Established in 1989 by an act of the state legislature, the Alabama School of Mathematics and Science is a residential, public high school for sophomores, juniors, and seniors pursuing advanced studies in mathematics, science and technology. With an advanced sequence of study in the sciences, mathematics, humanities and liberal arts, the educational environment is enhanced by the availability of computers, modern laboratory facilities, independent research, field trips and opportunities for special projects. The fine arts and music programs offer students an opportunity to discover and develop artistic talents.
ASMS opened in September of 1991 with a class of 140 juniors, a sampling of the many talented and highly motivated students of Alabama. The goal of the school is to provide an intensive educational experience to highly motivated students, from a wide variety of backgrounds. The residential context combined with a liberal arts, mathematics and science curriculum offers a unique experience which prepares young people to develop the skills and knowledge to assume future leadership roles in scientific research, business, industry, education and government. In addition, the school serves as an educational resource to teachers, students and individuals throughout the state. ASMS is truly a public school, available to any applicant who is selected. Students pay a fee of $500 for the academic year.
The Alabama School of Mathematics and Science is the center of excellence for mathematics and science education at the pre-collegiate level in the state of Alabama. Through challenging programs which emphasize intellectual, social and moral growth, a scholarly environment pervades. The supportive community of ASMS is committed to leadership in education and to providing opportunities for students to develop skills necessary to become globally competitive, responsive to change, and superior in their chosen fields.
Alabama School of Mathematics and Science is a private organization
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