Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP)
The Mathematical Olympiad Summer Program (MOSP) is a three-to-four week intensive summer program held immediately after the USAMO Award Ceremony to prepare students for possible participation on the team that will represent the USA at the International Mathematical Olympiad (IMO). Full days of classes and extensive problem sets give students thorough preparation in several important areas of mathematics which are traditionally emphasized more in other countries than in the United States. Participants are invited to attend this free program based on the results of the USAMO. The top 12 students are automatically invited to attend. Non-seniors from the next 15-16 highest scoring participants are also invited. Depending on available funding, AMC may invite additional groups of very promising students who have risen to the top on the American Mathematics Competitions. The six-member team to represent the U.S. at the International Mathematical Olympiad is selected during MOSP.
Immediately following MOSP, the U.S. Team and their adult team leaders travel to the site of the IMO to compete against the most talented high school students from over 90 nations.