Agriscience Magnet Program (AMP)

  • The Agriscience Magnet Program (AMP) is a unique experience within North East ISD, offering rigorous courses that are connected to the real world and are relevant to the student’s future. Students have access to numerous facilities which host state-of-the-art equipment that helps them solve complex problems and prepares them for their futures.

    The Agriscience Magnet prepares high school students for agribusiness careers through a program that targets regional occupations through courses of study that provide a direct career path for higher education.

    Our Program

    AMP is a magnet school program for high school students within North East ISD who have an interest in studying the many facets of agriculture science and participating in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) youth leadership organization. Using an integrated model of education, classroom instruction is combined with hands-on experiences in specialized laboratories to allow students to achieve success in the food, fiber, and natural resource industries. AMP is located on 20 acres of the James Madison High School campus and is a model for urban agriculture education in the state and nation.

    Our Pathways

    AMP is not a “one-size fits all” study in agriculture, offering six pathways of study with more than 25 agricultural courses available for students. The pathways include Agriculture Business, Leadership & Communications, Agricultural Technology & Mechanical Systems, Animal Science, Environmental & Natural Resources, Food Science, and Plant Science.

  • Career Focused

    Through the AMP coursework and the FFA, students discover their talents and interests for lifelong success. Working with agriculture’s leading industries, universities, and leadership experts, the AMP identifies the business and character skills necessary for employee and entrepreneurial success and develops those skills in students. The opportunities for AMP students goes beyond traditional careers associated with agriculture. Students become food scientists, veterinarians, mechanical engineers, animal nutritionists, wildlife biologists, landscape designers, florists, public relations representatives, and agricultural lenders to name a few.

    College Ready

    The AMP offers up to 21 hours of college credit to eligible students that are enrolled in Advanced Animal Science, Agribusiness Management and Marketing, Floral Design, Horticultural Sciences, and Wildlife, Fisheries and Ecology Management. This opportunity is made possible through a dual credit agreement with Palo Alto College that can award a student college credit hours while completing the AMP coursework.

    For online information, check out our enrollment process or submit an application today!

    For more information, contact the campus at (210) 356-1517 with the button below.

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