CBK GLOW - Gaining Leadership, Obtaining Wisdom

A transitional program between CBK SHINE and The Luminary Project, CBK GLOW (Gaining Leadership, Obtaining Wisdom) is for 6th-8th graders. These participants attend a two-week residential experience living on campus and focus on one course of study for five 1/2 hours a day that may be either an accelerated enrichment opportunity or an intensive, accelerated, rigorous experience. CBK GLOW serves to help students move from enrichment work to more intensive study with a dynamic group of high-interest peers. Residential life and programs promote friendships and social interaction with peers who also have high academic and creative interest. A rich weekend program is part of this experience.

GLOW Students

Students entering grades 6-8 in fall 2018 or ages 10-14

GLOW Dates

Sunday, June 10 - Saturday, June 23, 2018

GLOW Admission 2017 Scores

GLOW 2017 Courses

Powering the Planet: Environmental Chemistry and Climate Change (M/S)
Going Viral: Modeling the Cultural Diffusion of Information (M/S)
X-Men and the Fantastic Four: Comic Books as Literature (H)
Physics at Warp Speed (M/S)
Taking Over the World Through Scientific Investigation (H or M/S)


Student Housing and Supervision

Students will be housed in a traditional residence hall, which is locked at all times to outsiders. We are the only program in this building during the summer. Students live in wings of no more than 16 participants per Residential Assistant. Girls and boys live on separate floors in nicely-sized double bed rooms. The shared floor bathroom offers private showers. Students will be assigned a roommate approximately the same age unless they have made specific requests—both students must request one another in their acceptance paperwork. In some situations, students may be placed in a triple, depending on program numbers. Roommate requests cannot be guaranteed to be filled and roommates are not reassigned. In this program, students are escorted to all activities and are not unsupervised at any time. Residential Assistants are screened and selected for their ability to relate to students of this age and participate in a rigorous pre-program training that includes other campus personnel who are present throughout the program to ensure student safety. Access to e-mail and phone calls will be available on a very limited basis only in order to prevent intensified homesickness. Students may not bring personal computers, cell phones, or any transmitting devices. Laundry is scheduled only once during this program. Students are required to live on campus and to participate in both the academic and residential life of the program. This may mean that students will miss sports practices or other extracurricular commitments at home. CBK is unable to accommodate specific physical training regimens or lessons schedules. CBK operates as a closed campus and visitors are not allowed at any time during the program for student safety.

Daily Schedule

Morning wing time and breakfast 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Morning Instruction 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Lunch 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Afternoon Instruction 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Afternoon Activities 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Evening Instruction 4:30 PM - 5:45 PM
Dinner 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM
Down Time 6:45 PM - 7:15 PM
Evening Activities 7:15 PM - 8:30 PM
Wing Meeting 8:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Quiet Time on Wings 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Lights Out 10:00 PM

The schedule for this program is extremely structured. We have a wide range of activities planned for afternoons and evenings for students to choose from as part of the community life of the program. Students are expected to adhere to the outlined schedule, regardless of how it may differ from life at home, for the safety and well-being of all students. A full residential weekend program and off-campus Denver trip is part of this experience.

Activity Period

During each activity period, residential staff offer a variety of options from which students choose to participate. From athletics to academics to fine arts, these opportunities give kids a chance to do something they love or try something new, and to take a well-deserved break from class. Down time is built into the schedule due to program intensity. All activities are supervised and vary each day and each period. Some are held in or near the residence hall, while others take place at the recreation center, such as dance, yoga, weight- and cross-training, jogging, basketball, indoor soccer or limited swimming and visits to the climbing wall. Finally, due to our proximity to the foothills, activities may also take place in the near vicinity at parks or on marked hiking paths. The weekend is a time of critical socio-emotional growth.
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