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Centenary Summer Scholars Program Prepares for its Seventh Year

06/13/2014, 09:47 AM

Hackettstown, N.J. - For the seventh year, Centenary College will offer a summer enrichment program for rising 8th through 12th graders starting mid-July. 

Middle and high school students interested in getting a taste of the college experience can participate in the Centenary Summer Scholars Program from July 13, 2014 through August 2, 2014. Students who enroll have the opportunity to attend classes and live on campus or participate as a day student.

The co-ed academic program is designed to broaden the minds of young students by introducing subjects their schools might not offer to them, which also gives them the opportunity to experiment with classes to see if they would like to pursue the subject matter as a career. Centenary caters to a diverse group of students from all over the country and the world.

The 2014 season will offer three one-week sessions running from Sunday to Saturday. Students can choose from a number of one-week courses: Sustainability, Forensic Science, Veterinary Science, Creative Writing, Fashion Design, Television Production, and Computer Programming and Game Design. Students choose one course per session (which is their Major), as well as an Elective (which is designed to be a fun exploration of an interesting topic). All courses accept students at all levels. These courses allow students staying for multiple sessions to enhance their learning experience even further. For those interested in attending a class for multiple sessions, they can continue learning without repetition and may stay in the same course, or choose a new academic track. Courses are taught by college professors and knowledgeable instructors.

New for 2014 an SAT prep course and optional Super Saturday trips to New York City. Each Saturday, the students will have the opportunity to travel to New York City for the day. Super Saturday trips are designed to have students have a day of sight-seeing, shopping and visiting tourist destinations. While in New York, students will benefit from the constant supervision of Summer Scholars staff.

Summer Scholars has dropped its tuition by almost 25% from last summer’s pricing and discounts are still built-in to encourage multi-session attendance.  A discount is given for each week of the program a student attends. A student staying two weeks, for example, could save $100 to $300, depending on their enrollment.

“I have taught the Television Production classes for the past six years through this program and the students are enthusiastic and ready to learn, which makes my job a real pleasure,” says Matthew Mendres, Assistant Professor of Communication at Centenary College. “The students bring a lot of energy and it is clear that they are learning and having a great time.  I look forward to meeting this summer’s new scholars.”

For more information, please call the camp directly at (866) 749-6426 or visit the website at www.centenarysummerscholars.org.

Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary College’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary College’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  The Centenary College School of Professional Studies offers degree programs online and in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey.  The School of International Programs recruits international students for study at Centenary and Centenary students for study abroad.
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