What is CONCEPT YOUNG SCHOLARS PROGRAM (CYSP)?
CYSP is a multifaceted program that is designed to prepare students to become future leaders in our communities. Students who enroll in CYSP will learn more and have more confidence in their learning. In addition, they will be engaged in a systematic process that guides, recognizes, and rewards their progress. The program offers a more challenging curriculum and engaging activities such as Math Olympics, Science Olympiad, college trips, overnight events, and the Congressional Award program. After a student registers for CYSP they set goals in four areas: personal development, voluntary public service, physical fitness, and expedition/exploration. Students will need to select an advisor who will help them set achievable goals, assist them in planning activities, and monitor student progress. Each scholar will have a chance to earn a Gold, Silver, or Bronze medal. Scholars who earn a medal will be rewarded at the end of the school year in an award ceremony. The medals and certificates are important for scholars to keep in their academic portfolio because they can ultimately help strengthen their resume and college applications.