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photoAn innovative summer program for high school students that runs from Sunday, June 5 through Friday, June 24, 2011, the Texas Governor's School in Arts and Humanities for Urban Leadership at Texas A&M University in College Station is an exciting three-week, intensive residential summer educational opportunity that includes trips to area museums, theatre arts performances, visiting artists, film and digital media projects, and four dynamic college-level courses. This incredible program is totally free. No tuition or fees are charged to students; all meals, housing, educational supplies, theatre tickets, admissions, and activities are included at no cost to students.

The program will intentionally seek a diverse pool of high achieving applicants from around the state of Texas, including students from all racial, ethnic, cultural, socio-economic, linguistic, geographic, and gender groups. Every effort will be made to accommodate students with special needs.

Mel Chin
Internationally known artist and Houston native Mel Chin, meeting with 2009 Governor's School students at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston where his work titled "Fundred Dollar Bill Project" was on display.

During the three-week Governor's School, students will take college-level courses in arts, visual culture, humanities, ethics, urban issues, and leadership. Students and faculty will visit museums, participate in arts events, create media and technology projects in small groups, learn about college admissions and university programs, participate in recreational activities, work with prominent professors and researchers on the Texas A&M faculty, and build a community of future leaders for urban environments who have a sensitivity and commitment to the arts and humanities. Exciting afternoon and evening activities will be led by current Texas A&M students who will serve as residence hall advisors. High school students who attend the Texas Governor's School will experience a robust academic program during the day and exciting community building activities in the evening, and will also gain valuable information and experience about college admissions, financial aid, campus life, and Aggie traditions. Please explore our web site to discover video, images, application materials, and further information about the the Texas Governor's School in Arts and Humanities for Urban Leadership at Texas A&M University.