The Health Museum, in partnership with the Duke University Talent Identification Program, proudly presents Academic Adventures in the Houston Museum District. Open to fifth and sixth grade students who have participated in the Duke TIP 4th-6th Grade Talent Search, these day long courses provide challenging, hands-on learning experiences that promote creativity and critical thinking and allow students to explore topics not typically covered in school.
All registrations are completed on a first-come, first-served basis. See information below in the How to Apply section for instructions on being placed on our waiting list.
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Check-in begins at 9:15 a.m. Courses begin promptly at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. There will be a welcome session at 9:55 a.m. and a closing session at 4 p.m. Parents and students are welcome and encouraged to attend both.
$140 tuition per course covers academic activities and lunch. This amount includes a non-refundable registration fee of $20.
*Please note that funds for the Spring 2013 semester have already been given out. We will offer additional funds for the Fall 2013 semester.
Financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis to families who demonstrate need. Financial aid is limited, and each student with need may only receive financial aid once during the academic year. To apply for financial aid, submit an application with your family’s most recent Federal Tax Return (1040). Upon notification of receipt of a financial aid award, you must send payment for any balance owed within ten (10) days, or your financial aid and program slot may be offered to another student.
How to Apply
Note: This program is only open to 5th and 6th grade students who have participated in the Duke TIP 4th-6th Grade Talent Search. Only students with a current TIP ID number should register. Ineligible registrants are subject to the $20 non-refundable registration fee.
Students register for courses on a first come, first served basis. If you would like to add your name to the wait list for a course that is full, please contact the Program Manager at email@example.com to request an application.
Upon acceptance into a course, an acceptance packet will be sent electronically. The packet must be completed and submitted with the balance (if applicable) no later than two weeks prior to the course date, or the student's program slot may be offered to another student. All participants must be covered by health insurance.
Cancellations must be requested in writing ten (10) business days prior to the scheduled program date to ensure a refund of tuition minus the $20 non-refundable registration fee. After that time, cancellations will result in forfeiture of payment except in cases of illness (with doctor’s note on letterhead), death of an immediate family member, or inclement weather. Refunds will take approximately three weeks to process.
Questions? Please contact Amy S. Kapadia at firstname.lastname@example.org.