Learning Excellence Academics Program

Learning Excellence Academics Program

 

Program dates:
July 10 - August 10, 2017

Application deadline:
April 14, 2017

LEAP is a five-week college preparatory pipeline program for students to explore STEM-H majors and careers. It is also designed to help students better understand the needs during the transition to college from high school, specifically the increased personal responsibility, level of expectation, and independent time management. This program is a collaboration between the VCU Division for Health Sciences Diversity, VCU Division for Academic Success,  The VA Department for the Blind and Vision-Impaired, and the Capital Area Health Education Center (CapAHEC). LEAP students will participate in college level writing, math and science courses taught by VCU professors, and will spend time each week in the lab through our VCU Clinical Lab Sciences department.  

The five-week, residential program provides:

  • An opportunity for rising high school juniors and seniors and high school graduates from spring 2017 to assess their college-readiness skills, enhance awareness of the academic and demands of college, and evaluate ability to manage time and priorities
  • Classes taught on the VCU campus by college professors and/or graduate students
  • Classes graded according to collegiate standards (not reflected on transcript)

Students are required to participate in the full five-week program. A minimum of six accepted applicants required for the program to take place.

Program Contact Information

Debbie Roberts at (804) 827-2929 or dlroberts@vcu.edu.

Virginia Commonwealth University
Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences
Division for Health Sciences Diversity
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