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Why Hyde Park Academy?

Why Select Hyde Park Academy of Science and Mathematics?

It is important to carefully examine the programs offered by specific magnet schools before reaching a decision on which one will be the correct fit for you and your child.

Hyde Park Academy of Science and Mathematics has been in existence for seventeen years and is the oldest middle level magnet school in Las Vegas. During that time, Hyde Park Academy has gone through changes in order to maintain a program dedicated to providing excellence in education.

A report published by the U.S. Department of Education, excerpted below, addresses the rationale behind these changes:

"...districts also expanded their goals to focus on achievement-oriented outcomes...New purposes for magnet schools include modeling innovative educational methods and leveraging the element of choice to increase student learning and parent satisfaction. In some districts, magnet schools have dramatically improved student achievement levels, renewing interest in these schools as a promising strategy for improving student learning..."

While the Hyde Park Academy of Science and Mathematics certainly does provide a very challenging program in areas of both math and science, we have expanded our focus. We now provide a program that emphasizes that same advanced level of critical thinking and analysis in language arts and social studies, as well. It has become an academy of studies for the academically talented student.
  • Rigorous academic programs that promote intellectual risk-taking, creative problem solving, and academic excellence. Programs prepare students for high school, college, and careers.
  • Environment that sustains and supports individual intellectual curiosity and challenges them with academic rigor.
  • Honors and Pre-Advanced Placement courses lead to high school credit offerings in middle school and prepare for high school Advanced Placement courses.
  • High school credit courses available for qualified students.
  • Independent study investigations, layered curriculum, curriculum compacting, performance-based learning and other strategies designed to accommodate diverse learning styles.
  • PSAT/SAT participation through Rocky Mountain talent Search and Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth.
  • Fine Arts including art, choral music, drama, orchestra, and band.
  • Learning through collaborative experiences that emphasize the development of effective interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills.
The Academy at Hyde Park has an instructional focus on accelerated learning, application, and college preparation. This academic atmosphere exists in a social environment that provides your child with a peer group of children with like abilities and interests.