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The Center for Gifted Education at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette will once again provide an enriching program for Summer 2007. According to past participants, this is the best program available for middle school students.

The Summer Scholars residential program is a week-long program for students in the 7th - 9th grade. This year Summer Scholars will be held June 10 - 15 and 17 - 22. Students can sign up for either week.

The Summer Scholars program identifies and nurtures academically gifted students. Students choose daily classes from a variety of academic and arts areas, as well as a course in leadership. To qualify for this program, a student must present satisfactory scores on a standardized test of mental ability or academic achievement. Students who are classified as academically gifted by state standards automatically qualify for the program.

The program has proven highly successful, with both participants and their parents reporting increases in academic motivation, self-concept and creative production. All Louisiana residents receive a discount on tuition and more scholarship funds for tuition are available for students whose families qualify on the basis of financial need.

Detailed information on this program can be found on at: www.coe.louisiana.edu/centers/gifted.html. For more information, call the Center for Gifted Education at (337) 482-6701.