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ERIC Number: ED370578
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
IMSA--Enjoy the Journey.
Layng, Jacqueline M.
The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) in Aurora (Illinois) is a pioneering educational community, the nation's only three-year publicly funded residential high school. Its mission requires the achievement of two separate goals: (1) the education of the gifted young of Illinois in science and mathematics and (2) the sharing of innovative educational findings with other schools in Illinois. The academy opened in 1986 as part of the state's educational reform package. It currently houses 629 students, whose tuition and most of whose board expenses are provided by the state. Student assessment is through performance analyses, thinking logs, learning journals, and portfolios. Schedules, admissions procedures, the school's leadership program, and some details of the facilities are described. As part of its information-sharing mission, IMSA has produced video programs about innovative practices and events. One of the many possibilities of the institution is the increased use of visuals to share information and to help students. (Contains 6 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A