Registration Underway for the 2012 Maryland Summer Centers
Registration Underway for the
2012 Maryland Summer Centers
Private funding allows 14 Summer Centers to open
BALTIMORE, MD (March 22, 2012) – The registration deadline is looming for the 14 Maryland Summer Centers coordinated through the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). For 45 years the Summer Centers program has offered unique instructional experiences for gifted and talented students entering grades 3 through 12. Students have the opportunity to work with like-minded peers in an area of ability and interest. Applications must be postmarked by April 15th.
The Centers offer one to three-week residential and non-residential programs with a focus on the arts, sciences, technology, computer science, and engineering. The activities are designed to encourage critical thinking, creativity, and problem solving while challenging students academically.
The 14 Summer Centers are:
Tuition ranges from $200 to $1,200 and full and partial scholarships are available for those who need financial assistance. An online brochure and application forms are available from local gifted and talented education coordinators or on the Maryland State Department of Education website at www.MarylandPublicSchools.org/summercenters.
Applications must be postmarked by Sunday, April 15, except Arts Centers, which have earlier deadlines. Materials are available in Spanish upon request. For more information contact Stephanie F. Zenker at 410-767-0821.
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