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

Wed Mar 27 2013

HICKORY, N.C. — Applications are now being accepted for Kids in College, the Lenoir-Rhyne University summer enrichment program for students who have completed kindergarten through eighth grade this spring. This year, the program will focus on the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics).

Students will utilize 21st century skills including critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Kids in College is designed for teacher-recommended students who meet any of the following criteria:

  • Identified as academically gifted
  • Achieved a Level 4 on reading and/or math EOG
  • Maintained an “A” average in math and/or reading
  • Recommended by current teacher

The elementary school aged program will run June 17-21 and is open to students who have completed kindergarten through fourth grade. The middle school program will run July 29-August 2 and is open to students completing fifth through eighth grades. Both sessions will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and lunch will be provided.

Experienced, AIG certified teachers will facilitate learning experiences throughout the week. The classes will be held in the Rhyne Building on campus. Parents will be responsible for dropping off and picking up their children.

The cost of the program is $325 per week. Additional information and registration forms can be found on the LRU web site at 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)
  • Emergency Contact form

The remainder of the program cost is due by May 1 for accepted students. Parents are invited to attend an informational meeting at 7 p.m. on May 20 in the Belk Centrum on campus.

Contact Professor Jayme Linton, program director, at 828-267-3442 or for additional information.

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