Agriscience Magnet Program (AMP)

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

    The Agriscience Magnet prepares high school students for agribusiness careers through a program that addresses the targeted occupations of the region and to offer courses of study that provide a direct career path for higher education. The AMP offers seven pathways in agriculture including animal science, environmental science, agriculture communications, mechanized agriculture, agribusiness marketing, veterinary medicine, and plant science.

    Our Program

    The Agriscience Magnet Program (AMP) is a unique experience within the North East ISD for high school students who have an interest in studying the many facets of agriculture science and participating in the FFA (Future Farmers of America) youth leadership organization. Using an integrated model of education, classroom instruction is combined with hands-on experience in specialized laboratories to prepare students to achieve success in the food, fiber, and natural resource industries. The 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

    The AMP is not a “one-size fits all” study in agriculture. To the contrary, the AMP offers six pathways of study with more than 25 agricultural courses available for students. The pathways include Agribusiness, Applied Agricultural Engineering, Animal Science, Environmental and 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 more information on the enrollment process and to submit an application, please visit the following webpage: (By clicking this link, you will be exiting the NEISD domain.)

    For website information, contact the campus at (210) 356-1517 or click the button below.

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