Grades: 5 - 8
The Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (IMACS) is an independent teaching and educational research institute headquartered in Plantation, Florida, USA. In addition to full-time curriculum development and publishing divisions, IMACS operates teaching facilities for above average to talented elementary and secondary school students. Bright and talented elementary and secondary school students attend IMACS for one or two hours each week throughout the year, or daily during summer sessions, and are taught by certified IMACS instructors. IMACS classes are available after school and on weekends, and some classes are also available during the day at several large independent schools. Sufficiently talented secondary school students take the IMACS Logic for Mathematics or IMACS Computer Science courses for high school credit at their school's discretion. At the very heart of IMACS lies an extraordinary curriculum. Put together by a consortium of mathematicians, computer scientists, engineers and educators, the IMACS curriculum is designed to take young minds and extend them as far as their capabilities allow. The curriculum has taken many years to perfect, and continues to evolve as new technologies are incorporated.