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Northeast State to offer summer program for kids

Staff report • Apr 22, 2007 at 8:24 AM

BLOUNTVILLE - Most parents dream of the day when they can send their children to college, and that can happen much earlier than normal in Northeast State Technical Community College's summer program called College for Kids.

It provides fun and enriching classes for students who completed grades 5 through 7 this spring. The curriculum has been developed to offer courses for introduction and enhancement of topics that really interest kids rather than in-depth study.

Three class periods are offered each afternoon, Monday through Thursday, beginning at 12:30 p.m. and ending at 5 p.m. Courses will meet in two different sessions:

•Sessions I: June 11–14. The last day to register for session I is June 4.

Offerings range from crime scene investigation and introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint to logical thinking and storytelling.

•Session II: July 9–12. The last day to register for session II is July 2. Offerings include math Fun with paper folds, personal finance/business, introduction to personal computers and telling history stories.

Each class will be taught by a Northeast State faculty member.

The fee is $150 per student for each four-day session. Parents can enroll children in both sessions for $275.

College for Kids will be held at the Regional Center for Applied Technology, 222 West Main St., Kingsport. To register or obtain specific course information, contact the Office of Community Education at Northeast State, 423-323-0222 or rpdugger@NortheastState.edu.

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