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Young Scholars Institute

YSI Has Been Cancelled for 2020

After careful consideration, the decision has been made to cancel the Young Scholars Institute this summer.  In the wake of COVID-19, the mandatory CDC guidelines around social distancing, smaller numbers of individuals gathering, necessary health checks, and important cleaning procedures, we recognize that Young Scholars would not be able to maintain the high- quality experience we wish to offer children and families.  All deposit and tuition payments will be returned as soon as possible.  We look forward to future Young Scholars Institutes and we thank you for your unwavering support, particularly during this unusual time.

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 2020 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 2020 Institute are June 1-5 and June 8-12 (cancelled)

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.


image of front of brochureYSI 2020 course descriptions and registration form:

Registrations will be accepted through May. 
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.
  • Tuition: $200 per week due on or before June 1.

Student schedules, invoices, and other important information will be mailed the first week of May.


For more information, please email the following:

Main Contact:
Marnie Cotton (Institute Director)
Phone:  615-804-3587



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