Math and Science school offers unique curriculum

Published 12:56 am Saturday, October 13, 2012

Imagine going to college before you even graduated high school. Several students from Selma and Dallas County have had the opportunity to attend a high school that is residential and offers distinction degrees almost like a college major.

John Hoyle, with the Alabama School of Math and Science in Mobile will be holding an informational meeting about the school and its services on Monday. Oct. 15 in the Hank Sanders Technology building at Wallace Community College at 6 p.m. Hoyle said he wants to invite all parents in the area of 9th and 10th graders and their children to this meeting to get the message out about the school.

“I think the thing that parents really need to know about the school is it’s a public school, so it is funded by the state,” Hoyle said. “We know that sometimes parents aren’t happy with the education that their children are getting, so we are an alternative.”

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He said the curriculum is top notch and Newsweek rated ASMS as one of the top three schools in Alabama.

“It’s almost like a college and going off to college a little bit early,” Hoyle said.

Several students from Selma are attending the school presently, including Christopher Reeves and Candice Clark.

“The first thing that stood out to me about ASMS is how diverse it is and you don’t see that often in Selma, and it is just a very diverse campus and has a very big variety of classes as well,” Clark said.

She is an only child and said leaving home was tough on her parents, but the experience makes it all worth it.

“If you are one of those people that think that you maybe would just like to push a little harder, maybe you would like to be challenged enough, then this might be for you,” Hoyle said. “Maybe there aren’t enough electives at your high school, maybe you would like to take Latin or Greek even AP classes… [ASMS] is an amazing opportunity.”