July 24, 2001
Germs and More During
Academic Talent Search's Big 20th Year
Talent Search Web Site
A new class on germs and a Japanese language
class that's jam-packed due to the popularity of Japanese
animation are part of the 20th summer of Academic Talent Search
at California State University, Sacramento.
The program for sixth- through ninth-graders offers accelerated
and enrichment courses all across campus, many of them taught
by CSUS faculty. It's bigger than ever this year, with enrollment
expected to reach 1,700.
"The students just benefit tremendously," says long-time
Academic Talent Search Director Terry Thomas. "After
taking classes through this program, many of them latch on
to the idea that they really can go to college."
More than 100 classes are being offered from June 18 through
Aug. 3, with most concluding this week. They include fast-paced
ones, such as algebra, which often allow students to skip
certain classes during the school year. There are also classes
focused on making learning fun, such as forensic science and
a new one on writing short comedies, as well as personal enrichment
classes such as fencing.
The more academically intense classes require that students
score high on placement tests. Others have lower or no test
What they all have in common is the independence and discovery
they provide students. Many Academic Talent Search alumni
say the program got them excited about college or inspired
them to pursue a particular career.
Students interested in Academic Talent Search are tested each
spring at about 400 schools throughout the Capital Region
and three times at CSUS. Classes costs $80 to $278, and scholarships
More information is available from Academic Talent Search
at (916) 278-7032. Media assistance is available from CSUS
public affairs at (916) 278-6156.
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