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Early College opens up summer program to all students

The College of Education & Human Development’s Early College Program is opening up its 2017 Summer Enrichment Program to all students in the metro-Atlanta area.

The Early College Program, housed in the college’s Alonzo A. Crim Center for Urban Educational Excellence, allows high school students at three local partner schools – George Washington Carver Early College High School, Booker T. Washington High School and Charles R. Drew Charter School – to take college classes and earn up to two years of college credit or an associate’s degree tuition free.

Its four-week summer program was first created in 2010 to provide high school students with academic and cultural classes during the summer months.

From June 5-30, 2017, participating students will attend core classes in the morning – covering math, science, writing and critical thinking skills – and enrichment sessions in the afternoon, which range from coding and financial literacy to art and film. They’ll also go on three field trips spread out over the course of the summer program.

“Over the years, students have commented that attending Summer Enrichment allowed them to become familiar with campus and acclimated to the impending academic rigor prior to beginning their tenure at Georgia State University.  The summer program is designed to introduce college to our students in a less imposing environment,” said Tene Davis, director of the Early College program at Georgia State. “This year, we offer this opportunity to members of our metro-Atlanta community as we understand the value it has brought to our Early College students.”

Students interested in attending the summer program must complete and submit this application by March 31, 2017 at 5 p.m. Submissions can be sent to Davis at tdavis134@gsu.edu, faxed to 404-413-8073 (Attention: Tene Davis) or mailed to the Alonzo A. Crim for Urban Educational Excellence Center, P.O. Box 3976, Atlanta, GA 30302-3976.

The summer program costs $500 per student, which covers a monthly MARTA card, daily lunch, three field trips and all books, materials and initial supplies needed for the four weeks on campus. A $100 deposit is due March 1, 2017, and the remaining $400 balance is due by May 15, 2017. More details about how to submit payment will be sent to parents in their students’ acceptance notification.

There are limited need-based scholarships available. For more information about the summer program or scholarship opportunities, please contact Davis at 404-413-8074 or tdavis134@gsu.edu.