, and small classes where individual needs can be met. In fact, no more than 500 students will be enrolled in AMES. Courses include integrated programs in math, science, technology, computer science and engineering as well as core classes in language arts, social studies, and the arts. Additional courses offered through Cottonwood High School round out the total AMES experience.



In addition to taking rigorous courses, completing homework, group work and projects, students at AMES enjoy and excel in a number of extra curricular activities.  AMES students can and do participate in Cottonwood Athletics, as well as the theatre and music programs. 


AMES also has it's own well established clubs including FIRST Robotics, Technology Student Association (TSA), Garden Club, Service Through Science Club, Queer Straight Alliance (QSA), Art Club, Board Game Club, Black Student Union (BSU), Chess Club, Cinematography Club and Literary Magazine...to name a few!  Our club offerings change all the time depending on our students.  If there is a club we don't have that ten or more students want, they can create it themselves with the support of a faculty advisor and approval from the principal.











A majority of our students have participated in our tutoring program at one time during their years at AMES.  We offer afterschool, before school and lunch time tutoring.  We have also utilized student mentors in our classrooms most recently in the following classes: Math 1 & 2, Biology, and English 9 & 10.


U of U Science & Engineering Fair

Congratulations to our freshman Gudon Abdi, she won 3rd place in the Earth & Environmental Science category.


Sterling Scholar

Jude Horsley was chosen as the 2020 Utah State Sterling Scholar in Mathematics.

Congratulations Jude!



Rotary  Youth Scholarship

Salma Djalal and Aashika Shakya were awarded the 2021 Rotary Youth Scholarship.

Great Job!

America's Freedom Festival

Anna Fairbanks received a scholarship for her essay and placed 3rd in the nationwide contest.

Way to go!

















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