April 20, 2011
The program provides a supportive environment where students share experiences and encourage each other’s thinking and creativity.
Applications are currently being accepted for Shake Hands with Your Future, an academic enrichment program that introduces students to new academic experiences and help them focus on an academic path.
The program is sponsored by the Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners (IDEAL). The dates for the summer sessions are: Session I, June 5-9 for students entering grades 8 to 11 and July 3-7 for students entering grades 4 to 7.
The program also provides a supportive environment where students share experiences and encourage each other’s thinking and creativity. Classes are not graded.
University faculty, graduate students and public school teachers serve as instructors who guide students through investigations of complex subject matter and research processes. Participants choose to participate in two courses of study. Classes offered are: Architecture, Animal Science and Food Technology, In the Lab, Environmental Engineering, Clinical Lab Science, LEGO Robotics, Art, Law, Biotechnology, Theater Arts, Anatomy and Physiology, and Forensics.
The mission of the Institute for the Development and Enrichment of Advanced Learners (IDEAL) is to provide distinctive and unique academic enrichment programs that promote academic excellence, citizenship/leadership, diversity, and an appreciation of the arts for children in grades kindergarten through 12. IDEAL is a part of the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement.