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Estkowski, Terri – NCSSSMST Journal, 2008
In life, each person is offered opportunities, one after the other, until life ceases. For the author, one of those opportunities was to attend the Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center (KAMSC), an NCSSSMST school. While attending KAMSC as a member of its inaugural class required a bit of imagination regarding the opportunity at hand, and…
Descriptors: College Preparation, Science Education, Mathematics Education, High Schools
Gold, Xandie – NCSSSMST Journal, 2008
High school is, in many ways, an experience many would rather not relive, even in memory. As the author reflects on her experiences at the Kalamazoo Area Math and Science Center (KAMSC), she is struck by how positive her memories are. For her and many of her classmates, their educational experiences up to that point had not been especially…
Descriptors: High Schools, Special Schools, Educational Experience, Teacher Influence
Davis, Glen A. – NCSSSMST Journal, 2008
In this article, the author, a pediatrician, reflects upon his formal education and describes how being educated at the Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center (KAMSC) during his high school years provided him with the best educational experience. Unlike the typical high school, KAMSC provided an environment that was the perfect fit for him…
Descriptors: High Schools, Pediatrics, Educational Experience, Medical Schools
VanArendonk, Kathryn – NCSSSMST Journal, 2008
This essay is an open letter to despairing magnet school students. In this essay, the author describes how she attended the Kalamazoo Area Mathematics and Science Center (KAMSC) and realized that she was just not into math and science. For her, KAMSC was not part of a continuation along a straight line, but instead marked a sharp right turn away…
Descriptors: Magnet Schools, Educational Experience, High School Students, Student Interests