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.
National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist
Silas Barber has been named a National Merit Scholarship Semi-Finalist. This award represents the top 16,000 high school students in America and the top 155 students in Utah.
We would like to congratulate Abigail Almas for receiving the Utah High School Activities Association Academic All-State Award for Girls Cross Country 2019-2020.
Way to go Abigail!
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Leadership Award
Congratulations to Alyssa Pham and Sahra Madey! They are both recipients of the 2020 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Leadership Award.