About the Center


The Battle Creek Area Mathematics and Science Center is an accelerated mathematics and science high school and a K-12 mathematics and science outreach program for Barry, Branch, and Calhoun County school districts.  The Center also provides Kindergarten through 7th grade science curriculum, materials, and training for teachers in the tri-county area as well as throughout the State of Michigan.

High School

The BCAMSC High School program provides services directly to secondary students who are talented and motivated to study mathematics and science in greater depth and acceleration. Students attending the Center have rigorous courses and opportunities that connect students to real life applications in business and industry.  Students are allowed to do research in classroom laboratories that experiment with innovative approaches to teaching and learning. With a major goal of developing teamwork and leadership skills, the curriculum begins with a code of ethics calling for students to treat others with kindness, consideration, and respect. Within this code, students continue a tradition of trust, which is now a hallmark of the Center.

Outreach

The BCAMSC Outreach program provides services that increase involvement of students, teachers, parents, and administrators in surrounding communities in learning and teaching mathematics and science.  Outreach develops and offers a variety of services to enhance instruction and learning in the classroom. The Center provides professional development and classroom assistance for teachers of mathematics and science. The BCAMSC Outreach program participates and remains current in state and national initiatives in the advancement of mathematics and science instruction.

Science Units

The BCAMSC has developed a Kindergarten through Seventh grade inquiry-based science unit curriculum that is aligned with the Michigan Grade Level Content Expectations. The purpose of the program is to provide good, inquiry-based science instruction in the classroom with opportunities for students to engage in all four strands of science proficiency (physical science, life science, earth science, and inquiry and technology). The curriculum provides teachers with classroom instruction that includes opportunities for interaction in the classroom, where students carry out investigations, talk and write about their observations and emerging understandings, and discuss ways to test them. Each unit undergoes an extensive development and evaluation process.

The BCAMSC is one of 33 regional centers in the Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network. These centers provide leadership, curriculum support, professional development, and student services to educators in local school districts. The centers also serve as a resource clearinghouse for educational materials and information, and work to foster community involvement in the areas of math and science. Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers Network supports the delivery of high quality mathematics and science education for the students of Michigan.