Your child doesn’t have to be a prodigy to study at Colorado State University this summer. The College of Applied Human Sciences is offering the Kids in College program for students entering fourth through eighth grades beginning in June.
The Kids in College program offers grade school children an opportunity to attend a myriad of interesting courses in a university environment. For students entering fourth, fifth and sixth grades, sessions are from 8:30 – 1:30 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m. daily the weeks of June 24 through June 28 and July 15 through 19. For students entering seventh and eighth grades, sessions are from 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and 1 – 4 p.m. daily the week of June 17 through June 21.
Programs for students entering grades fourth through sixth will include sessions such as weather research, computer aided design for clothing, cool kitchen chemistry, sign language, web design, art exploration, digital photography and others. Sessions for students entering grades seventh and eighth include classes such as Little Shop of Physics, making multimedia, fashion design, ReadSmart , digital photography and drawing perspectives.
"This is the type of enrichment program that is available for all students, not just the kids labeled as gifted," said Barbara Wallner coordinator of Kids in College at Colorado State.
The goal of the program is to provide enrichment and explorations skills to enhance learning and knowledge in the areas of science, math, art and technology.
Nancy Hartley, dean of the College of Applied Human Sciences at Colorado State, started the program five years ago to give school-age children more diverse opportunities for learning and discovering new areas of interest that might not be available in a regular grade school curriculum.
Students must be registered a week before the session begins. For more information call Wallner at 970-491-6332 or visit the Kids in College Web site at www.cahs.colostate.edu/kic.