Who can attend AMCS?
Subject to capacity, any student residing in the 63118, 63104, or 63116 zip codes and entering grades kindergarten through third grade can enroll in AMCS.
How many students and what grades will AMCS serve?
AMCS will initially serve 288 students in grades kindergarten through third grade. AMCS will add one grade level each year until it is a K-12 school.
What is a Charter School?
A Charter school is a nonsectarian, tuition-free, public school . A Charter school has much more autonomy than a traditional public school. In exchange for this autonomy, a Charter school must meet high accountability standards or risk having its charter pulled. Charter schools have a huge incentive to perform .
What are the benefits of experiential education?
Hands-on education allows students to see the applicability of what they are learning to the real world. Students who are exposed to education rooted in project learning become more engaged learners and receive a firmer grasp of foundational math and reading concepts.
What are the benefits of being in a diverse community of students?
A mixed-income school setting gives another level of education to students. Students gain a holistic view of their community and world.
What is AMCS’ policy toward discipline?
AMCS recognizes the need to provide a safe environment to promote student learning. AMCS has adopted a school wide discipline policy rooted in taking responsibility for one’s actions, self-reflection and awareness.
Where does AMCS receive its funding?
AMCS, like all charter schools receives its operating funding from Missouri State Education Funding. Funds for capital expenses, additional programming, and start-up must be raised through corporate and foundation grants, individual donations and government grants.