Here is some recently released information on the Summer Leaders Seminar (SLS). You can apply online beginning December 14 at http://admissions.westpoint.edu/. SLS 2010 will take place in two separate sessions 29 May-4 June 2010 and 5-11 June 2010. It will bring together approximately 1000 outstanding rising high school seniors from around the country for a six-day immersion into West Point. The program consists of daily morning physical training, academic classes, afternoon sports, a day of military training, administration of the Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA), a West Point tour, and social functions. The academic program features workshops and class samplings from the Academy's curriculum. All participants are housed in the cadet barracks and meals are in the Cadet Mess. Students pay their own travel expenses plus a registration fee of $350 to pay for food, workshop materials, and some West Point apparel. First and Second Class Cadets participate in the program serving as the SLS workshop chain of command down to the squad leader level. The cadets are responsible for planning and executing all SLS activities. Students apply for SLS online only at http://admissions.westpoint.edu/. There will be a link to “click” to apply for SLS starting 14 December 2009 and ending on 1 April 2010. Students are selected from among the top performers academically and in leadership potential as gauged by their extracurricular and athletic activities with consideration given to class composition goals. The SLS selection process is an abbreviated version of the West Point admissions process. Last year, USMA received over 3,500 applications for SLS. Generally, students invited to attend SLS will be competitive for admission to West Point. The SLS brochure, course descriptions and additional SLS information are located online at http://admissions.westpoint.edu/. Each SLS session will be a great week of academic, military, and physical excellence as well as providing many social opportunities. SLS provides a unique overview of cadet life and a once in a lifetime opportunity for competitive candidates. SLS is the number one accessions program with nearly half of the attendees joining the next class of the United States Corps of Cadets and becoming future members of the Long Gray Line.