Summer Institute For The Gifted Returns For Third Year
Date of Event: April 28, 2001
Posted: April 2, 2001
Denison University again will host the mid-western sessions of The Summer Institute for the Gifted in 2001. The three-week residential, co-educational program for academically talented students currently in fourth through eleventh grade returns to the Granville liberal arts college campus for its third year from Sunday, June 24, to Saturday, July 14.
The Institute, designed by College Gifted Programs, combines an academic program of introductory and college-level courses, an opportunity for cultural exposure and social growth, and traditional recreational camp activities, according to Paulette Goll, mid-west regional director.
An open house and information session is scheduled for April 28 at Denison. The open house will begin at 9 a.m. with registration and includes a formal presentation, campus tour, informal question and answer session, and buffet luncheon.
Denison joins six other colleges hosting some 1,500 Summer Institute for the Gifted participants: Drew University (N.J.), Vassar College (N.Y.), Bryn Mawr College (Pa.), Amherst University (Mass.), Rider University (N.J.) and the George School (Pa.). Last year, students from 44 states and 14 countries participated in the program.
Fourth through sixth grade participants take two academic and two non-academic courses. Seventh through eleventh grade students can choose to take three academic courses and one non-academic course. Courses vary by grade level and range from algebraic enrichment, chemistry, creative writing, media and philosophy to college credit classes in anatomy and physiology or introduction to the art of theatre. Cultural courses examine various subjects, such as acting, animation, musical theatre, photography (both digital and film), magic and comedy improvisation. Recreational options include tennis, swimming, lacrosse, volleyball, archery, fencing, chess and self-defense strategies.
All students will be housed in Denison residence halls and will eat in the college dining halls. Participants also will have access to Denison's Doane Library and Mitchell Recreation Center.
Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis and should be postmarked by Tuesday, May 15. A non-refundable $75 application fee is required, as well as a $100 tuition down payment with the application form. Tuition for the Institute, set at $2,775, includes all room and board charges, recreational program costs, evening entertainment program expenses, Saturday Get-Away Day costs including transportation and admission fees, and all Special Programs costs. Any textbook, supply or personal costs are the responsibility of the participant. Limited financial aid is available; forms must be submitted by April 1, 2001.
For complete information and application forms, contact The Summer Institute for the Gifted Midwest Office by mail at Summer Institute for the Gifted, Denison University, Box M,, 43023; by phone at 740/587-2710; or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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