Why Choose A.M.E.?

The Excelsior Aviation, Medicine and Engineering Academy is one of the High Desert’s best efforts at providing vocationally-related S.T.E.M. (Science Technology Engineering and Math) opportunities combined with a collegiate focus for 7th through 12th grade students.  In addition to rigorous and fun academics, the Excelsior A.M.E. Academy provides an opportunity for students to complete college coursework while attending high school.  Our goal is to prepare your student to be a successful adult by opening college and career pathways early on in their junior and senior high career.  We encourage families to stop by and visit our classrooms and observe our vocational offerings to see if the Excelsior Aviation, Medicine and Engineering Academy is a good fit for your student.

Now enrolling for the 2015-16 school year. All vocational programs have a limited number of spots available and are filled on a first-come first-served basis.

Our Campus Focus


Excelsior’s A.M.E. Academy is the high desert’s only FAA approved, high school aviation program that earns both college credit (19 credits in total) and works toward an aviation certification.  We pride ourselves on how knowledgeable and advanced our aviation students are and continue to seek improvements in advancing this program. Find out more information about our Aviation program here.


Excelsior’s A.M.E. Academy strongly believes that by introducing students to vocational fields early we produce better, more focused students.  A.M.E. offers Emergency Medical Responder, Sports Medicine, Fire Technology, Med Core 1, Med Core 2, Fitness and Nutrition as part of our medical program coursework. In addition to their classroom coursework our Emergency Medical Responder students participate in an intensive preparation course prior to taking their California  EMR certification examination. Find out more information about our Medicine program here.


Excelsior’s A.M.E. Academy Robotics and Engineering has the distinction of having some of the best teams in the entire United States.  After winning locally and at statewide competitions held in PaloAlto California A.M.E. Robotics earned a 5th place national ranking at the C.R.E.A.T.E. National Open Robotics competition held in Omaha Nebraska. Find out more information about our Engineering program here.

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