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ADVANCE at NSU seeks gifted and talented students for grades 8-12 residential program
May 19, 2014 | 444 views | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Northwestern State University will host the 26th summer session of the ADVANCE Program for Young Scholars June 8-28. ADVANCE is the only residential program for gifted youth in the state of Louisiana that is affiliated with Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (TIP).

 ADVANCE is a three-week residential program that offers a challenging and rewarding curriculum for gifted and talented students entering grades eight through 12 next fall. ADVANCE provides a unique learning environment designed to motivate academically gifted students and set them on a path toward a lifetime of high academic achievement.

Minimum ACT or SAT scores must be met for admittance or the student may enter through the Alternate Admissions Policy.

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

 The residential life portion of ADVANCE is an equally important aspect of the program, offering balanced leisure and cultural activities to complement the intensive academic curriculum. ADVANCE has built up a host of traditions and a strong community of staff and students that keep students returning year after year. The truly motivated student will enjoy a stimulating environment and a community of peers unlike any she or he has ever experienced, according to Dr. David Wood, director of ADVANCE.

“The ADVANCE Program offers a challenging and rewarding curriculum designed to broaden the horizons of the best students in the state and region,” said Wood. “We combine the desire to expand one’s intellect with the desire to spend summer break in the traditional way—-having fun.  Our high rate of returning students each summer reflects their success in both learning and having fun.”

Applications are now being accepted for qualified students. For further information visit or call (318) 357-4500.
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