Parents of gifted and talented children entering the third through 10th grades in the fall of 2022 can register their children for Summer Scholars courses being offered on campus by Wor-Wic Community College this summer.
New courses being offered this summer include the “Wizarding World of Writing," a Harry Potter themed writing course, “For the Love of Science,” where students will learn a different field of science each day, and “Ready, Set, Direct!” in which students get a chance to direct a play. Other courses focus on 3D printing, acoustic engineering, acting, animals, cooking, crime scene investigation, music, rockets and robots, photography and “Star Wars.”
“We have a very exciting lineup of courses this year, which are sure to engage as well as entertain,” said Ruth Baker, dean of continuing education and workforce development.
One-week courses are offered on campus Monday through Friday, beginning July 11 and ending Aug. 5. 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.
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.
“This year, Wor-Wic is pleased to offer full scholarships to those that qualify,” said Dr. Bryan Newton, vice president of enrollment management and student services. “The scholarships are provided by the Donnie Williams Foundation which has graciously agreed to fund summer scholars students for the next five years.”
Visit www.worwic.edu/SummerScholars for details and to register.