The Agriscience Magnet Program is currently accepting enrollment for the 2017 - 2018 school year on an "as space is available" basis. Submitted student enrollments will be put on a waitlist. Students will be contacted if space becomes available and the student meets the enrollment criteria.
Potential AMP Students
The Agriscience Magnet Program (AMP) on the James Madison High School Campus is available to high school students in the North East Independent School District who have an interest in studying the many facets of agriculture science and participating in the FFA youth leadership organization.
The priority enrollment period for the 2017 - 2018 school year is from October 17, 2016 through January 15, 2017 for current 8th graders that reside within the North East ISD. Interested students may submit an enrollment after January 15, 2017 but will only be considered for enrollment as space is available.
The AMP may accept a limited number of enrollments from current 9th or 10th graders by way of transfer from other high schools in North East ISD for the 2017-2018 school year.
The AMP employs a performance-based enrollment process that evaluates students on five criteria in accordance with the North East ISD Magnet Program policy. Those criteria are:
1) Career interest - career interest will be evaluated through the submitted AMP Enrollment Form and Kuder Navigator Assessment.
2) Grades of a "C" average or better in core subjects - core subjects are English, math, science and social studies and evaluated by reviewing the student's transcript.
3) Have "met standard" on state assessments.
4) Satisfactory attendance of 90% or better.
5) Satisfactory conduct without major offenses and/or assignment to alternative educational settings.
Evaluations from the student's current principal, assistant principal or counselor may also be used to determine enrollment in the AMP.
STEPS OF THE ENROLLMENT PROCESS
AMP Shadowing Opportunity
The AMP offers the opportunity for potential students to be partnered with a current AMP student to experience our program up close and personal. This 3-hour long opportunity will allow potential students the ability to attend several AMP classes and get a behind-the-scenes look at our experiential laboratories and facilities. Shadowing opportunities must be scheduled in advance and are only available on the published dates. Dates are no longer available for this school year.
Agriscience Magnet Program (AMP) Guidelines/Expectations
Students of the AMP are held to the highest of standards and are expected to be actively involved in the program. All magnet students are required to meet the criteria listed below in order to retain magnet status on a yearly basis.
UIL Athletic Participation
Students accepted for a transfer from another NEISD high school to attend the AMP at James Madison High School are usually ineligible for varsity competition for 1 year. However, the student/parent should consult with NEISD Athletic office for advice related to UIL regulations and options.