Saturday Math Academy

The BSAP Saturday Math Academy (BSAP-SMA) has been in existence since 1992. The concept began from a need voiced by parents who wanted their children to receive an “extra push” in mathematics. Parents felt their children needed a more intimate setting to have their skills identified by certified teachers. Parents also requested opportunities to meet other parents and learn strategies to help their children with mathematics at home.

The BSAP-SMA is designed to accelerate academic achievement in mathematics in a unique setting regardless of a student’s academic level. Parents and SMA students identify achievement goals upon registration. Teachers review the goals and schedule time to provide as much individualized instruction as possible.

2014 Fall Session Information

The BSAP-Saturday Math Academy offers mentoring and tutoring in mathematics on Saturday mornings by HCPSS certified teachers:

Eligibility: Open to Howard County students in Grades 3-12.

Class Time: 9 – 12 p.m. on Saturday mornings.

Location: Oakland Mills High School Cafeterianew webpage

Fall 2014 Registration

On-site Registration: Saturday, September 27, 2014, 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (On-site registration is required)

Fee: $45 (Registration fee is non-refundable.)

Location: Oakland Mills High School new webpage

What to Bring:

  • 4th Quarter Report Card for 2014.
  • Latest IEP (if applicable)
  • Letter that documents receiving free or reduced meals (if applicable)
  • Other documents that may assist the teachers in working with your child and with the registration process.
  • Checks payable to: HCPSS – BSAP Saturday Math Academy.

(Please Note: Registration is not complete until all necessary documents have been received.)

Session Dates:

  • October 25
  • November 1, 8, 15, 22
  • December 6, 13

Contact/Questions: Jackie Jenkins, 410-313-1598

Print version of Fall 2014 Registration (PDF) information. (Spanish translation (PDF) of registration information.)

Parent Information Meetings

One hour parent information meetings are offered on selected Saturdays throughout each session. A wide variety of topics are offered such as:

  • Understanding the HCPSS elementary mathematics curriculum.
  • Understanding the HCPSS secondary mathematics curriculum.
  • Bullying/Cyberbullying – HCPSS policy.
  • Healthy foods/healthy choices.
  • Parent conference tips.
  • Using TI-83 calculators with your child.
  • Strategies for supporting your child in mathematics.

Parent Checklist For Registered Students

  • Follow the Six Ps of Excellence: Prompt, Productive, Polite, Persistent, Prepared and Proud
  • Students should arrive before 9 a.m., ready to start on time.
  • Students who arrive after 9:15 a.m. must report to the office for a late pass.
  • Supplies needed for instruction include:
    • Notebook and sharpened pencils.
    • Class work, books, tests, and questions for review.
  • All students will be walked outside for dismissal.

Math Web Site Resources

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