The Academy of Science and Technology is a four-year magnet program housed within The Woodlands College Park High School. Founded in 1987, it is a member of the National Consortium for Specialized Secondary Schools (NCSSS) and currently enrolls over just under 300 students in grades 9- 12. Academy students graduate from The Woodlands College Park High School, but take math, science, computer science, and most technology courses within the Academy.
The Academy is a highly focused program for students with a strong interest and aptitude in mathematics, science and technology. Its challenging curriculum and requirements extend beyond the classroom. Academy students demonstrate their commitment to academic excellence by participating in a wide array of science fairs, competitions, symposia, and conferences that range from local to international arenas. Their numerous awards reflect not only their solid technical understanding, but also their ability to apply their knowledge and creativity to solve challenging problems.
The recent Class of 2017, our 27th Class of Excellence, had many National Merit Finalists, National Merit Commended Scholars, and Hispanic Scholars. All of the students had taken at least one Advanced Placement exam with ninety-three percent of the students taking three or more exams before their senior year.
Students in the Academy complete a number of requirements that include exploration credits, internship, and a research activity each year.
Our mission is to prepare students having a strong interest in mathematics, the sciences, and technology for success in college and life. We will provide a challenging and innovative program designed to develop student responsibility, motivation, and commitment to learning within an ethical learning community emphasizing trust and cooperation.
Students who graduate from the Academy of Science and Technology will be socially responsible citizens who work to improve the world.
We commit that our vision, mission, and beliefs will drive our decisions set in a context of continuous improvement.
- To develop an ethical learning community
• To offer students specialized courses in mathematics, science, and computer science
• To provide a classroom environment that is stimulating while rigorous and which maximizes opportunity for all students to succeed
• To develop positive self-concepts in students through meeting individual and group challenges
- To support students as they conduct research and participate in science fairs and other competitions in science, mathematics, technology, and computer science
• To explore the wide range of opportunities in science and technology by means of Saturday and vacation trips
• To provide hands-on experience in science and technology by means of an internship program
• To involve parents and area universities, businesses, and industry in support of our program and students