Actvities and Services
||Field Trips (List of past field trips)|
||Bi-monthly Park Days (generally Fridays afternoons)
The Park is near the intersection of 91 & 5 freeways and Magnolia Ave
||Community Service Projects|
||October Friday Classes (9:30 am – 12 pm)
Fun, educational classes for preschoolers-high schoolers. Our 4th -6th graders participate annually in one the California Weekly Explorer “Walk Through History” Programs, which rotate on a 3-year cycle between CA history, Revolutionary War, and Lewis & Clark adventures. The subject matter for other grades varies from year to year.
||Jr/Sr High Activities, including community and AMCS service projects, volleyball and games at Park Days, and monthly fun activities, such as bowling, laser tag, game nights, rock climbing, pool parties...|
||Semester-Long High School American Government classes (taught by Robyn Nordell)|
||Two Talent Shows/Family Potlucks each year|
||Member of Associated Christian Schools Int’l (ACSI)|
||Valentine’s Day Celebration|
||End of year party for preschoolers-6th graders, put on by parents and teens.|
||Participation in select activities of Magnolia Baptist Church|
||End of Year Open House/Promotions Night Celebration (includes 8th grade graduation)|
||High School Graduation. High school diplomas are granted for students who complete our course of study, including passing the CA High School Proficiency Exam.|
|AMCS Parent In-Service & Encouragement Opportunities: Couple’s Dinners & Discussions, Parent’s Meetings for educational purposes, and Moms’ Activities (some are educational; others are designed for encouragement, fellowship, and fun.)
FLEXIBLE In-Service Requirement:
One parent from each family is required to attend our annual Parents Meeting (the last Sat. in Aug), plus three other AMCS activities of their choice each year. Parents are required to acquire 15 in-service credits per couple each year. (These 15 credits can be earned by one parent or by a combination of both parents). In-Service Credits are earned by any combination of the following: attending AMCS Parent’s or Mom’s Activities, or through approved outside seminars/conventions, reading books, or through various audio/visual/or online programs on home education-related issues. There are some mandatory meetings for parents of Jr/Sr High students which count towards fulfilling these requirements. Parents can receive 6 In-Service Credits/spouse for attending the annual CHEA Convention.
OTHER AMCS SERVICES
AMCS RECORD-KEEPING SERVICES
School Record Keeping
Maintenance of Student Cumulative Records (Cum Files), and state-required attendance and health records. High school transcripts are provided.
AMCS Required Record Keeping by Families
Elementary Students: attendance, course of study (list of curriculum), semester goals & evaluations form, semester report cards, and flexible weekly record keeping system.
Jr/Sr Highers: attendance, course descriptions, quarterly evaluation forms, and report cards.
Book and CD Library-available at Park Days
Annual Achievement Testing – administered in the spring of each year (either the week before or after Easter)
School Identity - School pictures, yearbooks, student and teacher I.D. cards.
Communications – Seasonal newsletters, and regular emails keep members up-to-date on AMCS activities, prayer requests, and idea-swapping, as well as outside homeschooling classes, events, seminars, and other items of interest to homeschooling families.
Legal/Legislative Updates –AMCS will keep you updated on legal/legislative issues that are likely to impact private homeschooling freedoms and parental rights. You will receive updates from Roy Hanson, Jim Davis, and Nathan Pierce of Family Protection Ministries (FPM), our legislative analysts, and from the Home School Legal Defense Association.
Robyn Nordell has spent thousands of hours on legal/legislative issues since 1985, and has worked closely with Home School Legal Defense Association, Roy Hanson and Jim Davis, and public policy groups on a variety of legal and legislative issues.