Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Exploration and Creative Thinking at the Center of LRU Kids in College Programs

Middle school students enjoy exploring and learning over
he summer at the Lenoir-Rhyne Kids in College program.
Applications are now being accepted for Kids in College and Kids in College-Middle School, the Lenoir-Rhyne University summer enrichment programs for students completing kindergarten through eighth grade this spring. This year’s theme is Exploring Our Earth.

This program is designed for academically gifted or teacher-recommended students with high academic qualifications. The following criteria will be considered:
  • Identified as academically gifted

  • Achieved a Level 4 on the End of Grade test
  • Maintained an “A” average in math or reading 
  • Recommended by current teacher

Experienced and licensed teachers will be chosen to facilitate the program. The classes will be held in the Rhyne Building on campus. Lunch will be provided for camp participants. Parents will be responsible for dropping off and picking up their children.

The elementary school program will run June 27-July 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This program is designed for students completing kindergarten- fifth grade.

The middle school program will be August 1-5 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This program is for students who have completed grades 6-8. The middle school camp will have an extended focus of Exploring Our Earth Through Economics where students will explore economics of this area and learn the value of economics on our future. RBC Foundation USA has provided a $2000 grant for this study of economics.

The cost of the program is $325 per week. Additional information and registration forms can be found on the LRU web site at http://edu.lr.edu/kidsincollege. Registration will be on a first-come, first-served basis for qualified students. Parents will be notified of acceptance as soon as the following requirements are received:
  • A completed application with teacher recommendation.

  • Signed insurance and liability form.
  • $50 deposit (returnable only if space is unavailable).

The remainder of the program cost is due by May 1 for accepted students. Parents are required to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. May 26 in the Belk Centrum on campus.

Contact Professor Joan Huffman, program director, at 828-267-3442 or joan.huffman@lr.edu for additional information.