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

ThePhysicist1729ThePhysicist1729 1 replies1 threads 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 threads 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 9 replies0 threads 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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