Clubs and Activities
Our mission is to nurture the development of future doctors and healthcare professionals through a supportive and academically rigorous educational program for middle school students from disadvantaged and underrepresented backgrounds.
Academia Menor de Ciencias Médicas (JAMS)
Declaración de la Misión:
Nuestra misión es nutrir el desarrollo de los futuros médicos y profesionales de la salud a través de un programa educativo de apoyo y con rigor académico para los estudiantes de secundaria desventajados y insuficientemente representadas.
What is J.A.M.S.?
JAMS stands for Junior Academy of Medical Sciences. JAMS is a special academic enrichment program for qualified and motivated 7th - 8th-grade students. JAMS is NOT a club; it is a Leadership Course offered as a single course within the daily class schedule. JAMS is a two-year Middle School program that continues through grades 9-12.
To prepare Middle School students for a rigorous high school academic experience that will lead to meeting entrance requirements to a University.
Expose middle school students to colleges and universities.
Increase student knowledge of scientific and health-related topics relevant to a future career in the health professions.
Develop skills that will enhance students’ academic, social, and leadership abilities.
Students participate in a competitive application process.
Priority is given to educationally and/or economically disadvantaged students.
Letter(s) of recommendation are required by English and/or Math Instructors.
Expectations of Students:
Commit to the program for the entire 2 years of Middle School.
Maintain a 2.8 grade point average (GPA).
Attend 75% of the extracurricular JAMS activities offered.
Participate in after-school enrichment activities, study trips, workshops, service events, summer programs, and College Ed activities that enhance student achievement.
Attend tutorial sessions and seek academic support from JAMS teachers and tutors when recommended.