Monday, October 3, 2022

FM student graduates from math and science academy

A student from Flower Mound graduated from the Texas Academy of Mathematics and Science, a highly touted and rigorous program for academically gifted students, at the University of North Texas.

Jay Shah, who previously attended Marcus High School, plans to major in finance at the University of Texas at Austin in the fall. Shah is the son of Seema and Ketan Shah.

The class of 2010 had 149 graduates.

TAMS is a two-year residential program at UNT that allows exceptionally talented students to complete their freshman and sophomore years of college while also receiving their high school diplomas. Students enroll in the academy following their sophomore year in high school, live in a UNT residence hall and attend UNT classes with college students. After two years, they enroll at UNT or another university to complete their education.

TAMS began in 1987 as a way to help Texas’ brightest teenagers get a head start on careers as physicians, engineers and science researchers.

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