UPDATE: Applications for GetSet and LaPREP will be accepted until Tuesday, March 28, 2023.
Great News for the Summer of 2023!
Dear LaPREP Supporter,
I am delighted to announce that GetSet, LaPREP, and LaPIXEL are scheduled to run in 2023! LSUS has named Dr. Irina Ilioaea as the Interim Director of LaPREP and Its Associated Programs for the 2022-2023 school year. Dr. Ilioaea is eagerly anticipating a wonderful summer of programs, and we cannot wait for you to meet her! Please see the Faculty section below for more information about Dr. Ilioaea.
Mark your calendars for:
- May 30 – June 22 for GetSet (for students completing the 4th grade in 2022-2023),
- May 30 – July 13 for LaPREP (for students completing the 6th or 7th grade in 2022-2023),
- and June 5 – 30 for LaPIXEL (for high school students in 2023-2024).
We hope to see you in 2023 for a wonderful summer of learning!
Carlos Spaht, Advisor to and Former Director of LaPREP and Its Associated Programs
LaPREP is a two-summer enrichment program which identifies, encourages, and instructs competent middle and early high school students, preparing them to complete a college degree program in math, science, or engineering. With emphasis on abstract reasoning, problem solving, and technical writing skills, participants attend seven weeks of intellectually demanding classes and seminars, interspersed with field trips and recreation. Class assignments, laboratory projects, and scheduled exams are integral parts of LaPREP.
The topics studied over two summer sessions include:
- Algebraic Structures
- Probability and Statistics
- Cyber Security
- Problem Solving
- Technical Writing
- Life Skills and Leadership Counseling
Students successfully completing two years of LaPREP are eligible to apply for LaPREP scholarships to attend LSUS as entering college freshmen.
Other features of LaPREP include:
- Field trips to local industries
- Visiting lecturers and minority speakers
- College and career awareness
- Basketball, pool, and other recreation
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 Digital Arts program. In LaPIXEL, students are taught the use of software to create visual effects that are used in lucrative fields such as advertising, cyber security programs, bio-imagery, and computer gaming. 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. LaPIXEL Academy will be held June 5 – 30, 2023. For more information and application materials, contact LaPIXEL Director Allen Garcie at firstname.lastname@example.org or at email@example.com.
LaPREP also developed GetSet for LaPREP, a two-year enrichment program designed for students completing the 4th grade. Students spend four weeks each summer focusing on math/problem solving skills and reading/writing skills. GetSet will be held May 30 – June 22, 2023. For more information and application materials, contact LaPREP Project Manager Kerry Shockley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.