Campus Notebook

Kishwaukee College holding informational meeting for math and science program

MALTA – High school juniors interested in a career in engineering or science are encouraged to attend an informational meeting about Kishwaukee College's Engineering, Math, and Science Academy program.

The session will be from 6 to 6:30 p.m. in the Kishwaukee College Conference Center Dining Room. Participants should park in Lot A, or the south lot, and enter through doors 16 and 17. Maps of the college are available on the Kishwaukee College website,

To qualify for the program, students in their junior year in high school must be enrolled in a pre-calculus or trigonometry course and be enrolled in or have completed a year of high school chemistry with at least a B grade.

The coursework will begin with calculus and geometry classes in the summer, then moving on to more advanced calculus and college-level physics or chemistry classes in the fall and spring semesters. These classes last from 7:30 to 10 a.m. at Kishwaukee College, after which time students will return to their regular high schools.

After completing the program, students will have earned 23 to 26 transferrable college credits before they graduate high school.

Using their education, former students have gotten into universities across the country to study pre-med, pre-veterinary science, computer science, physics and other science-based curricula.

Call administrative assistant Kathy Merson at 815-825-9307 or email her at with questions. For information on the program, including the application process, visit

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