Our School Programs
Ingenuity offers four city-wide middle school programs at Hamilton, Mount Royal, Roland Park, and James McHenry and hosts a single high school program at Baltimore Polytechnic Institute.
Ingenuity’s math and science curriculum is not a supplement to existing math and science instruction, but a separate, comprehensive math and science curriculum. Ingenuity hires highly qualified math teachers to partner with the Baltimore City math teacher so students are learning in small classes of 15:1.
Ingenuity’s middle school program begins with high expectations for student achievement. Ingenuity teachers provide challenging and dynamic coursework with an emphasis on inquiry, investigation, strong work habits, and deep mastery of concepts. Teachers provide summer programs in mathematics to ensure retention of concepts, and support students with after school programs, such as The Learning Club (TLC), and coaching to prepare for regional and national math competitions and science fairs.
The merits of Ingenuity’s middle school curriculum is recognized in program evaluations and studies showing that students who enroll in Ingenuity in middle school typically earn higher GPAs, have higher PSAT/SAT scores, and take more Advanced Placement courses in high school when compared to students who did not participate in Ingenuity middle school.
Ingenuity’s high school program aligns to the highest standards in math and science to enable students to enroll and succeed in selective colleges and STEM careers. Almost 100% of all Ingenuity students have been accepted into competitive 4 year colleges. Students receive personalized student and family guidance for college selection, and opportunities for connection to a vast network of successful alumni and professionals in STEM related careers.
The program’s 3-year research practicum is an incubator for future scientists, engineers, and mathematicians that spans from 10th-12th grade. During the Research Practicum experience, students work with mentors at local colleges, universities, and other research institutions to develop independent research projects. Students submit their work to national pre-college competitions. In Ingenuity’s history, we have produced 11 Intel Science Talent Search semifinalists and three winners, most recently in 2017. More than 20 students have co-authored papers in peer-reviewed journals or publications.