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2012 Florida GEAR UP TCC Summer Institute
Tallahassee Community College
June 5 -15, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Daily
Florida GEAR UP presents the 2012 TCC/GEAR UP Summer Institute June 5 –15. This free summer program offers a host of fun and exciting enrichment activities in the areas of dance, drama, computer graphics, music production, etiquette and spoken word. Students will also attend courses in language arts, mathematics, reading, science, college success, financial management, computer technology and health/positive living, all of which will challenge and prepare students for college level success.
Registration ends May 25. To be eligible, students must be incoming 9 – 12 graders currently enrolled or will be enrolled at the following schools:
- NIMS Middle School
- Rickards High School
- FAMU DRS
- Jefferson County Middle/High School
Don’t miss this opportunity. Register today. For more information, contact the Florida GEAR UP office at (850) 245-0812 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If your child attends any of our GEAR UP schools, please be sure to check out our school academies for this summer.
Tallahassee and Monticello:
Engineering by Design (EbD) Summer Enrichment Program
July 2 – 20, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday
The FDOE GEAR-UP Program and Florida A & M University College of Education Department of Workforce Education has partnered with FAMU DRS to create the Engineering by Design (EbD) Summer Enrichment Program. The EbD Program is a three-week enrichment program where students learn to be technologically literate in the 21st Century. Students will utilize math, science, technology and engineering principles to explore the world in which we live in. Students will also be provided the opportunity to learn through lectures, classroom observations, research, “hands-on” applications and technology and engineering based instruction. The program will be from 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. followed the opportunity for students to participate in the Performing Arts session with the Javacya Arts Conservatory group from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. Registrations are due June 20. For more information, please contact Dione Smith at (850) 412-5921.
NIMS Summer Academy
NIMS Middle School
June 18-28, 2012
8 a.m. – 1 p.m., Daily
The Nims Middle School GEAR UP program is hosting a Summer Academy program designed to help students increase their skill sets in the areas of math, reading, high school and college awareness, and technology. Students will gain knowledge and skills through direct instruction coupled with hands-on use of iPad technology, and have the opportunity to learn more about the college admissions procedure and collegiate life through a tour of Tallahassee Community College. The Nims Middle School GEAR UP Summer Academy is only available to rising 8th graders and runs from June 18 - June 28, from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. Registration is required and is due by June 1, 2012. For more information, please contact Jazmyn Alston at (850) 488-5960.
Raider Nation Summer Institute: A Bridge Academy
James S. Rickards High School
July 16-20, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Daily
This summer, James S. Rickards High School is thrilled to provide a summer program, Raider Nation Summer Institute: A Bridge Academy that solely focuses on incoming high school freshman and their high school and college preparation needs. At the conclusion of this one week program, every student will be knowledgeable about career and college options, credit and financing opportunities, academic and social life at JSRHS, and be acquainted with nationally recognized colleges. Registration is due June 10. For more information, please contact Shanika Mungin at (850) 488-1783.
Jefferson County Middle/High School Summer Academy
Jefferson County Middle/High School
June 18-28, 2012
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Daily
There are still spots available for the Jefferson County Middle/High School GEAR UP Summer Academy. This program is available for all rising Jefferson County Middle/High School students who will be rising 7 - 9 grades. Students will be able to engage in the following academics: Math Upgrade, Computer Technology, Graphic Arts and College/Career Academy. Field trips will include a visit one of the beautiful college campuses in Tallahassee, FL and Wonder Works in Panama City Beach, Florida. Everything is absolutely free. Transportation will also be provided. Please contact the JCMHS GEAR UP Coach/Site Coordinator Ms. Senovia Williams at (850) 997-3555 Ext. 133 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Columbia High School’s GEAR UP Summer Academy
Columbia High School
June 19-28, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
Columbia High School’s GEAR UP Summer Academy is aimed at incoming 9 and 10 graders to encourage them to intrinsically desire an education. The goal is to serve 100 students through the use of mini-academies in the areas of Crime Scene Investigation, Digital Design, STEM, and Film Study. Each mini-academy will focus on one of these four areas while also incorporating Mathematics and English through the use of the iPods, field trips, guest speakers, hands-on activities, and CollegeEd curriculum. The Summer Academy will run June 19 - 28, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. on Monday - Thursday. There will be a celebration night on the last day to allow family and community members to see what the students have accomplished during their time in the program. For more information, please contact Kelly Hunter at firstname.lastname@example.org or (386) 755-8080
Palatka High GEAR UP Summer Academy
Palatka High School
June 18-28, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Daily
Palatka High School is conducting a summer academy from June 18 – June 28. The hours of the academy are from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. The first week will be for incoming freshmen and the second week will be for upper classmen. The curriculum will consist of Writing Enrichment, Biology DNA lab, Engineering, Algebra enrichment, and Study Skills using the CollegeEd curriculum. On Thursday of each week, the group will take a trip to Orlando to visit the campus of the University of Central Florida and WonderWorks, a scientific experience. Last day to register is June 8. For more information, please contact Linda Coons, GEAR UP Coach at email@example.com or (386) 329-0577.
Experience Summer Academy
Crescent City Jr. Sr. High School
June 18 – July 12, 2012
8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Monday - Thursdays
Experience Summer Academy is a four weeks, hands on experience for students that need further assistance in common course classes such as Math and Reading while enjoying interactive and fun activities in Theatre Production, Art, and Science. Students will also enjoy two field trips intended to enhance their knowledge in art and science and receive classes that focus on career planning. For more information or to find out how to register, please contact Judy West at firstname.lastname@example.org or (386) 698-1629.
Soaring Eagles Summer Camp
Bronson Middle/High School
June 13 – 20, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Monday - Wednesday
Bus & Lunch Provided Free of Charge (Field Trip Days Busses Return at 6 p.m.)
The Soaring Eagles Summer Camp is a fun, free & entertaining career and college exploration program that will provide great enrichment activities for the students taking part. This camp is intended to build leadership skills as well as giving students the tools to be successful through school and onto college and careers. Free trips include a visit to UF Campus and to MOSI in Tampa. Other activities in the week include building and launching rockets, career/college discovery and leadership/team building games. This program is open to all students at BMHS, with registration due June 6. Limited spaces available! Contact: Kristian Boyce GEAR UP Coach Kristian.email@example.com or (352) 486-5260
Week 1 - Monday, June 13 - Wednesday, June 15
Week 2 - Monday, June 18 - Wednesday, June 20
Indians Summer Camp
Chiefland High School
June 20 – July 5, 2012
9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., Daily
Bus Provided Free of Charge (Field Trip Days Busses Return at 6 p.m.)
The Indians Summer Camp is a fun, free & entertaining career and college exploration programs that will provide great enrichment activities for the students taking part. This camp is intended to build leadership skills as well as giving students the tools to be successful through school and onto college and careers. Free trips include a visit to Tallahassee State Capital, Flagler College, University of South Florida and to Kennedy Space Center. Other activities in the week include building and launching rockets, career/college discovery and leadership/team building games. This program is open to all students at CHS and Incoming Freshmen, with registration due June 6. Limited spaces available. Contact: Kristian Boyce GEAR UP Coach Kristian.firstname.lastname@example.org or 352-493-6000
Week 1 - Wednesday, June 20 - Friday, June 22
Week 2 - Monday, June 25 - Thursday, June 28
Week 3 - Monday, July 2 - Thursday, July 5
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