International Student Program
The Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities is consistently ranked one of the best high schools by Niche.com. In their latest rankings for 2023, the Indiana Academy was again rated as the #1 Best Public High School in Indiana. We also continue to be recognized as one of the best high schools in the nation with our 2023 ranking putting us in the Top 15 Best Public High School Teachers in America and in the Top 50 (at #44) Best Public High Schools in America.
The rankings from Niche (k12.niche.com) are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics and millions of reviews from students and parents using data from the U.S. Department of Education. Ranking factors include state test scores, college readiness, graduation rates, SAT/ACT scores, teacher quality, and high school ratings.
With regard to the State of Indiana, as published by the IndyStar:
According to the Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education, the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities is tied at #1 in the state for producing college-ready high school graduates. This is among all public and private Indiana High Schools.
Indiana Definition of “High Ability”: Those performing at, or shows the potential for performing at, an outstanding level of accomplishment in at least one domain when compared to other students of the same age, experience, or environment.
Huey Shi Chew
International Program Director
B.Sc. (Mathematics) – Universiti Sains Malaysia
M.Ed. (Education) – Universiti Malaya
Ed.S. (Higher Education Administration) – Pittsburg State University
Office: AH 117
Huey Shi Chew is the International Program Director at the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities. In this position, she serves as the Indiana Academy’s Principal Designated School Official (PDSO), and oversees all components of the Academy’s international student program. She is responsible for issuing I-20 documents, maintaining SEVIS, making admissions decisions regarding international student applications, pursuing student recruitment and program development initiatives, recruiting host families, maintaining regular contact with all international students and host families, and overseeing testing, academic advising, and course selection.
Mrs. Chew joined the Academy in July 2023 and has 20 years of experience in supporting international students and faculty in her previous employment. She received her bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and master’s degree in Education in Malaysia and a Specialist in Education (Ed.S) in Higher Education Administration from Pittsburg State University, Kansas.
Her passion of seeing international students grow and succeed in the U.S. has kept her feeling “young.”