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ASU summer programs start up


May 22, 2004

Summertime may be vacation time for most Southwest Georgia students, but Albany State University has at least one summer program that is perfect for educating and entertaining every student in the region from kindergartners to college seniors.

Registration deadline has passed for some of the programs, but many still have openings and are accepting applications. For information on any of the programs, contact the university’s Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Outreach at (229) 430-3985 (3986) or e-mail

ASU summer programs include:

Armed for Success: (May 17-June 28) A six-week residential early enrollment program that offers college credits in math and science. Candidates must have a GPA of 3.5 or better and a minimum SAT score of 1,000.

HBCU-UP Summer Internship Program: (May 18-June 28) A six-week program for ASU undergraduates in which participants learn research skills by actively completing a research project under the direction of an HBCU-UP principal investigator. Each participant receives a $1,600 stipend.

Summer Transportation Institute: (May 24-June 18) Enrolls high school students in four weeks of intense training during the summer to introduce them to careers in transportation. The program, funded through the Federal Highway Administration, provides information on all aspects of transportation, including land, water and air. Students engage in workshops, make presentations and go on field trips to obtain first-hand information on various modes of transportation. There is no cost to enroll in the program; apply by May 24. For information call (229) 430-2959.

Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement Program (MESAP): (May 24-July 2) An intense six-week college preparatory program for Dougherty County high school students in grades 9-11. The program is designed to help students interested in health careers improve their math and science skills. Eligible students must have a 2.5 GPA or better.

Junior Enrichment Program: (May 24-July 2) A six-week residential program designed for college juniors and seniors interested in health careers. The program will help students who have completed basic course work in general and organic chemistry, genetics, cellular and molecular biology or physiology.

Kiddie College: (June 1-24) A four-week program for students in grades K-8. Subjects covered are math, language arts, algebra (for seventh- and eighth-graders) and information technology. Classes are held Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-noon. Fee is $100. For an application call (229) 430-3985.

Holley Institute: (June 1-25) A three-week residential program designed to help students meet SAT requirements for admission to college. Students will be tutored and mentored by local professionals and will be exposed to various cultural enrichment experiences.

National Youth Sports Program (NYSP): (June 1-July 2) A sports program that provides recreational and leisure activities for students ages 10-16 who reside in Dougherty, Worth, Terrell, Lee, Baker and Randolph counties. Participants must demonstrate financial need. Apply by June 1. For information call (229) 430-3817.

ASU in South Africa: (July 3-31) A 26-day study abroad program that includes 11 days in Pretoria and 15 days in Cape Town. Curriculum includes two courses worth 3 credit hours each: CRJU 3300 – Comparative International Legal Systems and POLS 3200 – Politics, Law and Society in Africa. Classes, which will be taught by Albany State and other University System of Georgia professors, will be held at the University of Pretoria and at the University of Cape Town Conference Center.

 Both classes will be taught in English. ASU students can earn resident credit for the classes, while non-ASU students can earn transfer credits. Program includes tours of historic places, including Soweto, the homes of Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Parliament, Church Square, Robben Island, Slave Lodge, Lesedi Cultural Village and Voortrekker Monument. Students will live in hotels in Pretoria and Cape Town. Program cost is $3,380. For information call (800) 822-RAMS (7267) or (229) 430-1351.

Post-Secondary Readiness Enrichment Program: (July 5-16) A two-week residential learning program for students in grades 7-11. The program provides intensive academic readiness skills, tutoring and mentoring services. Apply by May 28. For information call (229) 430-3985.

Young Scholars Academy: (July 5-16) A two-week enrichment program for exceptional students in grades K-12. Subjects include math, creative writing, computer literacy, SAT/ACT and high school graduation test preparation. Fee is $200. For information call (229) 430-3985.

ASU Summer Music Camp: (July 5-9) A one-week day camp designed for students in grades 6-8. The camp assists participants in developing musical skills with instruments while enhancing their showmanship capabilities. Leadership skills for drum majors and section leaders are also taught. The program runs from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. each day. Apply by July 5. Camp fee is $150. For information call (229) 430-4948 or (229) 430-3986.

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