The Traditional Summer Institute

The W.E.B. Du Bois Scholars Institute normally consists of various academies for Pre-Scholars, who are rising 8th and 9th graders, and Scholars, who are rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders.  Pre-Scholars, rising 8th and 9th graders, participate in one of two academies, the Junior Achievers Academy (for rising 8th graders) or the Fellows Mentoring Academy (for rising 9th graders). These pre-scholars receive four weeks of instruction. Classes meet Monday through Thursday, with each class meeting every day for 75 minutes. Students are in class from about 8:45am to 4:00pm. Fridays are reserved for field trips. Weekends consist of free-time. Scholars, rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders, participate in one of three academies, including the Engineering, Pre-Med/Medical Science, or Leadership Academy. These Scholars receive five weeks of instruction in university-level courses. Classes meet Monday through Thursday, with each class meeting every other day for 120 minutes. Students are in class from about 8:00am to 4:00pm. Fridays are reserved for field trips. Weekends consist of free-time.

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