Published: April 1, 1997

Juniors and seniors in high schools throughout the nation may apply for the High School Summer Scholars Program scheduled from June 22 to July 12 at the University of Colorado at Boulder.

The new program is designed to give students a chance to experience college life while taking classes for credit or personal enrichment in a variety of topics.

The specially selected faculty members are noted for their enthusiasm and knowledge of their subject areas. Faculty are from the College of Arts and Sciences, College of Music, School of Law, School of Journalism and Mass Communication and School of Education.

Students may select from “Introduction to Philosophy” and “Contemporary Mass Media,” both offered for high school credit. For personal enrichment participants can study photography, film criticism, musical reflections, theater improvisation, astronomy, Spanish, Japanese, environmental issues, introduction to law and study skills.

Additional options include ACT/SAT review, multimedia computer skills, rock climbing, tennis and a weekend getaway in the Rocky Mountains. Evening and weekends will feature hikes, movies, sporting activities, College Night and opportunities to explore Boulder and the nearby mountains.

Catalogs are available by calling 1-800-331-2801 or (303) 492-5145. Anyone interested may visit the High School Summer Scholars Web site at Applications will be accepted by mail until May 23 and after that date by telephone.

Costs for the basic program, including housing, are $2,400 for on-campus residents and $1,600 for day students. The program is sponsored by the CU-Boulder Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and the Division of Continuing Education.