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Raptor Report

May 8, 2024

from AMHS Partners in Education (PIE)

Community News

Celebrating the Decisions of the Class of 2024

(Good Luck to Those Still Deciding!)

Many thanks to all who helped make Decision Day a success for the AMHS Class of 2024. We enjoyed celebrating our seniors, whether their final decisions have been made, or not! Check out the announced decisions so far on Instagram at this link.

Special thanks to Kelly Franklin '24P of Saltwashed Photography for her time and talent, and for providing the amazing photos at this link of the students who wanted to be photographed individually and in groups!

AMHS Spirit Night at the Charleston Riverdogs is THIS FRIDAY, May 10th at 7 pm. The Riverdogs have created a website for ALL AMHS students, families, friends and teachers to purchase tickets in designated AMHS sections at this link (which is available until Thursday, May 9 at 11:59 pm).


Grandstand tickets (numbered seats) are available in the same section (211) as PIE-sponsored tickets for seniors and teachers. General admission tickets are also available in section 212. Seats are first come first serve so you'll want to get there early to sit on the AMHS side. 


The AMHS Dirty Birds will play, Rin Baylock '24 and Abby Youmans '24 will sing the National Anthem, and either Thomas Martin '24 or Beatty Cummings '24 will throw out the first pitch--after a friendly round of Rock, Paper, Scissors helps decide! It should be a beautiful night for FUN and FIREWORKS. PIE looks forward to seeing you there.

This is a fun school-wide, lunch-time event for all AMHS students, whether they are taking AP courses or not. 

Yearbook distribution will take place at the AP Picnic on May 17.

Check out the 23-24 School Improvement Council Report

Mandated by the state, a School Improvement Council (SIC) serves as a vehicle for

teachers, students, parents, administrators, and community representatives to

collaborate and help schools across South Carolina reach the goals identified in their

five-year school improvement plans (SIPs). Review this year's report by scanning the QR code or click here.

Welcome to Our New Raptors & Their Families!

The AMHS Class of 2028 is beginning to take shape! New families visted campus last Thursday, May 2, for an Open House. New students are reminded to mark your calendar for Summer Scholars from July 29-August 1!

Class of 2028 Families are invited to join the Facebook page at this link.

The Black Student Alliance created an amazing video of FIVE reasons students should choose to go to Academic Magnet High School. Check it out by scanning the QR code above or clicking this link.

Do you Have Questions About Graduation?

Want to know the date and time for graduation? Or wondering if you need to worry about tickets for yourself and your family? Perhaps your student is wondering if they really HAVE to go to graduation practice. If you have questions, we've got answers. Check out the latest FAQ document on the AMHS website at this link or at this link.

Operation Home: Service Project Success

AMHS students showed up for Operation Home last weekend to earn service hours and build a ramp for Mr. Nathaniel. Thanks, Raptors! See more photos on Facebook at this link.

Mindful Mondays: Open to students & staff!

Come start the week with your mind in the right place!

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

Educators Honored at 2024 CCSD Gala

Congratulations to the multiple Academic Magnet High School Educators honored at last weekend's 2024 CCSD Gala!

Dr. Andrea Lupo- 2024 AMHS Senior Class Team Leader, Administrative Support Team

Natasha Akery- 2022 AMHS Teacher of the Year, CCSD Top Five Finalist for District Teacher of the Year

Andrew Rusciolelli- 2024 AMHS Teacher of the Year, Varsity Raptor Athletic Coach

Jason Stackhouse- 2023 AMHS Teacher of the Year, Varsity Raptor Athletic Coach

Jacob Perlmutter- 2024 CCSD Star Principal

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
Visit our website

New Handbook Now Available to Help Students & Parents Plan for What's Next!

Click here for

College Planning Guidance

Scholarship List
ACT Dates & Deadlines
SAT Dates & Deadlines
CTE Future Ready Newsletters
2023-24 Lecture Series Topics
College Visit Verification Form
2013-2023 Matriculation
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

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

Class of 2024 Senior Awards Ceremony: May 29, 5-7 pm

Seniors are expected to attend this event at the AMHS Cafeteria where special awards will be presented, and this year's valedictorian and salutatorian will be announced!

Graduation Practice will be held on Thursday, June 6 from 8:30-11:30 am and attendance is MANDATORY. Students who do not attend will not be permitted to walk at graduation.

The Graduation Ceremony will be held on Friday, June 7 at 3 pm at the North Charleston Performing Arts Center. Graduates should arrive NO LATER THAN 2 pm; but doors will not open to AMHS students and guests until 2 pm. NOTE: A clear bag policy is in effect!

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
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

Elect Your PIE Board Members for the 2024-25 School Year

The proposed slate of new officers is now available from the Nominating Committee. Each member of PIE may cast one vote. No response will be counted as a "YES." 


Proposed PIE Board Members 2024-2025

President: Kate Williams, '25P and '28P

Vice President: Meredith White, '27P

Secretary: Kimberly Steele, '26P and '28P

Treasurer: Katherine Falls, '25P

Member-at-large: Coleen Griffin, '23P and '25P


Please email your vote by JUNE 1 to with the subject "PIE VOTE."

PIE Shares the Love for Teacher Appreciation Week

With thanks for the support from AMHS families, PIE helped make AMHS faculty and staff feel fully appreciated last week! Check out these photos of some of the acts of love and gratitude! Thank you for helping PIE make this happen!

AMHS Spirit Store Open Until May 24

There are only a few weeks left to get your AMHS spirit wear! The store will close at noon on Friday, May 24, for the year. This will allow the last orders to be filled and picked up before the school closes for the summer.

There's a great new shirt design for spring 2024, but there are only a few left. They will be restocked before the fall.

Thanks for all your support of PIE and especially spirit wear over the past two years. It's been a BLAST!! 


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

Make plans to attend this year's All Sports Banquet on Tuesday, May 21, from 5-7 pm.

Athletes are free but need to RSVP here by May 15.

Families and guests may purchase tickets here by May 15. Each guest needs an individual ticket; children ages 3 and under are free. $15 per person. Learn more about the AMHS All Sports Banquet here.

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 Kabir Zaman '24, winner of the 2024 Annual Cynthia Graham Hurd/ St. Andrews Library Black History Essay Contest! According to Patrice Smith, the Adult Services Specialist of the Hurd/St. Andrew's branch of the Charleston County Public Library, Zaman's essay was "chosen from among hundreds of entries across the TriCounty area."

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

Athletic Director: Raymond Knauer or 843.746.6376

Assistant Athletic Director: Stevie Jones

Trainer: Marty Travis

Coach contact information is here.

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

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.

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.

Community Service + Activities

Presidential Service Awards: Please note the submission point person is now Ms. GG. DEADLINE: MAY 10, 2024

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 were due by May 1. If hours have not been submitted yet, 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.

Volunteers Needed for That BIG Book Sale

Charleston Friends of the Library are looking for volunteers to help run the 42nd Annual That BIG Book Sale (TBBS) at the Omar Shrine Auditorium on May 16-19. Volunteers receive a $10 voucher to use at TBBS! Find out more about volunteering at this link and sign up for a shift at this link.

Help Sweep the Beach!

Is your Raptor looking for a volunteer opportunity? The next Isle of Palms beach cleanup litter sweeps will be held May 20, and then each Monday from June 3 through Labor Day. Click the "Litter Sweep Schedule" image for a .pdf with more details!

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 pm on the Monday preceding the Wednesday publication date.

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

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