The Academy is part of the quickly growing trend of “socially responsible tax-paying organizations,” having incorporated social responsibility into our founding and activities.

We believe that if we are efficient, if we demand responsible practices at every level and, above all, if we hold ourselves to the highest ethical conduct, we can achieve tremendous, long-term success for students who wish to serve humanity as scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians.

No burden on the taxpayer. Part of the taxes you pay goes to support every organization that pays no taxes;

No grant money. We ask for no money from public organizations, leaving that money available for other purposes.

Instead, we will self-fund all our free services and millions of dollars of full scholarships each year, all using tuition money from events we sponsor.

We have the greatest respect for the work of the thousands of non-profit charities and educational institutions that improve the future of our citizens and humanity.

We believe government and the non-profit sector are necessary to address society’s greatest challenges but require additional assistance. It is this higher purpose to which we commit ourselves; our impact on society, our employees and the community.


The Society of Torch & Laurel

The Society of Torch & Laurel is a high school honors program developed by the National Society of Collegiate Scholars to recognize high school high-achievers and provide them and their families with the vital tools to successfully transition to college.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS)

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS) is an honors organization that recognizes and elevates high-achieving students. NSCS provides career and graduate school connections, leadership and service opportunities, and gives out more than $1 million annually in scholarships, awards, and chapter funds.

College Admissions Central

College Admission Central exists to serve high school students interests, providing them with the essential resources and support that’s required to gain acceptance to college. They provide the essential tools, information, resources, and assistance: everything they’ll need to succeed!


International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA)

The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association (ITEEA) is an organization devoted to improving technology education and engineering through the use of technology, innovation, design, and engineering experiences at the K-12 school levels. It represents over 35,000 technology educators throughout the world.

STEM Education Coalition

The STEM Education Coalition’s mission is to raise awareness amongst policymakers at every level about the critical role that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education plays in enabling the U.S. to remain the economic and technological leader of the global marketplace of the 21st century. The Coalition believes that our nation must improve the way our students learn STEM and that the business, education, and STEM communities must work together to achieve this goal.


National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) is the leading organization of and voice for principals and other school leaders across the United States. NASSP seeks to transform education through school leadership, recognizing that the fulfillment of each student’s potential relies on great leaders in every school committed to the success of each student. Reflecting its long-standing commitment to student leadership development, NASSP administers the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, National Elementary Honor Society, and National Student Council.