Al School Of Math And Science (Closed 2008)
|Grades Offered||Grades 9-12|
|Total Classroom Teachers||n/a|
|Definition of Terms 2007-2008 School Year Data||This School||State Level (AL)|
|Student : Teacher Ratio||n/a||18:1|
|All Ethnic Groups|
|School Statewide Testing||View Education Department Test Scores|
|School District Name||Al School Of Math And Science School District|
- The Alabama School of Mathematics and Science (ASMS) is a public residential high school located in Mobile, Alabama. It is a member of the NCSSSMST. ASMS and the Alabama School of Fine Arts draw students from across the state and together are considered the top magnet schools in the state. The school has a very high ratio of teachers with their doctorate, and all teachers have at least one masters degree in their field.
- The school is modeled on the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics and the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. Students complete their final two or three years of high school focusing on advanced studies in mathematics and the sciences. All courses are taught at the AP or Honors level. The school is open to all Alabama high school students through a competitive admissions process. The strong academic program, which is comprehensive in the humanities as well as the sciences, is complemented by varsity and intramural sports, residential life activities, and college counseling.
- The school was founded in 1989 as a unique public-private partnership. The Alabama School of Mathematics and Science is an independent agency of the state government, while the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science Foundation coordinates private support. The first class of students entered in 1991 and graduated in 1993. The school is located in midtown Mobile; the facility was formerly the site of the Dauphin Way Baptist Church, but has undergone extensive renovations and additions to create laboratory, classroom, and dormitory spaces. In addition, the school commenced groundbreaking on the first new building since the school opened on May 29, 2006. This construction project has demolished the current SAC, or Student Activities Center, and is in the process of rebuilding it. The SAC building includes the library, gym, exercise and weight rooms, mail and reception facilities, the nurse's office, and a recreation room.
- The original academic design of ASMS only permitted students to enter as high school juniors and complete two years of education before continuing onto a collegiate level. As of the 1998-1999 academic school year, the school has opened its doors to include sophomores, allowing students to apply for entry as either sophomores or juniors*.
- Also, it is noteworthy that the school does not charge for tuition, books, room, or board. The only fee involved is an annual activities fee, which covers class trips and other day-to-day activities inherent in a residential high school.
- *It is important to note that some students have been admitted as seniors, although this is an extremely rare case.
- Historically, the average student admitted to this school raises his/her ACT (American College Test) score around 4 points from the time of entry to the time of graduation. This statistic is somewhat misleading, as many students improve their scores in repeated participations in this examination.
- Notable Alumni: Virgil Griffith.
Nearby Public Schools
- School Location Miles Grades Students
- Mobile Leinkauf Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 618 students
1410 Monroe St
Mobile, AL 36604
(251)221-1495 0.5 PK-5 618
- Mobile Old Shell Road Magnet School Grades: K-5 | 511 students
3160 Heather St
Mobile, AL 36607
(251)221-1557 0.8 K-5 511
- Mobile Florence Howard Elementary School Grades: PK-5 | 436 students
957 Dr Martin L King Jr Ave
Mobile, AL 36603
(251)221-1406 0.9 PK-5 436
- Mobile The Pathway Grades: K-8 | 156 students
100 N Florida St
Mobile, AL 36607
(251)221-5010 1.0 K-8 156
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