Academy for Gifted and Talented Kids Reviewing Applications for Spring ’09 Session
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: December 15, 2008
CONTACT: Lisa Saunders
(845) 574 - 4244
SUNY Rockland Community College Academy for Gifted and Talented
Kids Reviewing Applications for Spring ’09 Session
Applications with required documentation must be received by March 16
Suffern, NY - The SUNY Rockland Community College program designed to meet the educational needs of academically gifted children, grades 3 - 6, is now reviewing applications for spring.
The program runs Saturdays, March 28-May 9 (no class on April 11), 9 a.m. until noon, depending upon the number of classes a child takes, on the main campus at 145 College Road, Suffern, NY. Cost: $139 per course. A child can take up to three courses.
The Academy for Gifted and Talented Kids incorporates a curriculum and teaching strategy that stretches the minds of children with special abilities. Classes are taught by experienced, state-certified teachers.
Last fall, one of the instructors, an attorney, took her class to the world championships in Problem Solving and the class came in third place.
Courses include topics such as Code-Cracking; Strategy Games; Why Fly Paper Airplanes and Science Fun.
The Academy for Gifted and Talented Children, which operates through the Center for Personal & Professional Development, admitted approximately 30 children in the Fall ’08 semester.
To be eligible for the academy, children must either already be in a gifted program at their school or have eligible IQ test scores of at least 120. Applications must include a form completed by the school principal verifying an IQ test, and be received by March 16. Eligible children can be a resident of any county.
For registration and application forms, contact Kathy Smith-DeGraw, Director of Program Operations for the Center for Personal & Professional Development at (845) 574-4730 or email@example.com. To see the complete list of course offerings with a description, visit the Center for Personal & Professional Development at www.sunyrockland.edu/go/cppd.
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.