The Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS), Kansas' premier early-entry-to-college program, is beginning its search for the best and brightest high school students from across the state to join the academy's second class.
As part of the effort to recruit the best students, a series of information sessions will be conducted this spring with another round of sessions to follow in the fall. The sessions will address the academic program, admissions requirements, student development opportunities and other key topics. Everyone is welcome but registrations are required. Please visit the KAMS Web site to register directly online at http://kams.fhsu.edu/meetings.php.
The meetings will all be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Dates and locations are:
Hays: Thursday, May 21.
Liberal: Tuesday, May 26.
Wichita: Wednesday, May 27.
Salina: Thursday, May 28.
Great Bend: Tuesday, June 2.
Manhattan: Wednesday, June 3.
Emporia: Thursday, June 4.
Olathe: Monday, June 8.
Twenty-seven Kansas high school students have accepted admission to the pioneer class and will spend their junior and senior years living on the campus of Fort Hays State University and receiving college-level instruction by Ph.D. faculty. Students will receive hands-on research experience supervised by Ph.D. scientists, 68 hours of college credit, and co-curricular and extracurricular development opportunities in a safe, residential environment.
KAMS anticipates its second class of at least 30 Kansas high school juniors enrolling in fall 2010. These prospective students must have completed two years of high school or the equivalent with distinction in mathematics and science. However, KAMS is also looking for students with drive, interest, maturity and personal and family commitment.