Overview of the Program

Summer Enrichment at the Timbuktu Academy (SETA) is a four-week, non-residential program for rising 9th grade students. (Participants must be entering 9th grade in the fall.) The program aims to enhance participants' preparation for high school and to pursue studies in science, mathematics, and science-related disciplines.

SETA is designed to facilitate the transition from middle school to high school and to better prepare students for the crucial mathematics and science courses they must undertake. The program stresses hands-on, minds-on science and mathematics exploration and the development of cognitive reasoning and test-taking skills.

SETA participants will have academic instruction in Mathematics (Algebra I or Geometry, depending on previous courses taken); Science (Physical science with an emphasis on Physics and Chemistry); English (Grammar, Vocabulary and Writing); Computer literacy (primarily data analysis and presentation, and use of the Internet as a tool for data-gathering); and cognitive skill development (reasoning and test-taking skills).

Students will be provided lunch at Mayberry Dining Hall. Some afternoons, participants will take part in recreational activities.

Contact Information

Mrs. Paulette Baptiste-Johnson
Program Coordinator
P. O. Box 11776
Baton Rouge, LA 70813
E-mail: pbaptistejohnson@aol.com
Voice: (225) 771-2730
Fax: (225) 771-4341


Timbuktu Academy P. O. Box - 11776 Baton Rouge, La 70813, US   Tel: 225-771-2730 FAX: 225-771-4341 E-mail:bagayoko@aol.com