Wednesday, May 22, 2013
A computer science teacher at the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School will receive $5,000 grant after being honored Tuesday.
Kelly Powers received a $5,000 grant after being named the STEM Teacher of the Year by the he Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon. “Kelly has such an obvious and deep commitment to all of her students and also to STEM education as a whole,” said Hall executive director Bryan Morry. "We chose five finalists who were all outstanding, but the work Kelly is doing to promote STEM education through her engagement with students and colleagues is extraordinary. We are proud to recognize someone who is having profound impact on STEM in Massachusetts.” Powers is the inaugural winner of the award, which recognizes a Massachusetts teacher who is making significant contributions to STEM education. She will receive a $5,000 grant to be used for …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
A Marlborough high schooler has won a National Film award for his film "Thornbrush."
A short film created by Joel Wilner, an 11th grader at the Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School and a resident of Marlborough, won an award at the sixteenth annual Green Mountain Film Festival in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. Wilner's film "Thornbush" (which can be seen here) won Best Dramatic film in the 2013 Catamount Arts' High School Filmmakers Showcase. The film competed against numerous film entries submitted by teens from the U.S., Canada and other countries. Teens were invited to submit film works in the competitive categories of Comedy, Drama, Documentary and Experimental Films. Wilner wrote, filmed and edited his dramatic work through the School of Cinema and Performing Arts (SOCAPA). His film was also recognized as a winner …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The magazine's 2013 rankings came out Monday but no Marlborough schools appear on the list.
On mobile? You can see interactive map here. Newsweek has ranked the high schools nationally, but the criteria they used leaves Marlborough, Assabet Valley Regional Technical High Schools and the Advanced Math & Science Academy off of their list. AMSA recently ranked in the top 500 nationally by US News, coming in at #130 nationwide and #3 in the state. For its rankings, Newsweek sent out a survey to more than 5,000 high schools in the U.S., with about 2,500 schools responding in 2013. You can see the details about the ranking, and every other ranked high school by clicking on the markers in the interactive map above. The survey scores were then weighted and calculated using several criteria including on-time graduation and college …
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
A local student traveled to New Hampshire to present research.
Editor's Note: The following information was provided by the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School. On March 21st, Ayush Kumar, a Worcester resident and sophomore at the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School, traveled to the University of New Hampshire to present his biology research at the Regional Junior Science & Humanities Symposium. The JSHS challenges and engages high school students in STEM-related fields: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Students are invited to JSHS events to present their research and schoolwork before a panel of judges and an audience of their peers. Additionally, they can participate in hands-on workshops, panel discussions, and lab visits. The JSHS also awards a variety …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
AMSA was recently ranked among the best high schools in the county.
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School has been ranked among the top five high schools in the state in a national ranking of high schools released today.
The Advanced Math & Science Academy Charter School has been ranked among the best schools in the country in a review by U.S. News. AMSA was ranked at 130th among schools nationally and at third place among Massachusetts high schools. Sturgis Charter Public School in Hyannis took the top spot, at 31st nationally, with Boston Latin School claiming the second place and the 57th place nationally. The U.S. News worked with the American Institutes for Research, a D.C.-based organization, to evaluate the overall performance of the schools. This evaluation takes into account overall student performance, according to U.S. News, including how students do on standardized tests. Learn more about the ranking system here. More than 21,000 schools were …
Monday, March 4, 2013
A local student has been skating since she was four and recently competed in New York.
Editor's Note: The following information was provided by AMSA officials. Dedication, committment and training came together to allow local student Marisa O'Gara to skate competitively at Lake Placid. At the end of January, O’Gara of the Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School traveled to Lake Placid, NY to participate in the 2013 Eastern Synchronized Skating Sectional Championships. Around 2,000 skaters from across the eastern United States competed at several levels of competition, including novice, intermediate, junior, senior, and collegiate. The event was a qualifier for the 2013 U.S. Synchronized Skating Championships, where the top skating teams from across the country will be competing against one another. Team Excel of …
Thursday, February 28, 2013
The US Department of Energy's National Science Bowl has roughly 1,400 students battling wits across the country, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
Thursday, February 28
Editor's Note: The following information was provided by the US Department of Energy. A team of middle school students from the Advanced Math and Science Academy is participating in a regional competition of the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s National Science Bowl at the University of Connecticut on March 9. The Office of Science began this competition to interest today’s youth in pursuing careers in science and math. A team from AMSA will be competing in a regional round of the National Science Bowl from which two teams will move on. In the regional competitions, teams of four students each will be faced with tough mathematical problems and tested on their knowledge of a vast number of areas including astronomy, biology, …
Saturday, February 23, 2013
AMSA will be competing on the High School Quiz Show on Sunday.
Friday, February 22, 2013
AMSA will compete this Sunday on the High School Quiz Show program on WGBH.
The High School Quiz Show episode featuring the academic team from Advanced Math and Science Academy Charter School vs. the academic team from Brookline High School premieres this Sunday, Feb 24 at 6:30pm on WGBH 2. Nearby Wachusett Regional High School in Holden has also advanced and will face Framingham High School with the episode airing on March 31. The show’s production team announced the 16 schools on High School Quiz Show’s Facebook page. Teams qualified by earning top scores on “Super Sunday,” an event at which registered school teams each took an identical 100-question oral quiz at WGBH Studios in Brighton. The 16 high school academic teams that will appear on season four of High School Quiz Show are (in alphabetical order): Acton…