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Youth and Pre-college Academic Programs

Through a variety of academic enrichment programs for youth and pre-college students, students can experience what it's like to attend a class on the University of Oklahoma campus. Students can explore a wide range of subjects, gain valuable academic experience, and have fun over summer. OU Outreach offers exciting and challenging programs and camps, ranging from investment education to math and science and everything in between, to help students discover their talents and passions while they work toward their dreams.

Developmental Math
These courses provide basic and intermediate algebra in a two-semester sequence for returning students who need a math refresher before taking college-level math or traditional students who do not have a strong foundation in high school mathematics.

Gifted and Talented Enrichment Program
For several years OU Outreach's Precollegiate Programs has coordinated these classes available to middle school through high school students for school systems across Oklahoma. In this yearly reoccurring program with the Norman Public Schools' middle schools, students come to the university campus and participate in the enrichment classes.

Independent and Distance Learning, Center for
The Center for Independent and Distance Learning (CIDL) provides independent study courses to supplement students' schedules—whether they are on campus or overseas. Students may enroll any time of the year and advance at their own pace. CIDL offers college courses and testing opportunities.

InvestEd—Investment Education Programs
Through a partnership between the Oklahoma Securities Commission and OU Outreach, InvestEd provides multi-faceted investment literacy education for secondary school students, teachers, and adults.

Model United Nations of the Southwest
Model United Nations of the Southwest provides junior high, high school, and college students the opportunity to experience the workings of the United Nations and to actively gain firsthand knowledge of international politics by acting as delegates from their assigned country.

Reading: Speed Reading and Study Strategies
This curriculum increases the reading effectiveness of students, allowing them to comprehend more in a shorter amount of time.

Reading: Summer Reading Skills for Children and Adults
This enjoyable activity with lifelong benefits includes eight different reading skills programs taught by instructors from the Institute of Reading Development. Summer programs are available in seven cities across Oklahoma.

Summer Academic Camps
Exciting camps challenge students ages 6-18 to learn scientific and mathematic principles using aviation education. Students will explore aviation, science, technology, engineering, and math in an interactive, hands-on manner.

Test Preparation: ACT and PSAT
OU Outreach's Precollegiate Programs provides the ACT Preparation Course to help ensure each student's performance on the ACT test is an accurate measure of his or her acquired knowledge and skills in the content areas. This program also offers an effective test preparation course for PSAT/NMSQT, and is an excellent building block for the SAT exam. By providing a sufficient amount of familiarization with the tests and administrative procedures, students will feel comfortable and know what to expect on the day of their test.