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Likelihood of Getting Into TAMS (Texas Academy of Mathematics and Sciences)

ThePhysicist1729ThePhysicist1729 1 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2 New Member
Hi I am a 9th grader at PESH in the IB program who is interested in going to TAMS. Some of my older friends went there and said it was a great experience to grow and mature so I really want to qualify for it.

Current Classes:

(IH = Basically Honors)

- Orchestra
- IH Precalculus
- IH Spanish 2
- AP Human Geography (Standard for all freshmen)
- IH English II (Standard for all freshmen)
- IH Biology (Standard for all freshmen)

Awards:
- 5 Superior medals and 2 Superior-Exemplary Medals for Solo Viola performances
- Two time All-Region Qualifying Musician (Viola, once in MS and once in HS)
- NSE (National Spanish Exam) Gold Medal
- Texas A&M Mathematics Competition Power Round 1st place
- Ranked 26th at Mathcounts Regionals (MS)
- USA Mathematics Talent Search Honorable Mention and Bronze Medal in MS and HS respectively
- Qualified for TX state science fair with project under mathematics category (3rd in category at regional fair)
- 2nd at Regional History Fair (MS)
- 6th place at TX state History Fair (MS)

And that's all I can think of at the moment. I am going for the following (pretty hefty) achievements next year:

- Intel ISEF Qualification
- AIME Qualification
- USAJMO Qualification
- USAPhO Qualification
- USAMTS Silver
- All-State Musician

Classes I intend on taking next year as a sophomore:

- Orchestra
- AP Statistics (Can't take calculus yet due to stupid school restrictions)
- IH Spanish 3 (Standard)
- AP World History (Standard)
- English III (Standard)
- Tennis
- I'm hoping to CBE (credit by exam) chemistry and take Honors Physics or something.

What are my chances of getting into TAMS and what can I keep doing to maximize these chances?

Thanks,
~ShreyJ
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  • ThePhysicist1729ThePhysicist1729 1 replies1 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 2 New Member
    I am going to take the CS/Engineering Pathway by the way. Music will be a hobby for me, however, if possible I will might take some electives for it at TAMS if i get in.
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  • dancingspuddancingspud 8 replies0 discussionsRegistered User Posts: 8 New Member
    Hey, I'm going to TAMS in the fall! You could always apply early decision so if you're deferred you can join the regular decision pool. Good luck!
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