Explore AOPS

A Green Space of Their Own

Something new is sprouting up at this high school — and it’s helping the whole community bloom. We interviewed the two head gardeners to find out how this collaborative project took root.

Shaping Good Samaritans with STEM Skills

When AOPS students are challenged to address global societal needs, they put their STEM skills to good use. See what our students invented at this STEM expo!

Why Excitement Matters: A Parent’s Perspective

She couldn’t find a school that saw past her son’s disability — until a chance encounter changed everything. Find out how this school’s unique approach brought excitement to her family.

Student Spotlight: Jackie Carroll on Art and Growth

AOPS students grow academically, artistically, and emotionally, year after year. Student Jackie Carroll shares a beautiful story about what her growth journey means to her.

Student Experience: Saving the Golf Team — and Other Ways I Learned to Lead

When she learned her golf team was shutting down, this student rallied support — then led it to record-breaking victory.

Student Spotlight: Michael Prieto on Science and Faith

“It’s not science OR faith. It’s science AND faith.” This is the story of Michael Prieto, an AOPS student in search of understanding and answers.

Their Final Project: Explain It to a Six-Year-Old

Before they can graduate, these high school seniors must face their toughest challenge yet: teaching a gym full of first graders about applied sciences.