January 19, 2010

School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt

The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt is now accepting applications for admission for fall 2010.

The four-year, part-time high school program is a collaborative project of the Vanderbilt Center for Science Outreach and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. Hosted by Vanderbilt University Medical Center, it was launched in 2007 to better prepare students for careers in science and related fields.

All current 8th-grade students who will attend metro high schools next year are eligible to apply. Approximately 25 students will be selected for the class of 2014 based on test scores and academic performance in 7th and 8th grades, teacher recommendations and a personal essay.

Accepted students commit to the full four-year program, including summer courses. In the 9th and 10th grades, they attend the school on the Vanderbilt campus one day each week. During the 11th and 12th grades, they attend classes and work in a laboratory at Vanderbilt.

Students must make up all work missed at their regular high school, and they must maintain excellent standing in both schools. After four years, they will have earned seven science honors credits, completed independent research projects and entered national science competitions.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12. For more information, visit http://theschool.vanderbilt.edu/ or call 322-7132.