HSU Anticipates Threshold Summer Program

June 10, 2019 Ashlyn Schulle, Staff Writer

Hardin-Simmons University’s Threshold is a highly-anticipated summer program that takes place every year on campus. It is designed to “provide challenge and enrichment” for advanced and gifted learners. Students are given the opportunity to learn about a wide variety of topics and have experiences beyond what is provided by regular school programs.

Threshold takes place during the day and there will be two sessions of it this summer. The first session will be July 8-12 and the second will be July 15-19.

The program is intended for students entering kindergarten through fifth grade and sixth through tenth grade. There is a half-day program for the younger grades and a full-day program (with lunch provided) for the older group of grades.

A group of sixth through tenth-graders enjoy getting creative for an activity

The half-day program is around three hours long and involves different activities for the different ages. The full-day program involves group time, a choice of three different activities to be involved in, lunch, another choice of activities, and recreation time at the end of the day.

One of the activities for the older group is “Get in the Game!”, where students will think about their favorite games, toys, or apps and have the opportunity to research, discuss, and create. In this activity, participants can also invent a company that could be the toy or game company of the future. Another activity is “Get a Life”, in which the participants will play a life-sized version of “The Game of LIFE” to see what their lives could be like when they grow up.

To learn more about the Threshold Summer Program and find registration information, click here.