Please view our statement regarding our pay-to-participate fees, which help cover the cost of extracurricular activities in our district.
Our counseling program is designed to address the needs of all students by helping them acquire competencies in career planning and exploration, knowledge of self/others and educational/vocational development. The school counseling program consists of various programs: individual and group counseling, parent and teacher consultations, group guidance, referral assistance to other programs and services in the community, and classroom guidance.
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- Advanced Placement & Advanced Classes
- Career Planning
- College Credit Plus
- College Planning
- Flex Credit
- Graduation Requirements
- Joint Vocational School (JVS)
- Navigating High School
- Program of Studies
- SAT and Kahn Academy Partnership
- Senior Scholarship Applications
- School Profile
- Senior Newsletter
- Stress Management
- Testing (ACT/SAT/PSAT)
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 LCCC Bookstore during the week of finals. 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 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.
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:
Official SAT practice on Kahn Academy Video
The Amherst Board of Education approved the breakfast and lunch prices for the 2019-2020 school.
Mark your calendars for the 2019-2020 Parent Information Nights hosted by the Amherst Schools! More information about each event will be shared once the school year begins!
On behalf of the Amherst Schools Staff, we wish our students and families a safe, fun, and relaxing summer!
Beginning with the 2019-2020 school year, the Amherst Schools will utilize a new online student registration system called PowerSchool Enrollment. Please read for this very important information!
Congratulations to Sarah Yoder, Jennifer Denn, and Darcie Parsons! They received a Crystal Apple Award at the May 20th Board Meeting for their volunteer work at Powers and Nord!
Interested in eSports? Join us on Thursday, May 23rd at 6:00 p.m. in the Steele Creative Learning Center to learn about the 2019-2020 Amherst eSports team! Hear from Jordan Zakrajsek, who won an eSports college scholarship!
The last day of school on Wednesday, May 29th will be a 2-hour early release for ALL students!
The Amherst Schools community is gearing up for a new elementary school and a year of expanded courses, transportation, and student care resources. Check out the 2018-2019 State of the Amherst Schools presentation!