What is LEAF?
LEAF is designed for students in 7th-11th grades who have achieved a minimum Critical Reading score of 520 on the SAT OR an ACT English score of 21 or higher along with a minimum score of 22 on their Reading portion. Applicants should also have academically excelled in their full curriculum at school.
Upon application, students should have:
- Taken or signed up for either the ACT or SAT standardized test
- Full Transcript from either their Junior High or High School
- Completed LEAF application and addendum, which will be online soon
Submit all of these materials together to the Office of Gifted and Talented Education for reveiw
Rules and Regulations
1. Attend LEAF classes regularly.
2. Complete assigned homework regularly.
3. Keep parent/s informed of weekly graded homework and quizzes.
4. Attend LEAF Labs as desired or assigned.
5. Exhibit appropriate classroom behavior.
6. Maintain satisfactory level of performance in regular school course work.
1. Transport student to and from class once a week.
2. Attend an initial information session, fall orientation session, and conferences.
3. Support and encourage the student.
4. Review weekly graded homework and quizzes with the student.
5. Communicate with the LEAF professor and local or ISD representative if there is a problem.
6. Provide student with an access to a computer with word processing capabilities.
Local District Responsibilities
1. Release students to attend class at Michigan State University during their day.
2. Agree that these classes will be accepted in lieu of in-school required Foreign Language class.
3. Recognize this course of study and record credits and grades on high school transcripts.
4. Grant high school/ middle school credit for demonstrated mastery of content (up to four years of high school French).
5. Identify a local district contact person for LEAF.
- The full cost of LEAF Year I instruction per student per year is $1,000.
- Upon acceptance into LEAF, each student pays an initial $40 reservation fee confirming his/her intent to participate.
- There will a $40 continuance fee for students participating in the second year of the program. Electronic billing will occur bi-monthly.
- Tuition will be divided into five payments. Payments will be due August 15, October 1, December 1, February 1, and April 1.
- Transportation will be provided by the parents.
- Classrooms are provided by Michigan State University at no cost to the program.
Transportation to and from classes on Michigan State University campus are the responsibility of the parents. Parents are more than welcome to work out a system of car pooling or bussing for students in their area.
Information Meeting 2013
March 21, 2013
Bessey Hall, B108
All program dates follow the MSU calender, NOT the district calender.
The Calender is located here