New Level of Learning…
As your child grows, they are learning more and more about the world around them and their role within it. The programs in this section are designed to give your child a chance to move beyond the more basic elementary programs and begin to see their own true potential.
Taking the Next Steps in STEM
GET ON THE “MATH PATH!”
Acceptance at a Maryland public college requires student applicants to have four high school credits of mathematics, including Algebra II. However, your youngster will be more successful in college if he or she has taken some form of calculus in high school. That path to success starts with 6th grade math. Have a conversation with your child’s teacher or guidance counselor about the best path.
INVESTIGATE HIGH SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES
Harford and Cecil County Public Schools each offer focused instructional opportunities at the high school level for students interested in pursuing STEM careers. For more information, please visit the following:
- Cecil County STEM Academy – Through special collaborative agreements between Cecil County Public Schools and Cecil College, eligible students can be involved in advanced studies in science and mathematics At the same time, they can earn as many as 18 college credits while in high school. Courses will be taken at both the local high school and Cecil College. To be eligible for the STEM Academy, students must be enrolled in Geometry or higher mathematics in the eighth grade. In order to continue at Cecil College and be eligible for tuition reductions, students must meet and complete established admission criteria.
- Harford County Public Schools Magnet Programs – The Science and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High School is a school-within-a school magnet program that provides academically talented students with educational experiences that integrate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics beyond traditional advanced programs. Admission to this rigorous four year program is by competitive application based on prior academic success, interest and motivation in science and mathematics, teacher recommendations and written communication skills. Each year hundreds of students apply for the 55 seats in the freshman class. Entering students must be ready for Algebra II as an entry level mathematics class, having completed courses in Algebra I and geometry prior to high school.