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Summer LABS coming to Beloit

January 12, 2011 at 3:24 pm

 

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Know a rising high school junior or senior who would make a great future Beloiter? This summer, the college will offer three three-week Summer LAB sessions for high-schoolers to get a rigorous, personalized introduction to the liberal arts and a taste of college life to boot.

Taught by current Beloit College professors Fran Abbate, Chris Johnson, and Paul Stanley, students will live and learn on campus in courses grouped around a theme, but spanning several academic disciplines. Besides the experience, they’ll have a chance to earn college credit for their work.

In this pilot year, accepted students will choose one of three courses in the sciences and humanities that emphasize learning and discovery in small classes and creative ways of putting those lessons into practice, like lab science courses do.

This year, Summer LABS will offer courses in physics, dance, and creative writing. In subsequent years, course offerings will change and expand in number.

Students are admitted to Summer LABS based on the strength of their personal essay, a recommendation letter, and high school transcript. Applications for the 2011 session are due by April 30.