Annapolis Middle School At-A-Glance
Annapolis Middle School, an IB World School
"Where learning is a journey, not a destination"
- Ninth year of school-wide implementation of the International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB MYP)
- Facilitates a professional development plan that focuses on integrating MYP instructional strategies throughout the school
- New teachers are given mentoring support through the Right Start Advisor program.
- Provides teachers with planning opportunities for teachers to collaboratively plan instruction
- Emphasis on reading and writing across curriculum
- School officials developed a two-year school improvement plan targeting reading and mathematics
- Provides incoming 6th graders students with a Summer Bridge readiness program
- Provides Summer Academy learning opportunities for seventh and eighth grader students
- School-wide focus on monitoring student performance using formative assessments
- Teachers have created increased intervention opportunities for students needing additional help
- Ongoing implementation of “IB Communities” to provide a network of support and an adult mentor for all students
- Commitment towards a school-wide focus on positive student behaviors through PBIS
- Common focus on the needs of an inclusive, diverse learning community
- School-wide integration of AVID strategies to build student skills
The IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) is a whole-school program, meaning that all AMS students are IB students, and all courses at AMS are taught using the IB approach to learning. To find out if Annapolis Middle School is the designated middle school for your student, visit the AACPS Locate Your School service. If AMS is not your designated middle school, you may be able to join in on the IB MYP as an out-of-area magnet student. For more information about magnet programs, visit https://www.aacps.org/magnet.
What Parents Need to Bring for Enrollment:
- 2 proofs of residency: One must be a mortgage statement, deed or lease and one must be a utility bill showing your current address.
- Proof of custody, if applicable
- Immunization records – proof of 2 MMRs
- Birth Certificate
- Most recent Report Card
- Any evaluations – standardized test scores, etc.
- Documentation of Special Services – IEP, 504, BIP, etc.
- Any medical concerns
Be sure to call 410-222-6495 to schedule an appointment to enroll your child.
For further information about AACPS Enrollment Procedures please visit this link: Enrollment
Slideshow from Welcome and Registration Night for Rising Sixth Graders
Course Selection Sheets for the 2019-2020 School Year
If you feel that your child is being harrassed or bullied, please read the information on the attached link, fill out the attached form, and return it to school as soon as possible. The school will address the issue and provide support to you and your child to ensure that they feel safe at school. If you need support regarding a potential harrassment or bullying situation, do not hesitate to call a school counselor or an administrator at 410-222-6493.
Anne Arundel County School Health Services Program exists to preserve, protect and promote the health of school children. To that end, the school health nurse and health assistant’s activities are directed so each student develops his/her potential for physical, mental and emotional well-being.
The Health Room is staffed by Ms. Jennifer Corkill.
School Health Service Personnel are available to students during regular school hours. Services provided by School Health Services staff consist of (but are not limited to):
- First Aid administered per School Health Services First Aid Manual
- Management of illnesses that occur at school
- Medication administration – daily and as needed medications may be administered to students providing that the Parent’s Request to Administer Medication form has been properly filled out by the student’s parent or guardian and the student’s Primary Care Provider
- Collaboration with parents or guardians to aid students with mobility concerns (ex. fractures, crutches, etc.) to meet their mobility needs at school
- Collaboration with parents or guardians in the management of ongoing health needs of their student in the school setting (ex. post accident or surgery, blood glucose management, PE restrictions or special needs, chronic health concerns, life threatening allergies, etc.)
- Monitoring of communicable diseases and immunization records
- Health screening for vision, hearing
The Health Room has several rules to help ensure that minimal classroom disruption occurs and that student health needs are met in a timely and efficient fashion:
- All students need to have a pass prior to coming to the Health Room. This ensures that the classroom teacher is aware that the student will be missing instructional content and that the student’s whereabouts is accounted for during the school day.
- All students are expected to be quiet and courteous while in the Health Room.
- All other school rules apply to students in the Health Room.
- Student concerns will be triaged upon arrival to the Health Room with the goal of returning students to class as quickly as possible to continue with educational activities.
- Health Room dismissal: If their condition permits, students who are awaiting their parent or guardian arrival for dismissal from the Health Room may be returned to class until their adult arrives for them.
Dismissing students from the Health Room:
Ill or injured students may be dismissed directly from the Health Room to their parent or guardian. The parent or guardian, or a responsible adult whose name is on their emergency card needs to come to the Health Room to ‘sign out’ their student. All persons picking up students need to show picture identification.
Medications At School:
Link to Parent’s Request to Administer Medication Form. Please note that medication must be brought to the Health Room in the original pharmacy container or in the original, sealed packaging by an adult..
School Health Services:
Link to Parent’s Guide to School Health.
Power Breathing: Serious Asthma Education
The school nurse is an experienced asthma educator. As at all county schools, she will be providing structured content on asthma management. The content will include a review of the National Standards for Asthma Management as well as practical strategies to manage the asthma and respiratory needs of school students.