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KAMS to discuss opportunities in Goodland

Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science staff will begin their 2013 informational and recruitment tour of Kansas with four trips in January and February.

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 area meeting will be at 6 p.m. Mountain time Feb. 6 at Goodland Public Library, 812 Broadway.

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 parents RSVP by going to www.fhsu.edu/kams/meetings or by calling (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.