Math & Science Magnet Program Updates begin in 2018-2019!
North Springs Charter High School is excited to unveil its updated Math & Science Magnet
program to continue fulfilling the mission of inspiring a lasting depth of knowledge in math and
science through rigor, research, and application. As students prepare to enter competitive and
global post-secondary learning and workforce opportunities, schools must ensure that they are
providing relevant learning experiences. The magnet committee evaluated its program to determine
how to best meet student needs and interests while utilizing school and community resources.
The magnet changes:
- Place an emphasis on the rigor element of the program's mission by extending
learning beyond the high school experience with dual-enrolled college courses
in math and AP science electives.
- Dual-enrolled courses will be available on college campuses and the North
- Students will continue to participate in math and science related competitions
to explore interests, develop research skills, and apply knowledge.
- Students will complete a tiered pathway of math and science courses while
participating in relevant extra-curricular activities. See box at right!
- Pathway placement will be based on a student's previous math courses and a
math placement test.
- The magnet changes will go into effect in the 2018-19 school year for the
graduating class of 2022 and after.
The North Springs Magnet Coordinator will release coursework details for students
participating in both the Math & Science and Visual & Performing Arts programs at a later date.
Prospective magnet students should review the updated magnet and application process
when it is available to learn more.
Find Yourself Here!
Students who like to work with numbers, problem solve from a mathematical point of view,
learn about science, conduct experiments, engage in scientific research or do mathematical
modeling will find the Math & Science Magnet program offers a variety of core and elective
classes. Students can participate in many extra-curricular clubs, local, regional, state and
global competitions and honor societies.
Math & Science Magnet
The magnet program allows students who meet the academic entrance requirements to
pursue an interest in math or science through additional math and science elective
requirements reflected in a transcript that shows depth and rigor. Students interested
in the Math/Science Magnet must apply, have an overall 85 GPA and maintain an 85 GPA
in their Math and Sciences courses. Students may focus their classes in mathematics or
science or both.
Inspiring a lasting depth of knowledge in math and science through logic, research
The mathematics curriculum involves problem-solving, communication, reasoning and connecting through the study of numbers and operations on them.
Algebra, functions, geometry, trigonometry, statistics, probability
and the conceptual underpinnings of
calculus and mathematical structure
are part of the Georgia Performance Standards that focus on mastery and application of key concepts.
The Science Department offers a
range of courses for students to
study a variety of topics in a problem based/project-based learning
environment. Objectives and goals from national standards and Georgia Performance Standards (GPS) are
incorporated into the science courses. The curriculum is designed to enhance students understanding of science, enabling them to become environmentally, scientifically and technologically literate.
And the Science Fair winners are . . .
Congrats to the NS Science Fair Winners in the following categories listed below. All ten 1st place winners will be advancing to the Regional Science fair which North Springs is hosting on Saturday, February 3rd. Congrats and good luck Spartans! Also good luck to our Robotics Teams competing in the Robotics Tournament at NSCHS this Saturday from 8am-5pm!
- Behavioral and Social Science -1st Simon Kwon, Pierce Canning, 2nd Madison Webb
- Biochemistry - 1st Samara Alexander, 2nd Ariel Frenchman, 3rd Ryan Cohen
- Biomedical and Health Services -1st Julia Genna, 2nd Jaquelyn Anderson, Phillip Weinstein, 3rd Gabriella Kogan, Honorable Mention: Tramia McGee
- Chemistry - 1st Isha Perry, 2nd Ethan Barlow, 3rd Ethan Goldberg, Madison Kaeman, "Wake" Williams
- Earth and Environmental Science - 1st Aviel Pearlman, 2nd Deon Clark, 3rd Xavier Cashaw, Chelsea Welzjin
- Energy: Chemical -1st Alma Kent, 2nd Trinity Austin, 3rd Aidan English, Jose Serrano
- Material Science -1st Rukhshona Ibragimova, Masuma Taqvi, 2nd Melanie Zeewy, Danielle Nicholas, 3rd Ryan Grayson, Andrew Evanglista
- Microbiology - 1st Sarah Szabo, 2nd Coy Cooper III, 3rd Eli Benveniste, Eli Minsk, HM: Xavier Logan
- Physics - 1st Derek Coffsky, 2nd Ouni Kayyali, 3rd Adam Spitzler, Ford Carter, HM: Maddie Lampert
- Plant Science - 1st Yaron Bernstein, 2nd Harika Bolla, 3rdrd Samantha Hertz, Ari Izenson
2018-19 Curriculum Guidebook
Over 65 students participated in the 36hr global math modeling competition known as COMAP.
To see the courses that will be offered next year!
College & Career Center
New Math and Science Course Pathways and Course Descriptions
Click this link for 2018-19 pathways and course descriptions.
Register now for
SPARTANHACKS on April 27-28!
Computer Science Club and Women in Technology Club are hosting the first ever Spartan Hackathon from 8pm April 27 to 5pm April 28th at ROAM the cool networking space loacted on Hammond Drive near the Dunwody Marta Station! The cost is only $20 and includes food, snacks and prizes.
Click flyer details here.
STEAM Mentorship 2018
North Springs Hosts 8th annual
STEAM Showcase March 14th
Over 1,600 students attended the SSEF STEAM Showcase at North Springs - learn more about this exciting and interactive program here
Science Olympiad is headed to STATE!
Here's the results: 1st place - Remote Sensing (Eric Miller and Daniel Lopez); 2nd place-Experimental Design (Manshi Baskaran, Lindsey Nicholas and Zach Baylin), 3rd place - Chem Lab (Gidon Kowalsky and Zacari Tatum) and 4th place- Helicopters (Wake Williams and Ryan Kwon). They'll compete at STATE on March 31st!
We have a first - 2 STAR students - Eric Miller and Jared Coffsky and 2 STAR teachers: Latin teacher Dr. Thomas Henderson and Math teacher Rahim Ghassemian as the teacher(s). Both Eric and Jared an Math & Science Magnet students who scored 1580 on the SAT - with a perfect 800 on math - Congrats all!
Elaine Wen is WIT Girl of the Year
Congratulations to Elaine Wen, named as the 2017 Women in Technology Girl of the Year. Elaine received a $2500 scholarship, a Dell laptop and a Samsung Galaxy s7phone to support her in her future endeavors. https://www.mywit.org/
Great 2017-18 Science Fair
Over 150 projects were judged in the Aux Gym in December.
Thanks Science Dept. Chair Tonya Davis, the science team, judges and FOMAS parent volunteers led by Mindi Miller.
And the winners are . . . see photo and names at left!
SPARK STEM Day at Ciena
Nearly 30 Spartans spent President's Day at Ciena Corp in Alpharetta to learn about the exciting careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Especially geared to future female STEM majors. Ciena is now a sponsor and exhibitor at SSEF's STEAM event on March 14th. Our Computer Science Club and WIT Club will be there too!