Saturday, February 7, 2015

High School Summer Opportunities

Georgia Regents University - High School Freshman, Sophomores & Juniors

This summer, Georgia Regents University Augusta is launching two academic, residential programs for current high school sophomores and juniors. These programs are the Health Sciences Summer Academy (HSSA) and the Cyber Sciences Summer Academy (CSSA).

Using experiential instruction, the HSSA allows students to explore health care environments, build skills in patient care, and work as a team to complete scientific research. To learn more, visit

The CSSA is designed to introduce high school students to the academic and professional world of cybersecurity. Students will learn from experts in the field and experience, first-hand, the consequences of a cyberattack. There will also be additional “top secret” hands-on learning experiences for students. For more information,

The programs will function separately during the day, but have joint evening social experiences including activities to enhance skills in collaboration, teamwork, and communication. Both programs are offered over the following weeks: June 21-25 or June 28-July 2. Students will have the chance to apply for one or both and choose the week they would like to attend if they are selected during the application process.

An information flyer is attached for your convenience. Please post on bulletin boards and/or distribute to students you think would be challenged and benefited by one or both of these experiences. The online application deadline is March 30. Space is limited. As GRU anticipates a large applicant pool, be sure your students complete their applications fully and submit them by the deadline. Selected students will be notified in March. Tuition is $500.

For more information on the camps, please visit the website links above.

The University of North Georgia- High School Sophomores & Juniors

The University of North Georgia (UNG) will host the fifth summer language academy for high school rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in June and July 2015. The Federal Service Language Academy (FSLA) is a three-week residential program for students who are interested in an immersive intensive language experience, fitness, and exploring international-related careers with the federal government. Last year 130 students from over 32 US states and three foreign countries successfully completed the FSLA.

During the two three-week sessions, students will be immersed in intensive language instruction in First-Year Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, Korean, Portuguese or Second-Year Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, Korean, and Portuguese from highly qualified teachers, participate in a daily fitness program, receive career counseling from federal agency representatives (possible agencies include the CIA, DEA, FBI, State Department, Homeland Security, the Peace Corps and US Armed Forces), and possibly receive high school credit for successful completion of the academy.

We are also pleased to announce the addition of FSLA Berlin 2015, a three-week (July 05-24) language immersion experience in the German capital. This program will feature intensive language instruction, cultural excursions, and home stay arrangements with German families. This is a Dual Enrollment program with both high school and university German credit. Accepted students must be admitted to UNG. Please see the FSLA website for further details.

Please forward this information to any high school teachers, counselors, or administrators in your contacts who may be interested in passing this information to their students and/or may be interested in an employment opportunity at the UNG Federal Service Language Academy.

For further information, see below for more complete details and visit our web site: