Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy
Established in 1985, the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy (IMSA) is a tuition-free public residential high school for academically talented students in grades 10-12 located in Aurora, Illinois. IMSA is recognized as a leader in mathematics and science education at the national and international levels, developing creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Students apply in their ninth grade year, though some students who are younger and meet the admissions criteria have been admitted. IMSA offers a rigorous curriculum with additional opportunities for Independent Study, participation in Student Inquiry, Mentorship, and the TALENT program (Total Applied Learning for Entrepreneurs), the Great Minds Program, Interdisciplinary Seminars, and additional opportunities to pursue their passions during Intersession Week.