ASMSA is a leader in computer science education in the state of Arkansas.

The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts is a specific investment by the people of our state in talented and motivated students.

Through the residential experience serving 230 gifted high school juniors and seniors each year, free out-of-school enrichment programs that reach hundreds of middle and early high school students, distance education initiatives that eliminate opportunity gaps as well as educator development programs that increase capacity, ASMSA seeks to improve the quality of learning for all Arkansas students.

The ASMSA Foundation supports the innovative work of the school by seeking external support to develop new opportunities for students.

ASMSA faculty members lead a variety of unique interdisciplinary courses.

ASMSA offers a community of learning where students live with a group of like-minded peers from across the state.

Giving Opportunities

Construction of the ASMSA Creativity and Innovation Complex will begin in 2017. The project marks the first new academic facility in school history, and $4.5 million in public/private funds have been committed to the project. Additional funds for fixtures, equipment and technology will ensure it is a robust learning lab for computer science, maker, digital arts and humanities courses. Gifts that help provide students opportunities for summer learning, research experiences, internships, study abroad and other programs are welcome.

Volunteer Opportunities

The ASMSA Foundation seeks mentors for our talented students, who come from all corners of the state, in order to help them understand opportunities for advanced careers in science, technology, engineering and math disciplines as well as dynamic pursuits across the arts, creativity, design and entrepreneurship.

Fundraisers and Events

ASMSA’s Community of Learning Luncheon is an annual celebration of our students, faculty, alumni and stakeholders who combine their passions in the pursuit of excellence. This year’s event, which will be held on Friday, May 5, 2017, at The Arlington Hotel Crystal Ballroom, will recognize early advocates who were instrumental in the creation of ASMSA in 1991.

Other ASMSA Foundation Events include the annual Arkansas Fall Golf Classic (September), Director’s Circle Dinner (October), ArkansasGives (April) and Alumni Weekend (May).

Each course at ASMSA is taught on the college level with students earning an average of 45 college credits before they graduate their senior year of high school.

Funding Sources

Our Impact

Alumni (1995-2016)
Of 75 counties represented between the Classes of 2011-16
Average ACT score for graduating members of the Class of 2016
Top 10
Recognized nationally by Newsweek, The Daily Beast and The Washington Post as one of the nation's top high schools
Qualify for free and reduced lunch, compared to 2 percent of advanced students nationally who are academically accelerated
Students are three times more likely to pursue careers in STEM disciplines compared to typical high school graduates
Students have been honored at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair among the globe's top young researchers over the last five years

Director: Corey Alderdice

Employees: 75
Service area: Arkansas
Established: 1993

Board of Directors:
Vicki Hinz, ASMSA Director of Institutional Advancement
Al Carney
Betty Kate Carney
Charleen Copeland
Ed Copeland, ASMSA Representative to UA Foundation Board
Sunny Evans
Mary Ann Greenwood
Reed Greenwood
John Hearnsberger
Dorothy Morris
Don Munro
Reese Rowland
Gene Shelby
Daniel Sims
John Vines
Libby Vines
BJ Walker
Les Warren, Chair

200 Whittington Ave.
Hot Springs
(501) 622-5110