Summer Science Institute for Middle School Students at the
Timbuktu Academy (SSI-M) is a four-week, non-residential program for rising
6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. (Participants must be entering 6th, 7th,
or 8th grade in the fall.) The program aims to enhance participants' participation
in middle school and to pursue studies in science, mathematics, and science-related
SSI-M is designed stress hands-on, minds-on science and mathematics exploration
and the development of cognitive reasoning and test-taking skills.
SSI-M participants will have academic instruction in Mathematics, Science,
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.