Located in Mobile, Alabama
Published: April 16, 2021
ASMS Senior Selected for Early Medical School Acceptance Program at UAB
Congratulations to senior Matthew Blevins for being selected for the EMSAP (early medical school acceptance program) at UAB. He was one of only 15 students selected from more than 400 applicants. Upon graduation from UAB, he will have guaranteed acceptance into the UAB School of Medicine.
ASMS Students Succeed in National Mathematics Puzzle Competition
ASMS students recently competed in the 2021 MaPP (Mathematical Puzzle Programs) Challenge against other high schoolers and university undergraduates across the United States. ASMS scored 100 out of 101 points and came in 2nd place. Participants were: Gregory Li, Anna Livingston, Carter Swafford, Emma Joly, Emma Wahlers, Jacob Kim, Kenneth Womble and Leonard Fowler.
ASMS becomes one of the only Cognia STEM-Certified High Schools in Alabama
The Alabama School of Mathematics and Science is now one of the only STEM-certified high schools in Alabama. ASMS has been preparing for Cognia STEM Certification since the fall of 2020, and in March a Cognia review team completed an official evaluation of the school. According to Cognia, STEM Certification facilitates “organizational improvement that results in future readiness for all learners” and is based on research and evidence-based practices.
ASMS had to demonstrate their performance in 16 standards within separate Cognia frameworks. In the final feedback meeting with the school, Mr. Scott Davidson, the Cognia Director of STEM Services who oversees the national STEM Certification program, noted that he had reviewed 80+ schools throughout his career, and ASMS is a school that will always stand out in his mind as high performing with approaches that other schools or systems can incorporate to benefit their own educational objectives.
8 ASMS Students Receive Recognition for National German Exam Performance
8 ASMS students out of 20 total in Alabama have been awarded medals and special recognition on the National German Exam Honor Roll for their performance on the 2021 national exam for high school students. Over 8,000 students participated in the exam this year.
Congratulations to ASMS German instructor, Muriel Hoequist and her students David Johnston, Hannah Nguyen, Luke Burroughs, Shrish Shetty, Lindsey Haas, Elbread Roh, Caroline Nelson and Tabitha Watson.
ASMS Opens New Makerspace on West Campus
The ASMS Remote Learning Center and Makerspace is officially open. A facility that began as a school storage building was renovated to become a Remote Learning Center and Makerspace – one of the only innovation spaces on a school campus in the state of Alabama. The project was funded through a $350,000 appropriation from the state CARES Act as well as funding from the Daniel Foundation, J.L. Bedsole Foundation, Ben May Charitable Trust and individual donors to ASMS.
The school held a ribbon cutting ceremony on their West Campus with students, families, and stakeholders present to celebrate the occasion. They look forward to seeing what students learn, innovate, create, build, and discover in this space.
For more information about ASMS, visit www.asms.net/.