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Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS)
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Custer Hall 241
Phone: 785-628-4690

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Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS)

The Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science (KAMS) is the state's premier early college program for the high school juniors and seniors. The Academy was established by legislative action in 2006 by SB139 and designed to promote STEM education. KAMS is a unique residential learning experience that provides exceptional high school students a potent blend of:

  • college-level instruction by Ph.D. faculty;
  • hands-on research with Ph.D.-level faculty;
  • leadership development and civic engagement opportunities;
  • co-curricular and extra-curricular opportunities to develop the whole student;
  • a safe campus and residential environment; trained support staff;
  • a high school diploma and over 60 hours of college credit.

This fall marks the tenth year that KAMS students join the FHSU community. These exceptional students represent urban, suburban and rural communities from across the state. Prospective students must have completed at least two years of high school with distinction in mathematics or science. However, outstanding academic achievement is not the only criterion for acceptance. KAMS selects students based on drive, interest, maturity, stability, and personal and family commitment.

Why is KAMS important for Kansas?

  • KAMS adds educational value for students who might not be appropriately challenged in their local schools by providing early access to Kansas' exceptional post-secondary educational resources.
  • KAMS enhances the intellectual capital of the State of Kansas through its curricular and co-curricular focus on mathematics and science.
  • KAMS collaborates with Kansas Regents universities to encourage graduates to complete their undergraduate education in-state.

Contact us to learn more: KAMS CONTACT FORM

Applications are now open!

If you are interested in applying to be part of the KAMS Class of 2021 (sophomores) or 2022 (early admission), please view our U.S. Application. You may also complete the first two pages of the application online.

If you are an international student interested in applying, please visit our Academy of Mathematics & Science webpage to view the International Application


Learn more about KAMS:


Register for KAMS Preview Day: Preview Day Registration

Register for an Information Session in your area: Information Session Registration

Schedule a personalized visit by contacting our office.

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