Eligibility for The Summer Scholars Residential Program How do students spend their time in
The Summer Scholars Residential is sponsored by: the dormitory?
Structured activities are part of the regular
Program The University of Louisiana at Lafayette afternoon schedule, and students may
Center for Gifted Education choose from a variety of evening activities in
The Summer Scholars Residential Program the dormitory (e.g., theatre, talent shows,
(SSR) is designed for students who have The Summer Scholars Residential Program is a one-week residential program designed to develop the academic, art, discussion groups). Students are closely
demonstrated high potential in academics, leadership, and/or creative skills of 7 , 8 , and 9 grade students who have demonstrated high levels of ability in their
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supervised and are required to have lights
school work, in the arts, or in their daily lives. The program is hosted and sponsored by the UL Lafayette Center for out by specified times.
the arts, or leadership ability. Students may Gifted Education.
qualify for this program by presenting official
documentation that they have met any one of
Summer Scholars Residential
What instructional experiences does the Summer Scholars Program offer?
the following criteria: The mission of the program is to enhance academics, the arts, and personal development for middle grades students
with high potential. Students select from courses designed to develop skills in enriched content areas or to pursue Daily Schedule
Qualification for a parish gifted program special interests. Students are encouraged to select a schedule with courses in both academic and arts areas. The
or the UL Lafayette Academic courses are designed by master teachers to enrich students in the studies of topics that may lead to potential career 7:00 AM Wakeup Call
Enrichment Program; paths for their future. In addition, all first-year Summer Scholars schedule a course in group dynamics, designed to 7:30-8:30 Breakfast
Or improve their self-concepts and interpersonal communication skills. Returning students are required take a leadership 8:30-11:30 Class time
Intelligence test scores at or above the training course. Most courses meet for 1½ hours per day for four days; which provides enough time to introduce 11:30-12:30 Lunch
87 national percentile, or qualifying exciting topics of study and tap into interests and talents of the students. Most students leave our program with the 12:30-4:30 Class time
scores on standardized tests of academic motivation and drive to research and explore their options for the future in higher education. 4:30 -5:00 Personal time
achievement, including SAT or ACT; When and where is the program held, and how are students supervised? 5:00 - 6:00 Dinner
Or All Summer Scholars live in UL Lafayette dormitories (students are housed by gender), during the course of the 6:00-9:00 Evening recreation
Other documentation from school week. Residential advisors escort students by walking to classes on the UL campus. The classes are reserved for the 10:00 Evening room check
Summer Scholars and remain private for enriched studies for the students. 10:30 PM Lights out
officials of high academic, artistic, or In an effort to provide the best experiences for students, we are piloting a new location for classes this summer. We
leadership potential. are excited to announce our partnership with University Art museum and classes will be located in the Town Building *Class schedule on Friday
on the UL campus located next to the University Art Museum. All classes are taught by carefully chosen master will include a half day schedule
teachers. There is also a full-time curriculum coordinator on the campus while classes are in session. to allow for early afternoon checkout.
Although students may select from a variety of evening activities, they are not allowed unsupervised time. Our
residence hall staff consists of teachers, counselors, and other experienced residential life personnel, all personally
chosen for their ability to work effectively with young people. The small student/staff ratio permits careful attention to
the social, emotional, and personal needs of individual students; after-hours security is further ensured by uniformed
officers who supervise the reception area in each dormitory throughout the night.
SSR 2011 dates:
Session I – June 19 -24, 2011 How to Apply for the
Session II – June 26- July 1, 2011 Summer Scholars Program
What is the cost of the program, and are scholarships available? To apply for the SSR program please
For Further Information Tuition for Summer Scholars includes courses, room and board for 5 nights and 6 days and is reduced to $525.00 by complete an application form and
generous funding from a private foundation. Additional scholarship funding from private sources provides assistance return it, along with the $50 nonrefundable,
For further details, or to determine eligibility for families who qualify on the basis of financial need. one-time, application processing fee. Please
for the Summer Scholars Program, call the mail applications to the address on the
UL Lafayette Center for Gifted Education, What are the benefits of the program? form.
337-482-6701. The Summer Scholars Program is designed to provide academic and enriching summer experiences for selected To be considered, the application must
middle school students on a university campus. This experience allows high achieving students to explore what a be accompanied by official documentation
university has to offer for higher education choices. Parents and students report that participants return to their that qualifies the student for the program
homes and schools with improved academic motivation, interpersonal skills, and self-esteem. While there are no such as:
automatic scholarships or school acceptances as a result of the program, colleges often look favorably on the Test scores
development of ability through summer experiences. A major benefit of the program is the formation of lasting new Portfolio of art work
friendships with others who share similar abilities and interests. Creative writing
Evidence of leadership
The Summer Scholars Residential Program
Universite’ des Acadiens Course Offerings The Summer Scholars
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Students who qualify for the Summer Scholars Residential Program take classes designed to develop skills in rich content
(formerly the University of Southwestern areas or to pursue special interests. Although students are encouraged to select a balanced schedule with courses in both
Louisiana) was established in 1898. Offering academic and arts areas, those with intense interests or special abilities in one or two specific areas (e.g., visual arts) may For over 15 years…
undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees, the elect to concentrate their course selections in these areas. In addition, all first-year Summer Scholars schedule a course in dedicated to
University averages over 16,000 students each group dynamics, designed to improve their self-concepts and interpersonal communication skills, and returning students the identification and
year. “The University of the Acadians” is located take a leadership training course. Most courses meet 1½ hours per day and the last day is designated for a visit hosted by nurturance
in Lafayette, the heart of the Acadian culture. the UL Honors program. Although time does not permit in-depth study of any subject, motivated students often make of
significant accomplishments during the week. academic, artistic, and
In an effort to meet the needs and requests of our scholars and parents as requested by evaluation; we are piloting a new
design to our program this summer. All classes will be held at the University Art Museum Town Building on St. Mary for
Boulevard. This location will be perfect for in depth study of courses that the students request and also a great location for high achieving
some community building activities for high potential learners. More details to follow; please check our website at the middle school students.
Center for Gifted Education for updates and information.
*Center for Gifted Education website: http://coe.louisiana.edu/centers/gifted.html
The course offerings for the current year are provided separately; however the following examples taken from prior years
(and/or under consideration for the current year) are typical of the types of courses that are available.
UL Lafayette is situated in South Louisiana, about
35 miles north of the Gulf of Mexico. Often
called “Cajun Country,” the Lafayette area is
distinguished by bayous, Spanish moss, historic
live oaks, and picturesque homes built by “les
Acadiens”—people of French and Acadian descent
who were exiled from Nova Scotia in 1755.
Visitors are impressed by the native use of the
French language, the unique blend of Cajun and
Creole cuisine, music, and dance, and the
characteristic “joie de vivre” (joy of life) that is Academic Courses Arts Courses
unequaled elsewhere in the nation. The area’s Sponsored by
mild climate, exotic wetlands and abundant Psychology Architecture of the Ages
wildlife offer excellent opportunities for fishing,
sports, and simply experiencing nature. The rich Electronics Theatre The University of Louisiana
cultural heritage and quality of life of “Acadiana”
have attracted numerous families and visitors in
Mathematical Problem Solving Theatre Games
recent decades and made it one of the most loved Center for Gifted Education
regions of the nation.
Science Fiction Photography
The Face of Battle Typography
Session I: June 19th – 24th
Chess Analyzed Creative Comics Session II: June 26th - July 1st
Critical Thinking/Logic Creative Writing