- Academic Magnet High School
School closing Information, Resources and Links - Updated weekly
School closed through Spring Break, April 30th until further notice. Instruction will stop on Friday, April 3. Regularly scheduled Spring Break, April 6-10 will be observed.
Please contact us with questions about anything you don't find here.
CANCELLATION: At this time we recognize that everyone is confronted with challenges and demands that are quite consuming! The Charleston Reading Council leadership has decided to suspend the Growing Young Writers and Read to Marley Contests for this year. We appreciate the interest that many of you have shown in the events, and encourage you to continue to explore your creativity in writing and digital literacy! Please continue to be diligent in your social distancing and your health care, and know that we look forward to reconnecting with you once this pandemic is over.
GENERAL UPDATES: www.ccsdschools.com
Several companies are offering free or reduced price access to the internet for students during the school shutdown.
Comcast – use this link: https://internetessentials.com
- Be an eligible “qualified low-income household”
- Go to InternetEssentials.com or call 855-846-8376 for English or call 855-765-6995 for Spanish
- All new customers will receive a free self-install kit with no shipping fee
Spectrum – call this number: 1-844-488-8398. You will get a recording. When prompted, say “new service” and give your zip code when asked. You will be directed to a customer service rep. They are also offering 40% off prices for mobile service during this time and they use Verizon towers. Also:
- Be a household with a student enrolled in a K-12 school or college
- Installation fees will be waived for eligible households
Hotspot: Almost every phone, whether it’s an Iphone or Android, has the built in ability to be used as a hotspot. You will have to add an unlimited data plan to your existing service. This won’t work well for videos, but should enable students to get to mail, links and their Google Classroom.
All students should be able to access resources on their personal or school devices. Students need to log into Clever and MAKE sure they log into the filter to ensure that they can access what they need.
If you are having technical issues, CCSD has buses traveling the county with technicians that can help you or even switch out your CCSD device if they can't fix it. Here is a list of where and when the buses will be in your area:
You can also call our CCSD tech office directly - this is a phone number for students and parents: 843 849-3400
CCSD FOOD SITES LIST OF ADDRESSES Food can be picked up from these sites anytime between 11:00-1:00pm Monday through Friday.
A staff directory, with all faculty email addresses, is located on the AMHS website: http://ccsdschools.com/amhs
All teachers will be on Google Classroom and they will post times that they are available for questions via email.
A good resource for parents to Google Classroom:
Temporary ecard for the public library - read books online!
Learning at home from CCSD School Librarians: Tons of information on digital access and resources, ebooks, read-alouds, contact a librarian, etc.:
If you absolutely can’t get online and you’re using a chromebook:
Learning and tech resources- HUGE (hundreds!) number of FREE resources: http://www.amazingeducationalresources.com/
MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH RESOURCES
For all of us to stay fit and healthy since we may be avoiding the gym and our sports are cancelled: https://www.downdogapp.com/
On site Pre-ACT (G10) and WINS (G11) tests will be cancelled or postponed. The state-funded SAT for G11 students originally scheduled for March 25 is also cancelled. At this time, we have no information on a reschedule.
The following staff members will be available throughout the school day:
Ms. Spencer: Catherine_spencer@charleston.k12.sc.us
Ms. Pinckney: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. James: email@example.com
Ms. Kassinger: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Taylor: email@example.com
Ms. Henley: firstname.lastname@example.org