The Alabama School of Math and Science (ASMS) will host ASMS Days on the school’s campus in Mobile Saturday, Nov. 11 and Dec. 2. The event provides an opportunity for prospective students and parents from across the state to visit the campus and see in person what ASMS is all about.
“We are very excited about this year’s recruiting efforts,” ASMS Vice President John Hoyle says. “ASMS is a great option for students who are not being challenged and want more out of their high school experience. We are very excited to meet everyone at ASMS Day.”
ASMS ambassadors lead groups of guests to various student-run demonstrations and conduct tours of the school on ASMS Day.
“You really get to experience ASMS as a potential student and get a taste of what it’s like to study here,” ASMS Admissions Coordinator Peggy Partridge says. “We can sit here and tell you all the wonderful things about ASMS, but it’s hard to believe until you actually visit the campus. Come check us out!”
To register for ASMS Day, click here.
ASMS is currently seeking applications for the 2018-19 school year.
ASMS is our state’s only fully public and residential high school for sophomores, juniors, and seniors seeking advanced studies in math, science, and the humanities. Newsweek, The Daily Beast, and The Washington Post have named ASMS among the nation’s most competitive schools. Tuition, room, and board are free.
Applying to ASMS is FREE – Current Alabama 9th or 10th graders can apply online by clicking here.
“Many people ask, ‘Do I have to be a genius to be accepted to ASMS,’” Partridge says. “Our answer is ‘Absolutely not!’ ASMS is made up of students who are intelligent and work hard for academic success. If you feel that you are not challenged to your fullest potential, ASMS is the right place for you. We are a very diverse school, and students have represented all 67 Alabama counties during the school’s history. Do not be discouraged, because ASMS could change your life forever.”
Currently, 262 students from 48 Alabama counties study at ASMS. Since the school’s founding in 1989, more than 2,100 young people have graduated from the school, representing all 67 counties. Each graduate has been accepted to college. In 2017, the 82 ASMS grads earned $13 million in merit-based scholarships with an ACT composite class average of 29.56.
“There is no secret formula for being accepted to ASMS,” Hoyle said. “We are looking for good students who are also good people. Incoming students have good grades and solid ACT scores, but they also must be mature enough to handle living away from home. We also take a look at teacher recommendations, extra-curricular activities, and how well they conduct themselves during a personal interview on campus. We assess students holistically.”
If prospective students or parents have any questions about applying to ASMS, contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (251) 441-3250.