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Science Course Student Look Thru Microscope
Actors Course In Costumes
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Forensics Student Taping Off A Crime Scene
Environmental Science Summer Academy Class
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Video Production Course With High School Students

If you've ever wanted to experience college life while still in high school, then Hanover's Summer Academy program is the perfect opportunity. Our respected professors teach a wide range of subjects that will engage and expand your interests as well as deepen your knowledge.

Summer Academy Institute DATES: June 10-15, 2018

Hanover College’s Summer Academy will be held Sunday, June 10 – Friday, June 15, 2018. Rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors in high school are invited to apply. Scholars who complete one of the six courses will be guaranteed a minimum $15,000 academic merit scholarship to attend Hanover College.

Civil War Institute - $600

The Civil War is the most dramatic period in American history. The secession of eleven Southern states led to the bloodiest conflict in American history. When the fighting ended, the Union had been restored and the great evil of slavery had been abolished. In this course we will look at the military, political, and social history of the Civil War. We will explore the roles played by political leaders, soldiers, slaves, and women through texts and videos. Hands-on activities will include wargaming with plastic soldiers and a musket demonstration.

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Engineering Institute - $700
Students will have the opportunity to explore the engineering programs available through the college. Students with interests in engineering, math, and science attend this week long, residential camp where they will be engaged in various hands-on activities. Students will explore topics including robotics, electronics, material testing, alternative energy and programming. In addition, there will be engineering related field trips to several local manufacturing companies.

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Environmental Science Institute - $600
Spend a week exploring the ecology of southeastern Indiana with Biology professor’s Darrin Rubino (Botanist) and Brian Gall (Zoologist). Carved by the ice ages, with rolling hills, forested bluffs, dramatic ravines and the Ohio River Valley, southeastern Indiana is one of the most biologically diverse and geologically interesting areas of the state. You will assess the environmental quality of our local creeks and streams, travel to an old growth forest to investigate climate using tree ring analysis, collect 400 million year old fossils, learn to identify local animals and plants (and their behavior) and have a great experience doing so in our state-of-the-art laboratories. Using the tools of modern science to study the natural world, the week will culminate in a science scholars’ symposium where you'll have the opportunity to present your findings.

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Forensic Science Institute - $700

Using modern scientific techniques and the resources of the Science Division at Hanover College, students will examine blood, bones and trace evidence to try and determine the "who, what, when, where, why, and how" of a simulated crime scene.

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Health Science Institute - $700

Interested in a career in health care and want to know what kind of college education paths will get you there? Curious about how a team of different health care professionals deliver high quality patient care? Want to know how a pharmacist looks for possible drug interactions that could impact their patient? Want to know what tools and technologies an EMT uses to deliver care at the scene of an accident or illness? Then the Health Science Institute is for you! You’ll work with Hanover College science professors and health care practitioners to find the answer to these questions and many more. You will see how health care professionals look at health data for towns and cities to identify health problems and develop prevention strategies that promote health and wellness and you’ll explore health factors that have a positive or negative impact on your home community.

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Lights! Sound! Camera! ACTION! - $600

Learn the basic steps to storytelling in radio, television and motion picture. From developing a script to acting on camera to directing a scene to editing a final product, students will have the opportunity to get a week full of hands-on experience in how digital entertainment is made.

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Registration / Payment

The application deadline is March 16, 2018. Along with the online application, scholars must submit their most up-to-date high school transcript. A $100 deposit is due by Friday, April 13. Full payment is due by Friday, May 11. If a student cancels before May 11, then a full refund will be given. If a student cancels after May 11, the deposit will not be refunded.

Once accepted, you may make payments online. Complete the online application for the specific institute above and submit your most recent transcript via email ( or fax (812-866-7098). You will receive an email with your acceptance status along with a payment link.


Will I stay on campus?
Yes, in one of Hanover's air-conditioned residence halls., with meals served in the Campus Center dining room or provided on field trips.

What does the program cost?
The cost for each institute ranges from $600 to $700. This includes housing, meals and supplies.

Where is the Academy?
The academies will take place at Hanover College in southeastern Indiana.

Is there an application deadline?
The application deadline is March 16. Each institute will be capped at a limited number of students, so applying early is encouraged.

For more information email or call 812-866-6700.