AMS not only excels academically, but also incorporates hands-on STEM projects and succeeds in related competitions. During the 2015-2016 school year, an AMS Middle School Robotics team competed against all high school teams at the Southern Arizona Region Science and Engineering Fair and won 2ndplace for their engineering book. The AMS Science Olympiad team advanced all the way to the state competition, and several AMS students also took home individual prizes. These are just a sample of the many academic and extracurricular competitions our students are excelling in.
Arizona Governor Doug Ducey calls AMS “not just one of the best schools in Arizona, but one of the best schools in the nation.”
The AMS network has recently been featured several times in “A for Arizona” articles, the Arizona Daily Star, blogs by business leaders such as Glenn Hamer, President of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce, and has been a source of research on what makes schools effective by notable researchers and research institutions including Robert Maranto, Philanthropy Roundtable, Mathematica, and others. Recent visitors to the AMS schools include Governor Doug Ducey, Arizona Superintendent of Public Instruction Diane Douglas, Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton, Phoenix Vice Mayor Daniel Valenzuela, and many others who have come to see how AMS works and what makes AMS successful. The AMS network plans to both grow the existing schools and expand to new campuses and expects to add 3000 new students in the next 3-5 years and open at least six more schools over the next 10 years.