AMS Students attend six periods per day. Four periods are for core classes which meet every day (Language and Literature, Individuals and Societies, Math, and Sciences), while two periods are for encore classes.
One encore period alternates between two courses (Purple/Teal). The other encore period rotates between three courses (A/B/C). This scheduling format allows students to take nine year-long courses in sixth and seventh grade. In those grades, students must take at least one course from all eight MYP subject areas. For their ninth course, students can take a second Arts course, an AVID course, or an ESOL elective. Students who take corrective reading as an encore course use that course to replace Language Acquisition.
In eighth grade, students attend a Language Acquisition course each day as a fifth core class, leaving only one period for encore rotation (A/B/C). This means that eighth-grade students take eight year-long courses -- one from each MYP subject area.
Sample 6th-Grade Schedule
Individuals and Societies 6 (Social Studies)
Language and Literature 6 (Language Arts)
True Colors 6 (Visual Arts)
Band 6 (Performing Arts)
Spanish 1A (Language Acquisition)
Fitness and Health 6
Sample 7th-Grade Schedule
Language and Literature 7 (Language Arts)
Fitness and Health 7
French 1B (Language Acquisition)
Project Runway 7 (Design)
Chorus Mixed (Performing Arts)
Individuals and Societies 7
Sample 8th-Grade Schedule
Dance for Athletes (Performing Arts)
Fitness and Health 8
Chinese 2 (Language Acquisition)
Individuals and Societies 8
Language and Literature 8