The Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) was established by the Legislature in 2006, but like many good programs it is not well known to the general public.
Secretary of Revenue Nick Jordan, who visited Barton County Thursday for an Ellinwood Chamber Town Hall, reminded those in attendance of the success of the state’s premier academic program for its best and brightest high school students. KAMS offers these students a residential learning experience at Fort Hays State University during their junior or senior years. One of the most exciting opportunities that KAMS has to offer is that students work with PhD faculty on research projects.
While only a handful of students will be suited to the KAMS program, the state also continues to fund career technical education for high school students. On July 1, 2012, Senate Bill 155 went into effect, paying the college tuition for career courses taught to high school students.
Whether they are headed to college or technical training, most students today need to continue their education beyond high school. These are two examples of Kansas investing in programs that yield positive results.
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