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Summer 2020: A210E01 - Sr. Science Research



Scientific research brings together observations, knowledge, and data to solve problems, invent solutions, and develop new products.
The goal of this course is to provide highly motivated students an opportunity to perform independent research and learn how to effectively communicate their results. Students participate in group classes, web-based collaboration, individual meetings, and receive research assistance while conducting research at Ardent Academy or with a student-selected mentor at home, universities, medical centers or research institutes. Students who are able to complete a project will have the opportunity to enter local, state and/or national science competitions. Students must complete an application and be approved before registering.

Registration Procedure

  1. Click here to apply for the Senior Division (Gr 9-12). 
  2. After reviewing the application, we will follow-up to schedule an interview if needed.
  3. Once accepted, you will register and pay the tuition.

Program Fees

  • Application: Free to apply!
  • Early Enrollment Tuition (By April 30, 2020): $1,750.00 per Student
  • Regular Enrollment Tuition (By May 15, 2020): $1,950.00 per Student

Program Key Dates

  • Application Open: Monday, February 17, 2020
  • Admission Decisions: Rolling
  • Early Enrollment Deadline: Thu, April 30, 2020
  • Regular Enrollment Deadline: Friday, May 15, 2020
  • Cohort 1 Kickoff Zoom Meeting: Monday, May 4, from 7:00-8:00 PM

Selection to Ardent Summer Science Research Institute is considered by an application and in-person interview. Once your application is received, our office will contact you to schedule an interview.

Course Objective

The purpose of this course is to develop the students' ability to identify a research topic, complete their own thorough scientific investigation on the topic and report their findings through written and oral presentations.  Specific objectives include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Understand the scientific research process
  • Develop experience with experimental techniques specific to their field of research
  • Develop a working knowledge of conducting literature search
  • Understand the importance of communicating in clear, concise writing as a scientist
  • Practice scientific writing and participate in the peer review process
  • Practice orally presenting and defending their research
  • Produce a paper or poster of their research

Online Class Policy

  • Students will not use obscene, profane, threatening, or disrespectful language or images during Ardent meetings. Students will immediately be removed from the Zoom meeting upon violation.
  • All communications with other Ardent students and instructors must be of an academic-related nature. Sending unsolicited emails or messages to other Ardent students and instructors is prohibited.
  • Students must use their real names on online platform for instructors to accept them into the classroom.
  • Students must not to use, disclose or communicate, in any manner, proprietary information about Ardent Academy, its operations, students, or any other proprietary information, that relate to the business of Ardent Academy. This includes, but is not limited to, the names of Ardent's instructors and students, its marketing strategies, operations, curriculum design, instructional materials, or any other information of any kind which would be deemed confidential or proprietary information of Ardent Academy.
  • Both parties (Parent/Guardian/Student and Instructor) acknowledge and agree that each will not entice away or endeavor to entice away from the other party. Each party acknowledges that the prohibition and restriction contained in this clause are reasonable in the circumstances and necessary to protect.


  • A 3-ring binder to keep lecture and literature notes, relevant articles, internet research
  • Composition notebook for research notes (check Lesson 0 for requirements)
  • Microsoft Office

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