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I love KAMSC. Here, they don't care if you're a nerd, a geek, or even just flat-out insane. Like me.
Dylan Caple (2007)
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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
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 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

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.

May 2015 calendar notes:
KAMSC Senior exams:  Monday May 18th through Wednesday May 20th
Last day of KAMSC classes for KAMSC seniors:  Thursday May 21st

Exam schedule for all other KAMSC students:
Elective exams:  Friday May 29th
Mathematics exams:  Monday June 1st
Science exams:  Tuesday June 2nd
(Note:  Tuesday June 2nd is also the last day of KAMSC classes for all KAMSC students.)

KAMSC Senior Recognition Ceremony:  Tuesday May 26th, 7:30 PM, Chenery Auditorium  (Doors open at 7:00 PM.)

KAMSC will be closed on Monday May 25th in observance of Memorial Day.
All current eighth grade students interested in joining the KAMSC high school pull-out program as ninth graders for the 2015-16 school year:
KAMSC APPLICATIONS were due in the KAMSC office by close of business (4:00 PM) on Monday, February 16th, 2015.

Information packets were mailed to all Kalamazoo County eighth grade students during early November 2014. Registration forms for the KAMSC entrance exam (held on January 17, 2015) were 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, was 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 final meeting of the KAMSC Parents Organization for the 2014-15 academic year will be Wednesday evening May 20th from 6:15 - 7:30 PM, in the KAMSC Presentation Center.  Doors will open at 6:00 for refreshments and socializing.

Dr. Goudie, KAMSC's Director of Research, will describe some of the activities in which members of the KAMSC Research Team were involved during the past year, and will enumerate our students' many successes.  Several KAMSC students are expected to describe their research poster presentations, as well. 

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.

The KAMSC Parents Organization is looking for candidates to fill the following officer positions for the 2015-16 school year:
      Vice President
      Senior Activities Committee Chair
      Parent Ambassador Coordinator
Please contact the KAMSC office at 269-337-0004, if you may offer your talents in any of these positions.

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 Senior 2014-15 (Spring 2015) 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