NUAMES : Northern Utah Academy for Math, Engineering and Science


An early college high school working in partnership with WSU.

In the Media

"Local Students Experience Goverment First Hand"

Clipper, November 2016

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"WSU Professor Mentors High School Student Who Qualifies for International Science Competition"

WSU, January 2016

At 17 years old, Karissa Wang, a senior at NUAMES, has designed a way to combat drug-resistant bacteria with the mentorship of WSU professor Matthew Nicholaou. Read More...

"It's OK, Call 'em Nerds"


"Other school have sports teams. At NUAMES, we have robotics."
Walking into the NUAMES engineering room after school, it's a phrase you're guaranteed to hear. While you may feel a pang of empathy for us, since we, unlike typical high schools, focus on academics rather than sports, please refrain. Read More...

NUAMES Student Featured


"It is widely said all people have something they're born to do. Whether it is music, dance or sports, everyone has a passion which is unique to them and their life. For Layton's Mitchell Friess, his passion involves a frozen block of water," read more ...

NUAMES Robotics Trip


"Demo of robotic surgical system blows minds of NUAMES students" read more...

2 NUAMES students won $100 each...Alex Burnett and Zayne Webb...way to go!!!

NUAMES #2 smartest schooling the State!

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NUAMES Students Test Science Skills During USU Program


LOGAN — Green slime bubbles away in a large, pump-driven fish tank. Vials of bacteria sit in rows on a laboratory counter, awaiting their turns to be added to the algae “soup,” activating the mix to create biofuels.The budding scientists responsible are Ogden residents Angelica Previte, 15, of Weber High School, and David Schvaneveldt, 17, of NUAMES, the early college high school in Layton.“ more

NUAMES Ranked Among Best Schools in the Nation!


OGDEN, Utah – The Northern Utah Academy for Math, Engineering and Science (NUAMES) was recently honored by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top high schools in the nation. NUAMES is one of only 21 early college high schools — and the only one in Utah —to be ranked on the magazine's annual list of top high schools nationwide. “To be ranked among the top schools in the nation is a tremendous honor,” said Alan Stokes, NUAMES principal.

NUAMES is located on the Weber State University Davis campus in Layton. Stokes said the academy benefits from a close, collaborative relationship with WSU. “Beyond just physical proximity, NUAMES' partnership with the university is truly integrated,” Stokes said. “Our students actually take classes in the WSU Davis building and they receive scholarships to cover the cost of the college courses. By the time they graduate, our students can earn both their high school diploma and an associate degree.” The relationship between NUAMES and WSU has attracted the attention of school officials from outside of Utah, some of whom have traveled to campus to learn more about the collaboration first hand.

NUAMES offers a rigorous academic environment to the 370 students currently enrolled. The student body includes students from Davis, Morgan and Weber counties in grades 10 through 12. Students also benefit from unique learning opportunities; a group of debate students went to the United Nations in New York City last summer to present their award-winning project on global climate issues.

According to its methodology, U.S. News & World Report analyzed data from 21,876 public high schools in 48 states and the District of Columbia. NUAMES was one of 1,189 schools to earn a bronze medal classification from the publication. The rankings were based on data from the schools for the 2008-09 academic year. The rankings are reported on in the January 2010 issue of the magazine.

The U.S. News & World Report accolade follows recent state recognition. A Title I school, NUAMES received the Utah Title I Closing the Achievement Gap Award 2008-2009 from the Utah State Office of Education in November.


An early college high school working in partnership with WSU.