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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 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.


Sterling Scholars

Congratulations to our 2022-2023

Sterling Scholar finalists:

Diego Bradley - Social Science

Luke Holt - Math

Aidan Jameson - Science

Meah Phan - English

Sydney Pomeranz - Speech & Theatre

Daniel Sierra - Vocal Performance

Annette Van Der Merwe - Instrumental Music

Lincoln Wagner - Skilled & Tech. Science Education

         National Merit Scholarship

We are proud to name the six AMES 2023 semifinalists for the National Merit Scholarship.  These students have achieved the 2023 semifinalist level based on their score on the PSAT taken during their junior year of high school:

Diego Bradley, Eve Bradley, Aiden Dubiner, Kaiya Endo, Luke Holt, Aidan Jameson






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