For over 20 years, The Ingenuity Project® has provided an accelerated math, science, and research program to Baltimore City’s gifted and advanced middle and high school students. Alumni of the program are becoming the next generation of leaders in science, technology, engineering, and math.
“ Ingenuity provides a good foundation for the rigor of college. Besides classroom academics, Ingenuity pushes its students to branch out and try research at the nearby institutions. Doing cool things and being able to explain them in a compelling way prepared me for the real world.”
— Duane Dennis, Class of 2010, Founder of a nutraceuticals company, Miramix, MIT graduate
- Rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) classes in math and science for college credit.
- Off-campus research opportunities with renowned universities and research institutions.
- Personalized student and family guidance for selecting colleges and identifying college financing.
- Outstanding master teachers who provide challenging, small-class instruction.
- High standards for student performance that foster academic leadership and collaboration.
- Interaction with a cohort of highly motivated peers.
- Connection to a network of successful alumni and professionals in STEM-related careers.
Personalized College Advising
- Ingenuity’s college-bound culture and preparation provide a strong foundation for success at competitive colleges. Ingenuity students receive individualized guidance and support starting in 9th grade.
- College advising — 50:1 ratio.
- Early college and career exploration in 9th and 10th grades.
- Support with college search, application process, and scholarship identification.
- Targeted support for first generation college-bound students.
- Parent and student communication and programs to support academic achievement, study skills, and leadership development.
“Ingenuity definitely built my academic work ethic that made my academic accomplishments possible. The research opportunity also allowed me to discover my passion for learning new things and solving new problems.”
—Teno Boone | Class of 2009 | Johns Hopkins University Class of 2013 Research and Development Engineer at Proctor & Gamble
Sequence for students in the class of 2021 and beyond (tentative)
- Ingenuity Honors Geometry
- Ingenuity Honors Biology
- Fundamentals of Computer Science
- Honors English
- US History – Honors or AP
- Health/Physical Education
- Foreign Language
- Ingenuity Honors Algebra 2
- Ingenuity Trigonometry / Probability and Statistics
- Ingenuity Honors Physics I
- Ingenuity Honors Chemistry I / Introduction to Research
- Honors English 2
- U.S. Government – Honors or AP
- Honors Modern Language
- AP Calculus AB
- AP Chemistry/Lab or AP Physics 1&2 /Lab or Chemistry 2 or AP Computer Science or Engineering
- Ingenuity Research Practicum (2 credits) or Fine Arts and Modern Language or Fine Arts and other Elective such as AP Statistics
- English 3, Honors or AP English Language
- U.S. History – Honors or AP
- AP Calculus (BC)/Advanced Topics in Calculus
- AP Biology/Lab or AP Chemistry /Lab or AP Physics 1&2 or C/Lab or AP Environmental Science/Lab or AP Computer Science or Engineering
- Ingenuity or Poly Senior Research Practicum
- AP English Literature or Language or English 4
- Fine Arts (if necessary) or other Electives such as AP Statistics
Key Stats of Class of 2016
- 50% accepted to “Most Competitive” colleges. (examples: University of Chicago, Yale, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Washington University in St. Louis)
- 61% accepted to “Highly Competitive” colleges. (examples: University of Maryland at College Park, Dickinson, Virginia Tech, Boston University)
- 73% accepted to “Very Competitive” colleges. (examples: UMBC, Temple, Rutgers, University of Vermont)
- $7,191,960 offered in college scholarships.
Ingenuity Class of 2017 Profile
Class Size: 43
Perfect 800 SAT/SAT 2 Scores: 8
Percentage of students scored 4 or 5 on AP exam:
- AP Biology—83%
- AP Chemistry—73%
- AP Calculus BC—70%
- AP Statistics—65%.
Average SAT and SAT II Test Scores
- SAT Mathematics—692
- SAT Critical Reading—665
- SAT Writing—638
- SAT II Biology (taken at end of 9th grade)—661
- SAT II Physics (taken at end of 10th grade)—589
- SAT II – Math I (taken at end of 10th grade)—635
Awards and Scholarships:
- Intel Science Talent Search: semifinalist
- Baltimore Science Fair: 1st Prize in Physical Sciences category. The winner went to Phoenix, AZ to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair. Additionally, 22 students received a total of 34 special awards
- Maryland Junior Science & Humanities Symposium: 2nd and 3rd Place. Students earned the opportunity to compete at the 53rd National Junior Science & Humanities Symposium in Dayton, OH
- University of Maryland College Park High School Mathematics Competition: Baltimore City winner
- 6 Johns Hopkins University Baltimore Scholars, 1 Jack Kent Cooke Scholar, 3 Johns Hopkins University Future Scholars, 4 College Park Banneker/Key Scholars, 1 UMBC Meyerhof Scholar, 1 Pennsylvania State University, Schreyer Honors College Scholar, 1 University of Maryland, College Park Scholars Program Scholar, 2 University of Maryland, College Park Honors Program Scholars, 1 University of Maryland, UMBC Honors College and a Sondheim Public Policy Scholar
- More than $7 million in scholarships
100% of Ingenuity Class of 2016 attending college, accepted to the following universities (among others):
Boston University, Brown University, Bucknell University, Cornell University, Deep Springs College, Dickinson College, Emory University, Gettysburg College, Hampton University, Johns Hopkins University, Lafayette College, Northeastern University, Reed College, University of California Los Angeles, University of California San Diego, University of Chicago, University of Maryland College Park, University of Pennsylvania, University of Richmond, University of Rochester, University of Virginia, Washington University in St. Louis, Yale University