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Medical Academy


Mission Statement


Alderete Medical Academy provides students with a rigorous curriculum with an emphasis in mathematics and science in preparation for a medical field of study through collaboration with local medical institutions and leading into pathways at CISD for medical professions.

Purpose

Welcome to Alderete Middle School! We are proud to offer the only middle school Medical Magnet Academy in El Paso. In 2017-2018, the AMS Medical Academy opened its doors to incoming 6th graders. This first cohort of students consisted of 30 students who completed applications in the spring of 2017. Since then, we have built our program to offer the following coursework:

  • AA Science- 8th grade Science, Physics, and Chemistry
  • AA Math- 8th Grade Math, Algebra I, and Algebra II
  • AA ELAR
  • AA Social Studies
  • Electives such as robotics, college and career readiness, computer science, art, foreign language, intramurals, etc.

Our Medical Academy is designed to accelerate academics in the areas of math and science. Students will have opportunities to explore different medical fields through hands-on exposure and classroom academics. Each year, this cohort’s curriculum will guide them toward success in high school and college and career readiness regardless of the endorsement pathway they choose.

Upon completion of the program here at AMS, these students will have acquired multiple high school credits and taken the Algebra 1 EOC. Students will also be given the opportunity to take other high school credit classes of Art, Foreign Language, or Principles of Information Technology which allow for them to prepare for a Texas High School CTE pathway.