The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) has scheduled an IMSA Preview Day for Sunday, January 29, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. IMSA Preview Day is an opportunity for students, their parents and teachers to learn more about its academic and residential life programs.
During Preview Day, families will have the chance to meet with current IMSA students, their parents, IMSA staff, and get a first hand look at IMSA’s residential college preparatory program. Several discussion panels and tours of our facilities will be held in the afternoon. We respectfully request student guests attend Preview Day with at least one adult. No advance reservations are needed for IMSA Preview Days. Please arrive by 10:30 a.m. to take advantage of all offerings of this formal event.
Barbara Miller, IMSA Director of Enrollment and Academic Services, encourages guests to attend this popular event that attracts hundreds of parents and prospective students from all corners of the state of Illinois. "Preview Day guests attend mock classes, learn about student life and residential living, tour the campus and enjoy snacks with current students, parents, alumni and alumni parents," Miller said. "Preview Day shares all the gems of the Academy including the advanced curriculum, the faculty, research, leadership and service opportunities. It is an Academy wide collaborative effort."
To view the sample program, go to: https://www3.imsa.edu/admissions/gettoknow/previewdays
Applications for next fall enrollment to the IMSA Class of 2015 are available online at www.imsa.edu/admissions/apply/. Students also can contact their school guidance counselor or IMSA's Office of Admissions to request an application. An application must be completed and submitted to IMSA electronically or postmarked no later than March 1, 2012.
For more information about the IMSA Preview Day or about applying to IMSA’s advanced college preparatory program, visit the IMSA Admissions Web site at www.imsa.edu/admissions, or call (630) 907-5028 or 1-800-500-IMSA. Registration for IMSA Summer Programs for Youth begins in early March 2012. To learn more about Summer Programs for Youth, visit http://www.imsa.edu/programs/ or contact (630) 907-5950.
Talented Illinois students enrolled in the equivalent of a ninth grade program are eligible for consideration to the three-year (grades 10-12) advanced college preparatory program. All students live on campus. Tuition is provided by state funds; however some fees are charged based on family income.
The internationally recognized Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) develops creative, ethical leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. As a teaching and learning laboratory created by the State of Illinois, IMSA enrolls academically talented Illinois students (grades 10-12) in its advanced, residential college preparatory program, and it serves thousands of educators and students in Illinois and beyond through innovative instructional programs that foster imagination and inquiry. IMSA also advances education through research, groundbreaking ventures and strategic partnerships. (www.imsa.edu)