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    Mr. Marks McWhorter 

    Upper School Science Teacher, Science Department Chair, and Bower INSTAR Research Leader
    (601) 853-6000

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  • How can my student apply?

    Students interested in the Bower INSTAR Scholars Program will need approval to register in the program. This can be done by scheduling a meeting with the chair of the science department, Marks McWhorter and completing the application to register. After he/she is approved, they may select the course in MySA to register for the fall semester.
  • Who can participate?

    While some students in the 9th grade could potentially be accepted in the program, most students qualify to apply in 10th-12th grades.
  • How will this class fit within the normal class schedule?

    While students who enroll in this course receive .5 credits with honors designation, this course does not meet within the normal class rotation. Most work will be completed asynchronously or with the work of each student’s mentor. 
  • How many credits is this program?

    Students who enroll in the Bower INSTAR Scholars program will receive 0.5 credit hours with honors designation. This is due to the significant time commitment on the part of the student and the independent nature of the program.

South Campus | PK-3 to Grade 4

4120 Old Canton Road | Jackson, Mississippi 39216
Tel 601.987.9300 | Fax 601.987.9324

North Campus | Grades 5 to 12

370 Old Agency Road | Ridgeland, Mississippi 39157
Tel 601.853.6000 | Fax 601.853.6001