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Moravian College Hosts Summer Program for Gifted Students

Scores of the nation's best and brightest young people have descended on the dormitories and classrooms of Moravian College again this summer. Johns Hopkins University has picked Moravian for the third year in a row to join a select group of colleges and universities nationwide to host its Center for Academic Advancement program.

The high-level academic experience is open to students entering the eighth, ninth, and 10th grades who have notched exceptional scores on the Scholastic Aptitude Test. Each student enrolls in one concentrated course during a three-week session. Moravian will serve two such sessions: June 27 - July 16 and July 18 - August 6.

Moravian will also host the Center for Talented Youth program for the first time this year. This academic program is for children entering grades second through sixth that have ranked in the top 2% of their class on standardized tests. Approximately 80 young students are attending each session. A variety of interesting and fun courses are offered in math, science, and the humanities.

The Center for Academic Advancement program provides talented young people with three-weeks of intense immersion in a particular subject. The students are challenged with introductory college-level course work. Among the courses available to students at Moravian are those in American legal history, environment, public speaking, creative writing, literature and film, drama, math, music, reasoning, sports medicine, computer science, pharmacology, engineering design, and genetics.

In addition to their course work, students enjoy a rich experience outside the classroom. They live on campus under the supervision of resident assistants and participate in activities raging from sports, to arts and crafts, to music, to special events, and a student talent show.

Approximately 200 young people from Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and New England and across the country are attending each session. Several Moravian faculty members will teach courses and some students from the college will serve on the 50-member staff.

The Johns Hopkins summer programs for advanced students have attainted national distinction for helping to fan the intellectual fires of young people who have shown aptitude and ability.