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© 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
CURRENT 9TH, 10TH, AND 11TH GRADERS, wishing to apply to enter the KAMSC high school pull-out program as 10th-12th graders for 2017-18:
Registration forms for the KAMSC upper class admissions exam, to be administered Wednesday March 22nd at 1:30 at KAMSC, are available through the "admissions" tab at the top of this home page, under "applying to KAMSC."  Please also download the booklet, "You're Invited To Consider KAMSC," available as per the registration form.

Please phone the KAMSC office, 269-337-0004, for additional information.  Admission to the 10th, 11th, and 12th grades at KAMSC is dependent on available seats.  We anticipate available seats at all three grade levels. 

All high school students who reside in, and attend a public, private, parochial, or home school in the KRESA service area, are eligible for admission to the 10th, 11th, and 12th grade.  The minimum mathematics requirement varies by grade:  students must have completed a high school level geometry course before starting the tenth grade; a high school Algebra II course before starting the eleventh grade; and a pre-calculus course before starting the twelfth grade.
ADMISSIONS TEST SCORES AND APPLICATION PACKETS . . .
for current eighth grade students interested in joining the KAMSC high school pull-out program as ninth graders for the 2017-18 school year. 

Student scores from the admissions test (administered on January 9th and January 19th) were mailed the morning of Thursday January 26th.

Applications for the current year are are available through the "admissions" tab at the top of this home page, under "applying to kamsc." 

Please contact the KAMSC office, 269-337-0004, with any questions you may have regarding the KAMSC admissions process.
IMPORTANT SAFETY MESSAGE !!!

When weather conditions are severe, CONSIDER SAFETY AND COMFORT FIRST when deciding whether or not to attend a KAMSC event.
I walked into KAMSC hoping to make new friends...I walked out with a whole family.
Fatima Mirza (2011)
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 have many plans for future development of our web presence. 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 statewide collaboration of 33 STEM Centers.  The Network is a core element of the system of support for K-12 STEM education in Michigan.  We Provide high quality STEM opportunities that can reach every child in our state either through direct student services or by providing teacher professional learning.

Our membership includes Directors with expertise in every facet of STEM and STEM education.  Therefore, the Network is both a catalyst and resource for educational innovation.  State and national initiatives can be quickly mobilized throughout Michigan because of the strong working relationships that individual Centers maintain with their constituent schools, teachers and students.  Center Directors also nurture and sustain collaborations between business and industry partners and their local stakeholders.

- Director Dr. Michael Tanoff 
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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.

May 2017 Calendar Highlights

 

Tu May 2 - Th May 4 --- Eighth grade visits with ninth graders, 8:00-10:27; Algebra readiness exams in the afternoon

F May 5  --- "Searching for Health" at Western Michigan University

W May 17  --- Project Day drop-off, 6:00 - 7:00 PM; Kitchen Lecture at Kalamazoo College Stetson Chapel, 8:00 PM

Th May 18 --- Project Day Open House, 4:00 - 6:30, followed by KAMSC Awards Ceremony for students and their families at 7:00 in Chenery Auditorium

W May 24 --- Parents Organization meeting, 6:00 - 7:15

M May 22 - W May 24 --- Senior exams

M May 29 --- no school (Memorial Day)  

Tu May 30 --- Senior Recognition Ceremony, 7:30 PM, Chenery Auditorium, followed by reception in Room 130

Fr Jun 9 --- Last day for KAMSC students


KAMSC STUDENTS IN THE NEWS!

KAMSC tops beginner division at EMU programming competition!  Read the MLive article here.

You may read about some of KAMSC's student athletes in MLive articles here, here, and here!

Eight years in a row!  KAMSC students take top two places at UM-Dearborn competition!  Read the MLive article here.

KAMSC loses in tie-breaker for championship at Miami University competition!  Read the MLive article here.

KAMSC STUDENTS take five of the top eight places at Saginaw Valley State University Computer programming competition!  Read the MLive article here.

22 KAMSC GIRLS win national, state recognition from the National Center for Women and Information Technology!  Read the MLive article here

INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONS!!!  Read the MLive article here.

KAMSC PARENTS ORGANIZATION:

The final meeting of the KAMSC Parents Organization for the 2016-17 academic year will be held on Wednesday evening May 24 from 6:00 - 7:15 PM (snacks and networking at 6:00). 

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, September through May, but please monitor this home page for exceptions to this schedule.

KAMSC ALUMNI IN THE NEWS!
KAMSC alumnus (class of '04) Rishi Mediratta (Johns Hopkins University, Stanford University Medical School), has written a book, Cracking Med School Admissions: Trusted Advice from Students Who've Been There, providing advice to students on how to apply to medical school.  The book is available through amazon.com here.  Dr. Mediratta also manages a blog site about the AMCAS application, medical school interviews, and other opportunities to consider before medical school.

KAMSC is proud to have shared a role in Dr. Mediratta's education, and is grateful to Dr. Mediratta for sharing his and his colleagues' experiences with us. 
Valentine's 2017 issue of the KAMSC student newspaper, "84 Steps," is now available, along with back issues!

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.


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 .

© 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