Mission Statement

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Our Mission

The Alabama School of Mathematics and Science’s mission is to provide academically motivated Alabama students with exceptional preparation in the fields of math and science, empowering them to improve their community, state, and nation.

Core Beliefs & Values

Dedication to the ASMS Mission and Vision is rooted in our Core Beliefs and Values:

Safe, Caring, and Nurturing Environment – A quality learning environment provides for the physical, social, and emotional development of students. We strive to provide this in a caring, nurturing environment that is safe and secure.

Trust, Honor, Integrity, and Respect – Trust, honor, integrity, and respect for others with diverse backgrounds define the character and good health of the ASMS community. The interpersonal relationships of students, staff, and faculty are based on these attributes of ethical behavior. Our Honor Code is consistently upheld.

Responsibility – Acting responsibly means not only accepting the consequences for what we do, but also for what we do not do. Our actions and our inactions impact our community.

Fairness – We strive to make decisions in an equitable manner. It is not fair to discriminate within the community or to handle situations in an inconsistent manner.

Caring – At the very heart of ethical behavior is compassion and concern for others. We care about other members of the ASMS community. We demonstrate caring with kindness and empathy as we actively seek opportunities for community service.

Citizenship – Being a good citizen means playing by the rules and obeying the law. Along with the privilege of attending ASMS comes the expectation that all community members will abide by the policies and rules outlined in the Community Standards Handbook.

Creativity and Lifelong Learning – We endeavor to provide an environment that fosters the human spirit, the creativity and the imagination of our talented students. We hope to inspire our students to continue their intellectual development through self-directed lifelong learning and to expand the realm of the possible.