Project GRAD Announces Dates and Locations for Summer Institute 2012

ATLANTA PUBLIC SCHOOLS

2012 PROJECT GRAD SUMMER INSTITUTE

SUMMER INSTITUTE OVERVIEW

APS offers an extended learning college preparatory summer experience to students attending Project GRAD high schools.  Project GRAD Summer Institutes are designed to support the college going culture by providing students with opportunities to engage in enrichment courses on Georgia college campuses.

The Project GRAD Summer Institute focuses on developing the life and academic skills of rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students in the areas of English Language Arts, Mathematics, and College Readiness.  Students have opportunities to engage in a three-week residential experience or four-week commuter experience.

DATES

June 4-29, 2012 for Commuter Summer Institute

June 3-23, 2012 for Residential Summer Institute

COMMUTER SUMMER INSTITUTE

The Commuter Summer Institute is a four-week summer experience designed for rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade students who have an interest in continuing their education after high school in a postsecondary institution.  The program offers an enriching experience designed to simulate a first hand view of life on a college campus.  Our 2012 Summer Institute Commuter Sites are: Atlanta Metropolitan College, Atlanta Technical College, Emory University, Georgia State University, and Morehouse College.

COMMUTER SITE DIRECTIONS

Project GRAD 2012 Summer Institute at Atlanta Metropolitan College

All students traveling to Atlanta Metropolitan College will take MARTA to Metropolitan Parkway.  They will enter the campus and begin the program at the Student Center.  Staff will be there to greet them.

Project GRAD 2012 Summer Institute at Atlanta Technical College

All students traveling to Atlanta Technical College will take MARTA to Metropolitan Parkway.  They will enter the campus and enter the Administration building where the flag poles are located.  Staff will be there to greet them.

Project GRAD 2012 Summer Institute at Emory University

All students traveling to Emory University will be picked up by APS bus daily at the Lakewood Train Station departing at 7:30am and returning to Lakewood Train Station.  Chaperones will be traveling on the bus with students.  If students are arriving by car, they can be dropped off at the Emory Center for Science Education.

Project GRAD 2012 Summer Institute at Georgia State University (Library South)

All students traveling to Georgia State University (Library South) will take MARTA to the Georgia State MARTA Station on Piedmont Avenue.  Once exited, students will make a right on Piedmont Avenue and walk down to Gilmer Street, which will be the 2nd light.  At Gilmer Street students will make a left and walk up to Courtland Street, which is the next light (bridge with the Georgia State logo). At the light students will make an immediate right into campus.  Library North will be immediately facing students on the left.  The student will need to pass Library North and continue walking until they see the fountains.  At the fountains the students will make a left and walk straight until they enter Library South. There will be Project GRAD staff waiting at the Georgia State and Little Five Points MARTA Stations to escort all students.

Project GRAD 2012 Summer Institute at Morehouse College

All students traveling to Morehouse College will take MARTA to the West End Train Station and walk to the campus to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statue and security desk.  Staff will be there to greet them.   

COMMUTER INSTITUTE TRANSPORTATION

Each participant will be responsible for transportation to their assigned Commuter Site on June 4, 2012 only.  Upon reporting to their assigned Commuter Site, participants will be provided with a MARTA card each week to ensure they are in attendance and on time every day of the Summer Institute. 

COMMUTER SITE ASSIGNMENT CHANGE FOR MALE STUDENTS PREVIOUSLY ASSIGNED TO ATLANTA METROPOLITAN COLLEGE

We are excited to continue our partnership with Morehouse College as a commuter site for rising 12th grade male students. As a result, male students previously assigned to Atlanta Metropolitan College have been selected to participate in the Summer Institute Commuter Site at Morehouse College.  Please call our office at (404) 802-2315 to confirm your participation in the Summer Institute Commuter Site at Morehouse College.

Our daily schedule begins at 8:00am and ends at 1:00pm on Monday through Friday of each week.  On June 4, 2012, male students traveling to Morehouse College will take MARTA to the West End Train Station and walk to the campus to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. statue and security desk.  Staff will be there to greet you.  You will be responsible for transportation to Morehouse College on June 4, 2012 only.  Upon reporting to Morehouse College, you will be provided with a MARTA card each week to ensure you are in attendance and on time every day of the Summer Institute.

RESIDENTIAL SUMMER INSTITUTE

The Residential Summer Institute is a three-week college residential program designed for rising 10th and 11th grade students who have an interest in continuing their education after high school in a postsecondary institution.  The program offers an enriching experience designed to simulate a first hand view of life on a college campus.  Project GRAD recognizes that living on campus offers a significant contribution to the total educational development of resident students as they learn from individuals of varied backgrounds and experience.  The residence hall experience is an extension of, and supplement to, the education obtained in the classroom.  Our 2012 Residential Summer Institute sites are Oglethorpe University and the University of West Georgia. 

RESIDENTIAL SITE ASSIGNMENT CHANGE FOR STUDENTS PREVIOUSLY ASSIGNED TO UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA

Unfortunately, we will not offer a 2012 Summer Institute Residential Site experience for rising 11th grade students at the University of Georgia. As a result, the rising 11th grade students previously assigned to the Summer Institute Residential Site at University of Georgia are invited to participate in the Summer Institute Commuter Site at Atlanta Metropolitan College.  Please call our office at (404) 802-2315 to confirm your participation in the Summer Institute Commuter Site at Atlanta Metropolitan College.

Our daily schedule begins at 8:00am and ends at 1:00pm on Monday through Friday of each week.  On June 4, 2012, students traveling to Atlanta Metropolitan College will take MARTA to Metropolitan Parkway.  You will enter the campus and begin the program at the Student Center.  Staff will be there to greet you.   You will be responsible for transportation to Morehouse College on June 4, 2012 only.  Upon reporting to Atlanta Metropolitan College, you will be provided with a MARTA card each week to ensure you are in attendance and on time every day of the Summer Institute.

RESIDENTIAL INSTITUTE TRANSPORTATION 

The departure location for Residential Institutes will be The New Schools at Carver located at 55 McDonough Boulevard, Atlanta, Georgia 30315.

Check-In and Registration on June 3, 2012

UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA students/parents will depart from Carver at 9:00 AM and parents will return at approximately 2:00 PM.

OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY students/parents will depart from Carver at 10:00 AM and parents will return at approximately 2:00 PM.

Residential Closing Program and Check-Out on June 23, 2012

UNIVERSITY OF WEST GEORGIA parents will depart from Carver at 9:00 AM and students/parents will return at approximately 2:00 PM.

OGLETHORPE UNIVERSITY parents will depart from Carver at 10:00 AM and students/parents will return at approximately 2:00 PM.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Isaac Sparks Jr., Project Administrator (404) 802-2307 or isparks@atlantapublicschools.us.

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  1. Is it to late to still go? I wasn’t exactly sure were it was going to be. I’ve been trying to reach you guys but I get no responds. I’ve left voice mail and nothing. I just found this website.

  2. @Jessica – Please call Anita Richardson at 404-802-2720. Thank you for your patience and we apologize again for any misinformation you received. Staff members were on hand yesterday to help students return home with Marta cards if they needed them. The decision to host the program came down to the wire this weekend, so getting the word out has been a challenge. Please let others who may not have web access know that they can use the number above to get more information. They can also contact Isaac Sparks at (404) 802-2307.

  3. I have not received a notice telling of the new date. I still have the first packet that has a date of May 30th. Had I not been on the website my son would have shown up at the site on May 30th as well.

  4. @Jazmine and @Cathy – I’m working to figure out what you have that states May 30th. Was it a letter delivered to your home? We truly want to make sure all of the students and parents have the correct information.

    The program begins June 4.

  5. The new dates should have been communicated better to the students and parents. Students showed up to the sights this morning.

  6. Is Project grad tomorrow or June 4th? The schedule says May 30th, but I’m seeing June 4th in other places.

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