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Shanitra Waymire (2006)
WELCOME TO KAMSC, the Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center!




KAMSC APPLICATION DOCUMENTS FOR CURRENT EIGHTH GRADERS
are now available, and will remain available through February 6th.

From the "admissions" pull-down menu, at the top of the page, please select "applying to kamsc."



ENTRANCE EXAM REGISTRATION MATERIALS FOR CURRENT 9th, 10th, AND 11th GRADERS

are also available through the same pull-down menu under "applying to kamsc."
These materials will remain available through March 16th.


© Kalamazoo Area Mathematics & Science Center
600 West Vine Street Suite 400, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Phone: (269) 337-0004; Fax: (269) 337-0049
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am - 4:00pm
KAMSC ENTRANCE EXAM POSTPONED UNTIL SATURDAY JANUARY 17TH
Due to severe weather, the KAMSC entrance exam, originally scheduled for Saturday January 10th, has been postponed by one week to Saturday January 17th.

If you were scheduled to sit for the KAMSC entrance exam on January 10th, and are unable to sit for the exam on the 17th, please contact the KAMSC office during regular business hours (M-F 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM) to arrange a make-up sitting on either Thursday January 22nd or Monday January 26th.

Additional questions or concerns may be addressed by phoning the director at 269-348-1265, or e-mailing mtanoff@kamsc.k12.mi.us.

Thank you.
Welcome to KAMSC Online

Welcome to KAMSConline, the Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center's online web community. If you have visited before, please login now to access your new capability.

We are proud of our new web presence and have many plans for future development. Please bear with us as we implement our upgrades.

The Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center is a regional enrichment center serving both public and private school districts in the counties of Kalamazoo and St. Joseph.
 
Our onsite program serves students residing in the Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency (KRESA) service area. We also provide professional learning and outreach programs to fulfill our primary mission of enriching the quality of mathematics and science education for all students in Kalamazoo and St. Joseph Counties.

KAMSC is a member of the Michigan Math and Science Centers Network and a founding member of the National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools.  The Michigan Math and Science Centers Network is a collaboration of 33 regional centers throughout the state created by the Michigan Legislature to elevate mathematics and science education for all students in Michigan. 

- Director Dr. Michael Tanoff 
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KAMSC STUDENTS IN THE NEWS!

KAMSC STUDENTS take six of the top ten places at Eastern Michigan University computer programming competition!  Read the MLive article here.

KAMSC STUDENTS sweep top four, nine of top eleven places at Purdue University computer programming competition!  Read the MLive! article here.

January 2015 calendar notes:

The KAMSC entrance exam for current eighth graders is Saturday January 17th.

The second semester for the KAMSC high school program begins on Monday January 19th.

The KAMSC Parents Organization will hod its monthly meeting Wednesday evening January 21st from 6:16-7:30.

The KAMSC high school program will be closed to students on Thursday and Friday January 22nd and 23rd.  The KAMSC office will be open on these days.



All current eighth grade students interested in joining the KAMSC high school pull-out program as ninth graders for the 2015-16 school year:
Information packets were mailed to all Kalamazoo County eighth grade students during early November 2014. Registration forms for the KAMSC entrance exam (to be held on January 17, 2015) are due in the KAMSC office on or before 4:00 PM on Friday December 12, 2014. An open house for eighth graders and their families, for the purposes of further describing the KAMSC program, will be held at 7:00 PM in Chenery Auditorium on Monday December 8th, 2014.

All students who reside in, and attend a public, private, parochial, or home school in, the KRESA service area, and who will have completed an Algebra I (or higher level) mathematics course by the end of eighth grade, are eligible for admission.

Please contact the KAMSC office, 269-337-0004, with inquiries.
PARENT ORGANIZATION:

The next meeting of the KAMSC Parents Organization will be Wednesday evening February 18th from 6:15 - 7:30 PM, in the KAMSC Presentation Center.  Doors will open at 6:00 for refreshments and socializing.

In addition to the regular business meeting of the Parents Organization, Mr. Houtrouw will describe the KAMSC sophomore computer science program, the elective computer science options for juniors and seniors, the many opportunities for student participation and enrichment on the KAMSC Computer Science teams, and the many statewide, national, and internation awards won by KAMSC computer science students.

All KAMSC parents and guardians are encouraged to become active in the KAMSC Parents Organization, a 501(c)3 organization whose purpose is to support the students, activities, and programs at KAMSC.

Most Parent Organization meetings are scheduled for the third Wednesday evening of the month, but please monitor this home page for exceptions to this schedule.

The Summer 2014 edition of the KAMSC newsletter, "Linkages," is available on-line.

Please click on the "links" button on the left, and then go to the "KAMSC Newsletters" link.

The Winter 2014 edition of the KAMSC student newspaper, "84 Steps," is now available!

Please click on the "links" button on the left, and then go to the "KAMSC 84 Steps" link, or select the "84 Steps" option from the "KAMSC" pull-down menu at the top of the page.


Parents and guardians of KAMSC students are encouraged to monitor student progress through the on-line Parent Internet Viewer (PIV).

Information on using the PIV system is available through the "links" link toward the left side of this page. The "Pinnacle Gradebook" link may be found toward the bottom of the page. All parents and guardians of KAMSC students should have received login information for the PIV system.

INCLEMENT WEATHER

KAMSC follows the Kalamazoo Public Schools schedule for snow days.

If KPS is closed for a snow day, KAMSC is closed.

If KPS is in session during inclement weather, KAMSC is also in session.

Students whose district school is closed for a snow day on a day that KAMSC is open are strongly encouraged to consider safety first when deciding whether or not to attend their KAMSC classes.

If KAMSC weekend activities, including the administration of entrance exams, need to be cancelled due to inclement weather, announcements will be posted on this web site and through radio stations WKZO (590 AM, 96.5 FM), WVFM (106.5 FM), The FAN (1660 AM), The Touch (1560 AM, 95.5 FM), WTVB (1590 AM), and WNWN (98.5 FM), as well as through WMMT TV 3, http://www.wwmt.com/community/features/closings .

KAMSC Parent Email List

If you would like to be added to the KAMSC Parent Email List, please have your student update their profile with accurate contact data for you - to include your correct email address. Then please use that address to email your name and student name to admin@kamsc.k12.mi.us

If you would like to be added to the KAMSC Parent Email List, please have your student update their profile with accurate contact data for you - to include your correct email address. Then please use that address to email your name and student namadmin@kamsc.k12.mi.us

© Kalamazoo Area Mathematics & Science Center
600 West Vine Street Suite 400, Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Phone: (269) 337-0004; Fax: (269) 337-0049
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30am - 4:00pm