Academically Talented Program Accepting Applications
Deadline is June 30
Newaygo County RESA ATYP Students: Past and Present
“I applied to ATYP because all of my classes were really easy to me, and I wanted to challenge myself,” said Samantha Toth, former ATYP Math and English Language Arts student.
ATYP, or Academically Talented Youth Program, is a specialized and accelerated program for middle school students and funded in part by a grant from Fremont Area Community Foundation. ATYP offers classes in two disciplines: English Language Arts and Math. Participation in either of the programs can result...
..in students receiving up to three high school credits over the two years they spend in the program. Students will also be prepared to take upper-level courses during their first year of high school.
Each ATYP class meets once a week for four hours of instruction and classroom activities. Students are expected to complete assigned homework during non-ATYP school days. Class size is kept small to maximize the learning process.
Currently, Samantha is completing her freshman year at Newaygo High School. When asked how ATYP prepared her for high school, she replied, “ATYP has really prepared me for high school. I have learned better time management skills, and I’m taking advanced courses.”
Jackson Fair, a student at Fremont Middle School, is wrapping up his two years in ATYP math and English. When asked how ATYP has helped him grow, he responded, “ATYP has helped me be more confident in myself. It has improved my speaking, writing and math skills.” Jackson also said that “ATYP was different than I thought it would be, because it is a more open environment where everyone is ready to learn.”
NC RESA is currently accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year. Samantha had some advice for those students who might be interested. “I would first tell them to research the program on the NC RESA website. If they were still interested afterwards, I would tell them to join! It’s a program where you learn a lot and have fun at the same time and you’re challenged.”
When asked for some final thoughts about ATYP, Samantha said “I loved ATYP. It was a really fun program and I made so many new friends through it. The teachers were amazing, and I enjoyed the classes so much. It is such a great program, and I would do it all over again if I had the chance. ATYP has helped me advance in many different areas. The coursework was challenging but fun, and in the long run, it has helped me in so many ways.” Jackson added, “ATYP is a worthwhile experience. If you are willing to learn and try hard, then you should consider joining it.”
For more information about ATYP and to download an application, please go to www.ncresa.org/atyp.
The application deadline has been extended to June 30.