The application period for the 2020 - 2021 school year will begin on October 10, 2019 and end on January 27, 2020.
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 2020 - 2021 school year is from October 10, 2019 through January 27, 2020 for current 8th graders that reside within the North East ISD. Interested students may submit an application after January 27, 2020 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 2020-2021 school year, dependent upon availability of space. Notification of acceptance is anticipated during the week of March 2, 2020 for upperclassmen.
Magnet Information Sessions
There will be three information sessions available to interested students and families to learn more in depth about the Agriscience Magnet Program. The dates, times and locations for the information sessions is listed below:
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 received approaches, meets, or masters 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, counselor, or special education coordinator 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 following dates: November 7, 2019, November 21, 2019, and December 5, 2019. We have the capacity to host 15 students on each of the above dates, on a first-come, first-served basis. We are at full capacity for all of the shadowing dates. Please join us on January 14, 2020 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm for our magnet information session to be held at the Agriscience Magnet Program.
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.