Parents of gifted and talented children entering the third through ninth grades in the fall of 2017 can register their children for Summer Scholars courses being offered at Wor-Wic Community College this summer.
New courses being offered include “Things with Wings,” “Mystery and Mayhem,” “Mythmania,” “Stained Glass Art,” “Engineering – It’s All About the Design,” “Toothpick Towers and Skyscrapers,” “Gadgets and Gizmos,” “Totally Textiles,” “Master of Disasters” and “Amazing Origami.” Other courses focus on animals, art, chemistry, cooking, crime scene investigation, geocaching, Google Earth, LEGOs, robotics, video creation, web design and writing.
“Each year, the number of students and the number of courses taken grows,” said Jill Heathfield, director of continuing education and workforce development at Wor-Wic. “The kids tell us what a great time they had and the parents thank us for offering a positive, educational way to keep their children engaged over the summer.”
The one-week courses are offered on campus Monday through Friday, beginning July 10 and ending Aug. 4. Students can take full- or half-day courses. Full-day courses are held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with a one-hour lunch. Half-day courses, which are offered from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 4 p.m., can also be taken back-to-back to create a full-day schedule. Before and after care is available at the college’s on-campus child development center.
The courses are designed for public, private and home-schooled gifted and talented students. A student’s gifted and talented status is determined by the school they attend, based on the student’s abilities in the areas of general intellectual capabilities, specific academic aptitudes, or the creative, visual or performing arts.
Space is limited. For the best selection of classes, registrations should be submitted prior to May 1. For more information, visit www.worwic.edu/SummerScholars or call 410-334-2815.