Why Black Kids Are Thriving At This Boarding School

By Victor Trammell

Photo credits: isma.edu

A specialized STEM public boarding school called  Illinois Math and Science Academy (IMSA) is helping a good number of gifted black students reach their full academic potential.

Located in the city of Aurora, Illinois, IMSA serves bright and academically strong school-aged minors in grades 10 through 12. IMSA was created by the State of Illinois for the purpose of offering a cutting-edge college preparatory curriculum that revolutionizes education through first-class researching.

IMSA prides itself on its commitment to diversity and the sizable number of non-white members of the student population proves this. Shari Noland, the Executive Editor of the Chicago Defender  recently wrote and published a report about IMSA, which covered the success of some of its black students.

“IMSA attracts students from all over the state with more than 50 counties in Illinois represented. About half of the kids, who live in seven residence halls, are from the greater Chicago area.” Noland wrote.

Read more here at TheBlackHomeSchool.com.


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