Welcome to the Science and Mathematics website. Current students can find information about courses and contact information for specific teachers. Prospective students can learn more about the Science and Mathematics Academy (SMA).

The Science and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High School is home to four of the county’s five National Merit® Scholarship Program Semifinalists

SMA National Merit

The National Merit® Scholarship Program is an academic competition for recognition and scholarships that began in 1955. High school students enter the National Merit Program by taking the PSAT/NMSQT—which serves as an initial screening of approximately 1.6 million entrants each year—and by meeting published program entry and participation requirements.

Last year approximately 1.6 million juniors in more than 22,000 high schools entered the 2018 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the PSAT. The Nationwide pool of Semifinalists, representing less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state. Maryland had 222 Semi-finalists, five of which are from Harford County Public Schools. Of these five students, four attend the Science and Mathematics Academy at Aberdeen High School. Shourov Kundu, Joseph Mattson, Max Nguyen, and Ian Tokarchik will be moving on to compete to become Finalists in the program. Way to go!

 

A Student’s Story – Learn more about the SMA from Julia Arbutus, SMA Class of 2016, as you watch a day in her life senior year.

SMA AP results for 2017

Course

SMA % Passing

National Average % Passing

Calculus AB

100

58

Calculus BC

100

81

Statistics

100

54

Computer Science A

96

67

Physics 1

88

41

Physics 2

94

61

Physics C: Mechanics

100

79

Environmental Science

98

49

Chemistry

90

51

Biology

93

64

For SMA wear click here.

To view the 2017 capstone projects click here.

For more information about our program see the 2017 profile and the SMA Brochure.