Summer Arts Bridge / NERD C.A.M.P Student Application
ASMSA is excited to offer three new Summer Camp opportunities for students in Summer 2017.

Rising high school sophomores (members of the Class of 2020) have the opportunity to apply to attend a one-week residential summer camp June 18 - 23 that immerses students in ASMSA's approach to learning. The camp, which includes tuition, housing, meals, and class supplies, is offered at no cost.

Students may choose from one of three options:

1) (Summer Arts Bridge) Studio Art:
Studio Art helps grow students' excitement about the arts. Students will create abstractions with collage and dry media as well as explore representation through experimentation with varying wet and dry media.

2) (Summer Arts Bridge) Folk Music and Acoustics:
Folk Music and Acoustics class is, perhaps, our most unique course. Students will receive a brief introduction to the science of sound as it applies to music combined with building and learning to play cardboard guitars.

3) (NERD C.A.M.P) Computer Analysis, Math & Programming :
Computer Programming and Mathematics courses emphasize conceptual understanding, multiple representations and connections, mathematical modeling, mathematical problem solving technology and alternative assessments. Students will attend the following courses:

Explore the World of Fractals through Programming - We will explore fractals using programming methods to create cool pictures. Campers will learn how to write & manipulate code to personalize images. After attending this camp students will be able to design their own images at home.

Create Android Apps with MIT App Inventor - We will learn how to create mobile apps for the Android platform using MIT App Inventor, a drag-and-drop programming language suitable for beginners. You are welcome to use your own device, but we have tablets that you can borrow if you're not an Android owner.

INFINITY!!! - We will look at various mathematical computations involving infinity.

A Gentle Introduction to Number Theory - A brief introduction to topics from number theory that don't require mathematical skills beyond algebra. Topics will include a study of prime numbers, Fibonacci numbers and the Golden Ratio, modular arithmetic and cryptography.

Eligibility Requirements
Students applying to be a part of Summer at ASMSA must meet the following eligibility requirements: Students must

1. be an Arkansas high school sophomore in Fall 2017;
2. have a clear interest in arts or humanities, mathematics or computer science studies at a higher level;
3. demonstrate advanced academic performance and high potential through freshman grade point average, end of course exams, and/or participation in Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP); and
4. show interest in applying to attend the Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences and the Arts’ residential program for his or her junior and senior year of high school.
5. submit a brief recommendation from a teacher, counselor, GT coordinator, or school administrator. (Instructions for the recommendation will provided when you push the Submit button on this Application Form)

Class Preference
Students may only select one choice for the class. We want to ensure that students are placed in an experience that closely aligns with their goals and interests.
What class is your preference for Summer at ASMSA?
Students will participate in one sequence during Summer @ ASMSA. Please check the box of any courses that interests you. If you select multiple options, ASMSA will make the final decision on the course choice.
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a. Which class do you look forward to the most each day? Why are you passionate about this subject?
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b. If you were given $500,000 to invest in your local community, how would you spend it?
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