Educational Services

The Educational Services Department is committed to providing students and families with information and resources necessary to make the best educational decisions for each child in the Amherst Schools. Our webpage contains information, resources, web links and videos that are organized by specific categories to serve your needs. We hope you find these Educational Services resources to be efficient, useful, and worthwhile. Contact us at 440-988-1981 for information!

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Parent Resources and Information


Charter Schools vs. Public Schools

College Credit Plus

Students taking College Credit Plus courses will be provided books which are assigned for the course. The procedure, however, is different for students taking the courses at MLS and those taking courses at LCCC.

Students at LCCC - Students should obtain their books at the LCCC Bookstore. When the semester is completed, those students should return their LCCC Books to the Main Office of Amherst High School. Due to changes in funding, those books are the property of the Amherst Exempted Village Schools and must be returned at the end of a course. Failure to return those books to MLS will result in book fees being assessed to your student account at Amherst High School.

Students at MLS - Students taking CCP Courses at MLS will have their books provided for them in class. There is no need to travel to LCCC for purchase, all books will be provided by your instructor at MLS.

College Credit Plus Overview

College Credit Plus Website

College Credit Plus from OhioHigherEd on Vimeo.


The identification and service of gifted students is very complex! While the information below can be helpful, every child's situation is unique. If a parent has a question about their child's identification, service, WEP, or schedule, we always recommend that the parent have a one-on-one discussion with their child's teacher, guidance counselor, and/or principal for clarification.

Lorain County Gifted/Talented Website

Amherst's Guide to Early Entrance Kindergarten

District Gifted Referral

Educational Programming Brochure

Definition of Criteria Brochure

Assessment List Brochure

Graduation Requirements

Learning Standards (Common Core)

Limited English Proficient


Quality Report

SAT and Kahn Academy Partnership

Amherst unveiled their new partnership with the College Board, SAT, and Kahn Academy. Beginning with the 2017-2018 school year, Amherst will provide the full suite of SAT assessments to freshmen, sophomores, and juniors at no cost to parents!

In the fall during a school day, all freshmen will take the PSAT9, all sophomores will take the PSAT10, and all juniors with take the National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) to establish a baseline measurement for college readiness before the spring of their junior year. In addition, all juniors will be eligible to compete for recognition and scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Program and access to over $180 million in worldwide scholarship opportunities.

And with the Kahn Academy partnership, Amherst students will use their PSAT baseline scores to create an official SAT practice program that is tailored and personalized for each student. For more information about the suite of SAT assessments and Kahn Academy, please view the information below:

SAT Parent Guide

PSAT9 Parent & Student Information Brochure

PSAT10 & NMSQT Parent & Student Information Brochure

Official SAT Practice - Kahn Academy Website

Official SAT practice on Kahn Academy Video

State Testing

Third Grade Reading Guarantee

Title I (Federal Program)

Teacher Resources and Information

Michael Molnar is the Assistant Superintendent in the Amherst Exempted Village School District. Michael oversees the Technology Department and is directly responsible for Amherst's Gifted and Talented, Resident Educator, and Title I programs. Michael leads the district's Appraisal Review Committee and manages the areas of curriculum and instruction, testing and assessments, and professional development.

Before coming to Amherst, Michael was the principal of Hilltop Elementary School in the Beachwood City School District for six years. He served as principal of Tennyson Elementary School in the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake City School District for four years and was a 2/3 Multiage Teacher at Crestwood Elementary School in the Elyria City School District for five years.

Michael received his undergraduate degree from Grove City College and majored in Elementary Education with a minor in Early Childhood Education. He completed his Masters degree in School Administration at Cleveland State University.