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Raptor Report

March 20, 2024

from AMHS Partners in Education (PIE)

Community News

AMHS Academic Team Wins District Academic Bowl Finals

Congratulations to the AMHS Academic Team for their 1st Place finish at the 2024 CCSD Academic Bowl Finals last Thursday, March 14, at the Cooper River Center for Advanced Studies. The victory capped an undefeated season! Many thanks to the team's coaches, Ms. Etikerentse and Ms. Vann, for their leadership with this magnificent team. See more team photos on Facebook at this link.

Pi Day Pep Rally a Highlight of Spirit Week

A Pi Day pep rally was a highlight of a fun-filled Spirit Week at AMHS! In addition to teachers, CCSD Superintendent Anita Huggins visited AMHS and took a pie in the face to join in the Pi Day fun. See a video on Facebook at this link. The students showed out for the grand finale with Wall Day on Friday. The themes were as follows: Freshmen - Hawaii; Sophomores - America; Juniors - a 70s Nightclub, and Seniors - Mardi Gras & the Bayou. Check out photos on Facebook at this link. Thanks to students and teachers for sharing the spirit all week long!

Raptors Excel at HOSA Future Health Professionals Challenge

Congratulations to our Raptors who took part in and excelled at the HOSA Future Health Professionals Challenge on Thursday! The following scholars placed in the top 5 of their respective categories: Vanessa Nguyen '26 (Medical Math), Ella Ferguson '26 (Pharmacology), Jennifer Pelic '26 (Healthy Living), and Hanna Ismail '25 (Nutrition). A huge thank you, too, to Ms. Langley for her coaching!

Raptor families! We STILL need your vote!

AMHS has been nominated as one of the top public schools in Charleston. Your vote can help us win that #1 spot!

Help make it official that AMHS is the best public school in Charleston! VOTE HERE.

Please Complete the SC School Climate Parent Survey by April 12

To help Charleston County School District best address the needs of your child/family and foster a more successful and positive learning

environment, parents are asked to complete the important survey by April 12.

School Climate Survey - Directions to Parents in English

School Climate Survey - Directions to Parents in Spanish

Sign up as a Prom Volunteer!

Scan QR Code or

Click Here for Tickets.

Mindful Mondays: Open to students & staff!

Order a Yearbook Today!

Thank you, Raptor family, for purchasing yearbooks for your students! Fewer than 150 yearbooks remain available for purchase. Place your order today before time gets away from you.

Visit and use the school code: 25698. The deadline to order is April 15.

Click here to re-link your Harris Teeter Card - Try HT Plus Membership

AMHS Code is 4626

Current Number of Families Linked: 231

Funds raised to date: $864.96

In 2024, schools earn $10 for each HT Plus membership purchased by someone whose VIC card is linked to our school. Try it free for 30 days!

Administrative News

Mr. Perlmutter Recognized by CCSD as a STAR Principal

AMHS Principal, Mr. Perlmutter, was honored earlier this week as the 2024 CCSD High School Star Principal. Principals were selected "based on their leadership and work to improve student outcomes and implement strategic change." CCSD Superintendent Anita Huggins led a team from the district in visiting Magnet to present him with the award (and a cookie cake!) on Monday. Congratulations!

March - April 2024

March 21 - PIE Meeting

March 28 - SAT & ACT Makeup Testing

March 28 - Marine Biology Field Trip

March 29 - Half Day for Students

April 1-5 - Spring Break/School Offices Closed

April 8 - Teacher Workday

AB Schedule
Letters Home
Open Positions
Routes to AMHS
2024-25 CCSD Calendar
Official Website
School Calendar
Athletic Links + Socials
School Profile
Pay Fees on RevTrak
Past Raptor Reports
School Counseling News

The Meeting Street Scholarship Fund is accepting applications for the 2024-25 school year! Any student who meets the five straightforward eligibility criteria qualifies for the scholarship. Essays or letters of recommendation are not required, and every student who qualifies WILL receive a scholarship.

With the delay this year with the FAFSA, deadlines have been extended. The Fund expects to announc an update by the end of March. Please contact the fund team if you have any questions and feel free to share this with anyone who might benefit from the Meeting Street Scholarship Fund. Learn more at

AMHS Senior Year Guide
AMHS Junior Year Guide
AMHS Sophomore Year Guide
AMHS Freshman Year Guide
College Board Planning List for Juniors
CTE Future Ready Newsletters
Scholarship List
2023-24 Lecture Series Topics
Visit our website
2023-24 SAT / ACT DATES
2013-2023 Matriculation
College Visit Verification Form
Upcoming College Visits

Dates for college rep visits at AMHS and college rep visits in the Charleston area can be found here.

Register through Naviance to show demonstrated interest. These sessions are open for all grades

Ms. Mansfield, the 2023-24 College and Career Specialist, is on the AMHS campus on Wednesdays and Thursdays during school hours.

Her email is 

Career Exploration Opportunities

Click here for Resume Tips!

Click here for Interview Tips!

Class Updates
AMHS StuCo Instagram Page

Class of 2024

Order a sign for your senior at this link.

2024 College Decisions
Class of '24 Parents on Facebook
Senior Lounge Snack Sign Up

Class of 2025

Class of '25 Parents on Facebook

Class of 2026

Class of '26 Parents on Facebook

Class of 2027

Class of '27 Parents on Facebook

Calling all Freshmen!

Freshmen Raptors are invited to participate in student volunteer build with Operation Home on Saturday May 4, from 9-1pm. The work usually ends by 12, and lunch is provided. There is room for 6-8 freshmen to sign up - Email here if interested! Learn more about Operation Home.

Parent Boards
AMHS enjoys the support of three parent-led, community supported groups and an active SIC group. You can read about each group's mission and get updates below or find out more under the Parent Tab on the School Website.
PIE Funding Request Form

Thanks for Giving!

Leadership from the Academic Magnet Foundation and PIE recently shared a letter of gratitude for all who supported this year's "Thanks for Giving" campaign. Your generosity helped raise more than $50,000 to enhance the Magnet experience for our students, teachers, and faculty.

The Academic Magnet Foundation and Partners in Education (PIE) are already putting your gift to work. Read the letter at this link to learn more!


If you have any concerns you would like SIC to address in future meetings, please email Jessica Garrett P'25 at

SIC Reports to Parents
AMHS Booster

Join the Booster Club. Learn more here.

Visit our website

The AMHS Booster Club is sponsoring and organizing the annual March Madness ESPN NCAA Tournament Challenge!

There's still time to join the fun!

The AMHS Booster Club is sponsoring and organizing the annual March Madness ESPN NCAA Tournament Challenge! This FREE event is open to all Raptor students, teachers and administrators.

To participate:

  • Download ESPN TC App (shown in this photo). Please use email in sign up so we can identify and notify winners.
  • Go to this link to register for AMHS Booster tournament 
  • Follow AMHS Athletics social media for updates and prize winners.
Raptors of Distinction
Help spread the good news! Got scoop on a current or former Raptor making their mark in the world? Share it with the Raptor Report here.

Congratulations to Nikki Wu '25 who received a Gold Key from the 2024 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards program for her digital artwork titled "Reaching Out." In addition to garnering a Gold Key, the work has been nominated for a prestigious American Voices & Visions Award.

Congratulations to Xander d'Arcy '24 of the men's Track & Field team for being the Raptor Athlete-of-the-Week last week. In his nomination of Xander, Coach Johnson said, "Xander has been a great leader for us this year. He leads the Tuesday and Thursday sprint workouts, makes sure everyone has a ride to the track or meets before he leaves campus, and is dependable on the track. He runs multiple events each meet and always does what is asked of him and more."

This week's Raptor Athlete-of-the-Week is Ridgeley Kalil '25 of the Girls Soccer team. In his nomination, Coach Alister said, "Ridgeley is a fierce competitor who always gives her all and puts her body (and eye) on the line for the team. Her competitive spirit drives her play on the field."

Clubs, Arts + Academics
The AMHS Student Newspaper. Read it here to "get the word on the birds."

Please use this link to submit photos to the AMHS Yearbook. If needed, our school code is 25698. You can also submit using the Herff Jones e-Share app available in Apple and Google Play stores for your mobile device. 

Raptor Athletics
Sports Updates & Schedules

Stay up to date with Booster Club Info, Forms, Raptor Rosters and Team Schedules on!

Spring Sports Schedules

Athletic Director: Raymond Knauer or 843.746.6376

Assistant Athletic Director: Stevie Jones

Trainer: Marty Travis

Coach contact information is here.

Click here for Spring Sports Passes
Sports Calendar
Athletic Links + Socials
Know of an opportunity from which AMHS students might benefit? Share it with the Raptor Report here.

Opportunties Shared by CCSD CTE (Career Technology Education)

CCSD CTE Career Opportunities

Paid Internship Opportunities

Boeing 2024 Engineering Student Development Program

The SC Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM) Outreach Center's summer camps challenge rising 6th - 10th graders in a fun and collaborative environment where hands-on STEM learning is celebrated. Students choose from a variety of topics, empowering them to interact with like-minded peers as they grow as scientists and engineers. GoSciTech offers three types of immersive STEM experiences - residential, day, and virtual - designed to engage and challenge students who are interested in STEM.

Find the one that is right for your family. Learn more and apply at this link.

La Bell'Italia!

Dr. Altman and Mr. McCormick have organized an amazing trip through Italy for Spring Break in 2025!

Check out the tour enrollment page to see a more detailed itinerary and to set up automatic payments (see link to flyer below). To ensure this trip takes place in 2025, 12 students need to enroll by April 30, 2024. Learn more on the flyer at this link.

Spend Spring Break 2025 in Costa Rica! Raptors are invited to consider this amazing opportunity to explore the ecology of Costa Rica during spring break of 2025. Students will conduct research on leatherback sea turtles AND earn 30 hours of community service. Email Ms. Phillips ( with any questions.

Opportunity for the Class of '27!

Kids On Point is teaming up with Charleston Civil Rights and Civics (C3) for the second year to offer an immersive civil rights experience for high school students completing their freshman year. This year's session is scheduled from June 24 to June 28, 2024. Students will explore key sites in the Lowcountry, delving into our region's history of slavery and civil rights. The program will conclude at the Charleston Board of Elections, emphasizing the importance of the election process, voter registration, and will feature a special graduation ceremony.

This week-long experience is entirely free, with transportation and all expenses covered. Learn more and register at this link. Also visit the Kids On Point website, and check out last year's program in this video.

Community Service + Activities

Presidential Service Awards: Please note the submission point person is now Ms. GG.

Here is a comprehensive list of volunteer opportunities.

Learn more about the AMHS Volunteer Hours

graduation requirement here.

Volunteer Hours Form

Have an event that could use AMHS volunteers?

Send info and details to

REMINDER: 30 Hours of Community Service due by May 1

Parents and students are reminded that all AMHS students should be working toward their 30 hours of community service which will be due on May 1st. Community Service forms are available on the class canvas pages and all of our Study Hall teachers can answer questions about this important school-wide program.

Help Sweep the Beach!

Is your Raptor looking for a volunteer opportunity? Isle of Palms beach cleanup litter sweeps will be held every other Monday starting March 11. Click the "Litter Sweep Schedule" image for a .pdf with more details!

Calling all Freshmen!

Freshmen Raptors are invited to participate in student volunteer build with Operation Home on Saturday May 4 from 9-1pm. The work usually ends by 12, and lunch is provided. There is room for 6-8 freshmen to sign up - Email here if interested! Learn more about Operation Home.

Volunteers are needed for the Walk for Autism on April 27, 2024 from 7 am to 1:30 pm.  Any students wishing to volunteer can come for part of the hours or all. If interested in volunteering please contact Rose O'Neal at 843-553-1316 or


Volunteers will assist in several tasks: setting up tables and tents; manning jump castles, food stations, silent auction tables, merchandise table, ticket sales and at the end of the event breaking down tables and tents along with clean up.

One Last Thing ...

The Raptor Report is published weekly by AMHS PIE on Wednesdays during the school year except for holiday breaks.

Faculty, students, and parents are encouraged to submit articles and/or pictures of AMHS events, honors, and needs.

Please email your information to the Raptor Report Editors by 5:00 p.m. on the Monday preceding the Wednesday publication date.

Feedback or suggestions for improvement? Please send an email as well.

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