KAMS informational trips set for January-March

Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science staff will begin their 2014 informational and recruitment tours of Kansas with eight trips in January, February and March.

A postcard from KAMS Director Ron Keller recently went out to Kansas high school students inviting them to attend one of the informational sessions.

Students who complete KAMS receive a high school diploma from their high school and also receive a minimum of 68 hours of college credit from Fort Hays State University. Tuition, fees and books for 68 credit hours at KAMS are free for students attending a Kansas public high school.

The schedule:

Hays, Jan. 28, 6 p.m.
FHSU Stouffer Lounge, Memorial Union
700 College Drive

Colby, Jan. 29, 6 p.m.
Pioneer Memorial Public Library
519 N. Kansas

Dodge City, Feb. 4, 6 p.m. Mountain time
Dodge City Public Library
1001 N. Second Ave.

Hutchinson, Feb. 6, 6 p.m.
Hutchinson Public Library
901 N. Main St.

Wichita, Feb. 10, 6 p.m.
Lionel D. Alford Branch Library
3447 S. Meridian

Bonner Springs, March 3, 6 p.m.
Bonner Springs City Library
201 N. Nettleton Ave.

Topeka, March 5, 6 p.m.
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library
1515 SW 10th Ave.

Manhattan, March 11, 6 p.m.
Manhattan Public Library
629 Poyntz Ave.

The sessions are free. 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 calling 785-628-4690.

Students and their parents can also schedule individual visits by contacting the office at 785-628-4690.

KAMS is 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.

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