HSSA HeaderImportant Dates for the HSSA Camps:

  1. Registration is now closed.
  2. Accepted/Waitlisted/Rejected students will be notified by May 30th.
  3. Accepted students complete and return the Acceptance Packet no later than June 6th.
  4. Waitlisted students complete and return the Waitlisted Packet no later than June 6th.
  5. All HSSA accepted students MUST provide a clear PPD test result. This test for TB (tuberculosis) can be done at your local Dept. of Health or through your personal physician.
  6. The Health Sciences Residential Summer Academy dates:  Sunday, June 19th - Friday, June 24th. 
    1.  HSSA Residential Academy is open to 30 rising junior and senior high school students. 
      1. You do not have to be a local Georgia resident to apply.  All rising junior and senior high school students are welcome to apply for this camp.
    2. HSSA Residential Academy Orientation:  Sunday, June 19th @1pm.
    3. HSSA Residential Academy Career Night: Tuesday, June 21st @ 5:30pm.
    4. HSSA Residential Academy Graduation:  Friday, June 24th @1pm. 
  7. The Health Sciences Summer Day Academy dates:  Sunday, July 10th - Friday, July 15th.
    1. HSSA Day Academy is open to 30 rising sophomore, junior and senior high school students.  
      1. You do not have to be a local Georgia resident to apply.  All rising sophomore, junior and senior high school students are welcome to apply for this camp.
    2. HSSA Day Academy Orientation:  Sunday, July 10th @1pm.
    3. HSSA Day Academy Career Luncheon: Tuesday, July 12th @ 12:30pm.
    4. HSSA Day Academy Graduation:  Friday, July 15th @1pm. 

***Additional information such as Packing List, room assignments, etc will be given to all accepted students by June 10th.***

***Full Academy schedules will be given out during Orientation.***

What is the HSSA ACADEMY?

The HSSA Academy is designed to introduce high school students to the academic and professional world of health sciences. Students will tour the hospital, labs, and learn from healthcare experts and scientists in the field. There will also be additional hands-on learning experiences for students.

When does the HSSA ACADEMY take place?

The HSSA Residential Academy will be held June 19th - 24th for 30 rising junior and senior high school students.

The HSSA Day Academy will be held July 10th - 15th for 30 rising sophomore, junior and senior high school students.

Can a student attend both the Health Sciences Summer Academy and GenCyber Camp?

As long as students are eligible and accepted, they can indeed attend both camps. They would simply attend the GenCyber Camp the first week and then return the next week to attend the Health Sciences Summer Academy (or vice versa). However, students wishing to attend both academies must fill out an application for each program because the selection criteria is different.

Who is eligible to attend the HSSA ACADEMIES?

Residential Academy: Must be either a rising junior or senior high school student.

Day Academy: Must be either a rising sophomore, junior or senior high school student.

Tuition for the HSSA Academies:

  • Day Academy: $295
  • Residential Academy: $595

I attend a private school/home school. Am I eligible to apply for the HSSA ACADEMIES?

Absolutely!

What are the criteria for being accepted to HSSA ACADEMY? Is there a minimum GPA or minimum test score that must be met?

Students who attend the HSSA Academy shall demonstrate exceptional skill, creativity, and knowledge in math and science. Academic achievement and social maturity are considered in the selection process. There is no specific numerical minimum test score or GPA set by the committee, however, admittance to the program is competitive. 

I am a special needs student, and require special considerations to attend class and for room accommodations. Can I still participate in the HSSA ACADEMIES if accepted?

Yes. All rising sophomore, junior and senior high school students are eligible to participate in the HSSA Day Academy.  All rising junior and senior high school students are eligible to participate in the HSSA Residential Academy.  If a student is accepted to either HSSA Academy, the Academy staff will partner with the child/parent to determine if successful modifications or accommodations are possible within the confines of the program.

Will I be graded or given any credits for the work I complete while at the HSSA ACADEMIES?

The HSSA Academies are prestigious, pre-collegiate summer programs, but they do not provide grades or college course credit. Accepted students are not required to take any exit exams or standardized tests regarding major courses of study. Accepted students who attend the program will receive a certificate of completion during the Graduation Ceremony.

I am interested in attending another summer program, but the dates overlap. May I start late or leave early?

Accepted students are required to attend all six (6) days of the program. Exceptions to this will be rare and limited to emergency situations and must be disclosed prior to the camp start date.

How can I apply?

Registration is closed for 2016

Besides filling out the online registration, what documents are needed?

None until you are officially accepted.

When is the online registration deadline?

Deadlines for all online registration was May 15, 2016 at 11:59PM. Students will be notified of their acceptance by May 30, 2016.

What happens once I receive an Acceptance Letter?

Accepted students will be notified of their acceptance by 5:00 pm on May 30th. Students will need to complete the Acceptance Packet either by submitting it online through the Augusta University Secure Dropbox or Mailing it. The Acceptance Packet includes all the necessary waivers and release forms to attend the HSSA Academies.  The Acceptance Packet must be completed and returned no later than June 6, 2016.  All tuition must also be received by June 6, 2016.

What is the deadline for accepted students to complete and return the Acceptance Packet?

All accepted students must complete and return the Acceptance Packet by June 6, 2016. 

I have additional questions. Is there someone I can talk to?

Absolutely! Please contact the Division of Professional and Community Education, HSSA Project Leader, Paula Owens:  Email address: powens3@augusta.edu . Telephone number: 706-721-3243.