Saturday Math Academy
The Howard County Public School System’s BSAP Saturday Math Academy (BSAP-SMA) has been in existence since 1992. The program was developed in collaboration with the HCPSS and parents as a response to requests for opportunities to network. The priority was to learn instructional mathematical strategies to support their children at home and to accelerate academic achievement.
Certified teachers work with a diverse population of students on all levels of mathematics. Teachers assess student levels before placement in classes and plan accordingly. In addition to receiving weekly instruction, students have multiple opportunities to engage in STEM related activities such as robotics and MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) and 30-minute chess instruction which is taught by chess tutors and community volunteers.
The BSAP Saturday Math Academy is open to all students in grades 3 – 12 in the Howard County Public School System. Students must be registered in order to attend the fall or spring sessions which meet on Saturday mornings from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Oakland Mills Middle School (new location).
Parent information meeting: September 22, 9:00-10:30 a.m. at Oakland Mills Middle School, 9540 Kilimanjaro Road, Columbia 21045
Community members and parents of enrolled students and are introduced to a variety of math related topics during weekly information meetings.
Registration will open on September 29th, 2018
Fall Dates – 2018
- October 20, 27
- November 3, 10, 17
- December 1
Payments can be made either online or in-person. Parents can make on-site payments until 12:00 p.m. at Oakland Mills Middle School. Online payments can be accessed until 11:59 p.m. (link will be posted during registration)
The registration fee is $80 and must be paid on September 29, 2018.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Who can register for HCPSS-BSAP SMA?
Students must be in grades 3-12 to be registered in the program. If you are registering more than one student, you will need to complete and submit a registration form and make payment for each student. Students must be registered for the same grade or math instructional level they are currently taking in school.
How do I register my child for BSAP-SMA?
You can access this link from your computer or electronic device or by registering on-site at Oakland Mills Middle School, Media Center on September 29, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Registration will close at 12:00 p.m. or when the class capacity has been reached. On-site payments can be made at Oakland Mills Middle School Cafeteria from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. on the same day. On-line payments can be made until 11:59 p.m. All payments must be made on September 29, 2018. Failure to pay for registration on September 29, 2018 will forfeit your child’s place in the class and they will be added to the waiting list.
How will I know if my online registration is complete?
Click the SUBMIT button at the end of the form to complete registration. A confirmation window will appear. If you do not click the SUBMIT button, you will not receive confirmation. The entire form must be completed and submitted in order to properly register your child.
How can I access the Waiting List?
A form will be posted online during registration. Classes will close once capacity is reached. If the grade or math level you wish to register does not appear, then the grade or math level has been filled. Do NOT register for another class. Click immediately on the Waiting List link. All classes will be verified and students will be placed in the same grade or math level they are currently taking in school.
How will I make payment and complete registration?
(Note: payments are non-refundable)
Failure to submit payment will forfeit your child’s space in the class and your child will be added to the waiting list.
- On-line Payments – payments can be made using Visa or MasterCard only. The registration fee is $80 and must be paid on September 29, 2018. On-line payments can be posted until 11:59 p.m. on September 29, 2018. There will be a 4% processing fee for on-line payments. Once you have completed your payment, you will receive a receipt.
- Walk-in Payments – payments must be received on September 29, 2018 between the hours of 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Oakland Mills Middle School (OMMS), 9540 Kilimanjaro Rd, Columbia, MD, on September 29, 2018.
Cash, Check, Money Order and Visa or Mastercard only are accepted. Checks are made payable to HCPSS-BSAP-SMA. Your student’s name must be added on the memo section of the check.
Can I mail in my payment?
Payments cannot be mailed in. All walk-in payments must be submitted on September 29, 2018, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. in the Oakland Mills Middle School Cafeteria. All on-line payments must be submitted by 11:59 p.m. Failure to pay for registration on September 29, 2018 forfeits your child’s place in the class and they will be added to the waiting list.
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