The Summer Scholars Institute is supported by the United Way of Hall County and with contributions to the University of North Georgia Foundation, specifically for Summer Scholars.
What is Summer Scholars?
For many 12 - 16 year-olds, early adolescence offers opportunities to choose a path toward a productive and fulfilling life. For many others, it represents a chance to avoid a diminished future.
The Summer Scholars Institute (SSI) is an intensive four-week summer program for rising 8th, 9th, and 10th grade "at promise" students. The program encourages high school completion and entry into post-secondary education. Students, selected by their local middle schools, are taught academic success skills that transition to the curriculum they will encounter in their next year in school. This program is only offered on the Gainesville Campus.
Program Director: Robin Thomas-Anyanwu
Location: Student Center
Summer Scholars Institute
***2013 PROGRAM INFO***
PROGRAM DATES: June 24 – July 18 (Mon – Thurs)
REGISTRATION DATES: April 19 (6:30p-8:00p) OR ****************** April 20 (11:00a - 12:30p)
NEW REGISTRATION LOCATION: NESBITT BLDG, RM 3110
The mission of the Summer Scholars Institute is to provide students with a very strong and challenging core curriculum, supplemented by diverse enrichment courses and activities. By giving students this opportunity, we are better able to prepare them for the demands of high school and adult life. The program seeks to achieve this goal by enhancing language and communication skills, strengthening study skills, building cross-cultural awareness, and creating positive self-esteem. Special efforts are made to involve the students' families in the overall process.
- Increase retention and prevent dropouts
- Improve academic skills
- Promote interest and strength in language arts, math, and science
- Provide knowledge for exploring career options
- Increase college awareness
- Provide exposure to positive role-models
- Provide recreational and cultural activities
- Encourage parental involvement
We seek to have a diverse group of students from the local Latino, African-American, Anglo and Asian communities. The Summer Scholars Director at The Unversity of North Georgia, area middle school teachers and counselors all participate in recruitment and referral to the program. Each spring written recommendations from teachers and counselors are used in the selection process.
Middle School Counselors: Click on link below for Referral Form