Mondays - Fridays | This program will not be offered in 2013.
Outside the Box IS
an innovative program designed specifically for TAG & high-ability 7th and 8th graders. Program participants pursue topics of interest through a unique combination of in-depth, challenging academic explorations and social interaction with other high-ability learners. Courses are taught by dynamic and engaging faculty members from OSU, other institutions and outstanding public educators and professionals who are excited to share their expertise with students. The program's offerings allow for discovery, excitement, and challenge to match students' interests and abilities. Participants select topics to expand current interests or investigate new areas while meeting others who share the same interests.
Outside the Box MEETS
Mondays-Fridays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on the Oregon State University campus. Students attending for the full day are involved in four different topics of their choosing. A partial-day option can be requested. Courses are held in OSU classrooms and laboratories.
Outside the Box OFFERS
a wide range of courses presented in a fun, fast-paced educational environment significantly different from a traditional school setting. Some courses planned include art, computer offerings, drama, engineering, law, LEGO Robotics, philosophy, several sciences, team building, TV production,and more. Suggestions for potential courses can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org or at 541-737-3735. The 2013 course list will be posted on this web page at the end of March.
Outside the Box is SPONSORED by
OSU Precollege Programs, corporate and private donations and has been developed with guidance from an advisory board of OSU personnel, public school administrators, and area TAG specialists.
"Outside the Box is learning in a very fun way. A lot of the learning is open ended."
"Instructors were willing to modify the content approach based on students' needs."