AISD Rev AmTech Career Academy

Amarillo Independent School District has unveiled their new state-of-the-art career technical school’s name and logo.

AISD Superintendent Doug Loomis said “We see AmTech as our opportunity to strengthen the workforce in Amarillo and the surrounding areas for generations to come. This facility and everyone involved are giving students the chance to really explore their passions, their interests and various career paths, all while learning in the most advanced environment possible.

The new facility will be opening in the old  Hastings store on Plains Boulevard.

In addition to a new way of teaching and learning, AmTech has features not found in typical high schools, including:

  • A 3,500-square-foot robot and drone coliseum for classwork and competitions.
  • An advanced mechatronics “Smart Factory” which will mimic the use of robotics in factories.
  • A complete audio-visual and video production studio where students will produce content for their classes, local businesses, and even local TV stations. Student will also be able to display their work on two 30-foot video boards anchoring the campus.
  • An Anatomage Theater with the most advanced anatomy visualization system typically only seen in colleges and universities. The Anatomage Table, used by students in the Schools of Medical Arts and Animal Sciences, contains a virtual library of both human and animal cadavers, as well as a clinical diagnostic tool by visualization of any Medical CT, CBCT or MRI scan.
  • A world-class culinary program with a bistro and coffee shop where students can grab breakfast or lunch. The Culinary Arts program will also offer local businesses and organizations the opportunity to host meetings and events in its 200-seat banquet hall.
  • A state-of-the-art auto tech and collision repair center, which will offer services in these areas to local residents.
  • A career center where students can meet with counselors and prospective employers, participate in activities to gain and improve employability skills and map out future educational and career options.
  • Multiple collaboration spaces and learning hubs, enabling students to work together on team projects and interact outside of class.
  • A Junior Achievement Biztown and Financial Park for elementary and middle school students to learn civics, business management and finance.

35 pathways will be taught within the nine major programs:

  • The School of Animal Science
  • The School of Architecture, Construction & Manufacturing
  • The School of Business, Marketing & Finance
  • The School of Culinary Arts
  • The School of Law & Public Service
  • The School of Medical Arts
  • The School of Media Arts
  • The School of STEM & Information Technology
  • The School of Transportation Technology
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