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Summer Opportunities

Joseph Baldwin Academy for Eminent Young Scholars -- Three-week residential session of academic, cultural, and social experiences in a university environment.  Offered to students completing the 7th, 8th, or 9th grades.  College level courses in biology, studio art, war, acting, algebra, economics, etc.


Presidential Pre-College Program-- Rising seniors may enroll in university classes for credit, as well as a non-credit university orientation course.  May be either resident or commuter. 
Southwest Missouri State University 
901 South National 
Springfield, MO  65804 
Phone:  417-836-5872

College for Kids, A Summer Exploration, Inc. - This is a residential program for students in grades 3-9, with three one-week sessions.  Classes are interdisciplinary and include a variety of topics.  For dates, location, and registration booklet: 
Contact:  Ms. Sue Craghead, Director
P O Box 722 
Fulton, MO  65251
(573) 642-2935
E-Mail: www.collegeforkids.net

Summerscape  -- Summerscape is designed for intellectually gifted students who have completed grades 6-9.  Courses are selected and planned to provide an academic challenge and creative experiences.  Classes are limited to 16 students.   Thirty-eight courses could be offered in the areas of archaeology, music, debate, theater, computer science, journalism, video production, high-tech concepts, foreign language, photography, zoology, conservation, and leadership.  Campus recreational facilities are available.  Hands-on experiences, field trips, and the opportunity to interact with international students are key components of Summerscape.  Students opting to live on campus will be housed in dormitories at Drury University.
Drury College 
Belle Hall 206, 900 North Benton Avenue 
Springfield, MO  65802 

Summer Quest -- (Same address as Summerscape)  This program is for advanced learners in prekindergarten, kindergarten, and 1st grade, along with gifted students in grades 2-5.

Drury Leadership Academy --  The Drury Leadership Academy is a program for high-achieving high school students who have completed grades 10-12.  Course are available in leadership, science, philosophy and humanities.  Students may take two courses. In addition to academic endeavors, the Drury Leadership Academy is designed to provide appropriate cultural and recreational activities with emphasis on leadership skills and leadership for the future.  Drury Leadership Academy students may enroll for one hour college credit (at no additional cost) per class taken.  Students opting to live on campus will be housed in dormitories at Drury University.

Summer Pals/Summer Quest-- Drury University and Springfield Public Schools work together to sponsor a summer experience for gifted students.  For grades prekindergarten (must turn 5 by August 1, 2007), kindergarten and grades 1, this experience is Summer Pals; for grades 2-5, Summer Quest.  Summer Quest/Summer Pals classes are held June 11-22, 2007 (Monday through Friday).  Classes for Summer Pals will meet from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m. at Sunshine Elementary.  Classes for Summer Quest will meet from 8:15 – 11:15 a.m. at Phelps Center for the Gifted.  Class size is limited to 16 students.  Courses are taught be highly qualified, effective teachers who understand and use both enrichment and acceleration.  Courses are hands-on, activity oriented and highly motivating.


Mary Potthoff, Program Coordinator

900 North Benton, Lay 103, Springfield, MO 65810

*Phone 417 873-7386   *E-mail: mpotthof@drury.edu;

*web-site http://www.drury.edu/section/section.cfm?sid=150