Paul Quinn Offers Bridge to Elite Dallas Primary, Secondary Schools

A new summer program at Paul Quinn College will help primary and secondary students in Dallas prepare for application and admission to some of the city's most selective schools. 

Officials announced yesterday the launch of the Paul Quinn Early Talent Identification Program (“ETIP”), a six-week summer academic enrichment program designed for students  to strengthen their aptitude in math, science, reading arts and entrepreneurship, and for parents to learn the application process for elite schools in the area.

“ETIP exists because we live in a world where talent is equally distributed but opportunity is not,” said Dr. Michael J. Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College. “We are thrilled that so many of the area’s best schools share this belief and a commitment to do something about this opportunity gap.”

Partnering schools include the Episcopal School of Dallas, Greenhill School, the Hockaday School, the Lamplighter School, Parish Episcopal School, St. Mark’s School of Texas, St. Philip’s School and Community Center, the Cedar Hill Collegiate Academy, and the Dallas Independent School District’s Magnet Schools. Each partner school is providing teacher support, assistance with curricular design, and counseling.

The program is supported in part by a $20,000 gift from the Texas Women's Foundation Village Giving Circle. 

“The Village Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation is proud to invest in the innovative work of Paul Quinn College,” said A. Shonn Brown, Chair of the Village Giving Circle at Texas Women’s Foundation. “ETIP has the potential to change Dallas in a fundamental way and we are thrilled to participate in such an endeavor.”

The program will be held on the campus of Paul Quinn and will run Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:30 pm from June 10-19.

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