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Selecting the Correct Magnet School

Hyde Park Academy of Science and Mathematics



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.  The best way to do this is by attending an information meeting at the school(s).


Hyde Park Academy of Science and Mathematics has been in existence for twenty-five 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.  While the Academy 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.  We have become an academy of studies for the academically talented student.


Gifted children have tremendous developmental differences. 

“Why do you make things so complicated?” 

“Why are you so sensitive?” 

“Why does everything have to be perfect?” 


Does this sound like your child?  Their education is not about turning the pages faster; it is about students who have refined abstract reasoning or developmental advancement or asynchronous development.  The program is difficult and requires student motivation to learn.  Our program was developed to address the needs of this group of children.


  • Magnet Schools of America School of Excellence
  • Nevada Governor Designated STEM school
  • Programs that promote intellectual risk-taking, creative problem solving, and academic excellence
  • Environment that sustains and supports individual intellectual curiosity and academic rigor
  • High school credit courses available for qualified students
  • Participation in Center for Talented Youth and Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth
  • Palo Alto CyberSecurity Academy
  • 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
  • Multidisciplinary, problem-based curriculum emphasizing critical thinking
  • Inquiry method of instruction requiring response to complex questions, problems, and challenges


The Academy at Hyde Park has an instructional focus on accelerated learning, application, and college preparation.  This academic atmosphere exists in a social environment which provides your child with a peer group of children with like abilities and interests.


Hyde Park Academy of Science and Mathematics