Parents interested to enroll their children in AMCS are offered admission through a public lottery. Each year, lottery applications are accepted from the first week of November through the last Monday of February. Random selection is held on the first Monday of March.
Parents are notified of their child(ren)’s selection via phone call. Parent/s and student must attend an orientation and observation, among other requirements
Once the student is accepted for admission, the enrolment packet must be completed and submitted within seven business days.
“It is the policy of Alief Montessori Community School to comply with non-discrimination, anti-harassment and anti-bullying provisions of all federal and state laws. AMCS admits students without regard to race, religion, color, gender, age, national origin, ethnicity, disability, academic, artistic, athletic ability, marital status, political belief, limited English proficiency or the district the child would otherwise attend.
AMCS will deny admission to students with documented histories of a criminal offense, juvenile court adjudication, or discipline problems under TEC Chapter 37, Subchapter A. If anyone believes that they have been discriminated against, they should write to the Secretary of Education, Washington D.C. 20250. Child Find – a free appropriate public education (FAPE) is provided to all individuals with disabilities, ages 4-21, who qualify for special education services. “
THE ENROLLED CHILD
AMCS primary and elementary students are required to wear uniforms
Monday through Friday. Uniforms consistent with style may be purchased
at Wal-Mart, Target or elsewhere. If your child does not adhere to the
uniform policy, the parent will be notified in writing or by telephone.
Colors for the required uniform:
Pants, shorts, rompers, and skirts will be navy or khaki color
Shirts will be white, red, or navy color
Shoes will be sneakers, or rubber soled shoes
The State of Texas requires schools to keep an up-to-date immunization record
for each child. All new students must have a health form completed by their
physician. returning students must have immunization boosters on record.
All students must list a physician who can be contacted in case of emergency
medical care. Students should have a documented visit with their doctor prior to
enrolling in school every yea
VISITS AND OBDERVATIONS
The school has an open door policy and welcomes visits and observations by appointment only. When you visit the school, check in first with the building principal and then wait in a common area such as the hallway to avoid interrupting the classroom work cycle. When allowed to step into a classroom please be aware of the mood and respect the work of the class. Please refrain from interacting with the children in a way that might interrupt classroom activities.
The School must be informed in cases where a communicable illness may have been transmitted to other children in the school. The school will send notices to parents informing them of any communicable illness reported to the school.
VISION AND HEARING
The State of Texas requires that all students 4 years and older have both a vision and hearing screening. At the beginning of the school year parents will have the option to use professional vision, and hearing screenings here at the school to help identify potential concerns. The medical provider may charge a small fee for this service