Leadership Academy


What is the Leadership Academy?

The Leadership Academy is a seven week pre-college summer bridge program open to minority students and Twenty-First Century Scholars. Since 2004, incoming freshman students who are admitted to IU South Bend have the opportunity to earned college credits for courses in Black and Chicano History, Education, English, or Math.

2012 Academy Overview

  • Program begins on July 2nd and concludes on August 9th
  • You invest your time…IU South Bend pays for the tuition, fees, and all course materials…including field trips (a value greater than $1,200)!
  • Classes meet daily (Monday - Thursday) from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm
  • College Students earn six FREE college credits through two courses:
    • English W130: Principles of Composition – a 3 credit hour course to improve college writing skills
    • History HIST A100: Issues in United States History: VT: Civil Rights Movements – a 3 credit hour course that focuses on the Black and Chicano civil rights movements in the United States
  • various field trips and social events will be mixed in throughout the seven week program

Participant Requirements

The Summer Leadership Academy is for graduating senior students that plan on attending IU South Bend in the Fall. Only 40 students will be accepted into the academy. In order to be considered for the Leadership Academy students must:

  • Apply and be accepted into IU South Bend
  • Submit the Leadership Academy Application by April 2nd
  • Register for the IU South Bend Placement Exams
  • Attend New Student Orientation in May or June

Application Deadline is Monday, April 2nd

We encourage you to discuss the Academy with your parents and your guidance counselor and if you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact any of the Making the Academic Connection Counselors at 520-4565

Click Here to Download the Application

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