Date: Tuesday, November 13, 2012It is possible that the AMC 8 may be administered in two sessions at staggered times and in different rooms. This will depend on the progress of signups. The following times and locations are both possible:
NO FREE PARKING
SDMC is permitted to offer the AMC 8 as an official high education site. SDMC's AMC 8 session is intended for any San Diego area student who does not otherwise have an opportunity to take the AMC 8. Students do not have to be active participants in SDMC to participate in the AMC 8 with SDMC.
Schools please note: SDMC cannot financially nor logistically support the AMC 8 as an alternative to school-based administrations. We are the provider of last resort in the San Diego region for students without other practical options. We encourage all middle schools to provide the AMC 8 for their own students; costs in space and time, preparation and staffing are minor. If such costs are an issue, support usually can be found within the pool of families whose students wish to participate; it is not uncommon for families to bear the cost directly and for most of the administration and execution to be delegated to parent volunteers. SDMC is happy to advise schools and parents on how to begin offering the AMC 8.
Signup is informal, but important. PLease copy/paste the following template into an email message and enter the expected information:
The AMC 8 is a 25 question multiiple-choice exam that takes only 40 minutes. The problems are designed to provide an interesting exploratory experience for students in the 6th - 8th grade range; however, there is no lower grade limit. Any student in the 8th grade or below can be a full participant in the AMC 8.
The timing of SDMC's AMC 8 session is constrained by the fixed schedule of UCSD classes. Parents are warned that parking is not free during the time frame of the AMC 8, and UC parking enforcement is known for being aggressive. There is no visitor parking at all in the usual lot P207. We recommend that vehicles be parked in lot P208 immediately to the west of P207. P208 has an automated parking permit station at its NE corner that accepts major credit cards and small bills.