January 3, 2012

Applications now being accepted for talented MNPS students to attend class at Vanderbilt

Former School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt students Isaiah Bolden, Christopher Peek and Katie Roland analyzed soil samples for a group research project. (Steve Green/Vanderbilt)

The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt is now accepting applications for the Class of 2016.

The SSMV is a joint venture between Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. The SSMV offers high school students a four-year interdisciplinary, research-centered learning experience at one of the nation’s most prestigious universities, where internationally recognized faculty are leading the way in diverse fields of scientific study.

The SSMV is currently in its fifth year. Last May, the school graduated its first cohort of students, who now attend some of the nation’s top colleges and universities.

Twenty-six students will be selected for the class of 2016 on the basis of test scores, grades, personal essays and teacher recommendations. Students who complete the four-year program will earn an additional seven honors science elective credits. Applications will be accepted from current 8th grade students who will attend MNPS high schools.

Please visit the SSMV website or contact Amanda Dixon, (615) 322-7132, for more information.

Applications are due Friday, Feb. 10.

The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt has received funding from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, the Nashville Public Education Foundation, the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health and other generous donors.

Contact: Amanda Dixon, (615) 322-7132