Presentation on theme: " Six week (now cut to four weeks) instructional program begun in 1964 for the state’s most talented students A chance for in depth study of academic."— Presentation transcript:
Six week (now cut to four weeks) instructional program begun in 1964 for the state’s most talented students A chance for in depth study of academic or artistic fields of interest and be taught by excellent high school and college instructors An opportunity practice interpersonal skills living with peers on a Georgia college campus Participation paid for by the state, including each student’s tuition, room, board, and instructional supplies
They are the very top students at this school in their area of study, and are well-rounded, high achieving students across the board. Nominees take the most challenging courses in their area of nomination and they do well. Nominees are passionate about their area of study and participate in various extracurricular activities in that area.
Your teacher has recognized you as an exceptionally talented student. Nomination in more than one area means decision-making, but multiple opportunities too! Nomination is a feather in your cap but also a big commitment to a lengthy process. You are entering a competition among the smartest, most talented high school students in the state of Georgia for limited spaces in the state’s most prestigious summer program.
What happens next? Completion of application Revision of application with faculty School interviews Teacher recommendation County interviews State interviews
Quality of application Evidence of commitment to area of nomination (i.e. extra-curricular activities) Academic performance and PSAT scores Additional nominations Teacher recommendation Performance in interviews (and subject specific requirements such as writing samples, portfolios, resumes, etc.)
You never get a second chance to make a first impression! Develop your ideas thoroughly ▪ Thorough does NOT mean a few sentences. Each response must be considered an independent composition /essay. List all of your accomplishments Organize and proofread Get advice and feedback from those you trust
Describe your interest in area. Describe what you have done beyond normal class work. Explain why you should be selected. Have you decided on a career? Elaborate. Make any statement supporting your nomination, not covered elsewhere.
September 2 nd : Teacher nominations by are due. September 9 th : Student nomination packets are due back. September 27 th : School interviews First week of October: Nomination materials due to county. October: County interviews. Late January and February: State interviews. Late March: The finalists are announced.
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