The Conroe Independent School District Academy of Science and Technology
, in Conroe, Texas
is a specialized magnet school
in science and technology; also a member of NCSSSMST
. It was founded at Oak Ridge High School
with the first graduates in 1991. The AST relocated to The Woodlands College Park High School
in stages from 2005 to 2007. The first headmaster was Dr. David Archer, who held the position until 1991, and was later led by Dr. Ron Laugen who held the position until 2007. The current Academy headmistress is Dr. Susan Caffery.
Math, science, and electives in these areas are taught by the AST faculty, with most of these classes including students only from the Academy. All other courses are taken with the high school along with students who are not in the magnet program.
In order to obtain membership to the Academy of Science and Technology, one must go through a process of applying, testing, and essay reviewing. A selected portion of the students are invited to an interview with two members of the Academy of Science and Technology faculty before being accepted. For each class, 65 students are initially accepted, and ten are wait listed. The size of each class at a given time is between 65 and 77 students. There are approximately 270 students in the Academy.
Additional AST Requirements
Research and Problems
Each AST student is required to complete a Research and Problems project for local credit each year. In the first year, all are... Read More