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The Center for Gifted Education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will once again provide enriching programs for Summer 2006. These programs offer a variety of academic and arts courses from which students may choose.

The Summer Scholars Residential program is a week-long program for students in the 7th - 9th grade. This year Summer Scholars will be held June 11 - 16 and 18 - 23. Students can sign up for either week.

The Summer Scholars program identifies and nurtures academically gifted students, who choose daily classes from a variety of academic and arts areas, as well as a course in leadership.

To qualify for this program, a student must present satisfactory scores on a standardized test of mental ability or academic achievement from school. Students who are classified as academically gifted by state standards automatically qualify for the program. The program has proven highly successful, with both participants and their parents reporting increases in academic motivation, self-concept and creative production. All Louisiana residents receive a discount on tuition and more scholarship funds for tuition are available for students whose families qualify on the basis of financial need.

The Academic Enrichment program (AEP) serves students currently in kindergarten through grade 8. AEP offers two-week afternoon sessions of mini-courses in science, the arts, computing and many other areas of interest for academically talented and creative students. The dates for the Academic Enrichment Program this summer are June 12 - 22 and July 10 - 20. To qualify for this program, a student must be recommended by his/her classroom teacher or present satisfactory scores on a standardized test of mental ability or academic achievement.

Detailed information on both programs can be found at: http://coe.louisiana.edu/centers/gifted.html

For more information or to request an application, contact the Center for Gifted Education at 482-6701.

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