Young Scholars Institute
A Summer Enrichment Program

The Young Scholars Institute, sponsored by the FSSD, offers challenging, exploratory classes which are designed for independent and highly motivated learners. The courses are academically and artistically challenging. YSI is designed for the mature, independent student who is ready to change classes. YSI is proud to provide this opportunity to the students of our community.

The 2017 Institute will be located at the Poplar Grove campus, 2959 Del Rio Pike. The Junior Scholars program serves students who have completed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades (ages 7-10) and will be housed in the Poplar Grove Elementary side of the building. Senior Scholars serves students who have completed the 5th grade and above (ages 11-14) and will be housed in the Poplar Grove Middle side.

The dates for 2017 Institute are June 5-9 and June 12-16.

Young Scholars is divided into two sessions during the summer Junior Scholars runs from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and Senior Scholars runs from 8:15 a.m. until 2:45 p.m.  The Morning and Afternoon Care program is also available for FSSD students both before and after YSI classes. Students may attend one or both weeks.

 May 12 Update:  Many Courses are Still Open. All applicants who have already applied have been enrolled in the 2017 Institute. Space is still available in both the Junior and Senior Institutes. Applications will be received as long as space is available.
Those who attended the previous year will receive the brochure by mail in mid-February. Eligible FSSD students will receive the brochure the last week of February. The YSI brochure and application will be available in the FSSD Central Office (507 Highway 96 West) at the beginning of March each year.
A $30 non-refundable Registration Fee must be included with the registration form. The Registration Fee is NOT included in the tuition.
  • One Week Tuition: $175
  • Two Week Tuition: $350
Tuition is due on or before June 1, 2017.

For more information, please email the following:

Summer Phone Numbers (June 5-16):  
Junior Scholars – 615-790-4720
Senior Scholars – 615-790-4721
Marnie Cotton (Institute Director) – 615-804-3587


Curriculum and Professional Learning
Mary Decker, Supervisor
Deb Naber, Secretary
1406 Cannon St.
Franklin, TN  37064