The AMC has just made the decision to postpone the 2020 AIME II and USA(J)MO, as well as cancel the MOP. We have quoted their full announcement below, which is on their website at http://maa.org/math-competitions.
AMC Competition Updates
In Response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Dear Parents, Teachers, Students and all that support our Competitions Program,
After much deliberation and discussions with teachers, parents and our MAA team, we have decided to put an indefinite hold on all aspects of the AMC program:
- This will include postponing until further notice the AIME II, USA(J)MO, and the scheduled grading session in Boston.
- This will also mean, unfortunately, that we will not hold the on-site summer Mathematical Olympiad Program (MOP) at Carnegie Mellon University in June.
- We will make decisions in the coming weeks on whether or not we’ll be able to host the Mathematical Olympiad Awards Ceremony (MOAC) in June, as well as provide updates on the status of the IMO in St. Petersburg, Russia.
As the uncertainty of the worldwide pandemic continues to unfold, we are working with our teams to determine when and how to resume the program. This will take some time to work through, so we appreciate your patience during this time.
We have received all of your calls, emails, and messages of support and are so thankful for such an engaged community. We understand the importance of this program and how hard the students have worked to study and prepare.
We ask for your patience as we work through options during this worldwide pandemic. The impact it is having on our school’s students and teachers is unprecedented. Our hope is that postponing our competitions program supports the well-being of our students and our country during this time. We will provide an update as to the status of the 2019-2020 competition program in the coming weeks.
Above all, I hope that all students and teachers remain safe, and continue to follow the guidance from health-care professionals within your community and at the state and federal levels.
Jennifer S. Barton
Director, Competition Operations