Hyde Park Middle School
The Academy of Science and Mathematics

Learning for Mastery

Academy Celebrations

Hyde Park Academy of Science and Mathematics



At the Academy, our goal is to have our students develop understanding – REAL understanding.


While we are certainly devoted to the advancement of learning in all of the academic areas, we believe strongly in the expansion of our students’ aesthetic interests.  As Leonardo da Vinci so ably demonstrated, all aspects of learning are connected.  We want our students to understand this when they move on.


Technology is an important part of our 21st century world, but communication skills remain vital to success.  Individuals must be able to function in teams and express ideas in both oral and written form.  To enhance and provide practice in these areas, we encourage our students to participate in a variety of contests and competitions.


We would like to share with you some of the recent opportunities experienced by our students.


Magnet Schools of America

  • School of Excellence


Nevada Governor Designated STEM School

  • Exemplar of STEM education



  • First Place State Championship


Southern Nevada Math Contest

  • Algebra I Contest – First Place
  • Geometry Contest – First Place


Math Madness National Competition

  • High School Competition
  • Hyde Park ranked 9th top HIGH SCHOOL in U.S.


Science Olympiad

  • Nevada State Champions
  • National Champions – Gold Medal in Anatomy


Science Bowl

  • Nevada State Champions – Overall Competition



  • Nevada – Second Place


Quiz Bowl

  • First Place State


Verizon Innovative Learning app Challenge

  • Best in State


Math League

  • First Place State


American Scholastic Challenge

  • National Gold Medalists
  • National Championship Team



CCSD Middle School Chess Tournament

  • District Champions – First Place


VEX Robotics Competition

  • Nevada VEX Robotics State Champions


Nevada K-12 Statistics Poster Competition

  • Grade 6 – First Place
  • Grade 7 – First Place


National ASA Statistics Poster Competition

  • First Place National Champion


Nevada Stock Market Game

  • Statewide Competition
  • First Place, Second Place, Third Place



  • State Competition – First Place Grades 6 and 7
  • National Competition – First Place


UNLV Regional Science and Engineering Fair

  • Life Science/Inventions
  • First Place, Second Place


Toshiba/NSTA Exploravision

  • National Competition
  • First Place



  • First Place State Champion


“Southern Nevada During the Pleistocene” Art Contest

  • Second Place


UNLV Bridge Building

  • First Place


JV Quiz

  • Champion
  • Silver League


Concert Band

  • California Festival
  • Gold Medal



  • California Festival
  • First Place Superior


Women’s Choir

  • First Place Honors – California Festival


Chamber Orchestra

  • 5-Star Rating
  • Washington, DC – First Place National Competition*
  • Salt Lake City – First Place National Middle School Competition


*Receiving First Place honors in California earned our Women’s Choir and Chamber Orchestra the right to compete in the national competition held in Washington, DC.  They competed against three high schools and two colleges.  The choir students placed third in the competition.  The Hyde Park Chamber Orchestra won first place and top honors for their amazing performance.  Both groups were congratulated on the quality of their performances and their overall concert deportment.


Instructor Honors

  • Judy Kraus – Nevada Air Force Association STEM Teacher of the Year
  • Robin Hill – Nevada Air Force Association STEM Teacher of the Year

  • Brandon Lawrence – Raytheon Corporation “Math Hero”; National Competition



Special Celebrations

  • Metrics Day We celebrate with a wide variety of lunchtime activities involving measurement.


  • PI Day Our eighth grade geometry students design a myriad of activities involving pi.  Students spend the day “experiencing” pi.


  • Da Vinci Hour On one Friday of each month we apply the philosophy of Leonardo da Vinci.  We celebrate the unique and special talents of our students and teachers with the opportunity to engage in a variety of activities.


  • Da Vinci Day The inspiration for the philosophy at Hyde Park is Leonardo da Vinci.  In honor of this man who truly lived to learn, we celebrate learning new things.  The entire day is spent experiencing the seven principles of genius of da Vinci.  The day culminates with a fair for our families, celebration the accomplishments of our students.