Amherst Middle School in Amherst, VA is pictured. Amherst Middle School in Amherst, VA is pictured.

How to Download Content to your Chromebook

Here is a great tool to help download content to your chromebook.  Please use the link below and let us know if you need assistance.


Slideshow guide for downloading content to your chromebook

MAP Testing Information

During the week of 9/21, AMS will conduct MAP (Measure of Academic Progress) testing in Language Arts and Math classes.  Language Arts classes will conduct the test on 9/21 and 9/22, while the math classes will conduct the test on 9/23 and 9/24.  If students need additional time, there will be time provided during the school day the following week to finish their assessment(s). Please view the attached document for more information and tips about MAP testing.  If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 434-946-0691.



Friday Teacher Office Hours

AMS Cougar families we know these times are a little hectic and everyone is learning new ways to do different things, and one of those is how we are doing education.  We are providing office hours on Fridays for our students to reach out to their teachers for help with online learning.  Teachers may set up Google Meets for that hour period of time or you may call the school and ask to speak to a teacher during their office hours.  Thank you all so much for being patient with us during this time and please don't hesitate to reach out to us. 

Virtual School Opening Videos

Parent Q&A Google Meets


The purpose of these meetings is to help answer questions parents might have in regards to students returning to school next week.  Meeting dates and times are as follows:

8th Grade Google Meet- Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at 6:00 PM- Google link-

7th Grade Google Meet- Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 6:00 PM- Google link-

AMS Supply Lists 2020-2021

Our supply lists will be hitting the stores soon, but you can also view it here!  Our supply list is vastly differnet from the past years as we are not asking for any shared supplies this year due to the situation for this upcoming school year.  The list below will be our "bare bones" supply list for the school year.  As the school year progresses the students may need additional supplies, so we will keep our students and families updated.   

Amherst Middle School 

6th-8th Grade Supply List 2020-2021

Roadmap to Return: Secondary Zoom Update

Please join Dr. Arnold on Thursday, July 16, 2020 at 7PM to hear more information about ACPS’ return to school plan. Dr. Arnold will review the plan and answer questions collected from the community. This zoom will focus on Secondary (6-12) school information . Join using the zoom link provided . Don’t forget to fill out the brief survey to pre-submit questions

Join Zoom Meeting-

Report Cards and Other Materials

If you were not able to pick up your report cards and materials on Friday, May 29, please come by AMS to pick up these materials.  During the summer our office will be open from 8:30-3 most days.  Please try and call ahead of time so we can have your materials ready for you and we will bring them out to your car.  Thank you and have a great summer!

AMS Rising 6th Grade Orientation Video and Virtual Tour Video

We are so excited to welcome in our rising 6th grade students!  Over the past 2 days we had live Google Meets/Zoom Meetings with our rising 6th grade students.  For those of you that missed the meetings or were not able to log into them, we have recorded our presentation.  This will also allow those that did attend to be able to watch it back and pause on the slides that you would like. Please click on the link below to watch the 6th Grade Orientation video and don't hesitate to let us know if you have any questions. 

Read Aloud Instructions for At-Home Learning Plans

Attached you will find directions for students and parents that depict how to access the read aloud feature for PDFs on Google Chrome, Adobe, and Mac. This is a great resource for all of our students to utilize during their At-Home Learning Sessions.  Please see the attached documents for directions on how to use the read aloud features available on your devices.  If you have any questions please call AMS at 434-946-0691.


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