Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts
Joined System: 2004
At a Glance
The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts (ASMSA) is the state’s premier high school focusing on excellence in math, science and the arts. Located in Hot Springs, ASMSA is one of 15 residential high schools in the country specializing in the education of gifted and talented students who have an interest and aptitude for mathematics and science. All classes are taught at the college level, and the school offers nearly 40 concurrent courses. Each year, ASMSA turns out highly competitive graduates, many of whom start college at the sophomore level.
Points of Pride
- The 93 members of the ASMSA Class of 2012 received more than $10 million in scholarship offers with acceptances to 85 colleges and universities. The school’s 1,840 graduates have earned more than $149 million in scholarship offers.
- ASMSA completed the new Student Center Complex (residence halls, library, dining hall and student life offices) in May 2012. The students moved into the new building in August 2012.
- The ASMSA Office of Distance Education is a comprehensive K-12 distance-learning provider. ASMSA ODE currently serves more than 4,300 students in over 100 districts offering compressed interactive video course work in virtually all disciplines.