-- As the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science prepares to begin its
fourth year at Fort Hays State University, academy staff are also preparing to
travel around the state recruiting for the fifth year.
from KAMS Director Ron Keller recently went out to all Kansas high school
sophomores, inviting them to attend one of the free informational sessions
scheduled for August.
who complete KAMS receive a high school diploma from their high school and
receive a minimum of 68 hours of college credit from FHSU. Tuition, fees and
books for 68 credit hours at KAMS are free for students attending a Kansas
public high school.
sessions have been scheduled so far:
Bonner Springs, Aug. 12, 2 p.m.
Bonner Springs City Library
201 N. Nettleton Ave.
Topeka, Aug. 12, 7 p.m.
Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th Ave.
Parsons, Aug. 20, 5:30 p.m.
Parsons Public Library
311 S. 17th St.
Wichita, Aug. 21, 7 p.m.
Wichita Public Library, Alford Location
3447 S. Meridian
Salina, Aug. 22, 7 p.m.
Salina Public Library
301 W. Elm St.
Hays, Aug. 28, 7 p.m.
FHSU Memorial Union, Pioneer Room
600 Park St.
The sessions are free, and students who are beginning the seventh
grade through sophomore year in high school are encouraged to attend. Space is
limited, so the academy asks that parents RSVP by going to the website, www.fhsu.edu/kams/meetings, or by
Informational sessions will also be scheduled for Garden
City, Colby, Manhattan and Emporia. Those times will be posted on the meetings
page of the KAMS website, www.fhsu.edu/kams/meetings, when dates, times and
places have been confirmed.
Students and their parents can also schedule individual
visits by contacting the office at 785-628-4690.
the state’s premier early-entry-to-college program for high school juniors and
seniors, focusing on strong academics, hands-on research opportunities, a
vibrant on-campus living community, and leadership opportunities. Students in
the Academy stay enrolled in their high school but live on the FHSU campus and
take college courses to complete their last two years of high school.