Archive for January, 2021

Online clearinghouse helps you find summer programs that fit you

January 27, 2021 Leave a comment

American colleges and universities offer hundreds of summer programs for middle- and high-school students. And with many academic summer programs offering online options for 2021, kids have a wealth of options for summer enrichment courses regardless of their geographic location.

Summer Study in the USA is a non-profit, non-commercial site that pulls information from more than 100 universities. Their search tool can help you identify programs — online or residential — suited to your child’s grade level and area of interest.

In addition to its searchable database, Summer Study in the USA is hosting several live, virtual fairs where you can visit the “booths” of programs that interest you and chat with their representatives. The next two fairs are February 3 and 20. Advance registration for the fairs is required.

Categories: Summer programs

Duke University opens applications for new summer programs

January 20, 2021 Leave a comment

As previously reported in this space, Duke TIP has been discontinued. In its place is Duke University Pre-College, which is now accepting applications for summer 2021 programs, to be offered online only.

The courses are open to students who are currently in high school. Class topics include criminal law, econometrics, Mars, politics and photojournalism. Courses run for two or three weeks, depending on the topic.

Unlike the Duke TIP summer programs of the past, the Pre-College summer programs aren’t restricted to students who have participated in a Duke TIP Talent Search, in which 7th-grade students take the SAT or ACT. Instead, applicants will be asked to provide a transcript, resume and essay.

Categories: Summer programs

Virtual STEM workshops from Georgia Tech

January 18, 2021 Leave a comment

The CEISMC program at Georgia Tech has several upcoming STEAM enrichment programs.

This Saturday, Jan. 23, CEISMC has three virtual STEAM Workshops for students in grades 6 through 12. Topics include computer-aided design and solar-powered cars*.

Younger kids — grades 4 and 5 — can sign up for their own virtual workshops through the CEISMC K.I.D.S. Club. This Saturday, kids can learn to build a ping-pong ball launcher* or a gear-powered carousel.*

* These workshops and some others require materials you probably don’t have at home, so you’ll need to order these on your own before the workshop.

Also, in February, CEISMC will launch an after-school STEAM enrichment program for middle-school students. Students will meet (online) twice a week for four weeks. The debut class will combine block code programming skills with storytelling.

Categories: Enrichment