Registration for Clark State Community College’s College for Kids is now open. Students entering kindergarten through eighth grade can select from a variety of summer classes beginning the week of June 13.
College for Kids offers more than 25 class opportunities, each developed for student enrichment. The five-week schedule consists of different programs each week. The activities provide opportunities for students to explore new areas of interest, stretch their imagination or cultivate a skill.
Kanesha Hall, STEM programming manager for Clark State, said this year’s curriculum includes additional emphasis on science, technology, engineering and math. “We wanted to make sure we have technology involved, as well as keep theatre arts, writing arts and our nature classes,” said Hall.
Topic areas include: STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math), STEMM (science, technology, engineering, math and medicine), theatre arts, writing arts, nature, music and dance. All activities are conducted in a non-graded environment encouraging personal growth and development.
New course options include Digital Comic Illustration, Engineering Fashion, Food Science Technology, Geospatial Technology and Jr. Journalism/TV Reporting. “There is something for every child,” said Hall.
Depending on the course and planned activities, classes range from $60 to $75 per student. All classes are available on a first come, first served basis, and class sizes are limited. The Clark State Foundation will offer scholarships to qualified students. “There are options for STEM scholars, A/B Honor Roll students and nature and creative arts,” said Hall. A Day Camp option will also be made available.
The College for Kids brochure - designed by Clark State Graphic Design students: Koby Rea, Megan Ward, Ethan Barlage and Ashley Brenner - and registration page is available online at: http://www.clarkstate.edu/about-clark-state/youth-outreach-programs/college-for-kids. It will also be made available to students at local schools.