ASMSA is one of only sixteen public, residential high schools nationwide which specializes in the education of gifted and talented students who have an interest and aptitude for mathematics and science. Created in 1991 by an act of the Arkansas Legislature, ASMSA is one of the nation’s top secondary schools for gifted students. Application is open to any sophomore student who resides in the state of Arkansas. ASMSA offers an innovative and challenging curriculum with courses such as Robotics, Quantum Mechanics, Immunology, Graphic Design, Documentary Films, and Artificial Intelligence. All curriculum is designed to promote creative thinking and problem solving.