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 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!

Contributed by: Parent on 7/14/2015
IMACS has been a transformative experience for my daughter. She always got good grades in math but wasn't engaged because class was just about doing the same things over and over. IMACS gave her opportunities to learn so much more than what was taught in school. Every week, she cannot wait to go to IMACS because the classes are so much fun. As her parent, I can see it's more than just that. IMACS brought back the joy of learning for learning's sake, and now she loves math! IMACS changed my daughter's life in wonderful ways that I could never have imagined when she first started. It's opened up a whole world of possibilities to her that she would never have considered or had the confidence to try before. IMACS is nothing short of extraordinary.

Contributed by: Parent on 10/17/2014
My son is learning so much in the IMACS program! I am fortunate to find a program that is able to challenge him as a gifted child. I recommend it to every parent interested in their child's education and bright future! Thank you IMACS, and thank you to my son's instructor in the University level Computer Science class.

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