State, National and Global Acclaim for IMSA - Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

State, National and Global Acclaim for IMSA

imsa-notables.pngIMSA Notables

IMSA fosters the discoverers. The thinkers. The innovators and experimenters. The problem-solvers of the future are out there changing the world. IMSA Notables is a collection of recent accomplishments and achievements by the IMSA community—students, staff, faculty, alumni and the Academy. Check out the recent notables and join us in congratulating all on their good news.  

Wired Nicknames IMSA ‘Hogwarts for Hackers’ in Feature Story

WIRED’s Klint Finley thoroughly captured the STEM-focused and entrepreneurial culture of IMSA in the Wired.com feature “Hogwarts for Hackers: Inside the Science and Tech School of Tomorrow.”

Intel Honors IMSA as Star Innovator

IMSA was named the winner of the 2009 Intel Schools of Distinction Star Innovator Award. Each year, only one educational institution in the nation is the recipient of this prestigious recognition.

Newsweek Magazine Ranks IMSA Tops

Newsweek/The Daily Beast named IMSA one of the “Best High Schools in America” in its annual ranking. IMSA was recognized by Newsweek for six consecutive years.

The Wall Street Journal Ranks IMSA Among the Best

The Wall Street Journal named IMSA among the top 40 public and private college preparatory institutions in the world for placing graduates in U.S. Ivy League and highly selective colleges and universities.


Bayer Corporation Names IMSA Fusion Among K-12 Best Practice

In its 2010 publication, Planting the Seeds for a Diverse U.S. STEM Pipeline, the Bayer Corporation names IMSA FUSION (formerly known as IMSA Excellence 2000+) among only 38 programs nationwide as “K-12 Best Practice Programs.” The nationally recognized programs were able to demonstrate “challenging content/curriculum, an inquiry learning environment, defined outcomes/assessment and sustained commitment/community support.”