Connecting Classroom to Community: Engaging a diverse community of students to foster academic excellence and civic engagement through a hands-on, inquiry based, individualized approach to education.
- Inquiry based education assists students in learning how to think and process knowledge.
- Project based curriculum targets character development through service learning and year-long class entrepreneurship projects.
- Instructional model grounded in the Socratic Method allows students to acquire the skills they need to find knowledge for themselves.
Core Academic Excellence:
- High academic standards in reading , math, science, and social studies through an integrated curriculum rooted in the practical application of concepts.
- Year-round school allows 40 additional days of instruction as compared to most schools.
- Individualized education through 18:1 student-teacher ratios and the use of differentiated instruction to give access to all types of learners.
- Afterschool programming until 7pm further engages students in learning.
- Mixed-income school demographics will represent the St. Louis community and provide an incentive for parents to stay in the city to educate their children and provide another level of education for students.
- Grassroots organization with over 75 parents, Coro Alums, and community volunteers assisting in the Charter School development process.
- Through a comprehensive needs assessment, AMCS has identified over 150 interested parents in the 63118, 63116 and 63104 zip codes.
- Reviving the neighborhood school by offsetting the effects of the closing of two St. Louis Public Schools by 2011 in 63118 and 63116, which will leave over 350 students displaced.
- Ten hours of community service per semester are required for all students in understanding the relationship between their actions and the world around them.
- The AMCS Mentorship program connects students with leaders in their communities.
- The revival of the neighborhood school provides an incentive for parents to stay in the city to educate their children.
- Strong parental involvement is encouraged.