The Kansas Academy of Math and Science (KAMS) will hold a preview day at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14 on the Fort Hays State University campus. The preview will address the academic program, admissions requirements, student development opportunities and a tour of the FHSU lab facilities and campus.
"This is an excellent opportunity for prospective students and parents to come and get a great feel for the university," said Dr. Angela Bolte, marketing and admissions coordinator for KAMS.
Prospective students will have the opportunity to tour all of FHSU's basic lab facilities and listen to presentations by instructors in the Department of Geosciences and the Department of Mathematics. Time has been allotted to visit with KAMS faculty, staff and first-year KAMS students.
KAMS expects 40 Kansas high school juniors and seniors to enroll in its second class in fall 2010. These students will receive hands-on research experience supervised by Ph.D. scientists, 68 hours of college credit and co-curricular and extra-curricular development opportunities in a safe residential environment.
"The first class is doing extremely well," Bolte said. "The students are adjusting very easily and are very excited about their classes."
Prospective students must have completed two years of high school or the equivalent with distinction in mathematics and science. They must also have a 23 composite score on the ACT or a 1060 score on the SAT.
"We are looking forward to the second class to better the academy and create a foundation for future years," said Bolte.
Seating for the preview is limited and registration is required by Monday, Nov. 9. Visit the KAMS Web site to register at http://fhsu.edu/kams or contact KAMS at (785) 628-4690 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.