KIDS' COLLEGE

Kids' College 2021

The Gifted and Talented Office of Ingham Intermediate School District and Michigan State University are 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 “Forces." Kids' College is for students currently in grades four and five. This program is sponsored by Ingham Intermediate Schools District and partially funded by grants from The W.B. and Candace Thoman Foundation.

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 12 through Friday, July 23, 2021 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 transportation 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. 

Registration Fee

Kids' College 2021 registration will open in March 2021. 

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 (redact social security numbers please).

Math Scholars' University

 

 

 

 

 

 

Math Scholars' University

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 through the use of problem solving applications, mathematical reasoning and collaboration. Math Scholars' University is for students currently in grade six and 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 students who:

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

Schedule

Math Scholars' University will operate from Monday, July 12 through Friday, July 23, 2021 from 8:20 am to 11:20 am each weekday in the Engineering Building 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 8:20 am each day of the program. It is important that parents arrive between 11:20 and 11:35 am to pick up students. The program coordinator and instructors will be available at the Engineering Building from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm each day.

Registration Fee

Math Scholars' University registration wil open in March 2021.

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 (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.

LANSING COMMUNITY COLLEGE

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

Contact Us

Lonnie Thomas
Thorburn Education Center
517.244.1287