In many ways, the 1989-90 school year at the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy can best be described as a year of re-creation. Having successfully met the challenges of the start-up years (1986-1989), our fourth school year became a time for thoughtful reflection, refocus and renewal. Within the context of strategic planning, we began to examine our values and beliefs, to clarify our mission and aspirations, and to develop bold, innovative strategies for achieving our institutional objectives.
Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy, "1989-90 Annual Report, Illinois' Investment" (1990). Annual Reports. 6.