Rising high school sophomores (members of the Class of 2020) have the opportunity to apply to attend a one-week residential summer camp June 18 - 23 that immerses students in ASMSA's approach to learning. The camp, which includes tuition, housing, meals, and class supplies, is offered at no cost.
Students may choose from one of three options:
1) (Summer Arts Bridge) Studio Art: Studio Art helps grow students' excitement about the arts. Students will create abstractions with collage and dry media as well as explore representation through experimentation with varying wet and dry media.
2) (Summer Arts Bridge) Folk Music and Acoustics:Folk Music and Acoustics class is, perhaps, our most unique course. Students will receive a brief introduction to the science of sound as it applies to music combined with building and learning to play cardboard guitars.
3) (NERD C.A.M.P) Computer Analysis, Math & Programming :Computer Programming and Mathematics courses emphasize conceptual understanding, multiple representations and connections, mathematical modeling, mathematical problem solving technology and alternative assessments. Students will attend the following courses:
Explore the World of Fractals through Programming - We will explore fractals using programming methods to create cool pictures. Campers will learn how to write & manipulate code to personalize images. After attending this camp students will be able to design their own images at home.
Create Android Apps with MIT App Inventor - We will learn how to create mobile apps for the Android platform using MIT App Inventor, a drag-and-drop programming language suitable for beginners. You are welcome to use your own device, but we have tablets that you can borrow if you're not an Android owner.
INFINITY!!! - We will look at various mathematical computations involving infinity.
A Gentle Introduction to Number Theory - A brief introduction to topics from number theory that don't require mathematical skills beyond algebra. Topics will include a study of prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers and the Golden Ratio, modular arithmetic and cryptography.
1. be an Arkansas high school sophomore in Fall 2017;2. have a clear interest in arts or humanities, mathematics or computer science studies at a higher level;3. demonstrate advanced academic performance and high potential through freshman grade point average, end of course exams, and/or participation in Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP); and4. show interest in applying to attend the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts’ residential program for his or her junior and senior year of high school.5. submit a brief recommendation from a teacher, counselor, GT coordinator, or school administrator. (Instructions for the recommendation will provided when you push the Submit button on this Application Form)