Academic Magnet High School

Academic Magnet High School (AMHS) is a public high school (grades 9-12) in North Charleston, South Carolina. The school enrolls students through an admissions process based on middle school grades, test scores, teacher recommendations and a written essay.

It was first established in 1988 and has since climbed up in U.S. public high school ranks.

In April 2019, U.S. News and World Report recognized Academic Magnet High School as the best high school in the nation. The school was ranked first among more than 17,000 public high schools.

In order to graduate, students must complete tasks that go beyond the standard amount of credits and classes taken in high school. In order to receive an Academic Magnet diploma, students must:

  • fulfill a 90-hour service requirement
  • take (and pass) at least 4 Advanced Placement (AP) courses throughout their high school career
  • complete an original research project known as the senior thesis 

Academic Magnet High School's mission is to challenge each student, parent and teacher with the high expectations of a rigorous curriculum, and to provide a learning environment that prepares students for college and future careers. Students are encouraged to be contributing members of the community, to acquire a sense of global responsibility, and to cultivate and uphold respect for cultural diversity. 

The Academic Magnet High School is a Public university located in North Canton.
The Academic Magnet High School was founded in 1988.
The current president of Academic Magnet High School is Catherine Spencer.

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