ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS
A.E.M.S. is duPont Manual’s academic enrichment program that focuses on ensuring that all students are college/career ready by graduation. Did you know that your achievement scores will influence your post-secondary educational opportunities? It’s true. Your GPA and ACT/SAT scores are the biggest determiners of college admission. These standardized tests are based on academic standards. How can we work together to improve your academic possibilities? We would like you to participate in A.E.M.S.. Together we will determine which academic standards in your core content area courses need attention.
When will A.E.M.S. occur?
Ideally, you will participate during your study skills block to receive targeted academic support in any core content area course in which you may be struggling. Or, if that isn’t possible, after school times will be coordinated with you.
I ride the bus, how will I get home if I stay after school?
If your parents are unable to pick you up from any after-school session TARC passes will be provided.
How was I chosen for this program?
Prior standardized test results were evaluated; students not yet at the benchmark for reading and mathematics were identified and invited to participate. Benchmark values are listed below in the chart provided.
What type of enrichment activities will be provided?
Students will be provided with one-on-one, small group, and computer-based instruction and practice, or a combination thereof. Students may also choose to stay after school for supervised homework/tutoring where they can obtain homework assistance in a quiet study environment.
What is college readiness?
Benchmarks are the scores used to determine whether a student is college ready; they are the minimum scores that guarantee entry into corresponding credit-bearing college courses without the need for developmental education or supplemental courses.
For more information contact Mina Todd at Or stop by my office in the A.E.M.S. room.
“Together Everyone Achieves More”
- Social Studies
- One-on-one support
- Small group work
"My 2013-2014 sophomore year experience was pretty great. I participated in a during school program called A.E.M.S. This academic program helped me and my grades greatly improved overall. Without this program, I am sure that I would have failed some of my classes, especially math. However, by going to A.E.M.S. and being tutored by U of L tutors, I did much better in my studies.
A.E.M.S. is an amazing , focused, intriguing and fun way to improve any student that seeks additional help in any class at Manual High School. I would highly recommend any student to try A.E.M.S. to assist them in reaching their fullest academic potential."