Requirements: Grade of A/A- in area of interest, teacher recommendation, Renzulli Profiler
Tuition includes: Term fees, academic and enrichment program, housing in UCLA Residence Hall, comprehensive welcome orientation and ice-breakers, meals on campus, use of UCLA athletic and recreation facilities, activities, trips, and excursions per catalog, transportation to and from all included activities
Not included: $100 application fee (non-refundable); $70 student ID/technology fee, airfare, airport transfers, books/class materials and course supplements, meals off campus, laundry, shopping, spending money, medical expenses
Commuter student tuition includes: Academic program, lunch in Hedrick dining hall Monday-Thursday, Friday trips, daily afternoon activity, and access to Hedrick Hall lounges. Overnight stays are not permitted.
Summer Discovery is proud to offer Renzulli Discovery at UCLA, a unique, 3 week educational research experience for gifted and talented students. The Renzulli model places a greater emphasis on creative learning and investigative research, based on students’ passion, learning style, and gifted potential. UCLA is recognized worldwide for excellence in academics and is consistently ranked as one of America’s top 25 universities. UCLA is the perfect setting for summer middle school program.
After applying, students take the Renzulli Profiler designed by Dr. Joseph Renzulli to identify areas of giftedness. The results are shared with students and parents to help choose one of the following “Enrichment Clusters” or subject areas of focus:
Students brainstorm with like-minded students and create a “Research Project Management Plan” to keep them on track as they explore real-life issues and propose solutions. Students conduct investigative research individually and collaboratively while being guided by their research mentors, who are facilitators that support the students through every step of their learning journey.
The program culminates in a presentation to the class and parents and is recorded for viewing and available online.
*Schedule/times are approximate samples and vary on each campus.
You must arrive on the specified arrival day of June 24 and departure day of July 13 only. If this is not possible, you must arrive the day after arrival day or depart the day before departure day. There are no rooms available at our residence hall outside of the dates of the program.
Our travel agency, Musiker Travel, makes all flight arrangements for students from North America upon request. If you live outside of North America, you will receive instructions for making your own flight arrangements. Students who are being driven to campus will receive directions in the spring.
Summer Discovery provides escorted transfers from/to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) for $75 each way. We will meet you at either the baggage claim area or outside customs for international flights to assist with your arrival. For departures, our staff will assist you with check-in and accompany you to security.
Students who live in the Los Angeles area can participate in our program as a commuter student. Live at home and take part in our program Monday-Friday. Join the Renzulli Discovery in the classroom and for afternoon activities Monday-Thursday. On Friday, you’re invited to participate in our all-group day trip. We go to Manhattan Beach, Disneyland, Universal Studios, and other fun attractions.
Commuter students are dropped off at 8:30am and picked up at 5:15pm, Monday-Thursday. Friday’s drop-off time is 9:00am and pick-up time varies from 6:00-11:00pm.
Commuter student tuition includes the academic program, lunch in the Hedrick dining hall Monday-Thursday, daily afternoon activities, and Friday trips. Commuter students are not permitted to stay overnight at UCLA. Weekend activities are not available to commuter students.