NEW THIS YEAR! HALF-DAY OR FULL-DAY OPTIONS!
Adventures in Learning is not just another summer program. AIL combines stimulating academic and social opportunities in a fun-filled 10-day experience that exposes participants to exciting and sophisticated areas of interest not usually found during the regular school year. AIL is designed for gifted, talented, and high-ability learners who are entering grades 6 and 7 in Fall of 2018 and are interested in fast-paced, challenging opportunities.
AIL meets Mondays through Fridays, July 9-20, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on the Oregon State University campus. This year students can choose either a half-day or full-day session. Hours for students choosing the morning half-day option are 8:40 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Hours for students choosing the afternoon half-day option are 12:20 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. Participants interact with enthusiastic faculty members from OSU and other institutions, outstanding public school educators, and professionals eager to share their expertise. Classes are held in OSU laboratories and classrooms.
Adventures in Learning -- sponsored by OSU Precollege Programs along with corporate and private donations -- was developed and is guided by an advisory board of OSU personnel, public school administrators, and area TAG specialists. The program is nonresidential, although meal options are available.
AIL offers courses specifically designed to meet the particular learning needs of youth who are capable of high academic performance. Program participants in the half-day option attend two classes of their choice and students who select the full-day option attend four courses of their choice. Classes are 80 minutes long (their are limited classes which last for 160 minutes). More than 20 courses, covering a wide range of topics, are proposed each year.
Instructors submit course proposals during February and March; the complete 2018 course list will be posted by the end of March .
AIL's wide variety of offerings enables students to expand current interests and investigate new ones. Program partipants can anticipate: academic stimulation in the company of other capable students, developing new friendships, an exciting learning environment, and access to OSU facilities.