Science and Math Academy

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The Science and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High School is a school-within-a school magnet program that provides academically talented students with educational experiences that integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics beyond the traditional advanced program. Admission to this rigorous four-year program is by competitive application based on prior academic success, interest and motivation in science and mathematics, teacher recommendations and written communication skills. Each year hundreds of students apply for the 55 seats in the freshman class. Entering students must be ready for Algebra II as an entry level mathematics class, having completed courses in Algebra I and geometry prior to high school.

The Science and Mathematics Academy (SMA) is a member of the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS). The NCSSS is comprised of over 100 specialized schools across 32 states whose vision is to serve as a primary catalyst for the transformation of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teaching and learning to enable students to meet the challenges of the future. Our students and faculty receive the benefits of NCSSS professional development opportunities.