SMART (Science & Mathematics Academy For Real Talents), instituted in 2004, has already made considerable contributation to the Academic growth and achievements of numerous students, through its various courses for Students from Stds.VI-XII over the years and recently for students from Stds.I-V through the after School hour classroom programs & integrated School Tie-up programs.
Hundreds of SMART students, have entered prestigious Universities like IITs, IISc, BITs, NITs etc. and recently even to Medical Institutions like AIIMS, MMC, etc. infact, students of SMART have further moved on to even the Top Universities of the world like MIT, Stanford, Harvard, UC, Berkeley, Cornell, Carnegie Mellon, John Hopkins, NUS, NTU etc.
Though SMART will continue and constantly upgrade itself in Academics and other aspects, the situation now is considerably different from what it was even five years back especially because of the steady increase in the national level competition among students preparing for Engineering and Medical Entrance Exams. Also more time, attention and efforts are required to harness the full potential of the talented students while imparting knowledge & skills in the diversified fields of Academics and training in Advanced Syllabus, moulding them to attain a greater competence to excel in Olympaids & Competitive Exams. Furthermore, the requirements of the 21st Century learning are different. More importantly, special focus is required to enable the students to be future innovators as well, In addition, the substantial gap that exists between the Primary Education of Formal School and the academic requirements of a talented student needs to be addressed.
The above scenario inspired me to conceptualize an Institution of excellence paving the way to the birth of Smart Minds Academy(SMA), an Alternate school Nurturing Gifted & Talented Children for achieving Holistic Academic Excellence. It has been designed to provide a world class education,creating an environment for the future innovators, leaders, entrepreneurs and professionals. SMA will strive to do the best for the students community, with a commitment to make the students excel in their academic life and be responsible citizens, giving the parents a sense of pride.
Teaching kids to counts is fine... But teaching them what counts is best. - Bob Talbert