Math and Science Academy - Class of 2019 & Beyond

  • Purpose/Overview

     
    The Math & Science Academy exists to provide students opportunities to advance through a specialized series of courses to prepare them for careers in math and science fields. Emphasis is placed on the significance of math and science in a modern society propelled by daily technological innovation. Through the power of math and science, solutions to the world’s innumerable problems can be devised, ranging from rapid climate change with environmental science to building the most profitable, sustainable business with calculus.

    Program Requirements/Commitments

    • Complete at least 11 credits through a combination of math and science courses (can be five math/six science or six math/five science) inclusive of Calculus AB or BC.
    • Must be enrolled in preAP, AP, Honors, or Dual Credit math and science courses all four years at the campus.
    • Must complete Computer Science 1 preAP or higher. This will not satisfy math credits as stated above
    • Participate in four pre-approved Math/Science Academy activities annually.
    • Complete 1 graduation project from the approved list.
    • Complete 100 hours of community service while enrolled in the Academy. 

    It is recommended that students complete Algebra I prior to the start of their 9th grade year.

    Academy Expectations

    • Academy students must be enrolled in the appropriate sequence of academy and academic courses as outlined in the program guidelines at all times. 
    • Academy students must maintain a 75 or higher in all academy specific courses.
    • Academy students must maintain a 70 or higher in all other courses.
    • Academy students must complete 12.5 hours of community service each semester for a total of 25 hours per school year as approved by the Academy Coordinator.
    • Academy students must participate in at least one enrichment activity per grading period as outlined by the Academy Coordinator.

    Student Benefits

    • Enrichment opportunities through local universities and corporate connections.
    • Extensive laboratory experiences using the latest technologies and computer based hardware and software.
    • Experience and exposure through state and national academic competitions.
    • Potential for acceptance into the nation’s top universities with assistance from guidance counselors and the academy advisor.
    • Potential to graduate with at least one semester of transferable college credit through AP exams.
    Course offerings are subject to change in the event that the Texas Education Agency makes changes to approved courses and/or due to low enrollment.
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Last Modified on August 30, 2018