Resource: Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (IMACS) - (Plantation, FL)
Website: Institute for Mathematics and Computer Science (IMACS) - (Plantation, FL)
Description: IMACS is designed to give children a competitive edge by teaching them how to think critically using logic and reasoning. Headquartered in Plantation, Florida, IMACS offers after-school and weekend classes for gifted and talented 1st-12th grade students in math enrichment, computer programming and virtual robotics, electronics, university-level mathematics, and university-level computer science. Classes are held at various locations throughout South Florida and at affiliate locations in Connecticut, Missouri, and North Carolina. Some IMACS locations also offer a fun-filled Hi-Tech Summer Camp. Secondary school students not able to attend a local teaching center may take foundational courses through Elements of Mathematics: Foundations (EMF) or university-level courses through eIMACS, both of which are online.

Comments: Contributed by: Parent on 2/19/2016
"My child has been attending IMACS since he was five years old. We cannot tell you how many times teachers, friends, and family ask about his knowledge of mathematics. We (including our son) always gives the recognition to IMACS. The teachers are phenomenal and work with each child to maximize their potential. We are so grateful for this type of learning to be available in our area."

Contributed by: Parent on 2/15/2016
My son has taken IMACS for eight years. He completed all the math courses and now is enrolled in the University Level Computer Science class. He has mentioned numerous times how those classes have helped him in his middle school advanced math courses. As a public school teacher, I value the IMACS curriculum. The classes are able to teach a strand of math that many public school teachers are unable to emphasize...logic! This program not only teaches math skills but also how to think logically.

Contributed by: Parent on 7/20/2015
IMACs was a part of my children's lives from 1st through 9th grade, and it was an academically-enriching experience. Realizing that my boys were not receiving the math level they should strive for in school, I choose to seek outside enrichment. They worked with Laura all of these years, and her instructors, and have now seen the results of their efforts. My oldest was just accepted with a large scholarship to Rice U. and scored a 5 on his Calculus, Micro and Macroeconomics AP exams. He has learned to think critically and solve problems, in a group and individually. My current 11th grader has advanced to Honors Precalculus, on track for AP Calculus in 12th grade. His math grades have remained strong and he has a true love for problem solving. I think IMACs does much more than teach a child to solve math, it helps them to think critically and approach a problem systematically - all skills needed to succeed in today's world, no matter what field your child may ultimately choose. It may be an extra cost, an extra activity for the week, and one more car trip for the kids, but in the end, it pays off greatly in numerous ways as I can attest to! I highly recommend IMACs of NC and the director Laura. Thanks to everyone there!

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