Wanted: C.A.M.S. High School Students

Wanted:C.A.M.S High School Students

1287818750276_w460By: Carly P. and Lizbeth M., staff writers

 Q:What is C.A.M.S?

A:The California Academy of Mathematics and Science (CAMS) is a four-year comprehensive public high school located on the campus of California State University,Dominguez Hills in the city of Carson.C.A.M.S mission is to increase the number of students who enter Science,Technology,Engineering,and Math career fields.

Q:Who can apply?

A:Mostly public and private school students who are currently in the eighth grade could apply. Applicants must live within the consortium attendance boundaries. (see below)

Q: What middle schools are in the consortium?

A:Any middle school in the Compton Unified, Hawthorne, Inglewood Unified, Lawndale, Lennox, Long Beach Unified, Lynwood Unified, Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified, Torrance Unified, Wiseburn, and the following middle schools in the southeastern portion of the Los Angeles Unified School District: Bethune, Carnegie, Caroldale, Carver, Clay, Curtiss, Dana, Dodson, Drew, Edison, Fleming, Gage, Gompers, Harte, Mann, Markham, Muir, Nimitz, Peary, South Gate, White and Wilmington. Private school students who live in the attendance area of the middle schools in the consortium are also eligible to apply.

Q: What are the admission requirements to enter CAMS?

A: A strong academic award-that is, good grades (especially in math and science), Algebra I, counselor and teacher recommendations. Students who gained admission to CAMS over the past years typically earned a 3.0 cumulultive academic grade point average in middle school, B’s or A’s in math and science classes, and proficient or above on standardized test scores. Additionally, admitted students demonstrate a genuine passion for math and science.A CAMS representative will visit the public middle schools in the consortium to make a presentation to eighth graders sometime in the fall (usually  in October or November). After the visit, students obtain a CAMS application from their middle school counselor. Private school students may receive an application by calling or visiting the CAMS main office, starting in October. Students must complete a CAMS application that consists of a student and parent information section plus student essays. The middle school counselor submits the student’s grades and standardized test scores. Three recommendations are required-one each from a math teacher, science teacher, and school counselor. Once a student completes the application, he or she returns it to the middle school counselor to complete the counselor’s recommendation and record the student’s grades and test scores. The middle school counselor sends it to CAMS before the established deadline.

Q: When is the deadline for the applications?

A: Applications are typically due early December. (Check the deadline on the current application)

Q: How many students apply, and how are they admitted?

A: CAMS receives 900 to 1,000 applications each year and starts the year with 175 ninth graders.

Q: How can a sixth grader prepare for CAMS?

A: Students should develop a strong academic record that will be reflected in their application. They should also develop and nurture a passion for math and science and join the middle school math or robotics clubs.


Coming Soon : CAMS Community Middle School Information Day on

Saturday, November 23,2013   at   9:30am-10:30am

Do you love Math,Science,and Engineering?Aspire to attend a four year university and love to learn?You are invited       to attend CAMS information day!                           

Hear about:

Benefits of CAMS education

What it takes to be successful

Admission requirements

CAMS application process

Sessions in both Spanish and English

(Specify which one when you arrive)

located on the campus of California State University,Dominguez Hills.1000 E. Victoria St.. Carson,CA  90747       310-243-2025

                Enter CSUDH from University Ave.TURN RIGHT at the first stop sign.TURN LEFT at the third stop sign.Make a quick Left into Parking Lot 7,drive forward.You will be facing the school.Parking Permit need which is $5 at the yellow Parking Kiosks in the middle of the parking lots


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