Our AMS Distance Learning Program will serve all students grades K-8 during the initial, opening weeks of the 2020-2021 school year. From a home learning environment, families will still experience a high-quality education via learning packets, accompanied by learning videos and Zoom support from our caring and dedicated teachers.

Our Distance Learning Program is designed to meet students where they are academically with an extensive review of the previous years’ standards. This will ensure that our scholars have the background knowledge to dive into grade level curriculum and beyond beginning on August 17th.

Thank you for your continued partnership and support as we maintain our efforts to ensure the continuity of learning for our scholars during this school closure. Communication is our greatest tool. Please reach out if you have questions or need support.

Distance Learning Program Dates (On Campus Students)

Week 1: August 5-7 (Learning Packets and Videos)

Week 2: August 10-14 (Learning Packets and Videos)

Week 3: August 17-21 (Curriculum Learning Packets and Videos)

Week 4: August 24-28 (Schoology live instruction)

Week 5: August 31-September 4 (Schoology live instruction)

SEPTEMBER 7 LABOR DAY, NO SCHOOL

Week 6: September 8 WELCOME BACK TO ON CAMPUS LEARNING!

 

Distance Learning Program Dates (Online Students)

*Week 1: August 5-7 (Learning Packets and Videos)

*Week 2: August 10-14 (Learning Packets and Videos)

Week 3: August 17-21 (Schoology live instruction)

Week 4: August 24-28 (Schoology live instruction)

Week 5: August 31-September 4 (Schoology live instruction)

SEPTEMBER 7 LABOR DAY, NO SCHOOL

*Online students will participate in the Distance Learning Program for the first 2 weeks of instruction.

Distance Learning Program

To make our Distance Learning Program a success, AMS has created a guide titled “Distance Learning Guide” covering the following information:

  • How to communicate with the school and teachers
  • Academic expectations
  • Student schedules (Sample/Recommended)
  • How to organize home learning spaces
  • How to work with your child and avoid learning concerns

Obtaining Learning Packets

Leaning packets are available for pickup at your home school site each week from 8:30am-10:00am. During this time, you may also pick up breakfast/lunch for your scholar. (Please make arrangements with your school for alternative times.)

Week 1: Learning packet pick up date August 5th

Week 2: Learning packet pick up date August 10th

Week 3: Learning packet pick up date August 17th (On Campus Scholars ONLY)

If you have access to a computer and would prefer to print the packet, reducing the need for picking up in person, access to the packets have been made available online. You will locate the packet on the AMS Distance Learning page.

Accessing Zoom

Teachers will hold office/tutoring hours to support your scholar with their Distance Learning packet. Please contact the school to learn more about these hours and checkout the Distance Learning Resources tab to learn more about accessing the Zoom platform.

Chromebooks

AMS is providing Chromebooks to scholars with a need to ensure that they can access online instruction and platforms from home. If you have enrolled in ‘on campus’ learning, you are eligible to receive 1 Chromebook per household. If you have enrolled in ‘online’ learning with Advanced Virtual Academy, you are eligible to receive 1 Chromebook per enrolled scholar.

Chromebook Distribution

August 3-7, 2020 Online Students ONLY at your home school site

August 10-14, 2020 On Campus Students ONLY at your home school site

Learning at Home

We know that distance learning is a different way of learning. We are here to help you every step of the way to ensure that not only are your children safe, but that they continue to receive an excellent education. Please do not hesitate to let us know how we can provide any additional support.

School Meals:

Grab-N-Go Meals begin on Wednesday, August 5 for all enrolled AMS students. Students may stop by their school, Monday through Friday, to receive a breakfast (Phoenix schools only) and lunch meal to go. Meals will be served daily, 8:30 am to 10:00 am. Students do not need to be present to take a meal. Parents will need to provide us the student’s name and section or teacher name. Students’ meal account will be charged according to their Free/Reduced or Paid eligibility. If you have not submitted a lunch application, it is not too late to do so. The 2020-2021 free/reduced meal application is available at every school. Applications must be completed each school year, applications from last school year will expire on September 16, 2020. School Sites

  • AMS Avondale: 10555 W. Buckeye Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85353
  • AMS Camelback: 6633 W. Camelback Rd Phoenix, AZ 85033
  • AMS Desert Sky: 5701 W. Mc Dowell Rd Phoenix, AZ 85035
  • AMS Flower: 3335 W. Flower St. Phoenix, AZ 85017
  • AMS Glendale: 4520 W. Glendale Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301
  • MASSA: 434 W. Lerdo Rd Tucson, AZ 85706
  • AMS Peoria Advanced : 7785 W. Peoria Ave. Peoria, AZ 85345
  • AMS Prince: 1557 W. Prince Rd Tucson, AZ 85705
  • AMS South Mountain:  1445 W. Baseline Rd Phoenix, AZ 85041


Meal Fees

Breakfast
Reduced: $.30
Paid: $1.71

Lunch
Reduced: $.40
Paid: $3.33

Applications for Free or Reduced Lunch

Contact Us

Feel free to contact us with any questions.