The Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) at Fort Hays State University, is holding information sessions across Kansas this fall to recruit students for the second KAMS class, starting in fall 2010.
The first KAMS class will begin Monday, Aug. 24 on the FHSU campus but orientation is Wednesday, Aug. 19. The class has 26 high school juniors and seniors.
KAMS, established by the Kansas Legislature in 2006, is a premier early-entry-to-college program in Kansas. The program is a unique residential learning experience that provides exceptional high school juniors and seniors a potent blend of college-level instruction by Ph.D. faculty; a high school diploma and 68 hours of college credit; the option to receive an associate’s degree upon graduation; hands-on research supervised by Ph.D. scientists; leadership development and civic engagement opportunities; co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities to develop the whole student; a safe campus and residential environment; and trained support staff.
Prospective KAMS students must have completed at least two years of high school with distinction in mathematics or science. A composite score of 23 on the ACT or a 1060 score on the SAT is required. KAMS also selects students based on drive, interest, maturity, stability and personal and family commitment.
The recruitment sessions will address the academic program, admissions requirements, student development opportunities and other key topics.
Session dates, times and locations are listed alphabetically by city:
Abilene: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 29.
Abilene Community Center, Multi-Purpose Room, 1020 NW Eighth Street.
Bonner Springs: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22.
Bonner Springs Public Library,
200 E. Third Street.
Colby: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 13.
Colby Community College, room 106, 1255 S. Range Ave.
Concordia: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20.
Cloud County Community College, room 258,
2221 Campus Drive.
Fort Scott: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 10.
Fort Scott Community College, Administrative Building, Heritage Room, 2108 S. Horton Street.
Garden City: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Garden City Community College, 801 Campus Drive.
Hays: 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17.
FHSU Memorial Union, Stouffer Lounge,
600 Park St.
Topeka: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15.
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, room 101C, 1515 SW 10th Ave.
Wichita: 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6.
3447 S. Meridian St.
Everyone is welcome, but seating is limited, and registrations are required. To register, go to http://fhsu.edu/kams, contact KAMS directly at (785)-628-4690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.