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Virtual VIP Series - Shared screen with speaker view
Lavette Wilson
54:03
yes
Wentao Lin
54:03
3
Judith Arul
54:04
3
Lauren Fischer
54:04
3
Karen Reinke
54:04
3
JoEnn Choi
54:04
3
David Moran
54:04
3
Muhammed Lawal
54:04
3
Lavette Wilson
54:05
3
grace kumar
54:06
3
Omar Ramos
54:06
3
Anju
54:06
3
Vedanti
54:06
3
SWETHA PULLELA
54:06
3
Kathleen Rupert
54:06
3
KSHITIJ SHAH
54:06
3
Corbin Carvelli
54:06
3
Kelly Hlavac
54:06
3
David Shu
54:06
3
Ashlee Urbasic
54:08
3
Azim Kazmi
54:08
3
Kanochia Johnson
54:09
3
Shikha Joshi
54:09
3
Glenn Engelberg
54:10
there we go!!
Corbin Carvelli
54:11
3
AMRITA DEODHAR
54:12
3
cindy bai
54:13
3
Corbin Carvelli
54:13
3
Naomi Adewoye
54:14
Yes
Shiby John
54:14
3
Bambi Jones
54:20
3
Chaeun (Chad) Park
54:21
3
Jason Mu
55:47
you can add the 4th line to find the pattern
Judith Arul
56:10
and from the pattern we can derive a formula to use for any number
Shikha Joshi
58:24
10
Maryanne Woo
58:26
10
Ashlee Urbasic
58:27
10
Jason Mu
58:30
would be 10
Lavette Wilson
58:30
10
Vedanti
58:31
10
David Moran
58:34
10
Chaeun (Chad) Park
58:34
10
Azim Kazmi
58:34
10
Kathleen Rupert
58:35
10
Shiby John
58:36
10
Deen
58:37
10
Kelly Hlavac
58:38
9
Tracy Zabel
58:40
10
Neesha Shanbhag
58:40
10
David Shu
58:41
10
Wentao Lin
58:42
10
Amy Pederson
58:44
50
Glenn Engelberg
58:45
12
Lavette Wilson
58:55
7
Haley Shah
59:02
45
Judith Arul
59:34
the difference between the number of intersecting lines are one more. Like 3-1 is 2 and 3-6 is 3.
Vedanti
59:57
n(n+1)/2
Maryanne Woo
01:00:07
it is a geometric sequence
JoEnn Choi
01:00:24
Adding 2, 3, 4, 5 and so on
Anju
01:00:26
Geometric sequence, second common differrence
Jason Mu
01:00:29
n(n-1)/2
Shikha Joshi
01:00:29
the pattern is adding 1 plus the last number that is added
KSHITIJ SHAH
01:00:39
2,3,4,5>>continue
Kathleen Rupert
01:06:04
Finding answers to a variety of problems
JoEnn Choi
01:06:19
She’s interested in mental health and dancing
Lauren Fischer
01:06:29
I think that they were really interested in medical science
Anju
01:06:35
She valued finding answers to diseases and discovering more about diseases.
Corbin Carvelli
01:06:36
Finding a solution and solving problems.
Kanochia Johnson
01:06:52
She valued most about diseases and culture
Kelly Hlavac
01:06:53
Research and incorporating that into everyday life
David Shu
01:07:07
she mostly valued the research she has done to solve an everyday problem.
Shikha Joshi
01:07:12
She was interested in researching about many diseases
Melissa Ellis
01:07:14
Humanity
SWETHA PULLELA
01:07:24
Progression of her scientific thinking from year to year
Marie Uenuma
01:08:02
She was interested in the medical sciences and dancing.
Melissa Ellis
01:20:18
What do the students do over the weekend?
Omar Ramos
01:21:00
how do you obtain college credits?
Jason Mu
01:23:25
how was 2020 admission status? how many applied and how many admitted? Class 2024 profile. If this will be covered later, pleas ignore my question
cindy bai
01:24:00
Is IMSA still planning to open to out-of-state applicants? If yes, when would that be and what is the impact to in-state applicants?
Melissa Ellis
01:24:34
Are students allowed to have visitors or leave over the weekend?
Shikha Joshi
01:25:15
What is the admission process for out of state students? What are the basic requirements for out of state students?
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
01:25:57
Students are allowed to leave on the weekends if they'd like to visit home. Otherwise students are able to stay on campus, visit with friends, attend campus events, or go to the mall, movie theater, or whatever other trip they'd like to do. Our Student Ambassadors can talk more about this on their tours!
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
01:26:40
Unfortunately at this time, we are only open to Illinois residents. The Covid-19 pandemic impacted our plans to accept out of state students. At this time, we do not have a concrete timeline as to when we could accept non-Illinois students.
Vynnessa Winberg
01:27:24
Some online schools students have used in the past to meet 8th grade science requirement: The American School, Illinois Virtual School, Keystone, or through NorthWestern's CTD
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
01:28:33
While we don't have dual credit classes to obtain college credits, students can take AP tests to obtain credit for general education college credits. All of our classes are taught at honors, AP, or college level.
Karen Reinke
01:29:11
Is it a full year of science? My daughter did honors bio 1 at IVS, and is ready for honors bio sem 2 now. Is that needed?
Haley Shah
01:30:08
Do the teacher recommendations have to be our current teachers, or can they be past teachers as well?
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
01:30:09
We only need 50% of the course to be completed at the time of application, but the full course needs to be completed in order to enroll if you are accepted.
Maryanne Woo
01:30:28
Wanted to confirm that SAT scores will not be considered as part of the application review.
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
01:30:32
We recommend using your current teachers.
Lavette Wilson
01:31:18
How do you sign up for the news letter
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
01:31:21
SAT scores will not be used as part of the admission materials, but all admitted students will need to have scores on file prior to starting at IMSA.
Vynnessa Winberg
01:31:39
https://www.imsa.edu/admissions/sign-up-for-admissions-news/
YESENIA GOMEZ
01:31:43
how do we sign up for the VIP tours? or do we just show up
Vynnessa Winberg
01:31:57
https://www.imsa.edu/admissions/visit-imsa/
Tracy Zabel
01:32:11
How do you sign up for the preview day ?
Maryanne Woo
01:32:20
what is the difference between Preview Day and VIP tours?
Marie Uenuma
01:32:21
Can we tour the entire campus on preview day?
Vynnessa Winberg
01:32:47
Preview day registration is not open yet, but sign up for the newsletter to get the announcement and access!
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
01:32:58
We recommend turning on "Speaker View" for the tour portions if you have not already done so!
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
01:35:00
Preview Day is a longer day and involves more sessions with different departments on campus, including academics, student life, athletics etc. The VIP series will have a similar agenda to the event today. Some VIP tours will be virtual but some will be in person depending on the date of the event. It will be noted in the event description.
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
01:35:41
Any Admissions event would require registration ahead of time. You can register on our events page using the link Vynnessa posted in the chat above.
Melissa Ellis
01:35:45
What do the breaks look like? Winter break, Spring break, fall break, etc…..
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
01:38:44
Students have a two week winter break and week long spring break. They also have Extended Weekends throughout the year. During these breaks, students are required to go home and campus closes down for that time. We have buses that take our students to different stops downstate like Peoria, Springfield, Bloomington/Normal etc. and we also transport students to the Aurora Transportation Center if they'd like to take the train into Chicago (BNSF line into Union Station) Otherwise students get picked up by parents or carpools.
Shikha Joshi
01:39:57
Do all students needs to live in RC?
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
01:40:25
All of our students are required to live on campus.
Advait Patel
01:41:31
Yes, all students live in the residence halls. However, many students do go home on weekends.
Shikha Joshi
01:42:47
Do counselors prepare students for college admissions based on a preferred college or just general college preparation?
Maryanne Woo
01:43:51
for the new class, how many students come in after 8th grade and how many came in after 9th? can you provide a generalized percentage for 8th graders/9th graders?
Melissa Ellis
01:43:55
What the ratio of male to female?
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
01:44:00
Both! When students arrive on campus they are assigned a College and Academic Counselor (CAC). They will keep that CAC all 3 years and they will help them decide on classes, support them academically, and when the time comes, they'll help them apply to college. Based on students' goals and priorities they help find colleges and programs that are the best fit.
JaRod Tobler
01:45:56
Ratio is 50:50 males to females
Corbin Carvelli
01:46:33
Does IMSA allow students to have jobs even if they live on campus?
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
01:47:49
Every year the number of 8th graders admitted changes. We don't have a separate admissions process for 8th grade students, so they are being compared to their 9th grade peers.
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
01:48:36
Students are not really able to have jobs while on campus. They are typically very busy with school work and extracurriculars so there isn't much extra time for jobs.
Vynnessa Winberg
01:48:54
https://www.imsa.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/2021-2022-Student-Parent-Handook-USE-1.pdf
Lavette Wilson
01:49:46
The rooms are not coed are they?
JaRod Tobler
01:49:56
No, the rooms are not coed
Melissa Ellis
01:50:01
Are the buildings co-ed?
Jason Mu
01:50:02
how was 2020 admission status? how many applied and how many admitted? Class 2024 profile.
Lavette Wilson
01:50:05
Great! Thanks
JaRod Tobler
01:50:05
Wings are also not coed as well
YESENIA GOMEZ
01:50:15
can you show the online schools where students can take the science class
Vynnessa Winberg
01:50:36
Some online schools students have used in the past to meet 8th grade science requirement: The American School, Illinois Virtual School, Keystone, or through NorthWestern's CTD
Melissa Ellis
01:51:24
What time does the school day start and end?
JaRod Tobler
01:51:48
School will start at 8 am and end by 4:20pm
Jacqueline Salinas (IMSA)
01:51:55
Some residential halls are coed, but wings are split by gender. Students do not have access to a wing of the opposite gender. Wings are specifically are not coed. There are also gender specific residential halls.
Sharada
01:52:04
Is there a cafeteria?
Corbin Carvelli
01:52:07
How does the school deal with social media? Some students have very active twitter/Tik tok or Youtube accounts
JaRod Tobler
01:52:33
Yes, we have a cafeteria that is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Vynnessa Winberg
01:53:34
https://sites.imsa.edu/acronym/2017/10/19/renovations-galore-imsa-new-image/ - for cafeteria
cindy bai
01:54:15
is there a deadline to submit SAT score?
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
01:54:47
SAT just has to be submitted before a student starts at IMSA if admitted.
Melissa Ellis
01:54:55
What time is curfew on school nights vs. Weekend nights?
Corbin Carvelli
01:55:12
How is cleaning handled in the individual rooms/dorms and communial areas?
Muhammed Lawal
01:55:20
does IMSA offer drivers education classes?
Advait Patel
01:55:56
About social media, it’s mostly up to the student to self-regulate. If their grades are severely slipping, the RCs and/or the academic office will talk to the student about it.
KSHITIJ SHAH
01:56:31
Does IMSA have vegetarian food options in cafeteria?
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
01:56:46
IMSA does offer Driver's Ed through the Principal's Office
cindy bai
01:56:50
if SAT is not required, what are other main factors that IMSA would use to evaluate student’s academic qualifications?
Vynnessa Winberg
01:57:31
We use the last 2.5 years of grades, teacher evaluations, and outside of the class activities for the application process
Jacqueline Salinas (IMSA)
01:58:25
IMSA does offer a wide range of food options to meet a variety of dietary restriction/preferences. There are definitely vegetarian options.
Melissa Ellis
01:58:29
When does the school year begin and end?
Jacqueline Salinas (IMSA)
01:58:40
The year begins in August each year and ends in May
Sharada
01:59:55
Are there any tests required before submitting the application, like the PSAT test?
Sally Chang
02:00:08
Can student participate in off campus activities during weekday evening? 2 weekdays per wk.
Advait Patel
02:00:12
About the vegetarian options, we actually just got a new food service provider and the vegetarian options are pretty good. I don’t eat beef or pork and sometimes I don’t feel like any meat, so on those days I’ll usually take a black bean burger, which is pretty good. Yesterday, they also had a really good tofu dish.
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
02:00:26
No test requirements. We will have a placement test that admitted students will take.
Lisa Choi
02:00:36
Do you have a swim team?
Kelly Hlavac
02:00:38
Could you acommodate gluten allergies and how would that work
Jacqueline Salinas (IMSA)
02:00:42
We do have Swim!
Judith Arulraj
02:00:49
Do you have badminton?
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
02:01:07
List of Extracurriculars: https://www.imsa.edu/clubs-and-organizations/Sports Offered at IMSA: https://www.imsa.edu/student-life/athletics/
Sally Chang
02:01:08
do u hv taekwondo?
Haley Shah
02:01:38
If we have after-school activities that are not from school, can you go off campus on weekdays to attend?
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
02:01:55
For any food allergies- we have an on-site dietician through our food service provider to work with students with allergies or dietary requirements to make sure they are getting the nutrition and healthy options they need
Hannah Johnson
02:02:08
I am actually a member of swim team! We have boys and girls swim and dive. We have our own pool and it is super fun. We just started our girls swim season this week and it’s a great opportunity to make new friends. It is a fairly big time commitment but it’s very do-able and rewarding.
Advait Patel
02:02:36
I know several students who do participate in off-campus activities, so it should be fine especially if you live nearby. Many students go home on weekends, so you can do activities then.
Melissa Ellis
02:02:44
How are behavior issues handled?
Corbin Carvelli
02:02:56
If a student is already an active participant of a volunteer group (IE: children's charity group) will they still be able participate and /or be allowed some occaisonal early release for special events
Jacqueline Salinas (IMSA)
02:03:03
Off campus activities not sponsored by the school are a bit difficult to manage on weekdays, but not impossible depending your proximity to campus. Families are personally responsible for transportation to and from IMSA's campus. Additionally, these activities would need to be managed alongside academic/extracurricular commitments at IMSA
cindy bai
02:03:22
Is it just this year that SAT is not required, or same for next year application requirements? i’m wondering if this is just related to covid or the SAT requirements changed for long time?
Wentao Lin
02:03:40
What foreign language classes are offered?
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
02:04:11
For student conduct and discipline, we do have a student discipline policy located in our student parent handbook: https://www.imsa.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/2019-2020-Student-Parent-HandookPDF.pdf
Corbin Carvelli
02:04:11
I guess the volunteer activity would fall under the extra-curricular asked earlier
Hannah Johnson
02:04:26
Also to add to the food allergies discussion - the menu is always posted ahead of time online, where you can view the dishes that are offered that day, their nutrition info, and any allergens that are part of the dish.
Jacqueline Salinas (IMSA)
02:04:35
5 worlds languages are offered: Spanish (starting at level 2), German, mandarin Chinese, French and Russian
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
02:04:50
We offer Spanish (starting at Spanish 2) Russian, French, German, and Mandarin.
Vynnessa Winberg
02:05:02
To see courses at IMSA: https://indd.adobe.com/view/0ab743cc-09d5-43fc-95a1-d7249c51587a
Lisa Choi
02:05:13
Can you take 2 languages?
Melissa Ellis
02:05:43
What is the acceptance rate?
Advait Patel
02:05:57
Yes you can take two languages.
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
02:06:13
You likely wouldn't be able to fit two languages in your schedule with the increased science and math requirements.
Vynnessa Winberg
02:06:17
Service learning opportunities and requirements on campus: https://www.imsa.edu/student-life/service-learning/
Advait Patel
02:06:37
https://www2.imsa.edu/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Learning-Opportunities-2020-2021.pdf - here is the entire course catalog.
Lisa Choi
02:07:38
Do you have a band?
Jacqueline Salinas (IMSA)
02:07:54
Band/Orchestra/Choir are available
Hannah Johnson
02:08:20
You can take 2 languages, just not at the same time. You need to have 2 consecutive years of one language. If you don’t like the language you take your sophomore year, you could switch your junior year. Or if you want to try a new language your senior year, you can do that as well.
Melissa Ellis
02:08:45
Do previous years of service hours count.?
Advait Patel
02:08:57
Oh I see, that makes sense
Advait Patel
02:09:21
Whoops, that was meant to be a direct message
Hannah Johnson
02:09:34
There are two of each band, orchestra, and choirs - a lower level (typically sophomores) and an upper level (typically upperclassmen). There is also a symphony that meets before school and is comprised of the upper string group and top students from the upper band.
Jacqueline Salinas (IMSA)
02:09:37
Service hours can be counted toward a graduation requirement starting the summer right after your acceptance. Not previous years but after you are admitted to IMSA
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
02:09:40
Only hours completed while you're an IMSA student count toward your graduation requirement, but we can add hours from freshman year to your transcript. That's helpful when applying for college and scholarships.
Judith Arulraj
02:13:30
Are there any requirements like you need to take a world language class to graduate?
Alexandria Johnson, Illinois Math and Science Academy
02:14:09
Here are our graduation requirements: https://indd.adobe.com/view/0ab743cc-09d5-43fc-95a1-d7249c51587a
Karen Reinke
02:14:55
What is the attrition rate? i.e. how many student leave IMSA during the first year?
Vynnessa Winberg
02:15:07
https://www.imsa.edu/admissions/visit-imsa/
Jacqueline Salinas (IMSA)
02:15:38
Email: Admissions@imsa.edu
Jacqueline Salinas (IMSA)
02:15:39
Phone: 630-907-5028
David Moran
02:15:52
What if my strengths are in English?
Corbin Carvelli
02:15:57
attrition is a good question
Melissa Ellis
02:16:24
How are emotional challenges handled? Extremes homesickness or depression? Is there access to mental/emotional health services?
Christina Lu
02:16:29
Thank you so much for a great session!
KSHITIJ SHAH
02:16:32
Thankyou IMSA staff and ambassadors for giving a good overview of IMSA
Shiby John
02:16:34
Thank you so mcuh!
Jyothi Amarachintha
02:16:40
thank you
Haley Shah
02:16:40
Thank you!
Neesha Shanbhag
02:16:41
thanks
Kanochia Johnson
02:16:42
thank you!!!!!!!!!!!
Aria Barve
02:16:45
Thank you!
Johnson Bam
02:16:48
thank you
Chunqing Liu
02:16:49
thank you!
Wentao Lin
02:16:49
Thank you! :D
Lisa Choi
02:16:52
Thank you!