Stratford School Students Shine at American Mathematics Competition 8
March 29, 2018
Each year, thousands of students across the nation apply their problem-solving skills in the annual Mathematical Association of America (MAA)'s American Mathematics Competition 8 (AMC 8). This year, 34 students at five Stratford School locations achieved Honors Status at the 2017 AMC 8 examination, placing students in the top 5 percent nationally. The AMC 8 is the nation's leading mathematics competition for middle schoolers and is designed to cultivate the mathematical capabilities of the next generation of problem solvers.
The sum of the top three scores ranked students at Stratford Sunnyvale Raynor Middle School, Fremont Middle School, San Francisco Middle School, San Jose Middle School, and Milpitas Middle School in the Honors category. A total of 28 students from all five schools qualified in the Honors category. Additionally, five students from Stratford Sunnyvale Raynor Middle School and one from Stratford Fremont Middle school scored in the Distinguished Honor Roll category, placing these honored students in the top 1 percent nationally.
“It is immensely heartwarming to congratulate our students on their recent AMC 8 achievements,” said Sherry Adams, Founder of Stratford School. “Our students make us proud! This is a testament to their strength of mind, spirit, and character. We commend them on their success as they continue on to the next level of competition.”
The Mathematical Association of America created the American Mathematics Competition over 60 years ago. The MAA is the nation’s largest professional society focusing on making mathematics accessible at the undergraduate level. The main goal of the MAA is to advance the mathematical sciences, especially at the collegiate level.
The American Mathematics Competition encourages and challenges students to continue their future mathematics education beyond the high school level. This approach ties directly to Stratford School’s goal of encouraging a child’s natural curiosity through a balanced curriculum emphasizing problem solving and critical thinking skills through STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education.
About Stratford School
Established in 1999, Stratford School is a leading independent private school, founded with a vision of creating a unique, multi-dimensional, educational foundation for children. Stratford offers an accelerated yet balanced curriculum from preschool through eighth grade, with an emphasis on the areas of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) and incorporates music, physical education, foreign language, and social skills development. Stratford’s goal is to prepare and mentor students for admission to competitive high schools and colleges. All students are provided the necessary tools to excel and are encouraged to participate actively in leadership, community service, and extracurricular activities. Visit https://www.stratfordschools.com for more information.
About the MAA AMC 8
The AMC 8 is an annual competition sponsored by the MAA, located in Washington, DC. The MAA American Mathematics Competitions receives support from The Akamai Foundation, American Mathematical Society, American Statistical Association, Ansatz Capital, Army Educational Outreach Program, Art of Problem Solving, Casualty Actuarial Society, Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences, The D. E. Shaw Group, Jane Street Capital, MathWorks, Mu Alpha Theta, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, Susquehanna International Group, Tudor Investment Corporation, and Two Sigma. Details about the 2017-2018 AMC competitions for middle schools and high schools are available on the MAA AMC website: maa.org/amc.
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