College will offer summer scholars program

| 29 Sep 2011 | 02:39

    Hackettstown — Centenary College will offer a summer enrichment program for 8th to 12th graders starting in July. This is the second year the college will be offering this program. Students have the opportunity to attend classes and live on campus or participate as a day student. The summer program is designed to broaden the minds of young students by introducing subjects their schools might not offer to them, which also gives them the opportunity to experiment with classes to see if they would like to pursue the subject matter as a career. Centenary caters to a diverse group of students from all over the country and the world. Four one-week sessions will run from Sunday to Friday. With each session, eight academic tracks are offered. Within many academic tracks, there is a variety of focus areas. Students may sign up for one or more sessions. Students attending multiple sessions may stay in the same course without repeating the curriculum, or may choose a new academic track. All sessions accept students at all levels. Students attending multiple sessions also have the option of staying on campus between sessions. The weekend stay-over gives students a better chance to get to know the staff and campus, and includes fun and diverting activities and events. Students who live in the area are welcome to enjoy the comforts of home and return on the next Sunday, refreshed and ready to start a new session. New for this year, Summer Scholars will offer multi-week discounts for both day and residential students. A student staying two weeks, for example, could save $100 to $300 depending on their enrollment. The tracks include Creative Writing, Television and Production, Forensic Science, Fashion Design, Math and Chaos Theory, HTML and Flash, Environmental Science and Veterinary Science. The curriculum, divided into four sessions, will run from July 5 n July 31. For more details, call the camp directly at 866-749-6426 or visit “I taught the Television Production classes last summer and these students had a lot of energy,” says Matt Mendres, assistant professor of communication at Centenary. “They really wanted to learn and that made the experience fun for me. I am looking forward to meeting this year’s students.”