NASA Honors Program 2002

 

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This year we are pleased to be able to announce that we will be accepting applications for a new cohort of students into the NASA Honors Program. The NASA VIII cohort will be targeting students entering the 10th grade in the Fall 2002 school year. We have in the past taken some student entering the 9th grade opportunities for participation will be prioritized for students entering the 10th grade in the fall 2002 or who are currently in the 9th Grade. Completed applications are due back by April 12, 2002

 

The NASA Honors Program is a six week, pre-college, summer residential program that has the primary goal of increasing the number of American Indians entering and achieving success in college. The program provides student participants with supplemental curriculum enrichment with an emphasis math, science, and technology.

 

For the past 10 years the NASA Honors Program has and is currently working with over 120 students in seven different cohorts. The student base for the NASA Honors Program is over 75% American Indian. To date the NASA Honors Program has had 61 graduates in four cohorts. The graduates of the NASA Honors Program have a high school graduation rate of 100%. Participants of the NASA Honors Program are selected into the program cohorts via an application process. After the original cohort of students is selected, the goal is to maintain the original participates for the next four years in the NASA Honors Program.

 

The format the NASA Honors Program has proven to be successful in encouraging students to continue with their education or personal development upon graduation from high school and the program. Using a total of 49 graduates, the following statistics are compiled. Of the 77% who entered college from the program, 61% are still in college and there are still 6% in the military.

 

For this years program we will be selecting a specific number of new participants at each of the grade levels listed below:

 

NASA Cohort

Current Grade Level

Fall 2002 GradeLevel

Number of New participants

Total Cohort Participants

NASA VIII

9th

10th

30

30

NASA VII

10th

11th

14

30

NASA VI

11th

12th

5

27

 

As stated previously on the incoming class NASA VIII we will prioritize selection for participants for students currently in the 9th grade but will review completed applications from students who are currently in the 8th grade.

 

Students will take accelerated course work through the six-week program. A listing of the courses that the students will take throughout there four year experience are below all groups with the exception of Post 12th Grade students will take Communications, American Indian Studies, and Computers each year in addition to the classes as follows.

 


Courses for summer participants.

Pre 10th Grade Year

Pre 11th Grade Summer

Pre 12th Grade Summer

Post 12th Grade Summer

-Level I Math, After Algebra I, before Geometry

-Biology

-Career Exploration

- Web Master Institute

-Level II Math, After Geometry, before Algebra II

-Chemistry

- Earth System Science

- Web Master Institute

-Level III Math, After Algebra II, before Trigonometry/PreCalculus

-Undergraduate Research Assistance ship (URA)

- Geology

- College Exploration and Preparation

-ACT Preparation

- Physics

-College Algebra

-College Speech and Comm.

-Freshman English I

 

 

NASA Honors Program Week

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

9:00 AM-10:30 AM

Web Master (level II & I)/URA (level III)

Computer Study Hall (level 1, II)/ ACT Preparation (level III)

Web Master (level II & I)/URA (level III)

Computer Study Hall (level 1, II)/ ACT Preparation (level III)

Web Master (level II & I)/College Ex. and Prep. (level III)

10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Math

Science

*level III-Physics

* level II- Chemistry

* level I-Biology

Math

Science

* level III-Physics

* level II- Chemistry

* level I-Biology

Math

12:00 PM-

1:00 PM

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

Lunch

1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

 

Computer Science

Geology (level III only till 5 PM)

Computer Science

 

 

 

Field Trip

 

Computer Science

2:00 PM 3:00 PM

Comm.

Earth System Science (level II till 5:00 PM)

Comm.

 

Comm.

3:00 PM 4:00 PM

American Indian Studies

Career Exploration (level I, till 5:00 PM

American Indian Studies

 

American Indian Studies

4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Career Seminar

 

Career Seminar

 

 

5:00 PM-7:15 PM

Dinner & Sports

Picnic and Outing

 
Dinner & Sports

 

Dinner & Sports

 

7:30 PM- 9:15 PM

Study Hall

Study Hall

 

Study Hall

 


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