Three separate enrichment programs for young people entering Grades 1 through 9 are available through Howard Payne University this summer.

“We are excited about the program we will be having for young people this summer, said coordinator Pat Locks from the HPU Office of Continuing Education. “The bottom line is that these programs are designed for students who want to have educational experiences that they wouldn’t have in the classroom.”

The Summer Scholars program will be held June 2-6 for students who are entering the fourth through sixth grades. It’s a day long program, from 9 a.m. until about 4 p.m., that Locks said combines the freedom and fun of cognitive learning inside a college campus where students gain not only academic knowledge but also have a variety of hands-on activities and social experiences.

The cost for Summer Scholars is $195 plus a $25 supply fee that includes lunch and a T-shirt. Topics include Spanish, science-related activities, history, literature and recreational activities.

Programs for younger and older students will last half a day.

Young Scholars will be for children entering the first through third grades, and will be held from 9 a.m. until noon July 7-11. Junior Academy will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. June 17-19. The cost for each is $75 plus a $25 fee for a T-shirt and snacks.

All classes will be held at the Douglas MacArthur Academy of Freedom on the Daniel Baker campus of Howard Payne. A 10 percent discount is offered for those enrolling before May 28.

“One of the highlights for the Summer Scholars and Junior Academy programs will be a component involving applied learning in math, science and technology courses and will be in cooperation with Texas Tech Pre-engineering interns and local engineers,” Locks said. “Young Scholars will have a variety of learning/fun activities.

Other activities for all three programs are outlined on the Web sites and On the latter, click to academic and then continuing education.

For more information call Locks at (325) 649-5711, or e-mail her at Her office is located at 205 Austin Ave.