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.


Academic All-State

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.



President's Volunteer Service Award

Khadija Kele has received the President's Volunteer Service Award.  This award recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country.  

Great job Khadija!


SLCharter Science Fair

Our students brought home a couple of awards from the Science Fair this pas week:

1st Place Overall:  Aidan Jameson

AI to Detect Eosinophils

2nd Place Biological Sciences: Kiran Echavarria

Breast Cancer Viral Takedown

Great Job!!


Academic All-State

Congratulations to Nicholas Baker!

He was one of two recipients of the Academic All State from the Cottonwood Swim Team.



  Sterling Scholars

Emory Bouffard was the Sterling Scholar in the category of Social Science.  Congratulations Emory!

Silas Barber and Roman Bradley were among 12 finalist  for the Sterling Scholar Awards. 



Rotary Club Scholarship

Avari Russell is the recipient of the 2020 Rotary Club Scholarship!  Way to to Avari! 


MESA Scholarship

Congratulations to all of our students who received a $1000 MESA Scholarship.  Here are some of the recipients: Sara Ahmed, Aileen Duong, Sahra Madey, Alyssa Pham, and

Katheryn Wesley


James E. Casey Scholarship

John L. Jensen has been selected as a winner of the James E. Casey Scholarship.  This scholarship is awarded in partnership with the National Merit Scholarship Corporation and is sponsored by the UPS Foundation. 

Congratulations John!


ACLU of Utah Scholarship

Emory Bouffard has been awarded a $3500 scholarship from the ACLU of Utah.

This scholarship is awarded to Seniors who have demonstrated a strong commitment to civil liberties through some form of activism.




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Academy for Math, Engineering & Science ~ 5715 South 1300 East,  Salt Lake City, UT 84121

Phone: 801.278.9460 ~ Fax: 801.277.3527