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SMCISD students attending summer Mathworks programs

From Staff Reports

Three SMCISD students have been accepted into selective summer math programs hosted by Mathworks, the center for math education at Texas State University.
Middle school students William Hutchinson (Goodnight Middle School, 8th grade) and Gabriel Ortiz (Miller Middle School, 6th grade) will be attending the Residential Junior Summer Math Camp (JSMC) program, held on the Texas State campus.  The Residential JSMC program includes 40 6th-8th grade students each summer, and this year's acceptance rate was only 29 percent.  
Students in the program develop their creative and critical thinking skills through mathematical problem solving.  This two-week program also gives middle school students an early taste of college life.
High school student Tara Miles (San Marcos High School, 9th grade) will be attending the Honors Summer Math Camp (HSMC), a six-week program for 60 students from across the state, and nation.
The acceptance rate for the HSMC program was only 28 percent this year.  The HSMC is an immersive summer program that develops young students from all backgrounds, preparing them for future degrees and careers in math, science, engineering, and many other fields.
 Students in the program take courses with University professors, are mentored by undergraduate camp counselors, and share the joy of exploring mathematics with their peers.
In addition, there are already more than 80 other SMCISD students registered for the annual half-day Junior Summer Math Camp program, a day camp Mathworks holds in partnership with SMCISD.  
This two-week program for 4th-8th grade students helps them to develop a strong foundation in pre-algebra and algebra.  
The half-day JSMC will be held at San Marcos High School this coming June.

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