Who Can Apply?
In-state, as well as out-of-state students who attend public, private, parochial or who are home- schooled, are welcome to apply as long as they meet the following criteria:
- Students must be rising 8th, 9th, or 10th graders and be in good academic and conduct standing.
- Students must have an overall 3.0 GPA for their last three years in school.
- Students must have standardized achievement test scores at or above the present grade level for their last three years in school.
General Information about Summer Academy
1st session: May 31-June 12, 2015
2nd session: June 14-June 26, 2015
3rd session: July 5-July 17, 2015
Summer Academy students choose one course per session and are welcome to attend more than one session. Certified high school teachers
teach the Summer Academy courses. Classes meet in academic classrooms on campus and are held from 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Monday through Saturday. Saturdays are reserved for field trips for most courses.
Introduction to Drawing
Introduction to Engineering
Introduction to Photography
Earth and Space Science
Mississippi Backroads: A Course in Mississippi Local Culture
Counselors supervise students at all times. Counselors are Ole Miss students who have been through an extensive interview process and thorough
background check. Counselors participate in a mandatory training program prior to the summer.
Students who choose to be residential are housed in campus residence halls with males and females being housed separately. Only Summer Academy
(along with Ninth Grade Lott) students are housed in these dorms during the summer. Students may request to room with a friend as long as both parties
submit the same request. For students who do not have a roommate preference, our office will pair them with someone based on answers supplied to us
on a questionnaire.
Commuters must be dropped off at the designated spot each morning by 7:45 a.m. and picked up at the designated spot by 4:45 p.m. each afternoon. Commuters will eat lunch on campus each day and lunch is included in the total cost.
Weekday meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner), as well as breakfast and lunch on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday, are served in on-campus dining facilities and are included in the cost of the program. Students will be transported off campus to local restaurants for dinner on Saturday and lunch and dinner on Sunday. Off campus meal costs are the responsibility of the students.
Due to their age, Summer Academy students are not allowed access to the Student Health Center on campus. Students requiring non-emergency medical care
between the hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. will be transported to an urgent care facility with parent’s approval. There is not an after hours medical clinic
in Oxford, so students requiring medical care after 7 p.m. and before 9 a.m. are transported to the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital-North
Mississippi again with parent’s approval.
Due to the strenuous schedule of activities involved in the program, visitors are not allowed during the week. Students may have visitors after class
on Saturday and on Sunday. Students may go home after class on Saturday but must report back to their respective dorm by 5 p.m. on Sunday. Activities
around campus will be planned for students who choose to stay during the remainder of the weekend.
Typical Daily Schedule
|7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.
|8:15 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
||Morning Class with Break
|12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
|1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
||Afternoon Class with Break
|4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
||Recreation or Special Activity
|6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
|7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
||Study, Computer Lab, Study Groups, Free Time