Field Experience/Internships

  • Your field experience is designed as the capstone experience and is considered a key component of your program of study.

Application for Upper Classmen Program of Study

Math or Science Competition Documentation

  • This form should be filled out and signed by your event coach. This form will help you keep a log of all your hours. (30 min hours per competition) Turn in all completed forms to the MSA Coordinator in room 312.
    Each MSA student is required to compete in two Math and/or Science competitions.

    STEM Competitive Opportunities Documentation Form



    Math, Science, Engineering and Technology Competitive Opportunities

    The Arizona Science Bowl is the most unique and exciting STEM competition there is! The competition consists of school teams from throughout the state. The teams are four students, one alternate, and a teacher who serves as a coach. Together, they face-off in fast-paced question and answer rounds and tested on a range of science disciplines.

    Science Olympiad is a National Science, Technology, Engineering and Math program that allows students to apply what they know in a competitive setting. Welcome to the exciting possibilities for you and your students that happen with Science Olympiad. Arizona Science Olympiad has three divisions divided by grade level: Division A is for grades 2-5, Division B is for middle school students, grades 6 through 9 and Division C is for high school students, grades 9 through 12. We can offer you information on integration of STEM education in your science and math classroom as well as numerous opportunities for your students to practice and compete in the various Science Olympiad events. Explore our site more and contact us for more information.

    Mathleague sponsors a series of high school math contests each year to determine the individual and team state champions in several states, as well as national champions. Local qualifying tournaments are held throughout the school year at various sites in these states. Within space limitations at each site, schools may attend any or all of these tournaments in an attempt to qualify for the state meet. Each event has a cutoff score, and all students and teams attaining the cutoff score will be invited to compete at the state championship, provided their schools are members of and located in a state where holds a championship. State meets will be held in April; details will be emailed by early April to all schools with qualifying students


    The Arizona Science and Engineering Fair (AzSEF) is the state fair for Arizona. Managed by Arizona Science Center, AzSEF brings together first-place winners from school, homeschool, district, county and regional science fairs across Arizona to compete for thousands of dollars in prizes and scholarships. The Grand Award winners in the Senior Division from the state-level fair will be selected to compete at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF).

    FIRST Robotics Competition. The mission of FIRST® is to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders and innovators, by engaging them in exciting mentor-based programs that build science, engineering, and technology skills, that inspire innovation, and that foster well-rounded life capabilities including self-confidence, communication, and leadership. Engage kids in kindergarten through high school in exciting, mentor-based, research and robotics programs that help them become science and technology leaders, as well as well-rounded contributors to society

    In the VEX Robotics Competition, presented by the Robotics Education & Competition Foundation, teams of students are tasked with designing and building a robot to play against other teams in a game-based engineering challenge. Classroom STEM concepts are put to the test as students learn lifelong skills in teamwork, leadership, communications, and more. Tournaments are held year-round at the regional, state, and national levels and culminate at the VEX Robotics World Championship each April!



    The MAA’s American Mathematics Competitions program leads the nation in strengthening the mathematical capabilities of the next generation of problem-solvers. Through classroom resources and friendly competition, the MAA AMC program helps America’s educators identify talent and foster a love of mathematics. The MAA AMC program positively impacts the analytical skills needed for future careers in an innovative society. The American Mathematics Competitions are a series of examinations and curriculum materials that build problem-solving skills and mathematical knowledge in middle and high school students. The AMC 10 and AMC 12 are both 25-question, 75-minute, multiple choice examinations in high school mathematics designed to promote the development and enhancement of problem-solving skills. The AMC 10 is for students in 10th grade and below, and covers the high school curriculum up to 10th grade. Students in grade 10 or below and under 17.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 10. The AMC 12 covers the entire high school curriculum including trigonometry, advanced algebra, and advanced geometry, but excluding calculus. Students in grade 12 or below and under 19.5 years of age on the day of the contest can take the AMC 12.

    These competitions are administered around the country on Thursday, February 7, 2019 and Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019. The AMC 10/12 provides an opportunity for high school students to develop positive attitudes towards analytical thinking and mathematics that can assist in future careers. The AMC 10/12 is the first in a series of competitions that eventually lead all the way to the International Mathematical Olympiad (see Invitational Competitions).