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					          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
                                                                                                                                                                                            Awards
                                                                                      The Summer Scholars Residential Program
              Universite’ des Acadiens                                                          Course Offerings                                                                           The Summer Scholars
The University of Louisiana at Lafayette
                                                                                                                                                                                            Residential Program
                                                       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.

Lafayette, Louisiana
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
                                                                                                                                                                                                 at Lafayette
                                                            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
                                                                                                                                                                                                  Summer 2011
                                                            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

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