Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

To ignite and nurture creative, ethical, scientific minds that advance the human condition.


Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be an Illinois resident

​​Illinois primary residency must be established by the first day of semester 2 or the first day of trimester 2

  • Have completed Algebra 1 and a high school equivalent science course 

​​Students who have not yet enrolled in the ninth grade must submit documentation of having completed an academic program comparable to ninth grade level work in mathematics and science. This must include a minimum of one year of algebra and one year of high school level science. On-line algebra and science courses can be used to meet the algebra and science requirement. 

  • Not be enrolled beyond the 9th grade 

​​Current tenth – twelfth grade students are not eligible for admission. 

  • Have a completed application file

​Including online application form, SAT Math and Evidence-Based Reading & Writing scores, official grade report, teacher evaluations, and counselor form.