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Highly recommend it - My daughter did Duke's and Johns Hopkins both.....

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Posted to Thread #12369 at 7:00 pm on Oct 23, 2008

Feb 2005 7th grade took ACT and had a composite of 20
Feb 2006 8th grade took both ACT (20) and SAT (1010)
Feb 2007 9th grade ACT (28)
Feb 2008 10th grade ACT (29)and SAT (? don't have that with me but it went up a good bit)

She was invited to the local award ceremony at Vanderbilt and scored high enough in Math to get a medal.

Summer 2005 she did the Summer Camp for Academically Talented Students at Western KY and loved it

Summer 2006 she did leadership program with a focus on engineering through NSLC at University of Maryland for almost 2 weeks.

Summer 2007 she did an engineering leadership program through Lead America at Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering in Needham, MA

She took this past summer off and really wants to do the People to People European thing this coming summer but it's $7k!

I will say it's been good for her. Just getting in the practice of taking the tests (and they accept PSAT, ACT & SAT if I remember correctly so I advise go ahead and do the full ACT or SAT). Then she got to where she wanted to take it every year and try to improve. She's already taken the PSAT (required to qualify for National Merit Scholarship) and is scheduled to take both the ACT and SAT - think she's trying to take both of them twice before the end of this school year.

And yes, you will get diluged with offers for these camps but I think they are pretty good investments to put the kids in a college situation and challenge them to see if that is really what they want to go into before you spend money on a couple of years of college and have them change their mind or worse, get the degree and decide they really don't like it.


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