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  • Mansel A. Nelson
    ... /*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/*/ Mansel A. Nelson Program Coordinator Voice 928
    Message 1 of 1 , Apr 9, 2003
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      >Rocky Mountain Talent Search
      >SUMMER INSTITUTE
      >at the
      >University of Denver
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      >We are pleased to welcome you to the beautiful University of Denver campus
      >for the 22nd annual Rocky Mountain Talent Search Summer Institute program.
      >The Summer Institute is the culminating program for
      ><http://www.du.edu/education/ces/rmts.html>Talent Search participants.
      >Students, ages 11 - 15, with exceptional ability in mathematical and
      >verbal areas are offered a special selection of enrichment
      >courses. Classes are small and the curriculum is fast-paced. Courses in
      >math, science, and humanities are taught using a variety of approaches
      >including laboratory experiments, small group discussions, multimedia
      >presentations, field trips, simulations, lectures, and guest speakers.
      >Students get a preview of college life and have the opportunity to
      >experience classes not typically available in middle school or early high
      >school. In addition, students study with bright, motivated peers, enhance
      >preparation for challenging course work in the years ahead, and e
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      >SESSION I SESSION II
      >Commuters Only Residential & Commuter
      >June 9 - June 20, 2003 July 6 - July 26, 2003
      >Ages 11 - 14
      >(exceptional 10 year olds will be considered) Ages 12 - 15
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      >COURSE OFFERINGS
      >Commuter students may take a morning and/or an afternoon class.
      >Residential students must take both a morning and an afternoon class.
      >Morning classes are from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM. Afternoon classes are from
      >1:00 PM to 4:00 PM.
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      >ELIGIBILITY & COURSE SELECTION
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      >SESSION I SESSION II
      >Humanities Courses Math/Science Courses Humanities Courses Math/Science
      >Courses
      >SAT-Verbal > 480 SAT-Math > 460 SAT-Verbal > 500 SAT-Math > 480
      >ACT-Reading > 18 ACT-Math > 17 ACT-Reading > 20 ACT-Math > 18
      >PLUS-Verbal > 360 PLUS-Quant. > 360 PLUS-Verbal > 370 PLUS-Math > 370
      >On this chart, ">" represents greater than or equal to.
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      >Students qualify for Summer Institute courses based on SAT, ACT, or PLUS
      >test scores. Verbal/Reading scores are used to determine eligibility for
      >Humanities courses and Math/Quantitative scores determine eligibility for
      >Math and Science courses. Please review the chart above for score
      >requirements for the Summer Institute. Students who do not meet the
      >minimum scores above may apply by “portfolio.”
      >
      >Once a student receives a qualifying score for a session or subject area,
      >the student remains eligible until the age limit of the program is
      >reached. Although many students choose to, students are not required to
      >retest each year in order to maintain eligibility for the Summer
      >Institute. Some courses do have prerequisites. Please review the
      ><http://www.du.edu/education/ces/sicourses.html>course descriptions for
      >prerequisites for specific courses.
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      >The age range for session I courses is 11-14 years old and for session II
      >courses is 12-15 years old. Exceptional 10 year old students will be
      >considered for session I (please contact the RMTS office for details).
      >
      >Students should choose courses to which they are willing to commit time,
      >energy, and enthusiasm, and which are in line with their academic
      >strengths, interests, and educational objectives. Students should only
      >list courses on their application which they are willing and motivated to
      >attend, if assigned. This includes second and third choice courses.
      >
      >APPLICATION PROCESS:
      >Catalogs and applications for the 2003 Summer Institute will be mailed in
      >mid-March to all eligible 2002-03 RMTS participants, students who attended
      >the 2001 or 2002 RMTS Summer Institute, and any families who have made a
      >request. Anyone not in one of these three groups who would like to
      >receive a catalog and application is welcomed to call the RMTS office at
      >303-871-2983 or email a request to <mailto:ldudley@...>ldudley@... .
      >
      >Summer Institute applications are evaluated on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE
      >basis. Apply early since classes fill quickly. Students are assigned
      >classes as applications are received. If a student’s first choice class
      >is full, he/she will be placed in the second choice class, and so on. If
      >all class choices listed on the application are full, a phone call will be
      >placed to the student to discuss options.
      >
      >Confirmation letters are not sent to students until the complete
      >application has been received in the RMTS office. Applications will not
      >be processed until they are complete. A complete application includes:
      > * RMTS Summer Institute Application Form. To download the 2003 RMTS
      > Summer Institute Application Form -
      > <http://www.du.edu/education/ces/2003siapp.pdf>click here. (Requires
      > Adobe® Acrobat® Reader®, click
      > <http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html>here to get
      > it). This file is quite large and may take several minutes to download.
      > If you have trouble with the download, please call the RMTS office and we
      > will mail or fax the application to you.
      > * Tuition Deposit ($300 residential, $100 commuter).
      > * Teacher recommendation form (new Summer Institute students
      > only). To download the 2003 RMTS Summer Institute Teacher Recommendation
      > Form - <http://www.du.edu/education/ces/2003tchrrec.pdf>click here.
      > (Requires Adobe® Acrobat® Reader®, click
      > <http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html>here to get it).
      > * Copy of SAT, ACT, or PLUS score report (non-RMTS students only).
      > * Verification of successful completion of any prerequisite classes
      > (i.e. school transcript or letter from teacher).
      > * Portfolio option - if test scores are not available (see
      > "Alternative Admission by Portfolio" below).
      >Although it is helpful, it is not mandatory for the teacher recommendation
      >form to be sent with the Summer Institute application in order to
      >initially hold a space in a class. However, the letter of recommendation
      >must be received in the RMTS office within 2 weeks of the receipt of the
      >student’s application. If not, the student will be removed from class
      >lists until the recommendation letter is received and will then be placed
      >in classes based on availability.
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      >ALTERNATIVE ADMISSION BY PORTFOLIO:
      >Summer Institute applications are evaluated on a FIRST COME, FIRST SERVE
      >basis. Apply early since classes fill quickly. Students are assigned
      >classes as applications are received. If a student’s first choice class
      >is full, he/she will be placed in the second choice class, and so on. If
      >all class choices listed on the application are full, a phone call will be
      >placed to the student.
      >
      >Confirmation letters are not sent to students until the complete
      >application has been received in the RMTS office. Applications will not
      >be processed until they are complete. A complete application includes:
      > * RMTS Summer Institute Application Form.
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      > * Tuition Deposit ($300 - Residential, $100 -Commuter).
      >
      > * Copy of 2001-2002 school year grades as well as 2002-2003 grade
      > reports to date.
      >
      > * Copies of most recent nationally standardized, academic achievement
      > test score reports (i.e., Terra Nova, CSAP, Stanford Achievement Test, or
      > ITBS/Iowa Test of Basic Skills). IQ tests are not achievement tests.
      >
      > * Two letters of recommendation (the RMTS teacher recommendation form
      > should be used) from teachers who know the student's work and can speak
      > to his/her ability to complete an advanced, challenging course. One
      > letter must be from a teacher in the subject area in which the student
      > wishes to take a class. We recommend asking teachers to fax
      > recommendations to the RMTS office.
      >
      > * An admission essay written solely by the student that conveys
      > his/her ability and determination to successfully complete a demanding
      > summer course.
      > * Verification of successful completion of any prerequisite classes
      > (i.e. school transcript or letter from teacher).
      >
      > * For Humanities classes, a copy of an essay/creative writing
      > assignment marked/graded by a teacher.
      >A limited number of portfolio applicants are admitted, so early
      >application is highly recommended. Students will be notified of their
      >application status within 2-3 weeks either by mail or by phone. Portfolio
      >admission is granted only for the current year. Students will need to
      >test/retest through a talent search program to achieve qualifying scores
      >for future Summer Institutes.
      >
      >FEES, DEPOSITS, AND REFUNDS:
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      >2003 Fee Schedule
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      >SESSION I SESSION II
      >Commuters-One Class = $315 Commuters-One Class = $470
      >Commuters-Two Classes = $555 Commuters-Two Classes = $830
      >Residential Program not available Residential Program = $1930
      >
      >Commuter program cost includes course fees, books, and lab
      >fees. Residential program cost includes course fees, books, lab fees,
      >weekend activities, housing, and all meals. Session II residential
      >students may also choose to participate in a series of optional Evening
      >Focus Seminars (see page 30). A refundable $60 damage/key deposit for
      >residential students is required in addition to the $1930. Please make
      >all checks payable to the “University of Denver.” RMTS will accept credit
      >cards only for the payment of the balance of a student’s fees. Credit
      >cards cannot be accepted for payment of the deposit or other RMTS fees.
      >
      >A $100 deposit for commuter programs or $300 deposit for the residential
      >program is due with the application. The deposit will be deducted from
      >the overall cost of the program. Students applying for both sessions,
      >must send two deposits. Full payment for session I is due by May
      >26. Full payment for session II is due by June 16.
      >
      >Two-thirds of the deposit is refundable before June 1 if a student
      >withdraws after being accepted into the program. As of June 1, deposits
      >are not refundable. The entire deposit is refunded if a portfolio
      >application is not approved. Exceptions are only made for individuals who
      >request financial assistance and do not receive a sufficient award, for
      >students who enroll in classes which are cancelled due to insufficient
      >enrollment, or for students who apply by portfolio and are not accepted
      >into the program.
      >
      >FINANCIAL AID
      >A limited number of need-based scholarships for partial tuition are
      >available on the basis of documented financial need. Awards typically
      >range from $50 to $500. To be considered, please request a financial aid
      >application from RMTS or download the form below. Financial aid
      >applications must be received in the RMTS office by 4 p.m. on May 1,
      >2003. Applications will not be considered after this deadline. All
      >complete applications received by the financial aid deadline will receive
      >equal consideration. In order to be considered for aid, the RMTS office
      >must also have a Summer Institute application and tuition deposit on file
      >by the financial aid deadline. Families will be notified of financial
      >aid decisions by phone or mail no later than May 17, 2003
      >
      >To download the RMTS financial aid application -
      ><http://www.du.edu/education/ces/2003finaid.pdf>click here. (Requires
      >Adobe® Acrobat® Reader®, click
      ><http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html>here to get it).
      >
      >RETURNING STUDENTS / PAST PARTICIPANTS
      >Students who have previously attended the Summer Institute, but did not
      >re-test this year, must be sure to review their past test scores to
      >determine the sessions and subject areas for which they are eligible.
      >Refer to "Eligibility and Course Selection" section above for qualifying
      >scores. Returning RMTS students may not retake classes that they have
      >already taken.
      >
      >HOMEWORK & ATTENDANCE
      >Students should expect approximately 1 hour of homework per night, per
      >class. Completion of daily homework assignments is an important part of
      >the program. Although this is a summer program, students are expected to
      >be committed to their studies.
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      >Due to the fast-paced, intensive nature of this program, attendance at all
      >class sessions is mandatory. Missing classes is unacceptable, except in
      >case of illness or emergency. Participation in other time-demanding
      >programs while attending RMTS is strongly discouraged.
      >
      >Internet Address:
      ><http://www.du.edu/education/ces/si.html>http://www.du.edu/education/ces/si.html
      >
      >To request information or a Summer Institute catalog, please call (303)
      >871-2983
      >or e-mail your request to <mailto:ldudley@...>ldudley@...
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      Mansel A. Nelson
      Program Coordinator Voice 928 523 1275 / 1496
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