Augustana announces Summer Academy 2014 for high school students

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

From June 22-27, high school students can fully experience the atmosphere of college and enjoy a summer adventure by taking a course in the Augustana Summer Academy. Now in its fifth year, the enrichment program offers courses that take an active, hands-on approach within a close-knit learning community.

According to Bonnie Jessee, assistant director of admission and transfer enrollment, courses range from one to five days and are taught by Augustana professors. “Students will find fun outside of class, too, through field trips, evening activities and ventures off campus,” said Jessee.

With costs from $300 to $750 per program, the topics offered at this year’s Summer Academy range from “CSI: Augustana” to a Harry Potter immersion course titled “A Return to Hogwarts,” and from an achievement writing course to a dance workshop.

Jessee explained, “Among the 14 different programs offered, there are courses that take advantage of the human cadaver lab at Augustana and courses in the fine arts.”

Last year, 158 high school students from eight states experienced a college class, life in a residence hall and more by participating in the Summer Academy.

Details and information are available at Registration is open until midnight on Sunday, May 15.

For more information, please contact Keri Rursch at (309) 794-7721 or