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A. 3 year residential school for Illinois students highly gifted in math and science - created by SB 730 as part of reform legislation.

B. 1983 CPEE - Needs assessment - losing talented resources - Dr. Lederman - need for scientific literacy - decision making

C. Students enter as sophomores and leave after 3 years prepared as sophomores in college

D. Presently have 388 students; will have 700 in September, 1989

E. Living in dormitories in building; music rooms and science labs

F. Two dormitories completed in April; three more completed within month

G. Breaking ground for four more to be completed next fall; full capacity 800-900 students

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