HAYS, Kan. (AP) _ A math and science academy created to keep some of Kansas' top students from leaving the state has graduated its second class.
Students chosen for the program begin living at Fort Hays State University and taking classes there after their sophomore year in high school. They finish the early-college-entry program with their high school diplomas and up to 68 hours of college credit.
The second class of the Kansas Academy of Mathematics and Science arrived at Fort Hays State in August 2010. Earlier this month, 20 of them graduated.
Nine will continue their education at Fort Hays State. Others are moving on to Georgia Tech, Kansas State University, the University of Kansas, Oklahoma State University, UCLA, Rockhurst University in Kansas City and Washington University in St. Louis.