Welcome A&M Parents!
In order to have a successful and smooth school year, below are some highlights from our handbooks and general guidelines for your review. A full version of the student handbook is printed in the student agendas that will be distributed on the first day of school.
ACADEMIC GRADING GUIDELINES
We want our students to be well-rounded individuals, both in the arts and scholarship. Therefore, we stress a curriculum that is enriched in training artistic ability and minds. Students are expected to maintain a 2.0 GPA to continue at A&M. Progress reports are distributed approximately every five weeks into each grading period.
Formal report cards are issued two weeks after the closure of each of the four grading period.
An honor code is respected at A&M and cheating/plagiarism is not acceptable. Students are accountable to submit only their work for assessment/evaluation.
Various tests are administered or suggested to A&M students throughout the year. Those tests* include:
- PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test)
- FCAT (Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test)
- SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
- ACT (American College Test)
- AP (Advanced Placement Exam)
*Dates for these tests are listed in your handbook in your student planner.
Our school day is structured between 7:30 a.m. until 3:15 p.m. Students are expected to be present and on time to all seven classes.
Any absence is considered unexcused until the student provides a written explanation from their parent/guardian upon retun to the school within 48 hours after the absence.
Students arriving to school should report directly to their homeroom. If a student arrives after 7:40 a.m. (homeroom), then they must report to the Main Office to obtain an official tardy pass.
Early dismissal from school requires the presence and signature of an individual listed on the student's emergency contact card. Phone contact may serve as an exception to the physical presence guideline. No exceptions will be made without the noted process.
At A&M, our student service and administrative team is designed to deliver support services for each student to maximize his/her potential. These support services include, but are not limited to: personal/social counseling, academic advisement, post-secondary planning, substance-abuse counseling, career counseling, group dynamics, crisis intervention, and school-wide testing.
We encourage all of our students to participate in the activities and clubs sponsored at our school. If students would like to find out more about the activities that are offered at A&M, they can go to the Main Office for more information.
Students are expected to adhere to the A&M dress code during the school day, school-sponsored activities and field trips. At A&M, students are expected to wear their uniforms every day. Failure to do so will result in a referral to the Dean of Students.
Please be advised that during classroom instruction, unless authorized by a teacher, students are not to use cellphones, MP3 players, iPods and/or any other electronic devices (excluding computers & calculators). A&M is not responsible for the loss of these items on school premises and we will not conduct any investigations pertaining to the theft or misplacement of any of these unauthorized electronic devices.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Main Office during its weekday hours of 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 305-448-1100.