KIDS' COLLEGE 2019

The Gifted and Talented Office of Ingham Intermediate School District and Michigan State University are pleased to announce the 33rd year of Kids’ College for talented students. This collaborative venture improves and expands educational offerings for students who have outstanding abilities and/or potential talent in the content areas of science, technology, engineering and math. The content focus for 2019 is “Forces."

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for participation, a student:

  • Must currently be in grade 4 or grade 5
  • Must attend school in Ingham, Clinton, Eaton or Shiawassee counties with preference being given to students from Ingham County
  • Should have an interest in science
  • Must have demonstrated high potential for development in the sciences
  • Must have parental permission to participate

Faculty

The faculty for Kids’ College consists of experienced classroom teachers who have completed study in graduate level courses in gifted education and science education.

Schedule

Kids’ College will operate from Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 19, 2019 from 8:30 am to 11:30 am each weekday in Berkey Hall on the campus of Michigan State University. 

Transportation

Transportation must be provided by the parents/family to and from the program. Parents must have students at MSU by 8:30 AM each day of the program. It is important that parents arrive between 11:30 and 11:45 am to pick up students. The program coordinator and instructors will be available at Berkey Hall from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm each day. Specific instructions about where to drop off and pick up students will be given at the Orientation Meeting.

Orientation

An Orientation session will be held at East Lansing High School on the first day of camp. All parents (including those with approved transporatation assistance) must plan to attend. Here additional information will be shared including camp expectations as well as pick up and drop off instructions. The orientation will last approximately 30-45 minutes. Your student will then be taken by bus from the high school to Berkey Hall. Plan to pick your child up at Berkey Hall between 11:30 and 11:45 am.

Tuition

Registration is closed for 2019.

Scholarship Opportunity

Full scholarships and transportation assistance are available for students currently enrolled in the Lansing School District. A copy of your student's most recent progress report must be submitted for consideration.

Parial scholarships are available to students outside of the Lansing School District with proof of income. 

Registration for 2019 is now closed. 

Math Scholars University

 

 

 

 

 

 

Math Scholars University

Math Scholars University (formerly known as MASCOT) is a two-week program designed to serve students who are identified as having high abilities or interest in mathematics.  This program challenges students to develop a better understanding of mathematics through the use of problem solving applications, mathematical reasoning and collaboration. Math Scholars University is for students currently in grade six and grade seven. This program is sponsored by Ingham Intermediate School District and partially funded by grants from The W.B. and Candace Thoman Foundation.

The topics of Math Scholars University are intended to supplement, complement and extend mathematics taught in the classroom during the school year. The choice of topics is based on current research in mathematics and knowledge about how children learn. The instruction focuses on cooperative learning and builds on children’s prior mathematical knowledge.

ELIGIBILITY

Math Scholars University is open to sutdents who:

  • are currently in grade six or grade seven,
  • show mathematical potential, and
  • have academic potential, as measured by standardized test scores

GRADE SIX TOPICS

  1. Learn to solve mathematics problems
  2. Develop spatial visualization
  3. Develop number sense
  4. Explore intuitive algebra

GRADE SEVEN TOPICS

  1. Mathematical probability
  2. Graphing and statistics
  3. Introductory algebra
  4. Applied problem solving
  5. Integers and rational numbers
  6. Technology as a tool for learning mathematics

SCHEDULE

Math Scholars University will operate from Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 19, 2019 from 8:20 am to 11:20 am each weekday in Anthony Hall on the Campus of Michigan State University.

TRANSPORTATION

Transportation must be provided by the parents/family to and from the program. 

TUITION

Registration is closed for 2019.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY

Full scholarships and transportation assistance are available for students currently enrolled in the Lansing School District. A copy of your student's most recent progress report must be submitted for consideration.

Parial scholarships are available to students outside of the Lansing School District with proof of income. A copy of your 2018 federal tax return must be submitted for consideration (redact social security numbers please).

MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY

Gifted and Talented programs are offered throughout the year in partnership with Michigan State University. For the most current information visit MSU Gifted and Talented Education.

PDF Document2018-19 MSU GATE Program Guide

LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

Gifted and Talented programs are also offered at LCC Gifted and Talented Education.

Contact Us

Andrew Rable
Thorburn Education Center
517.244.1263
Lonnie Thomas
Thorburn Education Center
517.244.1287