MST MAGNET DESCRIPTION
The MST Program
The Math Science Technology Program was created in 1984 and is designed to provide a rigorous curriculum that prepares students to be successful in any academic program at any college in the country.
Academic rigor and research is expected by all teachers through the use of challenging homework, projects, class work, and extracurricular activities that will develop good problem solving and critical-thinking skills. Hard work is expected to be the norm, not the exception for teachers and students alike.
Our curriculum… MST students have a core curriculum of required courses and access to 33 AP courses, the largest offering by any high school in the country. Students who achieve at high levels may also qualify to take classes at the University of Louisville.
Extra-curricular… Manual students have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of science and math competitions. However, MST students also participate in a wide variety of clubs sponsored by the four other magnet programs at duPont Manual.
Manual is active in Science Olympiad, Kentucky Junior Science and Humanities Competition, Kentucky Junior Academy of Science, Intel Talent Search, National Science Bowl, and Science /Math Proficiency Competition. Manual offers the American High School Math Examination and sponsors a Math team.
Manual is one of only three schools in the US to host it’s own accredited regional science fair, the duPont Manual Regional Science and Engineering Fair, which sends successful projects to the Kentucky Science & Engineering Fair and the Intel Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).
Application to the Math, Science, and Technology magnet includes review of a portfolio quality essay, an activities and interest survey; especially any STEM related activities, two recommendations, grades, attendance, and test scores.
*application can be found on the
MST Teacher Training at NASA
Mr. Elzroth, Mr. Applegate, Ms. McKim, Mr. Morris and Ms. Polevchak all traveled to Cocoa Beach this summer, supervised by Mrs. Lete, to be trained through NASA and NSTA. The week of training included Robotics, Makers Spaces,Engineering and new teacher techniques, along with meeting NASA engineers and an astronaut! The week ended with the launch of SpaceX. Check out pictures from the fun week! Be sure to stop by their rooms at ask about the trip!