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The Ingenuity Project

The Ingenuity Project, a non-profit organization, is a joint effort of the Baltimore City Public School System, The Abell Foundation, and Baltimore’s science and mathematics community. We are the only comprehensive advanced math and science instructional program for high-achieving Baltimore City public school students in grades 6-12 with consistent positive achievement outcomes.

Ingenuity is committed to ensuring the program reflects the ethnicity, gender, and income of Baltimore City households by recruiting and cultivating students with high potential and interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) from historically underserved populations.

Ingenuity  at Hamilton Elementary/Middle started with one 6th-grade class in the 2008-09 school year, expanded to two classes in 2009-10 (6th and 7th grades) and expanded to three classes in 2010-2011 (6th, 7th and 8th grades). In 2010, the Ingenuity Project experienced its first graduating 8th grade class.

                                                     Ingenuity Teachers

Math: Mrs. Slavy & Ms. Egerton

Science: Mr. Legaspi

ELA: Ms. Frain, Ms. Thompson, & Ms. Kuhlman



Apply by December 23, 2020

All current 5th grade students who live in Baltimore City are eligible to apply for entry in 6th grade. Limited spots are available for entry in 7th grade, and these seats are only offered over the summer. Applications are not accepted for students entering in 8th grade.



Administration Policies and Procedures

The Ingenuity Project requires that all students attain 80% in both mathematics and science to remain in the Project. Students whose grades are below 80% at the end of the year will not be invited to return the following year and will be put in a regular class. Students with grades close to 80% may be required to attend a summer program and return the next school year "on probation."

Ingenuity students are a part of the student body and are expected to follow school rules for uniform/dress code, behavior and attendance.

   Ingenuity Curriculum

Ingenuity math and science curricula have been developed by master teachers; the scope and sequence meet and exceed the MSDE standards.

   Math and Science Sequences

6th grade:

Singapore Mathematics

Earth and Space Science

7th grade:


Living Things

8th grade:

Algebra I

Chemistry and Physics

All Ingenuity Project teachers administer the same unit tests at each middle school. The 6th grade students prepare class projects, 7th grade students prepare group projects (participation in local fairs is optional) and 8th grade students prepare individual projects for the Morgan State Science Fair and the Baltimore Science Fair.


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