Ms. Amy Stone

Phone: 803-641-2500

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in EnglishM.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction,Triple Literacy Concentration (Secondary Literacy, Master Reading Teacher, ESOL)Gifted and Talented EndorsementRead to Succeed Endorsement

Ms. Amy Stone

Welcome:
I’m excited to be beginning my fifth year teaching at Aiken High School! Before becoming a Hornet, I taught for seven years at North Augusta High School. I’ve taught English 1, English 2, English 3, Drama and Theatre, Reading Assistance, Real Life 101, and Freshman Focus. I’m a proud mom with kids attending three different Aiken County schools. I’m originally from Houston, but I lived in Ireland and the suburbs of Washington D.C. and NYC prior to settling in Aiken in 2000.

Philosophy:
 I want students to be successful in high school and life. I expect them to become productive and self-directed. I believe in learning, not memorizing. I teach students to think, question, and challenge the “facts” so that they are active participants in the classroom, not just passive listeners. I try to simulate college class as much as is possible in a high school setting. I would like to see an academically strong and enjoyable year for all students. Through student, parent, and teacher involvement, all students should succeed.

Course:

English 2 is world literature. We will cover literature culturally, historically, and thematically, blending non-fiction and fiction as well as classic and contemporary literature. We will use a variety of text formats to explore the global literary experience. 

Communication:
 My email is amystone@acpsd.net.  This is the best way to reach me. I respond to emails promptly. I believe in open communication with parents, so do not hesitate to contact me. 

Grading Scale:
•Tests/Projects/Assessments= 50%
•Quizzes= 30%
•Classwork/Homework= 20%