College at age 11 no longer has to be something you see only on afternoon television talk shows. Now your child can attend college through the College of Applied Human Sciences’ Kids in College program at Colorado State University beginning in June.
The Kids in College program gives children entering grades four through eight the opportunity to learn more about science, art and technology, all while having fun. The program provides children with enrichment and the exploration of skills to expand learning and content knowledge.
A variety of classes ranging from Little Shop of Physics to fashion design is available for students entering grades four through six. Meanwhile, seventh- and eighth-graders have the opportunity to take classes such as multimedia, weather research and robotics.
Two sessions are available for students sessions run from 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. from June 16-20, June 23-27 and July 14-18.
Fourth- through sixth-graders with an appetite for both learning and lunch can be enrolled in a supervised lunch program. With this program, children will be picked up from their morning classes and supervised while they have lunch. After lunch, students take a tour or mini-session of an interesting site on the Colorado State campus.
Kids in College began six years ago when Nancy Hartley, dean of the College of Applied Human Sciences at Colorado State, started the program to give children more diverse opportunities that might not be available in grade school.
For more information about Kids in College, contact Barbara Wallner at (970) 491-6332 or visit the KIC Web site at www.cahs.colostate.edu/kic for a complete list of class descriptions and available times.