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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 Science Fair, Science Bowl, Science Olympiad, Math Team, COMAP, and Computer Club among the many clubs and honor societies offered, and participate in many local, regional and global
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. For a more indepth look at the program, click here.
Inspiring a lasting depth of knowledge in math and science through logic, research and
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 focuses on mastery and application of key concepts.
All students must earn 4 core math units over 4 years. Courses are
offered on 3 levels: regular, honors
and advanced placement.
Magnet students must take 4 additional math or science electives over 4 years.
Over 65 students participated in the 36hr global
math modeling competition known as COMAP
on November 11-13, 2016.
STEAM Advisory Board
NS Strategic Plan explores becoming STEAM certified; to see what that could mean advisory members visited the #1 ranked school in GA- Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science & Technology.
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.
All students must earn 4 core science units
over 4 years which must include Biology, Chemistry, and Physics or Forsenic Science or Environmental Science. Courses are offered on 3 levels:
regular, honors and advanced placement.
Magnet students must take 4 additional math
or science electives over 4 years.
Full STEAM Ahead
STEAM Ambassadors at SSCMS!
September 22nd - 16 Spartans served as STEAM ambassadors helping with Sandy Springs Middle School's very successful STEAM Night. Thanks to Mrs. Davis, Dr. Chapman and the following students: Paul Anthony, Vaiyon Caphart, Lynn Hammonds, Gabriel Davis, Zalia Weathers, Amari Mosby, Mercedes Tillman, Rachael Simpson, Julia Echeumuna, Lene Huggins, Vanessa Paredes, Zayda Sims, RaShylah Black, Kelly Cuevas, Katie Miller and Neema Zayed. It's just the beginning of collaborating with our feeder schools on STEAM!
Science Fair Winners
Kaleb Bamber won Best in Show, Sarah Szabo won Steven C. Fowler Emerging Scientist, Yaron Berstein won the Einstein Award, Gidon Kowalsky won the Mendel Award, and KeEmelyn Durrant won the Mendeleev Award.