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King University News :: Registration Now Open for KU’s Twenty-fourth King Scholar Summer Academy

BRISTOL, Tenn., April 30, 2014 – King University will host its annual King Scholar Summer Academy (KSSA) June 16 – 20. This marks the 24th year for the popular week-long summer camp, which offers areas of study in science, math, creative writing, theatre, and more.

“The King Scholar Summer Academy is a program designed to bring students to their highest level of achievement in science, languages, and the arts in a fun learning environment,” stated Dr. Sandra Sanders, associate professor of Education and KSSA program director. “The curriculum, taught by King University Education graduates and area educators, creatively develops each student’s sense of scholarly inquiry and independent thinking. Every student receives individual attention while studying history, art, science, languages, and more.”

The program is offered for students of high interest and ability who have completed grades three through six.  Students will meet from 8:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, June 16 through Friday, June 20 on King University’s Bristol campus. The cost for the week-long program is $200, which includes lunch in the Dining Hall, daily snacks, a summer academy t-shirt, a group picture, and use of the recreation facilities. 

A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required at the time of registration, with the balance due by Friday, June 14.  There is a $10 late fee for registrations received after June 7. 

Interested families should print out the brochure, which is available at http://kingscholar.king.edu, and return the completed form plus deposit to the Office of the President at King University by Friday, June 6.  Space is limited, so register early.

Checks may be made to the King Scholar Summer Academy and mailed to King University, c/o the Office of the President, 1350 King College Road, Bristol, TN 37620. Registration forms and payments may also be delivered to the President’s Office, located in the King Building on the Bristol campus.

For more information, please contact the Office of the President at 423.652.4784, or e-mail Dr. Sandra Sanders at ssanders@king.edu.

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King University is a Presbyterian, doctoral-level comprehensive university. Founded in 1867 as King College, the University offers more than 90 majors, minors, pre-professional degrees and concentrations in fields such as business, nursing, law, medical and health sciences, pharmacy, education, and humanities. Graduate programs are offered in business administration, education, and nursing. A number of research, off-campus learning opportunities, and travel destinations are also available. King University is a NCAA Division II and a Conference Carolinas member with 25 varsity sports. For more information about King University, visit www.king.edu. King University does not discriminate against academically qualified students of any race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, age, or disability. King University is certified by SCHEV to operate locations in Virginia. For more information, contact the King University office at Southwest Virginia Community College, 309 College Road, Richlands, VA 24641.