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Next AMPS Board Meeting is 3.19.18. See agenda here: 3.19.18 Board Agenda


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Apply Now for 2018-2019!

The open enrollment application deadline for all AMPS schools for the 2018-2019 year was on February 16, 2018. All AMPS schools are public schools, free and open to all students. English language learners and students with disabilities are encouraged to apply. 


For our AMPS schools in Oakland, including Oakland Charter High School, Oakland Charter Academy, and Downtown Charter Academy, we are proud to partner with EnrollOak.orgTheir mission is to empower Oakland families to make informed choices about their public school options.


The open enrollment application deadline for our Oakland schools for the 2018-2019 year was on February 16, 2018. Applications received by this deadline will be included in a lottery held between March 5-March 9, 2018. On Monday, March 12, 2018, you should see all of your charter school lottery results in your student dashboard and at that time you can ACCEPT/DECLINE an offer. The deadline to ACCEPT/DECLINE a charter school offer is March 29, 2018. If you do not accept by this date, the charter school lottery offer(s) will expire. Once you accept an offer, offers from other schools will be automatically declined. You can remain on waitlists, but may only accept an offer at one school.


If you missed the open enrollment application deadline for our Oakland schools, you will still be able to submit an application for the 2018-2019 school year starting on February 21, 2018. Applications submitted after the February 16 deadline will be considered in the Round 2 application - you will be placed on a waiting list at each of your selected schools and/or offered enrollment if space becomes available. Round 2 applicants will be placed on waitlists on a first-come first-served basis. 


Lottery Dates for AMPS Schools in Oakland

Oakland Charter Academy - March 5, 2018

Downtown Charter Academy - March 7, 2018

Oakland Charter High School - March 5, 2018


For our AMPS schools in Richmond, including John Henry High School, Richmond Charter Academy, and  Benito Juarez Elementary, visit our Applications and Enrollment page to find your school.


Lottery Dates for AMPS Schools in Richmond

Richmond Charter Academy - March 6, 2018

Benito Juarez Elementary - March 8 and 9, 2018

John Henry High School - March 15, 2018

AMPS Sacramento County Charter Petitions

On Tuesday, March 20, 2018, the Sacramento County Board of Education will review charter petitions for two new AMPS schools that will serve TK-8th grade students including Sonia Sotomayor Charter Elementary and Sacramento Charter Academy.


RSVP now and attend one of our meetings to learn more about our award-winning school system, how it can benefit your family and neighborhood, and how you can help support new schools in your area!


AMPS Sacramento Informational Meetings 

9738 Lincoln Village Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95827

  • Friday, March 16, 2018 at 11am and 1pm 
  • Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 11am and 1pm 
  • Monday, March 19, 2018 at 11am and 1pm



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At Amethod Public Schools, we are committed to our students' academic success and developing a strong community of learners. 

We were founded in Oakland in 1993 and have grown to six public schools across the East Bay. We believe all students can succeed in a rigorous college-prep environment when provided with effective educators, personalized attention, and a disciplined commitment to academics. We believe in fostering a culture of hard work and preparing our students in a manner that will help them excel in life and attend the college of their dreams.


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Our Misson

To provide a rigorous college preparatory education and character development program that will prepare students from underserved communities to succeed in college and beyond.​


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2. Be Adaptable
3. Persevere
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