Archive for February, 2016

Seeking feedback on Duke TIP summer programs

February 25, 2016 3 comments

Someone wrote to me and asked what I knew about the Duke TIP summer programs. She is trying to select a location (Davidson, Trinity, or Wake Forest) for her child.

I have no personal experience with these programs, so I’m putting this one out to you, readers. If you have a child who has participated in a Duke TIP summer program, would you take a minute to comment about where they attended and how it was?


Categories: Summer programs

Scholarships for high ability, low-income 7th graders

February 5, 2016 Leave a comment

High-achieving, seventh-grade students whose families have limited incomes are encouraged to apply for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation’s Young Scholars program. Applications are being accepted through April 14, 2016.

The Young Scholars program offers advisement and financial support from eighth grade through the end of high school. The scholarship pays for enrichment activities — such as summer camps, music lessons, and distance learning classes — for students who are academically solid and financially challenged. (Wondering what “financially challenged” means? Applicants must have adjusted family income of $95,000 or less, and the Foundation reports that the average family income of its scholars is $30,000 a year.)

Students must apply during their seventh-grade year. Those selected enter the program in eighth grade and continue as Young Scholars through high school. The Young Scholars program also is a pathway to the Jack Kent Cooke College Scholarship program, which provides $40,000 per year for college.

The application package requires tax forms and teacher recommendations, so give yourself time to get everything together.

Atlanta Science Festival is coming

February 4, 2016 Leave a comment

PrintThe third annual Atlanta Science Festival will be held March 19-26, 2016.

From robotics to bird watching, astronomy to electronic music, nearly 100 science-related events will be held around the metro area.  The festival culminates in the Exploration Expo, a gigantic, interactive celebration of science on March 26 at Centennial Olympic Park.

Some activities require advance registration, so take a look at what’s available and reserve your space now.


Categories: Enrichment

“Egg-Speriments” workshop for ages 8 to 12

February 3, 2016 Leave a comment

UWG logoThe University of West Georgia invites kids ages 8 to 12 to its “Egg-Speriments” workshop, Saturday, March 5, 2016, from 1 to 4 p.m.

Kids will investigate the properties of eggs and will conduct an egg drop off a campus building.

Registration fee of $35 covers all supplies and a snack.

Categories: Enrichment