There is no higher priority than the safety and security of each and every one of our young scholars throughout their participation in the National Young Scholars Program (NYSP). The independence, personal growth, discovery and confidence gained from this experience will serve as one of the foremost benefits of attending.
We have achieved a stellar record of safely and successfully enriching the lives of young students by providing the most superb professional supervision. We ensure that our programs are administered by the highest caliber, professionally trained and educated staff. We create, institute and strictly adhere to safety and security policies and procedures that meet the highest standards.
Each of our students is closely monitored every day. Attendance is taken throughout the Program and all students are required to attend all program activities. Visits to relatives or friends in the area will only be permitted if a written request from the student's parent or legal guardian is provided at registration on the first day of the program session. Requests must be signed by the student's parent or legal guardian. A member of our scholar relations staff, who is on location, is always available via cell phone and e-mail for any parent who has questions or requires information at any time.
The Program is supervised, directed and administered by a staff
of faculty advisors with experience in education who have received extensive training on the developmental
needs of elementary school students and the NYSP curriculum. All faculty advisors are carefully selected
and pass an intensive screening and training program. We choose only those faculty advisors and
instructional support staff who specialize in supervising, teaching and mentoring scholars in this age range.
The scholar relations team is highly trained in student needs and program logistics, ensuring a safe
learning environment for all students. The student-to-staff ratio is strictly maintained at 8-to-1.
All faculty advisors, instructional support staff and logistics managers are outfitted with communication technology, such as cell phones and other two-way communication devices. Detailed
safety policies and procedures are reviewed and practiced by the entire program staff. For those attending one of our residential sessions, room checks will be
conducted each night to ensure the highest level of security. Location security is provided and
additional security personnel and procedures are added when appropriate. There is a licensed nurse available
on site during the day.