(March 2007)

Contact: Summer Exploration Program: Becky Palmer, 318-869-5254, or Dian Tooke, 318-5542; or Centenary News Service: Lynn Stewart or Kacie Lopez, 318-869-5120

Centenary College Announces Summer Exploration Courses for Middle and High School Students

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SHREVEPORT, LA — Centenary College has announced its summer enrichment learning opportunities for middle and high school students via its annual Summer Exploration program. The first session will be held June 11-15, with a second session June 18-22. The program is open to students who have completed grades 7 through 11 by May 2007.

The two sessions offer a wide variety of programs designed to give students an opportunity to focus on interests they may not learn about during the school year. This year's sessions include programs on acting, music, biology, computer-based designing and even the scientific study of illusions.

Each session lasts one week, and students can choose between full- and half-day programs. Morning classes meet from 9—11:30 a.m. and afternoon classes meet from 12:30—3 p.m. Early drop-off for morning students (7:30 a.m.) and late pickup for afternoon students (5:30 p.m.) are available. The cost per half-day is $135. Full-day courses or two half-day courses are $275. Supplies are included and lunch is provided for students taking the full-day course or a morning and afternoon class. A $25 non-refundable registration fee per half-day course and $50 non-refundable registration fee per full-day course will secure a place in the course(s) for each participant with the registration fee applied to the total cost of each course.

The program invites parents to attend a "Meet the Professor" reception at the end of each week-long session. The reception, each Friday from 3-4 p.m., is held in the Peters Building next to the Meadows Museum.

Summer Exploration offerings:

Session I: June 11-15

  • An Inside Look at Music for Movies
  • The Art & Craft of Computer Aided Design
  • Creating Computer Games
  • CSI Centenary: Exploring the World of Biology
  • Improvisation: An Acting Tool

Session II: June 18-22

  • An Inside Look at Music for Movies
  • Creating Computer Games
  • Hollywood's Depiction of America's Secondary Classrooms
  • The Science of Illusions
  • Shakespeare: Page to Stage