The AMP is currently accepting applications for the 2021 - 2022 school year on a waitlist basis.
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 application period for the 2021 - 2022 school year is from October 15, 2020 through February 12, 2021 for current 8th graders that reside within the North East ISD. Interested students may submit an application after February 12, 2021 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 2021-2022 school year, dependent upon availability of space. Notification of acceptance is anticipated during the week of March 15, 2021 for upperclassmen.
Magnet Information Sessions
There will be information sessions available to interested students and families to learn more in depth about the Agriscience Magnet Program. Currently the following dates, times, and locations are available:
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:
Evaluations from the student's current principal, assistant principal, counselor, or special education coordinator may also be used to determine enrollment in the AMP.
STEPS OF THE APPLICATION PROCESS
B) Applicants that are not a current NEISD student should complete the TEXASgenuine Assessment. Assessment results should be emailed to email@example.com for the applicant to be considered for enrollment. To begin the assessment, go to http://assessment.texasgenuine.org/.
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. Unfortunately, due to COVID-19, shadowing experiences are not available at this time. We do invite you to watch our videos on our YouTube channel at: AMP YouTube Channel
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.