The objectives of the Academy would be to accept gifted high school juniors and, in three years, provide students completely prepared to enter college as juniors.
It is proposed that the school be very strong in math-science, but it does not take too much thought to realize that it must be almost as strong in English, Social Studies and the Humanities. As a pilot project, an entrance class of 300 students per year with an average population of 800 students may represent a reasonable scale. Some of the virtues of this Academy, as contrasted with a Science High School, are listed below. We accept the strong evidence that high schools restricted to the intellectually gifted students are very successful by every yardstick one can propose.
Lederman, Leon, "Proposal to Establish a Public Middle School Academy" (1983). Documents. 14.