Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. People from all over the state (Illinois, of course) go there; thus, the students there often have extended weekends of usually 4 days, every 6 weeks or so. Commonly looked at as "that smart people school," and its population typically has about as many Asians as white people. People start at IMSA as Sophomores
, which means that people usually attend one year at their local high school, then go to IMSA, excepting shmen
IMSA has a weird blue sculpture called Yare
in front of it. There's also Entelechy
which is some random point sticking up into the sky. If you walk inside, there's a giant kaleidoscope
, a giant chessboard on the carpet, and a giant hamster ball. IMSA also has a pool, a pond, a hill that rules for sledding, a random playground, and a bunch of other stuff.
Living in one of the seven residential halls is fun. IMSA is fun because you get to live with your friends, but students often find themselves regretting the little time they spend with their friends because of all the time-consuming homework and other crap they have to put up with.
IMSA is composed of a lot of REALLY different people, but there are some commonalities in certain groups of people. Of course, there are the nerdy types that study all their lives and never see the light of day or talk to people, but there are very few of those. There ARE many people, however, that study and study, but talk to people as well, but will never go out of their way to spend quality time with their friends. They'll say "hi" to you, and talk with you, but they won't plan any fun times; they just hide and study. The majority of IMSA students, however, are normal people but better. They want to be more than they are, and they're cool all-in-all. The main problem is the workload, and this keeps people from spending a lot of time with their friends, especially junior year.
A lot of the teachers are cool, especially in the social studies department. Certain ones cuss in class on a regular basis, but nobody really cares, because at IMSA, people are past that.