Alabama School of Fine Arts | 1800 Reverend Abraham Woods, Jr. Blvd. | Birmingham, AL 35203 | 205.252.9241
Specific graduation requirements include the following:
1. Students shall be enrolled for at least two years and follow the required course sequence. An exception could be made for students who transfer from another specialized high school for their senior year.
2. Seniors shall complete an independent research project.
3. Students shall complete a full year of computer programming.
Learning and Achievement.
Every student who graduates as a major from the Mathematics and Science Program shall:
-Have a thorough grounding in the basic skills of mathematics and science and in the scientific processes of data collection, data analysis, and refinement of the conclusions drawn from collected data
-Complete a rigorous college-level curriculum centered in biology, chemistry, physics, and calculus
-Gain the ability to solve problems through an integrated approach using both science and mathematics along with other relevant knowledge in a logical, scientific, and creative fashion
-Be able to use technology as a basic problem-solving tool in every area of science and mathematics
-Possess a core understanding of, and an ability to use, mathematical, scientific and technological principles from an historic, present and future perspective
-Gain a realistic understanding of possible career alternatives in science and how to prepare for and pursue them
-Gain an understanding of the personal, societal, moral and ethical responsibilities related to mathematics, science, technology and the students' roles as future scientific leaders
-Gain experience in providing community service through individual projects and through outreach efforts organized by the Program
-Gain experience with science and mathematics activities outside the curriculum.
Students who graduate from the Mathematics and Science Program should demonstrate:
-An appreciation for students and people who possess skills and gifts in the fine arts and humanities as well as experience, confidence, and assurance in their own abilities in those areas
-The ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms
-The ability to think creatively and imaginatively
-A commitment to lifelong learning
Outreach and Community Service. A major aspect of the Math/Science program is its commitment to service within the community. From its inception, its faculty and students have worked together in teams to design and present science and math activities in teachers' classrooms, at conferences and in teacher training sessions. Every student and every teacher participates. This part of the program enhances the learning of our students by developing self-confidence, public poise, and especially a deeper understanding of the material they learn. It instills in the students the idea that not only should we become life-long learners, but also that we should be life-long teachers.