My sister attended Lead America for the Medicine program. She said it was a complete waste of her time academically, but that it was really fun, at least. The "college credits" don't even count towards VCU, which is where she goes, and that's not exactly a cream-of-the-crop school. My sister described the "classes" as merely social hour, with a few boring lectures and pointless assignments added to the mix for good measure. LA vastly inflates their descriptions of themselves, but in actuality, it's a waste of $3000. Trust me, I myself got an invitation to this program...and promptly threw it in the trash. The kid would be better off going to a program that allows him or her to attend for free, or, better yet, that pays them to come. I wouldn't even pay $30 for this program, let alone $3000.