Summerscape and Drury Leadership Academy

Summerscape and Drury Leadership Academy General Information

Drury Center for Gifted Education

Drury University in Springfield, Missouri, provides one of the oldest and most complete pre-college programs for gifted children in the state of Missouri.  Two residential programs, Summerscape and Drury Leadership Academy (DLA) on Drury's campus, are internationally recognized and attended.

Residential

Drury University dormitories are used for Summerscape and DLA students. Scape lives in newly renovated Wallace Dorm and DLA lives in Sunderland Dorm. Both dorms have air-conditioning. Students living on campus will take a morning and an afternoon class. Special activities and recreation are provided for residential students when they are not in class, including seminars, games, workshops, lectures and films. Supervision of students is provided at all times. Students eat in the cafeteria for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Residential students should bring two sheets for regular size twin bed, a light blanket, pillow, towels and washcloths, toilet articles, small trash can, extension cord, a fan, swimwear and casual clothing for a variety of summer activities. Dorm rooms have a fridge and microwave. Feel free to bring snacks. Students also have access to Drury’s library, swimming pool, tennis courts, CX and bookstore.

Non-Residential

Students may attend one or two classes in Summerscape or DLA and not participate in after class activities. All DLA classes earn each student one hour of college credit if no class time is missed.


Summerscape

Summerscape is a summer program for gifted students who are currently enrolled in grades 6, 7 and 8.  Gifted students are offered an opportunity to enhance their areas of interest, to investigate new ideas and to interact with their peers in a caring, safe, and fun learning environment.  Besides participating in courses not offered in most schools, students familiarize themselves with life on a university campus.  Classes meet Monday – Saturday the first week and Monday – Wednesday the second week.  The last Thursday schedule includes an Open House at 8:30 a.m. and Closing Ceremonies at 9 a.m.

The Summerscape residential students live on campus in the newly renovated Wallace Hall, eat in the university dining hall, enjoy cultural and recreational events in the evenings and participate in special weekend activities.  Around-the-clock supervision is provided and exemplary behavior is expected of students at all times.

Since its foundation in 1981, Summerscape has earned an excellent reputation for providing quality gifted education experiences.  We look forward to you joining us for a challenging, rewarding educational experience.  Classes meet 9:00 – 12 noon and 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Dates & Times

Summerscape, July 13-24, 2014

Summerscape students arrive on Sunday between 2 and 3 p.m. in Findlay Student Center.  Students must be picked up and moved out of the dorm by 11 a.m. on Thursday after Open House.

Pre-College Programs

Drury University
900 N. Benton Avenue, Lay Hall 103
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 873-7386
mpotthof@drury.edu

Mary Potthoff – Director, Center for Gifted Education

Brandi Klepper, Psy.D. – Resident Psychologist

Lori Herring – Director, Summer Pals

Janice Hampton – Director, Summer Quest

Beth Nickle – Activity Director

Betsy Cannella - Summerscape Residential Coordinator

Chance Kirchhof - DLA Residential Coordinator

Helen Oke-Thomas- On-Call Nurse

Drury University Pre-College Programs extends appreciation to the following organizations and individuals for scholarship and operational contributions.

Mercedes Freeman Smith Memorial Education Fund
The Schneider Foundation
Drury University
Springfield Public Schools
Pre-College Board of Directors

 


Drury Leadership Academy

The Drury Leadership Academy is carefully planned for college-bound students who have completed the freshman, sophomore, or junior year in high school.  The objective of DLA is to provide students with opportunities to learn about and practice leadership skills which will enhance their quality of life and prepare them to assume future leadership roles in our society.  The Academy curriculum is a pre-college curriculum designed to use logic and reason to analyze complex issues, to communicate clearly, to weigh decisions with balanced perspectives, to accept responsibility, and to care about others.  The intensive two week program provides a strong preparation for college classes and residential life in a supportive environment that encourages personal growth.  Classes meet Monday –Saturday the first week and Monday – Wednesday the second week.  On the last Thursday there is an Open House at 9:30 a.m.  Classes meet 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.

After a stimulating day, students enjoy a variety of extra-curricular programs. The afternoons allow for free time and outside activities. The library, bookstore, CX, gameroom, and sports facilities are conveniently located near the residence hall. For those students desiring quiet or study time, the hall remains open for their convenience. Three complete meals are served daily and are shared as a community. Snacks are provided occasionally in the evening, but students are permitted to provide their own snacks or to order fast food during the specified times. Each night of the week provides activities such as trust-builders, community-builders, or some sort of entertainment. Guest speakers will occasionally present materials on current issues or provide important information for all college-bound students.

DLA students may enroll for 1 hour of college credit (at no additional cost) for each class, on the first day of class.

Dates & Times

Drury Leadership Academy, July 13-24, 2014

Students arrive Sunday between 3:00 and 4:30 p.m. in Findlay Student Center.

Pre-College Programs

Drury University
900 N. Benton Avenue, Lay Hall 103
Springfield, MO 65802
(417) 873-7386
mpotthof@drury.edu

Mary Potthoff – Director, Center for Gifted Education

Brandi Klepper, Psy.D. – Resident Psychologist

Lori Herring – Director, Summer Pals

Janice Hampton – Director, Summer Quest

Beth Nickle – Activity Director

Betsy Cannella - Summerscape Residential Coordinator

Chance Kirchhof - DLA Residential Coordinator

Helen Oke-Thomas- On-Call Nurse