The Tallahassee School of Math and Science (TSMS) will begin accepting K-8 enrollment applications starting on December 1 through February 1 for the 2021-2022 school year. TSMS offers a unique, STEM-focused educational environment that works to promote a lifelong love of learning.
The school is hosting a virtual open house to allow parents and students to visit and learn more about what TSMS has to offer. All applications submitted after the February 1 deadline will be placed on a waitlist. There will be a lottery drawing held on February 17 if the number of applicants exceeds the capacity of a program, class, grade level or building.
The principal of TSMS, Ahmet Temel, emphasizes the precautions and preparation the school is taking to navigate the impacts of COVID-19. “With mandatory masks, frequent sanitization of public areas and offering remote learning options, we are making sure we can keep our students safe while still learning and being engaged,” he explained. “I am proud to say that our academic expectations have not faltered due to our new circumstances and our staff has found ways to adapt and still offer excellent services, including our at-home visits, while adhering to health and safety precautions.”
TSMS has made many changes over the past year, not just in terms of remote learning, but on their campus as well. “Our brand new middle school building opened in August of this year and includes a new teachers’ lounge, media center, STEM lab and classrooms for our students,” Principal Temel said. “This additional building has expanded our campus and allowed us to safely accommodate social distancing guidelines. We now have plenty of room to welcome a new class of students to the TSMS family.”
TSMS is designed to provide a research-based curriculum and offers a number of free extracurricular activities – such as robotics, Science Olympiad, Math Olympiad and college tutoring, as well as soccer, basketball and art – to allow students an opportunity to expand their knowledge outside of the classroom. TSMS recognizes the importance of student-parent-teacher relationships for a student’s academic success. Parents can enjoy real-time access to student grades and test results, and also enjoy knowing that their child is receiving the individual attention necessary to achieve their personal goals.
To apply online, please visit www.schoolofmathandscience.org.