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 2018 can register their children for Summer Scholars courses being offered at Wor-Wic Community College this summer.


New courses being offered include “Circuitry & Soldering,” “Envirothon,” “Imagination Investigation,” “Mixing of Minds – Science in Art,” “Discovering Drones,” “Sport Science,” “It’s All About the Beat – Acoustic Engineering” and “Multi-Media Design.” Other courses focus on 3-D printing, acting, computer repair, cooking, crime scene investigation, mysteries, origami, photography, rockets and robots, stop motion video, website building and writing.


“Each year, the number of students and the number of courses taken grows,” said Jill Heathfield, director of continuing education and workforce development at Wor-Wic. “The kids tell us what fun they had and the parents thank us for offering a positive, educational curriculum that kept their children engaged over the summer.”


The one-week courses are offered on campus Monday through Friday, beginning July 9 and ending Aug. 10. 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

May 1. For more information, visit www.worwic.edu/SummerScholars or call 410-334-2815.

Aidan Miriel, left, and Connor Jansen, both of Salisbury, disassemble and rebuild a PC in their “Geek Squad II” Summer Scholars course at Wor-Wic Community College.

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