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Northwestern State University to host ADVANCE Program for Young Scholars

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB News Channel 5) – Northwestern State University will host the 26thsummer session of the ADVANCE Program for Young Scholars June 8-28.

ADVANCE isthe only residential program for gifted youth in the state of Louisiana that isaffiliated with Duke University's Talent Identification Program (TIP).

ADVANCEis a three-week residential program that offers a challenging and rewardingcurriculum for gifted and talented students entering grades eight through 12next fall.

ADVANCE provides a unique learning environment designed to motivateacademically gifted students and set them on a path toward a lifetime of highacademic achievement.

MinimumACT or SAT scores must be met for admittance or the student may enter throughthe Alternate Admissions Policy.

During the three-week program,students enroll in one intensive fast-paced course that normally covers anentire year's worth of high school material or a semester of college levelmaterial. ADVANCE is offering 14 courses in computer sciences, humanities,mathematics, and the natural sciences.

Theresidential life portion of ADVANCE is an equally important aspect of theprogram, offering balanced leisure and cultural activities to complement theintensive academic curriculum. ADVANCE has built up a host of traditions and astrong community of staff and students that keep students returning year afteryear.

The truly motivated student will enjoy a stimulating environment and acommunity of peers unlike any she or he has ever experienced, according to Dr.David Wood, director of ADVANCE.

"The ADVANCE Program offers a challenging andrewarding curriculum designed to broaden the horizons of the best students inthe state and region," said Wood. "We combine the desire to expand one'sintellect with the desire to spend summer break in the traditional way---havingfun.  Our high rate of returning studentseach summer reflects their success in both learning and having fun."

 

Applications are now being accepted for qualifiedstudents. For further information visit advance.nsula.edu or call (318)357-4500.

 

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