Archive for Thursday, January 24, 2013

College academy offers informational session at Bonner library

January 24, 2013

The Bonner Springs City Library again will play host to the only metro-area informational meeting for the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science.

The academy’s staff will begin their 2013 informational and recruitment tour of Kansas with a stop at the Bonner library, 201 N. Nettleton Ave., at 6 p.m. Jan. 30.

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 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, fhsu.edu/kams/meetings, or by calling 785-628-4690. Students and their parents can also schedule individual visits by calling this number.

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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