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).
Community members and parents of enrolled students and are introduced to a variety of math related topics during weekly information meetings.
Spring registration will open January 12, 2019
Spring Session Dates
Sessions are from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
- February 2, 9, 13
- March 2, 9, 16, 23
- Chess Tournament, March 23
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 January 12, 2019.
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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. When registering one student, parents 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 the registration link from your computer or electronic device or by registering on-site at Oakland Mills Middle School, Media Center on Saturday, January 12, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Registration can be accessed from 9:00 am or when 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 Saturday, January 12, 2019. Failure to pay for registration on Saturday, January 12, 2019 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 will I make payment and complete registration?
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 Saturday, January 12, 2019. On-line payments can be posted until 11:59 p.m. on January 12, 2019. 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 Saturday, January 12, 2019 between the hours of 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. at Oakland Mills Middle School (OMMS), 9540 Kilimanjaro Rd, Columbia, MD, on January 12, 2019.
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 January 12, 2019, 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 January 12, 2019 forfeits your child’s place in the class and they will be added to the waiting list.
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