To be eligible for admission to (HS)2, a candidate must be an African American, Latino/a, or Native American student who is currently in the 9th grade in a public school, must have completed one full year of algebra by June 2015, and must be a U.S. citizen or legal resident. In addition, the applicant must match and fit the needs of the program and vice versa. Admission will be based, in part, on the candidate’s academic achievement to date, demonstration of a strong interest in science and mathematics, teacher recommendations, personal desire and motivation, and demonstrated financial need.
The program currently accepts applications from African-American and Latino/a students from public schools in Bronx, NY; Denver, CO; Dallas, TX; Fort Worth, TX; San Antonio, TX; and New Orleans, LA. Native American students may apply from any geographic area of the United States and must meet all other program criteria. Finalists among the applicants will be given personal interviews.