Students arrive Sunday evening for check in and orientation. Classes begin on Monday and continue through Friday. The daily schedule includes four one-hour classes plus special presentations built around the years theme. ACADEMY 2015 students select course offerings from humanities, mathematics, science, social studies, and fine and performing arts. After-class programs are coordinated with in-class activities to provide supervised recreation as well as academic challenges. Attending an evening theatrical production is one of the highlights of the week. ACADEMY 2015 concludes Saturday morning with the presentation of certificates and a closing ceremony for students and their families. Administrative and residential staff carefully supervise the 12-person living groups. Students develop close friendships with fellow students from around the country.
To be considered for ACADEMY 2015 students must be highly motivated with a love of learning. Generally, ACADEMY students exhibit the ability to quickly explore topics in great depth and often require services beyond those provided by the regular school system. Students often demonstrate at least one of the following:
- Measured intelligence above average
- Proven leadership ability
- A special talent
- Exceptional ability in the visual and performing arts
- Unusual creative or productive thinking ability
ACADEMY will be held one week and consists of two concurrent sessions with separate programs for students completing grades 5 and 6 and grades 7 and 8.
June 21–27 Session 1 - Students completing grades 5 & 6. All students arrive on campus Sunday evening June 23 between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. for check in and orientation. Departure is Saturday morning on June 29. Closing Ceremonies precede departure on Saturday morning.
June 21–27 Session 2 - Students completing grades 7–8. All students arrive on campus Sunday evening June 23 between 6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. for registration and orientation. Departure is Saturday morning June 29. Closing Ceremonies precede departure on Saturday morning.
2014 - ACADEMY FEES
Residential student fees include: tuition, activities, housing, meals, and supervision...$750 -no application fee
Junior Counselor fee includes: tuition, activities, housing, meals, and supervision.... $550 -no application fee
Sample Calendar [PDF]
Carol Jensen, Director