The Maine School of Science and Mathematics (MSSM) and Educate Maine are pleased to announce that MSSM is the recipient of a $36,000 grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (JKCF), a private independent foundation based in Lansdowne, VA. The Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is dedicated to advancing the education of exceptionally promising students who have financial need. JKCF recently awarded $500,000 in grants to six National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools (NCSSS) to assist in closing the excellence gap for academically talented students who hail from socio-economic challenged backgrounds.
During the week of March 16, the entire MSSM community welcomed 10 students and their faculty chaperones from the Hikone-Higashi High School in Hikone, Shiga, Japan. The weeklong visit offered an opportunity to bridge communication between the Hikone-Higashi High School and the Maine School of Science and Mathematics with the hope MSSM students will visit them in the future.