JBMSHP 2018 promo video

"I learned so much in the course. It was a truly challenging course, but I feel like I have learned more this summer than in all of my years of math."

"I believe that the JBMSHP allowed me to explore different potential career paths. Math has always been one of my strongest subjects, and this program really showed me how adaptable math can be when applied to real world scenarios."

"I learned so much in the 6 weeks that I was here. I am amazed how far we have come and the things we did to get to this point in such a short time. I have also made some amazing friends that I can see being friends with for a very long time."

The Joaquin Bustoz Math-Science Honors Program at Arizona State University is a summer residential program for high school students to begin mathematics studies before graduating high school.  The program is designed to provide a successful university experience for students from underrepresented groups within the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields to enhance their prospects for future academic success.  Students are registered in a university level mathematics course for credit and there is no cost to the student.  

* Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 JBMSHP summer program will be held online. 

JBMSHP at a glance

  • 2,954 total students have participated in the JBMSHP.
  • 58% of participants have been female.
  • 49% of participants have received an A in their summer course.
  • 59% of JBMSHP alumni attended ASU after high school graduation.

 The JBMSHP offers a number of resources available to the students as they transition from high school to college. While the JBMSHP alumni are still enrolled in high school, they receive frequent electronic correspondence from the JBMSHP staff members ranging from a variety of topics including scholarship opportunities, assistance with college admissions, as well as prospects with regard to financial aid. Once JBMSHP alumni have matriculated to ASU, the JBMSHP continues to support and encourage these students to maintain high academic standards as they pursue their educational and career choices.

The JBMSHP was recognized in 2007 with the Pathways to Postsecondary Education Award, and again in 2015 with the Integrated Impact Award by the Arizona Commission for Postsecondary Education. In 2016, the JBMSHP was selected as one of 20 finalists for the Examples of Excelencia awards from over 190 nominations from across 33 states, DC and Puerto Rico. Finalists for the 2016 Examples of Excelencia were chosen based on their evidence of effectiveness, sustainability, and efforts to accelerate Latino student success.