Welcome to the AMS IV Student Life Page. Dear Families, here you will learn about our school culture and the core values of Advaned Math and Science IV. We currently have 9th, 10th and 11th Graders and they are split into Lower (9th and 10th) and Upper House (11th and 12th). Take a moment to learn more about our core principals and school culture. If you have any questions please do not hesistate to reach out.
Students are afforded a new uniform that creates a visual representation of the possibilities that come from building and investing themselves in academic prestige. The navy blue blazer, crisp white shirt, and executive tie is a symbol of positive progress and the creation of a path to "One Day" that simply MUST begin well before graduation.
Here at AMS IV, our students know that Academics and strong positive Character matter. The specialized version of Upper House is one part of the culture of our school which exemplifies their progress towards meeting the letter and spirit of the vision of this school.
Our Scholars are part of the Peer Leadership Program. We also have programs such as the National Honor Society and AMS IV works hard to ensure our kids meet the criteria to apply and get accepted into this program.
The Lower House experience begins with Summer Bridge during the months of August and September. During the Summer Bridge all of our 9th Grade scholars and only the new 10th Grade scholars participate in a week long introduction to High School and life at AMS IV. During the week students are provided with Academic Supports, Placement Testing (Reading and Math Literacy), High School Transition Support, Science Foundational Skills and High Impact Group Process Activities. Summer Bridge ends with the students making group presentations on their experiences at Summer Bridge.
In the Lower House, we believe that the scholars learning experience is not limited to the classroom. As a result, we have partnered with Lincoln Center Education to provide our scholars with opportunities to engage with the arts through various field trips to live performances at Lincoln Center and other sponsored venues.
The Lower House places primary importance on language and literacy, as essential tools for the human experience. The English language arts curriculum aims to establish competence in reading and writing, build critical language skills, and develop important communication skills, including listening, speaking, and oral presentation. The English language arts program helps students gain increased confidence and develops the skills necessary for college and career readiness in the 21st century global community.
Math literacy is at the forefront of Lower Houses’ academic priorities as an essential skill and knowledge base for college and career readiness in the 21st century. Our approach to math is focused on deepening conceptual understanding. It is critical that students understand concepts at a depth necessary to encounter new problems, while learning skills to augment this understanding. It is not enough to memorize the rules or steps necessary to solve an equation, students must understand the foundation for such rules.
Boys can participate in the following sports such as Football, Baseball, Basketball and Football.
Girls can participate in the following sports such as Basketball, Outdoor Track, Softball and Cheerleading.