STEM/BMAH News & highlights
STEM/BMAH News - Highlights of the STEM and BioMed Allied Health (BMAH) magnet programs, teachers, and students in our six AACPS middle and high school STEM magnet schools
Keep your eyes focused here to see the growing number of amazing things that our STEM and BMAH magnet students and teachers have accomplished during this school year.
2023-2024 School Year
11/18/23 Central Middle School South STEM VEX Teams competed in the VEX IQ Robotics competition in Hereford County. Four students qualifed the State competition and two qualified for the International competition in Iowa in February of 2024.
11/11/23 Old Mill Middle School South Alumna and USNA 2023 graduating Computer Science senior, Abigail Ward, named 2024 Rhodes Scholar. Only 32 students are chosen annually from the United States to serve as Rhodes Scholars. They are chosen not only for their outstanding academics, but for their character, commitment to others, and for the potential for leadership in their chosen career fields. [Rhodes Trust Press Release]
11/10/23 Old Mill Middle School South Named National Certified Magnet School for Outstanding STEM Program. With this award, Magnet Schools of America (MSA) recognizes OMMS to be among the most exemplary magnet school programs in the nation for their high-quality, innovative curriculum and instructional programs that promote choice, equity, diversity, and academic excellence for all students. [AACPS Press Release]
10/18/23 Glen Burnie High School BioMedical Allied Health (BMAH) Program launched MED Talks with it's inaugural guest speaker, Carissa Colangelo, from MedStar Health. MED Talks showcase healthcare careers through the lens of healthcare professionals in our community. The experiences and/or college paths needed to enter the targeted career paths are discussed. Ms. Colangelo highlighted Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistant careers in our first MED Talks sessions. Our next MED Talks session will host healthcare professionals from University of Maryland Medical Center Shock Trauma Unit.
8/11/23 Central Middle School STEM Teacher, Mr. Rob King, was recognized as a 2023-2024 Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Outstanding Teacher, one of only 38 in the nation. This is the fourth year in a row that he has been named a PLTW Outstanding Teacher. Mr. King is still in the running for PLTW National Teacher of the Year.
2022-2023 School Year
7/15/23 South River Solar Hawks traveled to Texas in July to compete in the Solar Car Challenge sponsored by Oncor, Texas Instruments, Lockheed Martin, Hunt Oil Company, Dell Computers, Green Mountain Energy, The Acclivus Corporation, Austin Energy, and EarthX. [Solar Car Challenge website]
5/6/23 The Maryland Tech Council named North County High School STEM teacher, Michelle Hymowitz, as one of two STEM Teachers of the year. The largest technology and life science trade association in the state recognizes those who make outstanding contributions to Maryland’s technology and life sciences communities. [What's Up? Media] [The Southern Maryland Chronicle]
5/3/23 North County High School STEM student, Claire Birge, was awarded the 2023 Engineering Scholarship by the Scholarship for Scholars organization, a non-profit group that awards scholarships to top performing high school seniors who reside in Anne Arundel County. Since its inception in 1983, the organization has awarded over $3,000,000. [Scholarship for Scholars website]
5/1/23 Lindale Middle School STEM students traveled as part of the school's Hyper Lynx Robotics Club to Dallas,Texas to compete in the VEX IQ World Robotics competition. The club qualified two teams for the state and world tournaments, earned two new trophies for the trophy case and received official citations from Senator Pam Beidel and Congressman John Sarbanes for their hard work and dedication to robotics. [Hyper Lynx Robotics Club website]
4/14/23 The Fort Meade Alliance (FMA) sponsored Tech Mania for more than 100 students from four area high schools — Chesapeake High, Glen Burnie High, North County High (STEM magnet) and South River High (STEM magnet). Students who participated in this STEM-related field trip, which took place at Anne Arundel Community College at Arundel Mills, engaged in hands-on activities, witnessed STEM-rich demos, and networked with STEM professionals from across the region. [FMA website]
2/27/23 Old Mill MIddle School South has been named a National Magnet School of Excellence and Lindale Middle School has been recognized as a National Certified Magnet School by the Magnet Schools of America (MSA). MSA is a national professional education association that supports magnet schools and sponsors a national awards program that recognizes top magnet schools in the United States. [AACPS Press Release]
7/3/22 South River High School senior STEM student, Caroline Finn, was elected by her peers to serve as State President of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) for the State of Maryland for 2022-23. Ms. Finn has been an active member of her school's chapter of FBLA since her ninth grade year. She looks forward to using her leadership skills at the state level of FBLA. Katie Boetig, also a SRHS senior STEM student, was elected to serve as FBLA's Region 3 Vice President for the 2022-23 school year. The elections took place at the National FBLA Conference 6/27-7/3/22 held in Chicago, IL. [Maryland's FBLA website]
6/15/22 Glen Burnie High School STEM/BMAH student, Sulynn Amrhein, was awarded professional STEM mentor support from the Fort Meade Alliance for her innovative idea to construct and test a portable airplane runway that can be deployed from a plane in remote areas where access is difficult. She used this support during the 2022-23 school year as she worked on the project in her BioMed Allied Health (BMAH) Capstone Course. Ms. Amrhein has some experience related to the topic; she earned her pilot's license earlier this year. She is interested in becoming a flight surgeon in her future.
Which Magnet School Would I Attend?
The Magnet school you would attend is based on several factors. Click HERE for the complete list.
Who Can Apply to a Magnet?
Magnet Programs are available ONLY to students who have at least 1 legal guardian residing in Anne Arundel County. Verification of residency is required.
IB Middle School: Current Grade 5 and 6 students can apply
Apex Arts Middle School: Current Grade 5 and 6 students can apply
STEM Middle School: Current Grade 5 students can apply
IB High School: Current Grade 8 and 10 students can apply
Apex Arts High School: Current Grade 8 and 9 students can apply
STEM/BMAH High School: Current Grade 8 students can apply