关于LaPREP

LaPREP is a two-summer enrichment program which identifies, 鼓励, and instructs competent middle and early high school students, preparing them to complete a college degree program in math, 科学, 或工程. 强调抽象推理, 解决问题, 以及专业的写作技巧, participants attend seven weeks of intellectually demanding classes and seminars, 穿插着实地考察和娱乐活动. Class assignments, laboratory projects, and scheduled exams are integral parts of LaPREP.

The topics studied over two summer sessions include:

  • 逻辑
  • 代数结构
  • 概率论与统计学
  • 网络安全
  • 免疫学导论
  • 解决问题
  • 技术写作
  • 工程
  • 生活技能和领导力咨询

Students successfully completing two years of LaPREP are eligible to apply for LaPREP scholarships to attend LSUS as entering college freshmen. 

LaPREP的其他功能包括:

  • 实地考察当地工业
  • 客座讲师和少数民族演讲者
  • 大学和职业意识
  • 篮球、台球和其他娱乐活动

LaPREP graduates are eligible to participate in LaPIXEL, a four-week summer program held on the campus of LSU Shreveport. LaPIXEL is a collaborative undertaking with the LSUS 数字艺术 program. 在LaPIXEL, students are taught the use of software to create visual effects that are used in lucrative fields such as advertising, 网络安全计划, bio-imagery, 还有电脑游戏. Participants use their newly acquired skills to create a playable video game from start to finish which is demonstrated in an end-of-program presentation for family and friends in the Noel Library at LSUS.

LaPREP还为其开发了GetSet, a two-year enrichment program designed for students completing the 4th 年级. Students spend four weeks each summer focusing on math/解决问题 skills and reading/writing skills.

LaPREP has established a link with the LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport which allows LaPREP graduates to enter JUMPSTART, one of a series of medical research programs in the LSUHSC pipeline of programs that support and encourage students to pursue medical careers. For more information and application materials, contact the LSU Health Shreveport Office of Diversity Affairs at (318)675-5049.

成本和进度

提供LaPREP 没有成本 致参与者和他们的家人, some of whom might otherwise be prevented from attending due to the expense. LaPREP还提供以下内容:

  • Free transportation to and from LSUS via SporTran bus passes
  • 大学中心提供免费午餐
  • 上课所需的书籍和其他材料
  • 免费实地考察

LaPREP 2024时间表:

  • 5月28日- 7月11日
  • 星期一至星期五
  • 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • 7月4日和5日的课程将被取消.
资格要求

第一年申请者
First year LaPREP applicants must have just completed the 6th or 7th 年级, 平均成绩在80%以上, 并且有较高的LEAP或iLEAP分数. Applicants must submit an application packet that includes all of the following items:

  • 学生申请表格
  • A 75-125 word essay explaining why you desire to participate in LaPREP
  • 教师提名表格 (to be filled out and signed by your math teacher and mailed/emailed separately)
  • Copy of your report card from the first and second nine weeks
  • 最近一次的LEAP或iLEAP成绩复印件

*Completed application packets are due March 8, 2024.

 

第二年申请者

First year students who successfully completed LaPREP 2023 will be eligible to return for a second summer session in 2024. Second year participants must submit a commitment packet that includes all of the following items:

*Completed commitment packets are due March 8, 2024.

教师

Irina ilioaea lsus

Irina Ilioaea earned her PhD in 数学 from Georgia State University in 2020 under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Florian Enescu. 在她攻读博士学位期间, she pursued research in theoretical commutative algebra and computational algebra with applications to electrical engineering and computer 科学. She received the “数学 Achievement Award” in 2019 and the “Fred Massey Endowed Award” in 2018 from the Department of 数学 and Statistics at Georgia State University for her research publications and teaching activity. Irina obtained her master’s degree in Algebra and her bachelor’s degree in 数学 from University of Bucharest in Romania.

Other faculty members include college professors and local high school teachers.

参与者的要求

每个学生必须:

  • 在LaPREP课程中保持70+的平均成绩
  • Abide by the rules set by LSUS and the program director
  • Attend all classes (absences due to vacations, camps, and other events will not be allowed)

Absences, misconduct, or 年级 average below 70% may be grounds for dismissal from the program.

Those who take LaPREP seriously are easily able to meet these standards. LaPREP花费超过1美元,600 per student per summer to conduct the program, yet participants and their families pay no tuition or fees of any kind. Please submit your application only if you are serious in your intentions to participate fully.

 

赞助商

Our sponsors play a significant role in the success of our work. Thank you to those who help make a difference in our community through LaPREP.

 And a special thanks to former Senator Sherri Buffington whose help enabled us to expand LaPREP.