The SSMV (the School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt) is now recruiting for next year. SSMV, a joint venture between Vanderbilt University and MNPS, offers high school students a four-year, interdisciplinary, research-centered learning experience. They are seeking strong, motivated, diverse students who are excited about science, technology, engineering, and math. The application will be available on January 4 and will be due on February 15. Parents, students, and teachers can learn more about the SSMV program through their website and social media pages. And keep in mind that a related Vanderbilt program for high school students, ISR (Interdisciplinary Science and Research), is offered at Hillsboro High School. Hillsboro-bound students who are not accepted into SSMV (there are only 26 spots for all of MNPS) are automatically considered for ISR.