Kids' College 2021

The Gifted and Talented Office of Ingham Intermediate School District is pleased to announce the 35th 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 2021 is “Energy."

Kids' College is an academic program and not a camp experience. However, the learning experience will be exciting, enjoyable and challenging. This program is sponsored by Ingham Intermediate School District and partially funded by a grant from The W.B. and Candace Thoman Foundation.

Eligibility Criteria

Kids' College is open to students who:

  • were in grades 4, 5 or 6 during 2020-21
  • attend school in Ingham, Clinton, Eaton or Shiawassee county
  • gave a high interest in science
  • have demonstrated high potential for development in the sciences

Safety Protocol
 

  • COVID-19 safety protocols will be based on federal, state or local health guidance at the time of camp. 

Additional Safety Measures
 

  • Bi-polar ionization units in all air handlers
  • MERV 9 rated filters & frequent filter changes
  • 100% fresh air circulation
  • Frequent disinfecting

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 two weeks during the month of July each year.

Transportation

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

Registration Fee

The registration fee to attend Kids’ College 2021 is $325 per participant. 

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.

Partial scholarships are available to students outside of the Lansing School District with proof of income. A copy of your federal tax return must be submitted for consideration.

Math Scholars' University 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 using problem-solving applications, mathematical reasoning and collaboration. Math Scholars' University is for students in grades 6 or 7.

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.

This program is sponsored by Ingham Intermediate School District and partially funded by a grant from The W.B. and Candace Thoman Foundation.

Eligibility

Math Scholars' University is open to students who:

  • were in grade 6 or 7 
  • have an interest in mathematics
  • have demonstrated high potential for development in mathematics and related fields

Safety Protocol
 

  • COVID-19 safety protocols will be based on federal, state or local health guidance at the time of camp. 

Additional Safety Measures
 

  • Bi-polar ionization units in all air handlers
  • MERV 9 rated filters & frequent filter changes
  • 100% fresh air circulation
  • Frequently disinfecting

Schedule

Math Scholars' University operates for two weeks during the month of July.

Transportation

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

Registration Fee

The registration fee to attend Math Scholars' University 2021 is $325 per participant.

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.

Partial scholarships are available to students outside of the Lansing School District with proof of income. A copy of your 2020 federal tax return must be submitted for consideration.

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.

Gifted and Talented programs are also offered at Lansing Community College Youth Programs.

Contact Us

Lonnie Thomas
Thorburn Education Center