Triad Math and Science Academy (TMSA), located in Greensboro, is our sister school. It started in 2008 in Guilford County with 244 students in grades K-6 and currently serving about 500 students in grades K-10 in its 4th year. TMSA held enrollment lotteries every year due to overwhelming interest from public. For 2011/2012 school year, there were over 840 applications for 128 spots.
Our sister school has a number of academic and organizational achievements in its history. Here are some of them:
- Outperformed Guilford County and NC EOG and EOC passing averages for all grades and for all subjects.
- Made AYP (Met 17 out of 17 target goals)
- Only half of NC charter schools made AYP.
- Only 25% Guilford County Schools made AYP.
- Identified as “School of Distinction” by the NC DPI according to the ABC growth
- Academic Teams
- Math Olympiad received numerous ranking in NC in competitions.
- Science Olympiad collected medals in regional competitions in elementary, middle, and high school divisions.
- FLL (First Lego League) team won 2nd place in state competition and advanced to international level (competed in Netherlands in summer of 2011)
- Future City Design won 2nd place at state level
- School had a surplus every year of operation.
- High parental involvement.
- 98% student intent to return rate for 12/13 school year.
- Purchased and moved its own building in third year securing a $5mil loan.
- Own facility in 3rd year (76,000 sq ft building on 11.5 acres land)
o All classrooms equipped with smartboards, wireless internet, audio-visual system, and security cameras
o 4 Science Labs and 2 Computer Labs
o Large Media Center & Cafeteria
o Auditorium and Gym
o Playground, Basketball court, and Multi-purpose field.
- Received $530,000 Federal Implementation Grant towards the facility project
Here are some additional pictures.