The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy develops scientific and technical leaders who will improve economic and societal conditions facing Illinois and the world. It is for this reason that IMSA's models of teaching and learning foster the development of Illinois students as bold inquirers, ethical leaders and responsible stewards who must lead in the midst of rapidly changing conditions. So, too, the Academy's leadership was put to the test when the State's sagging economy led to unprecedented FY03 budget cuts and staff reductions. These circumstances prompted the men and women of IMSA to model the traits they strive to instill in their young charges - trailblazers in unproven territory, champions of bold ideas, crusaders of excellence and models of courage.
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, "2002-03 Annual Report, IMSA Works for Illinois" (2003). Annual Reports. 19.