Successful Learning at Home

To make home-learning a success, AMS has created a guide “AMS Learning at Home Guide” covering the following information:

  • How to communicate with the school and teachers
  • Academic expectations (including grading and how to access Study Island online) – note that initially, we are requiring students to only turn in work for mathematics, language arts, and science
  • Student schedules (including sample recommended schedules for students)
  • How to organize home learning spaces
  • How to work with and help your child and avoid learning frustrations

If You DO NOT Have Access to a Computer and Internet for Your Children at Home:

We are continuing to make learning packets available at the schools for pickup on the Monday of each week. Please stop by between 11:00am – 1:00pm.

If you DO Have Access to a Computer and Internet for Your Children at Home:

Login to StudyIsland.com for the required work in order to help with keeping track of the work and cut down on handing out of paper. Directions for logging in can be found in the Home Learning Guide. After signing in on the homepage, students and parents should click “My Class” and there they will see the assigned work for the week. If you are having trouble with passwords or access, please reach out to your child’s teacher. Students should work through both the lessons and assignments.

Continued Learning Across All Subjects at AMS:

For resources to make learning fun and incorporate all aspects of the AMS curriculum including music, art, computer science, physical education, social studies, and foreign languages, see the resources on this page.

Beginning our Journey of Learning at Home:

We know that home learning is new to all of our parents so 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 during this time. AMS is currently in the process of training all AMS teachers on Google Classroom and setting up structures to better utilize technology to make online learning more productive and seamless in the event Arizona school closure continues beyond April 10th. In the event of long term closure, AMS will develop a revised set of student, parent, and teacher expectations utilizing Google Classroom and a number of other instructional software for seamless delivery of instruction at home in all subjects of the AMS curriculum. This has already begun in many AMS classrooms based on the level of training of the staff.

Cox Connect2Compete

    • Limited-time, first two months free of Connect2Compete service, $9.95/month thereafter
    • Until May 15, 2020, Cox is providing phone and remote desktop support through Cox Complete Care at no charge

Qualifications

      • Families with K-12 children who are eligible for the National School Lunch Program, SNAP, and/or TANF; who receive Tenant-Based Vouchers, Project-Based Vouchers or Section 8 Project-Based Rental Assistance (PBRA); and/or who live in Public Housing
      • Have not had a Cox internet connection in the last 90 days
      • Located in Cox service area

To Apply: Connect2Compete Application

More Info: Connect2Compete Info

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Comcast Internet Essentials

    • $9.95/month

Qualifications

      • Eligibility for National School Lunch Program, Housing Assistance, Medicaid, SNAP and SSI
      • Have not had a Comcast connection in 90 days and outstanding debts with Comcast less than a year old
      • Located in Comcast

To Apply: Internet Essentials Application

More Info:  Internet Essentials Info

Comcast Low Cost PC Options:  Internet Essentials PCs

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