Please visit AMES academy section for further information.
Fact: Studies indicate that students learn more effectively within an environment- based context than within a traditional educational framework. The Ninth Annual National Report Card on Environmental Attitudes, knowledge, and Behaviors shows that 95% of all adult Americans (including 95% of parents) endorse environmental education in the schools.
What is Ames? The Academy of Marine and Environmental Science (AMES) is an outstanding new program for Miami Beach High School students in grades 10-12 who want to enhance their high school career with a challenging and meaningful "real world" experience.The academy features a dynamic cluster of elective and core academic courses that focus on one of today's most important fields of inquiry, research, and application.
AMES mission- The Academy of Marine and Environmental Science seeks to enrich our students with scientific knowledge for the ever changing world; to promote environmental literacy and activism in order to become productive citizens of the South Florida community and the world beyond.
AMES Vision- To accomplish our mission in cooperation with our local and national partners by learning establishing small learning communities dedicated to promoting interest and careers in Marine and Environmental Science.
Working with Business & Local Community Partners- Academy business partners provide student internships, job shadowing opportunities, field trips, research experiences, and a number of other supports groups include: -Environmental Coalition of Miami Beach (ECOMB -U.s. Coast Guard Auxiliary. If you wish to become a support partner, please contact the academy leaders at the school.
Unique Opportunities- Ames provides students opportunities in the outdoor world:
*Preparation for college and careers.
*Interesting courses and teachers.
*Hands-on projects that matter
*Field trips and outdoor experiences.
*Research and data collection.
*Public awareness campaigns.
*Pollution monitoring and clean-up.
*Work with threatened or endangered species.
*Diving and boating safety instruction.