The Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) at Fort Hays State University will hold information sessions across Kansas this spring for ninth-grade or younger students and their families.
KAMS, established by the Kansas Legislature in 2006, is the only 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; 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.
Recruitment sessions will address the academic program, admissions requirements, student development opportunities and other key topics.
All sessions start at 2 p.m. Session locations are listed by date:
April 10: Wichita Public Library, Alford Branch; 3447 S. Meridian, Wichita.
April 11: Salina Public Library, Prescott Room; 301 W. Elm St., Salina.
April 17: Topeka and Shawnee County Library, Menninger Room; 1515 S.W. 10th Ave., Topeka.
April 18: Bonner Springs City Library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., Bonner Springs.
April 24: Garden City Community College, Bill Kenny Room of Beth Tedrow Student Center; 801 Campus Drive, Garden City.
April 25: Colby Community College, Student Union, room 106; 1255 S. Range Ave., Colby.
May 2: Fort Hays State University, Memorial Union, Pioneer Room; 600 Park St., Hays.
May 22: Wichita Public Library, Alford Branch; 3447 S. Meridian, Wichita.
May 23: Pittsburg Public Library; 308 N. Walnut, Pittsburg.
June 5: Lawrence Public Library; 707 Vermont St., Lawrence.
June 12: Johnson County Community College, Regnier Center, room 183; 12345 College Blvd., Overland Park.
The public is welcome, but seating is limited and registrations are required. To register, go to http://fhsu.edu/kams/meetings. For more information about the academy, call (785) 628-4690 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.