Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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


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.”

IMSA Charter Class of 1989 graduate and U.S. Navy  Reserve Chief Petty Officer Ron McKenzie was the guest speaker at IMSA’s Veterans Day Program on November 11, 2010.

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) has scheduled an IMSA Preview Day for Saturday, November 13, 2010 from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m..

IMSA recently inducted 35 students from throughout Illinois into its chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS).

An IMSA team of "white hat hackers" made headlines for being named finalists during the 7th Annual Cyber Security Awareness Week challenges, held at Polytechnic Institute of New York University.

Girls in grades 4-5 from throughout the Aurora area learned that science is not so scary during the Science Spooktacular held at IMSA.

Eight IMSA seniors have qualified as semifinalists in the 2011 National Achievement® Scholarship Program, an academic competition for African-American high school students.

IMSA Class of 2010 graduate Dawna Bagherian is the only student in the country to win the 2010 Norman Mailer National High School Nonfiction Writing Award, presented by The Norman Mailer Center and Writers Colony in partnership with the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

IMSA recently recognized its 52 semifinalists in the 2011 National Merit® Scholarship Program. The semifinalists represent 36 communities throughout Illinois.

By Linsey Crowninshield, IMSA Assistant Director of Student Life:  Leadership and Service

At the opening of the school year, Student Council President Shawon Jackson said: Let us inspire one person to do good in this world, because if our lives were to end today, we would be content in knowing that our inspiration – our legacies – shall last for a lifetime.