Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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IMSA Invites Students and Parents to January 31, 2010 Preview Day; Application Deadline Approaching

The Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy® (IMSA) has scheduled an IMSA Preview Day for Sunday, January 31, 2010 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 the Academy's 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 Parent Association Council members, alumni and alumni parents," Miller said. "Preview Day shares all that is great about IMSA and truly is an Academy wide collaborative effort."

Preview Day also includes a special segment for parents and students interested in IMSA school year, weekend and summer programs  for youths in grades three though ten.  During that time, representatives of  IMSA’s Professional Field Services  will help participants to “Get in the Know” about the amazing IMSA math and science programs delivered to students, teachers and schools throughout Illinois and beyond.

Applications for next fall enrollment to the IMSA Class of 2013 are available online at .  Students also can contact their guidance counselor or IMSA's Office of Admissions at (630) 907-5028 or 1-800-500-IMSA to request an application.  A written application must be completed and submitted to IMSA, postmarked or submitted electronically no later than March 1, 2010.

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.

For more information about the IMSA Preview Day or about applying for IMSA’s advanced college preparatory program, visit the IMSA Admissions Web site at, or call (630) 907-5028 or in Illinois, 1-800-500-IMSA.   Applications are available online at .  To learn more about IMSA’s summer programs for youth, visit or contact the IMSA Kids Institute at (630) 907-5950.

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. (

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