Academy of Science - St. Louis
About Us
Contact Us
Help Support the Academy of Science by Donating Online  
Infinite Menus, Copyright 2006, OpenCube Inc. All Rights Reserved. Contact Us
Quick Links
Upcoming Events
August 2014
27 28 29 30 31 1 2
3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16
17 18 19 20 21 22 23
24 25 26 27 28 29 30
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
View All Events

Click Here to Signup for the Academy Email List

Click Here to discover the beneifts of Academy membership


Junior Academy of Science // Achievement Points
Earn Junior Academy Achievement Points
Junior Academy Links
JAS Home
JAS Achievement Points

JAS Membership

Student Resources
Every Junior Academy member has a special interest in science. To encourage these interests and activities, the Academy of Science-St. Louis gives special recognition. The awards are explained below.

Achievement is recognized for Junior Academy students in grades 6-12

Total Points Award:

  • Experimenter (100 pts- 200 pts) Certificate
  • Researcher (201 pts-300 pts) Certificate
  • Scientist (301 pts-400 pts) Certificate
  • Associate of Academy (401 pts+) Framed Certificate

Achievement Guidelines

The following have a value of 100 points:

  • Enter a science competition on the regional or state level
  1. i.e. Academy of Science - St. Louis Science Fair – Honors Division
  • Science Olympiad; Math Olympiad
  • Participate in regional Robotics Competition
  • Participate in an extra-curricular or summer science program
  1. STARS (Students and Teachers as Research Scientists)
  2. Science/technology internship program
  3. Eco Act (Missouri Botanical Garden)
  4. Army Corps of Engineers Riverlands Project; Stream Team, Forest Keepers
  • Participate in week-long Science camp

The following have a value of 50 points:

  • Academy of Science - St. Louis Science Fair – at Queeny Park
  • Science Fair Judge (Grades 9-12 only)
  • Participate in a scientific/technological career shadowing or mentoring experience.
  • Earning science, math, technology-related badges in scouting programs
  • Participate in day-long science program
  • Recycling Club
  • Inducted into National Honor Society

The following have a value of 25 points:

  • Attend a Junior Academy activity
  • Make a scientific collection with a purpose - i.e., rocks, fossils, insects, etc. (Science Fair guidelines suggested.) Complete an independent scientific research project and write a report about your findings. (You may already be doing this for science project in school and this counts!)
  • Complete science courses beyond the two-credit state requirement (25 points per semester); special summer science programs or others with Academy approval.
  • Conduct a literature search in an area of scientific interest; write a report of your findings, and include the use of a university library or Internet file.

The following have a value of 20 points:

  • Participate in an environmental project. (May be worth more, depending on the nature and significance of the project.)
  • Present lab activity or demonstration to your class (over and above class requirements).
  • Keep a journal of scientific activities, observations, results, questions, etc.
  • Care for a classroom organism or maintain one or more pure cultures for class use, and keep a journal on this activity


  • Other science projects may be acceptable to earn award points.
  • Points will be applied to the current year and cannot be carried over.
  • Awards will only be given when achievement information is submitted and received at the Academy by March 4, 2013.
  • Awards will be given only to members who have their annual dues up to date. Junior Academy students will receive a "request for points" and scholarship application in February of each year.