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.

Alumni Spotlight


Utah High School Activities Association

Aja Goodsell has received the

Drill Academic All-Region Award

Chantel Gonzalez has received the Hero Award



College Board Award

We would like to congratulate Bridget Raymundo for receiving the National Hispanic Recognition Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement.



2021-2022 Sterling Scholars

Vian Tran - English

Phat Nguyen - Math

Ashlyn Nguyen - Social Science

Zeynab Ahmed - Business and Marketing

Connor Watson - Science

Jackson Kirkwood - Speech/Theatre Arts/Forensics

Tabitha Parker-Theiss - Instrumental Music

Taycia Linford Perez - Visual Arts

Jovi Fahrenkrog - Dance

Isaiah Kibbee - Computer Technology

Anna Fairbanks - World Languages

Fatima Madey - Family and Consumer Science

Aubrey Jensen - Vocal Performance

Congratulations to all of our Sterling Scholars!





National Merit Scholarship

Austin Laguette has been named a commended student in the 2022 National Merit Scholarship.  Commended students placed among the top 50,000 students who took the 2020 Preliminary SAT(PSAT).