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AMS Program Overview

The Falcon Pride Online Program at AMS meets in a computer lab setting at the middle school.  The students have daily interaction and assistance with our tutors, who are also certified teachers.  They assist the students in completing their work online, but also provide intervention in the identified areas of need.  Each tutor is assigned a cohort of students in the program to continually monitor and ensure that they are successfully working through the content and to provide intervention where needed.  The tutors maintain consistent contact with parents to update them on their child’s progress in the program.


Each student has a username and password for our online platform, PEAK through Blackboard Learning which is loaded with curriculum provided by FuelEducation.  The students are able to work from home and at school.  The PEAK platform is monitored by a teacher of record, most of which are teachers on staff in the Austintown Local School District.  Teachers have office hours that they are available to provide 1-on-1 assistance with students in person.  For more information on FuelED and PEAK please visit, here.


The parents have options as to how they would like their child to participate in the program, they are outlined below:


Option 1:  Students attend school all day (7:10 am - 2:35 pm).  The students will participate in breakfast, have the option to attend certain specials (Band and Choir), and attend lunch.


Option 2:  Students attend school for a half day AM 7:10 - 11:10 or a half day PM 11:10 - 2:35.  In some cases students may still participate in specials. This option must be approved by staff. Student’s work must be average or better and work up to date.



If you are interested in the program please contact your grade level principal and guidance counselor to set up a meeting.  At the meeting it is important to discuss if the placement in the online program is appropriate and the best fit for your individual needs.


Grade 8 Principal Robin Vickers 330.797.3900 ext. 2002
Grade 8 Counselor John Hudson 330.797.3900 ext. 2022
Grade 7 Principal Dominick Daltorio 330.797.3900 ext. 2011
Grade 7 Counselor Heidi Martin 330.797.3900 ext. 2020
Grade 6 Principal Emily Guarnieri 330.797.3900 ext. 2003
Grade 6 Counselor Penny Callahan 330.797.3900 ext. 2021


Please feel free to contact me at any time if you have questions about the program.  I am happy to assist you in any way that I can.



Anthony Meraglio
Falcon Pride Online/HOPE Academy
Dean of Students
Office: 330.797.3900 ext. 1055