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Mass Academy of Math and Science at WPI to Hold Teacher Appreciation Day

Students to express their appreciation to teachers who have made a difference in their lives

November 18, 2014
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What

Forty-eight teachers from 38 schools across Massachusetts and in neighboring states will be honored for their contributions to the success of juniors at the Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science at WPI. Students will bring their guests to the podium, one by one, to describe how the teachers inspired them.

Who

Click this link to download a PDF with a complete list of teachers to be honored.

When

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 12 to 3 p.m., (The speaking portion of the event begins at 12:45 p.m.)
Mass Academy of Math and Science at WPI
85 Prescott Street, Worcester, Mass.

Why

In appreciation for the efforts of all teachers across the Commonwealth, the Mass Academy established this annual event to celebrate the work of teachers who have had an impact on the lives of the academy's students. "We appreciate the fact that our students' success is a collaborative effort," said director Michael Barney. "We recognize that their sending school districts and the exemplary instruction that they have received in their prior years should be celebrated. Our job is to help the students continue their journey toward excellence. We prepare them to succeed at the university level a year early. This is a great model and one that we hope the Commonwealth and the nation recognize as an exemplar."

About Mass Academy of Math and Science at WPI

Mass Academy is a public, co-educational school of excellence program that enrolls about 100 academically accelerated 11th and 12th graders. Math and science are emphasized within a comprehensive, interactive academic program. The rigor of the junior year classes exceeds high school honors and AP, emphasizing depth over breadth, engaging students in project-based learning and more than 1,200 hours of instruction. Seniors complete a full year of college, enrolling in classes at WPI, a nationally ranked university, thus making the Academy the only public school in Massachusetts whose students attend a private university full-time as seniors in high school. The Academy is a collaborative effort among the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, and the high schools of Massachusetts.