Senior Project Gallery and Class of 2020 Meeting Follow-Up

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Gold stars for all of last night’s senior presenters at the senior project gallery!  We are so proud of the hard work you all have completed and the enthusiasm for your experiences you demonstrated for those underclassmen and community partners who came to celebrate you last night.

Following the gallery event, parents and students from the Class of 2020 attended a senior project information session.  For those who couldn’t make it, you can peruse the presentation materials from last night.  They are attached below for your convenience.  If you have questions, you can call Allison Graves at (757)648-5550, extension 57764.

To view the presentation, visit: The Senior Project Planning Prezi

To access the Class of 2020 Livebinder, which contains the Class of 2020 senior

Click on the picture to view the parent quick reference.

project guidebook and other valuable resources, visit:  Class of 2020 Livebinder

For a parent quick reference covering the processes and resources associated with the senior project, please click on the image below.  Parents–while you can’t serve as your son or daughter’s direct mentor, you could “pay it forward” by being a mentor for another MSA rising senior who is interested in learning more about your field of expertise.  Please contact Allison Graves at the number above if you are interested in serving as a STEM professional mentor.

AP Registration Information

AP registration has begun.  Parents, please click on the image below to read the full instructions from guidance regarding registration and to access the hyperlinks embedded in the letter. Good luck to all AP testers this year!

Click on the image to read the full letter.

Guest Lecture this Thursday!

Please join us this Thursday as we welcome back another former dolphin who is excited to share her research journey with current MSA students!

MSA Alum Returns as Guest Lecturer

We are excited to welcome David Weisenbeck back to Ocean Lakes High School to share his experience with college research. What started as childhood interest turned into high school independent study and is now paving David’s way to scientific research and publication at college.

Tuesday, December 18
3:30 pm – 5 pm
OLHS Schola

We hope that all current MSA students, their parents, and even those alumni who are in town for the holidays will join us as we learn about  “Herping Away From Home: Studying the Amphibians and Reptiles
in Southeast Asia” David Weisenbeck lecture (002)-2gaojhr

David Weisenbeck with his expert scientist during his senior project surveying amphibians in Chippokes State Park.

Open House Follow-Up and This Year’s Testing Dates

We enjoyed seeing those who could join us at the Mathematics and Science Academy open house last night.  For more information about our program, check out our program brochure available by clicking the link below.

Click on the image to view our program brochure.


Please disregard the testing dates in the brochure.  The correct dates are:

January 15, 2019: 5:00-7:30 pm in the OLHS cafeteria–Testing on this day for Corporate Landing, Kempsville, Landstown, Larkspur, Lynnhaven, Princess Anne, Salem, Virginia Beach Middle Schools as well as home-schooled middle school students

January 17, 2019: 5:00-7:30 pm in the OLHS cafeteria–Testing on this day for Bayside, Brandon, Great Neck, Independence, Old Donation/Brickell, Plaza Middle Schools as well as private-schooled middle school students

January 22, 2019: 5:00-7:30 pm in the OLHS cafeteria–Testing for those who could not attend their school’s designated testing day

Navigating the Journey Q&A

Navigating the Journey was a success!  Standing room only during both sessions and many questions polled in to our student panel.  Because we ran out of time to address all of your polled in questions, we decided to share the answers to your questions here.  We look forward to sharing more about our program at our Open House on November 7th.  

ACCESS College

Our ACCESS Advisor, Mrs. Hall is hosting a Senior Financial Aid Night on Monday, September 24th at 6pm in the Auditorium. There will be a $1000 Scholarship Raffle Drawing at the end of the presentation. The student must be present to win. If you have any questions, please email her at”

The MSA Booster Club will also be present to receive memberships and promote the scholarships they provide.  The MSA Booster Club sponsors 3 scholarships of $1000, $750, and $500. They also review grant applications requesting up to $50.

MSA Summer Assignment for Mg. Advance Algebra and magnet Chemistry


Below you will find the links to the cover letter introducing the Magnet Advanced Algebra Summer Assignment, Magnet Advanced Algebra summer assignment, the Magnet Chemistry Cover Letter, and Magnet Chemistry Summer Assignment.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 757-648-5550 or

Magnet Advanced Algebra:

Summer Assignment 2018 Cover Letter-2bhc3cv

Maa Summer Assignment2018-2ki8i4v

Magnet Chemistry:

MG Chemistry Summer Assignment Letter 2018-1l83smy

2018 First Look at Research SMARTS Camp Chemistry-1u02n79