Academy for Gifted and Talented Kids Spring Semester Begins Saturday,March 29
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: March 12, 2008
CONTACT: Lisa Saunders
SUNY Rockland Community College Academy for Gifted and Talented Kids Spring Semester Begins Saturday, March 29
Ongoing admission and registration
Suffern, NY - The new program at SUNY Rockland Community College, designed to challenge the educational needs of academically gifted children, is commencing its spring semester.
The program runs Saturdays, March 29 - May 10 (no class on April 19), 9 a.m. until noon (depending upon the number of classes a child takes) on the main campus at 145 College Road, Suffern, NY. Admission and registration is ongoing. Courses include topics such as Animation, Strategy Games, and Be a Problem Solver II. For more information, contact the Center for Personal & Professional Development at (845) 574-4730. To see the complete list of course offerings with a description, visit http://www.sunyrockland.edu/continuing-education/center-for-personal-and-professional-development/academy-for-gifted-and-talented-kids/
The Academy for Gifted and Talented Kids, which operates through the Center for Personal & Professional Development, admitted close to 30 children in the Fall semester. Speaking of the fall semester, Corrine Winchell of Stony Point said "My kids couldn't wait to get to go to school on Saturdays at 9 o’clock in the morning!" Her twin fourth graders, Carly and Dylan, took Code-Crackers, Get Art Smart and Science Fun. The children plan to return this spring to take advantage of other course offerings.
The Academy for Gifted and Talented Kids incorporates a curriculum and teaching strategies that stretches the minds of children who have special abilities. Classes are taught by experienced, state-certified teachers and college-level faculty.
To be eligible for the academy, children must either already be in a gifted program at their school or have eligible standardized test scores. Eligible children can be a resident of any county.
Rockland Community College, a unit of the State University of New York, is located 25 miles northwest of NYC. The majority of its students transfer to four-year colleges, and many find immediate employment upon earning their associate’s degree or certificate. The College also offers others, from preschoolers to senior citizens, the opportunity to simply learn something new. Quality education...at a price you can afford.