Wor-Wic offers summer courses for gifted and talented students

SALISBURY — Parents of gifted and talented children entering the third through ninth grades in the fall of 2016 can register their children for Summer Scholars courses being offered at Wor-Wic Community College this summer.


New courses being offered this summer include “Crazy, Creepy, Crawling Critters,” “Dino Sleuths,” “Dudes That Dared,” “Game On – One in a Million,” “Girls with Gusto,” Grossology,” “Passage to Egypt,” “LEGOs Mania” and “Make Your First Website – Google Sites.” Other courses focus on 3-D printing, art, chemistry, computer repair, cooking, geocaching, Google Earth, robotics, photography, Star Wars science, stop motion video, veterinary science and writing.


“Each year, our number of students grows,” said Jill Heathfield, director of continuing education and workforce development at Wor-Wic. “The kids tell us how great their experiences were and the parents thank us for engaging their kids’ minds and motivating them to start school with a positive attitude.”


The 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. Before and after care is available at the college’s on-campus child development center.


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.


Space is limited. For the best selection of classes, registrations should be submitted prior to June 1. For more information, visit www.worwic.edu/SummerScholars or call 410-334-2815.

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