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ERIC Number: ED002214
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964
Pages: 22
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SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS SEMINAR, A PROGRAM FOR GIFTED SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.
Indiana County Public Schools, PA.
BEGINNING IN 1958, STUDENTS SHOWING EXCEPTIONAL PROMISE IN SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS WERE GIVEN AN OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN A YEAR-ROUND SEMINAR. STUDENTS WERE CHOSEN ON THE BASIS OF THEIR INTEREST, ABILITIES, AND THEIR PERFORMANCE ON A WRITTEN TEST. THEY ENTERED THE PROGRAM AT THE END OF THEIR FRESHMAN YEAR AND COULD REMAIN IN IT THROUGHOUT HIGH SCHOOL AS LONG AS THEIR GENERAL SCHOOL PERFORMANCE, SEMINAR ATTENDANCE, AND SEMINAR QUIZ GRADES AND PERFORMANCE WERE SATISFACTORY. THE SEMINAR WAS A JOINT EFFORT BETWEEN THE INDIANA COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND THE INDUSTRIES OF THE SURROUNDING AREA AND WAS A VOLUNTARY EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITY FOR ALL INVOLVED. SEMINAR SPEAKERS AND PROJECT SUPERVISORS WERE PROVIDED FROM THE VARIOUS INDUSTRIES PARTICIPATING. STUDENTS WERE EXPECTED TO BEGIN INDIVIDUAL PROJECTS NOT LATER THAN THE BEGINNING OF THEIR JUNIOR YEAR AND TO COMPLETE THEM DURING THAT YEAR OR THE SENIOR YEAR. THEY COULD THEN PRESENT THE PROJECT FORMALLY AT A PUBLIC DISPLAY, AND PRESENT IT DURING ONE OF THE SEMINAR PERIODS RESERVED FOR THAT PURPOSE. SEMINAR PARTICIPATION WAS LIMITED TO ABOUT 30 STUDENTS PER YEAR. A LIST OF SEMINAR TOPICS COVERED DURING THE FIRST 2 YEARS WAS INCLUDED.
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Authoring Institution: Indiana County Public Schools, PA.
Identifiers: INDIANA