NATCHITOCHES – Students enrolled in Northwestern State University’s ADVANCE Program for Young Scholars arrived on Sunday, July 8 for three weeks of challenging academic coursework and engaging recreational activities while not in class.
ADVANCE students enroll in a single course for three weeks of in-depth study. They attend 106 hours of class and cover an entire year’s worth of high school material or a semester of college level material. Course offerings include the humanities, mathematics, natural sciences with laboratory components and computer programming.
While the academic program at ADVANCE is top-notch, the residential program sets ADVANCE apart from other similar summer programs. The residential staff offers a wide variety of social and recreational activities to assist students in forming lasting friendships, strengthen the ADVANCE community and help all students have a great time.
Dr. Sujuan Boutté, executive director of the Louisiana Office of Student Financial Assistance (LOSFA), visited four of the 13 ADVANCE classes Tuesday to observe the hands-on leaning style of the program. LOSFA and the ADVANCE Program are partners in assisting students from underserved schools experience fast-paced learning while on Northwestern’s campus.
Information about ADVANCE is available by calling (318) 357-4500 visiting http://advance.nsula.edu.