KAMS second recruitment tours set for fall semester

Staff from the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science at Fort Hays State University will make nine trips in a second series of informational and recruitment tours fall.

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

KAMS provides a unique residential learning experience for select high school juniors and seniors. Prospective students must have completed at least two years of high school with distinction in mathematics or science. However, outstanding academic achievement is not the only criterion for acceptance. KAMS selects students based on drive, interest, maturity, stability, and personal and family commitment.

Tuition, fees and textbooks are provided by KAMS for up to 18 credit hours per semester for students currently attending a public school in Kansas. This is provided through state funding and state appropriations.

Colby, Oct. 9, 6 p.m.
Pioneer Memorial Library
375 W. Fourth St.

Garden City, Oct. 13, 6 p.m.
FHSU Higher Education Opportunity Center
311 N. Campus Drive, Suite 102

Salina, Oct. 14, 6 p.m.
Salina Public Library
301 W. Elm St.

Hutchinson, Oct. 23, 6 p.m.
Hutchinson Public Library
901 N. Main

Bonner Springs, Nov. 5, 6 p.m.
Bonner Springs Public Library
201 N. Nettleton

Topeka, Nov. 6, 6 p.m.
Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library, Menninger Room 206
1515 SW 10th Ave.

Manhattan, Nov. 10, 6 p.m.
Manhattan Public Library
629 Poyntz Ave.

Wichita, Nov. 17, 6 p.m.
Lionel D. Alford Branch Library
3447 S. Meridian

Hays, Nov. 19, 6 p.m.
Pioneer Room, Memorial Union
700 College Drive

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.

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