Academics


FAQ Class of 2019

Registration for classes for the subsequent year is undertaken during February and March.  Here are some frequently-asked questions related to course schedules:

1. What courses should I take to be successful?

AMHS guarantees all students will be scheduled for all the courses necessary to be accepted to a four-year university.

2. When should I take my second required Art and Physical Education courses?

Members of the class of 2019 are placed in 6 courses for the 2016 2017 year. A Visual Art, Performing Art or Physical Education elective would increase the student class load to 7 classes for at least one semester. Placement preference in Visual and Performing Art 2 courses is given to seniors, then juniors and then sophomores. Sophomores may choose to continue in Vocal and Instrumental Music electives. Physical Development courses follow the same preference method.

3. If I am interested, how may Honors and/or Advanced Placement courses should I take? I don’t want to be too stressed.

Honors and Advanced Placement courses qualify the individual for acceptance to more selective universities, e.g. UCLA. If you are interested in a more selective university, you should take the advanced courses you qualify for in each academic department. If you are experiencing difficulty with an advanced course or your course load, you should quickly make any appointment with your counselor.

4. Is it possible to be moved out of a scheduled Honors or Advanced Placement course if my grades are not as strong at the end of this semester?

Yes. Placement requires a qualifying grade for both semesters.

5. How do my parents approve of the courses I’ve chosen?

Your parents will be able to view your list of courses in April. If they have concerns about course placement, they may contact the appropriate department chair. The email addresses are on this website. Student requests for Add/Drops as preferences are handled during the Add/Drop period.

6. Can I change my schedule after I am able to view it? How do I do that?

The Add/Drop period is July 27th through August 8th. Schedule changes for demonstrated academic need are possible, but options are limited. Email the Registrar’s Office to make your request. 

7. Can I discuss my proposed course list with anyone to make sure it is the best for me given my future college goals and personal interests?

Freshmen will discuss issues with their counselor in English I classes on March 21st and March 22nd.