Academy of Math and Science
The Normandale Academy of Math and Science (AMS) is a two-year holistic student development and scholarship program for students majoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines (and students in a teacher education STEM major).
This scholarship and student support program provides student participants with the following keys to success:
· A tuition scholarship for each cohort member, based on financial need, and other aid received, to offset the cost of attending Normandale full time;
· An advisor to provide academic and personal support, mentoring, tutoring, and academic and student service coordination;
· A cohort, or group of students, for peer support and participation in a learning community;
· A student and professional success skills development series (curriculum).
The AMS is looking for students who have an interest in STEM fields, particularly students who may need academic, social, developmental, or financial support to succeed.
Eligibility Requirements Admittance into the Academy will be based on the cumulative results of the following criteria:
- Commitment to pursuing a degree in a STEM field or (in a teacher education STEM major);
- High school diploma or GED (verified by transcripts or other official documentation);
- Two letters of recommendation;
- Indicated potential and commitment to pursue a career in STEM.
Participation Requirements Students who are accepted into the Normandale Academy of Math and Science agree to:
· Pursue a degree in a (STEM) field or a teacher education STEM major;
· Maintain a GPA of 3.00 during their time in the program;
· Be enrolled in at least 12 credits at Normandale Community College each semester;
· Attend all required Academy cohort and individual meetings.