June 2 - July 26, 2013 (July 12 for PCSI)
Typical 5th and 6th Grader Schedule
|7:30 am - 8:30 am ||Arrival and breakfast |
|9:00 am - 9:50 am ||Communications/Etiquette |
|10:00 am - 10:55 am ||Science |
|11:00 am - 11:55 am ||Vocabulary |
|12:00 pm - 12:55 pm ||Lunch |
|12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ||Lunch |
|1:00 pm - 1:35 pm ||Recreation |
|1:45 pm - 3:15 pm ||Mathematics |
|3:15 pm - 4:00 pm ||Science/Math Activity |
|4:15 pm - 5:00 pm ||Snack/Dismissal |
Tuition & Fees
- Tuition: $600 per child; $550 for second child in family (cashier check or money orders only)
- $25 non-refundable application fee
- Early Bird Special in honor of 10th Anniversary of THRUST Program, $75 per week if paid by May 31, 2013
- Check the Flyer for more details
Next Level Introduction of Upcoming Fall classes…So students will be ahead academically!!! Math/Science/Reading/Writing State Curriculum Concepts Concepts including Technology, Collaboration, Math, and Science Hands-On activities. All classes taught by Certified Teachers and Skilled Professionals.
- Character Building, Leadership, Budgeting, Cooking, Swimming, Physical Fitness and More!
- Now, let’s not forget the FUN! After all, it is SUMMER! Thursdays & Fridays are schedule for Educational, Social, and Fitness Fieldtrips local & out of state.
- To register and receive more details go to www.sprucestreetcdc.org. For Employment Opportunities or to sponsor a child, contact us at www.sprucestreetcdc.org . Register before April 1st to secure your child a spot and receive the “Early Bird” Special. There is a $25 non- refundable Application fee.
- Financial Assistance is available. Making this opportunity possible for many in the Nashville Community. Appreciation to CPC, Fisk University, Spruce Street Baptist Church/ THRUST/Community Foundation of Middle TN/ MDHA-Metro Development Housing Authority/ Predators Foundation
GUSTO SUMMER CAMP FOR GIRLS
The program targets girls between the ages of 9 and 15 (with emphasis on those residing in north Nashville) to participate in recreational and educational activities during a eight-week session. Students participate in activities that emphasize mathematics and science, communication (reading and writing), tools for success, and financial management. Activities include, swimming, field trips, guest speakers, and much more. On average we served 35 participants, with an attendance of 91%. The camp participants are actively engaged in daily projects that reflect an emphasis on STEM education through the integration of Embedded Standards for Inquiry; Technology and Engineering; and Mathematics. The GUSTO summer program continues to provide opportunities to young minority females, many of which reside in low-income neighborhoods. The girls are able to explore subject areas such as Astronomy; Earth and Space Science; Energy; Environmental Sustainability and Genetics in addition to the basic Physical Sciences. All of the above mentioned areas featured one or more of the Tennessee Curriculum Standards for grades 5-8 and several subject areas for the 9-12 high school curricula. Additionally,we have Metropolitan Nashville Public School (MNPS) teaching fellows for the second year.
- 100% of participants graduate from high school in a state in which the graduation rate is 58% amongst African Americans
- 100% transition to four year colleges.
- many high school participants participated in community service projects.
- By monitoring local participants, Gusto participants are performing better in the classroom throughout the academic year according to their teachers.
- MNPS-Teaching fellows-With their support, we were able to offer at least, one class for all participants and as many as three for some that they will be enrolled the ensuing fall.
- In general, Participants have more than 45 contact hours per week.
T.H.R.U.S.T. Math and Science Summer Enrichment Program
Last year was the ninth year for the THRUST summer program. We enriched 48 (full-time) traditionally underrepresented and underserved MALE students—grades 5 through high school—with applied/”hands-on” learning experiences through access and a deep relationship to a college environment. During this 8-week intensive program, we: provided our students with individualized tutoring /enrichment in math based on results from third-party evaluative testing; engaged students in cooperative problem solving, correlating math and science to the real world as well as providing the necessary framework in which to understand most scientific principles through hands-on collaborative projects involving computers, mechanical principals, craft working, and engineering; built critical skills in research, reading and writing, as well as developed oral skills through topical debate; imparted principals of teamwork and supportive relationships that encouraged school success; and, of course, offered sports and summer recreation. We believe ALL CHILDREN CAN SUCCEED!! We seek to provide our campers enrichment opportunities in address of areas of weakness/needing improvement, and those “tools for their success” to sustain that success. These “tools” are: organization, time management, study skills, test preparation, reading/writing exercises, mentoring, etc..
Pre and Post evaluations indicate that the participants are interested in learning more about STEM subjects and that their communication and inquiry skills are being stimulated. A retention rate of approximately 65% also indicates that the science camp is enjoyable and affordable!
- THRUST participants realized 111% overall improvement in math scores in the 2011 summer session.
- Fall 2011 semester grades for the THRUST participants were 8.9% higher—as a group—than those of their previous semester grades
- Students were successful in participating in academic competitions such that
- three were team members of the National Society of Black Engineers High School Robotics Challenge,
- Two gained Research Internships in the Fisk University Polymer Envoy Program,
- One was a 1 SIFE essay contest winner ($500 scholarship + laptop computer)
- Two students obtained National Merit Commendations and one was a National Merit Semifinalist
- Fifty-four current or former participants are in 4-year college programs as of the Fall of 2011—most with full or partial academic scholarships
Science High School Research Group
The team from subproject 2 implemented very effective outreach program to local BA degree only university and high schools. Over the summer, the team hosted 5 high school students, who built solar panel powered PVDF film based piezoelectric speakers.
PRE-COLLEGE SCIENCE INSTITUTE
The PCSI is a program that serves students in grades k- 4. For families who want six weeks of their child’s summer filled with enrichment activities that will help them better prepare for courses in mathematics, science, and reading/language arts, along with fun-filled academic and physical activities.
The curriculum is aligned with the common core standards, NCTM, and the National Science standards. The curriculum integrates math , science, and reading to help students maximize their critical thinking skills and develop reading comprehension. The program accepted only 15 students during its first year of operation. With our facilities, we are able to handle up to sixty students.
Summer Research Program (SRP/REU)
The Summer Research Program for Undergraduates (SRP): Participation in this program prepares students for the rigors of graduate studies and gives them hands-on research experience. Students for this program must be U.S. citizens or have permanent residency, and G.P.A of 3.0 or higher. Each summer, we selected eight to twelve students that met the eligibility for a summer research experience.. They are required to give weekly update presentations of their research projects leading to a final poster presentation, oral presentation, and written paper at the program’s conclusion. Th SRP proram has been operated every summer since 1993. The REU program has been operatd each summerstarting 1996.
- 100% of participants participate in weekly PowerPoint presentations.
- All submitted written, oral, and poster presentations
- Over 90% of participants that have grduated from college have entered graduate or professinal schools.
Check Summer Research Program for Undergraduates (SRP) website for more information.