High Ability Program

High Ability Program

2017 High Ability Program


ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The High Ability (HA) Program at Grambling State University is a partnership between the Office of Academic Affairs and the Center for Mathematical Achievement in Science and Technology (CMAST).  High Ability offers an accelerated program for high school juniors who have exemplified outstanding academic achievement.

High Ability gives students a commanding lead toward independence, responsibility, and scholarship opportunities.  Participants will earn a total of six credit hours during the summer.  Courses taken by HA students include, but are not limited, to English, mathematics, and science.  Throughout the program, participants are also able to connect with college students and professors to discuss their interests and possible college majors.

High Ability students participate in a science-based field trip to Magic Springs and Crystal Falls Amusement and Water Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. The High Ability Program at Grambling State University strives to provide a superb educational experience and to promote individual growth and development.

PROGRAM DATES

The Summer High Ability Program is a five-week session.  It will begin on Sunday, June 25, 2017.  Registration will be held on Monday, June 26, 2017, and classes will begin on Tuesday, June 27, 2017.  The High Ability program ends at the close of Summer Session II on Friday, July 28, 2017.

COURSES AND CURRICULUM

High Ability students will be able to earn six (6) credit hours.  The program has a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) focus, requiring the completion of a mathematics course (3 credit hours) and the completion of a science project.  The second course (3 credit hours) may be selected from the following areas: photography, theatre, art, computer information systems, biology, or English.

HOUSING AND MEALS

High Ability participants will be housed in a female/male residence hall which provides a safe on-campus residential life experience that is comfortable and well maintained, and also creates a positive living environment for students such that the students learn to live and interact within a community that respects individuals and encourages good citizenship. 

High Ability students will eat at the university cafeteria, McCall Dining Hall.  Special programs and events will be catered by Aramark Campus Dining.

TRANSPORTATION

The university does not provide transportation to and from campus. Parents/guardians are responsible for providing transportation for program participants at the onset and at the end of the 5-weeks session.

QUALIFICATIONS

To be eligible, the following criteria must be met:

  • High school junior (rising senior) classification
  • GPA 3.3 or greater (on a 4.0 scale)
  • ACT composite score of 20 or greater or a score of 940 on SAT Verbal (also called Critical Reading) and Math combined

REQUIRED FORMS/DOCUMENTS

The following forms/documents must be and completed and submitted prior to the application deadline:

Students who receive notification that they have been accepted to participate in the 2017 High Ability Program  must submit the following forms by Monday, June 19, 2017.

FEES AND PAYMENTS

  1. The cost of the 2017 Summer High Ability Program is $100.  A maximum of 25 students will be accepted into the program at this rate.  The following two (2) payment options are available:
    • Option 1: Pay the full amount of $100;
    • Option 2: Payment plan of 2 installments of $50.00

Final payment must be received by Monday, June 19, 2017.

  • The self-pay participants fee is $2,000 per person.  A maximum of 10 students will be accepted into the program at this rate.  The following two (2) payment options are available:
    • Option 1: Pay the full amount of $2000;
    • Option 2: Payment plan of 2 installments of $1,000

Final payment must be received by Monday, June 19, 2017.

Deadline to Apply: May 24, 2017

Click here to apply.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

CONTACT

Summer High Ability Program
Grambling State University
GSU Box 4275
Grambling, LA 71245

Dr. Stacey Duhon
Email:  duhons@gram.edu
Phone:  (318) 274-6174 or (318) 274-2340
Fax:  (318) 274-3230