Academy of Medicine and Public Service Curriculum

AMPS students core classes provide them with the skills, knowledge and resources to pursue their college and career goals, and meets the requirements for college admission into the UC/CSU system. Both of AMPS’ pathways, health science and public service, are supported by integrated curriculum in the core courses as well as by CTE courses that build knowledge and skills specific to the two career fields. Using Public Health as an umbrella, teachers connect across subject areas with projects and thematic integration at each grade level. Writer Coaches work with students in ninth and tenth grade English classes to instill strong writing skills, and AP English content is the basis of the 11th and 12th grade English curriculum. Juniors and seniors can take AP English Augmentation to get AP credit and prepare for the AP English exam. We are committed to creating a school community in which all students are welcome, every student counts, and every student achieves.

AMPS students fulfill our required core courses within the AMPS program. AMPS also sponsors courses that allow students in other programs to sample pathway offerings, such as Emergency Medical Careers and Theoretical Psychology/Sociology & Anthropology. All remaining courses needed to fulfill high school graduation and college eligibility requirements are chosen as electives from the following departments: African American Studies, Arts: Visual & Performing, Physical Education, Technology and World Languages. AMPS students are clustered in Health and Public Service-related electives such as BioTechnology, Sports Medicine, AP Environmental Science, AP Anatomy, and AP Statistics.

 

* Students can enroll in AMPS AP Augmentation classes in 11th and 12th grade English and 12th grade math


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