Academy for Math, Engineering and Science

The Academy for Math, Engineering and Science (AMES), located at Cottonwood High School in Salt Lake City, provides high school students (grades 9-12) opportunities to extend their knowledge beyond the typical high school curriculum, especially into the worlds of technology, math, science and engineering.

At AMES, we are looking for students who are:

  • SEARCHING for better educational opportunities
  • WILLING to work hard
  • APPLYING themselves to challenges
  • EAGER to try new things

It is NOT about attracting students with the highest GPAs or best SAT scores. AMES is a public school with open enrollment to all students. AMES is a stimulating and inspiring place for bright, talented, and disciplined students. We offer an exceptional teaching staff, including University of Utah faculty and Salt Lake-area professionals, and small classes where individual needs can be met. In fact, no more than 500 students will be enrolled in AMES. Courses include integrated programs in math, science, technology, computer science and engineering as well as core classes in language arts, social studies, and the arts. Additional courses offered through Cottonwood High School round out the total AMES experience.Early College Opportunity

AMES is committed to providing students with coursework that will accelerate them into the rigor of university-level courses. The required classes and internships prepare AMES students for:

  • State Scholars Initiative Recognition
  • University of Utah Concurrent Credit
  • Advanced Placement (AP) Credit
  • Career Opportunities
  • Life-long Learning

AMES is a public charter high school recognized by the Utah State Board of Education, in partnership with Granite School District, Salt Lake City School District, and the University of Utah.AMES is a part of Governor Leavitt's New Century High School Initiative to give Utah high school students greater access and opportunities for advancement in specialized fields of study for a better Utah.


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