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72-3903. Kansas academy of mathematics and science (KAMS) program; definitions. As used in this act:

(a) "Kansas academy of mathematics and science" or "KAMS" means: (1) An accelerated residential, or on-line distance learning program for high school-age pupils who are academically talented in science and mathematics; and (2) a rigorous, two-year program of college coursework tailored to individual abilities and taught by the faculty of a postsecondary educational institution designated by the board. The purpose of KAMS is to provide an opportunity for academically talented pupils to work in a community of peers and to earn simultaneously college credits and a high school diploma. The state board of regents shall determine whether KAMS is a residential program, a distance learning program or a combination of on-line and in person coursework, seminars and learning activities.

(b) "Academically talented pupil" or "pupil" means a pupil who: (1) Is eligible for enrollment in the 11th grade or equivalent; (2) has completed at least two years of high school with distinction in mathematics or science by the end of 10th grade; (3) has achieved minimum composite scores of 23 on the ACT or 1100 on the SAT; and (4) demonstrates the maturity and capacity to benefit from the KAMS experience.

(c) "Postsecondary educational institution" has the meaning ascribed thereto in K.S.A. 74-3201b, and amendments thereto.

(d) "Board" means the state board of regents.

History: L. 2006, ch. 86, § 1; L. 2008, ch. 118, § 2; July 1.

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