College Academy for Gifted and Talented Kids is Accepting Applications for the Fall ’08 Semester
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: September 4, 2008
CONTACT: Lisa Saunders
(845) 574 - 4244
SUNY Rockland Community College Academy for Gifted and Talented Kids
is Accepting Applications for the Fall ’08 Semester
Applications with required documentation must be received by September 26
Suffern, NY - The SUNY Rockland Community College program designed to challenge the educational needs of academically gifted children, grades 3 - 6, is reviewing applications for this fall. Applications must include a form completed by the school principal, or an IQ test, and be received by September 26.
The program runs Saturdays, October 4 – November 8, 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 who have special abilities. Classes are taught by experienced, state-certified teachers and college-level faculty.
Courses include topics such as Get Art Smart; Medieval Times; Passport to the Future; Science Fun and Creating Rube Goldberg Contraptions.
The Academy for Gifted and Talented Children, which operates through the Center for Personal & Professional Development, admitted around 35 children in the Spring ’08 semester.
To be eligible for the academy, children must either already be in a gifted program at their school or have eligible standardized test scores. IQ tests will also be accepted for review. Eligible children can be a resident of any county.
For more information, please call the Center for Personal & Professional Development at (845) 574-4730, or visit 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.