University's Continuing Ed. Registers for Kids, Teen Programs

Texas A&M International University's Office of Continuing Education is conducting registration for the University's upcoming Children's Summer Workshop, for 1st-6th graders, and Summer Academy, for 7th 11th graders.

Both four-week summer programs will be held at the University's main campus weekdays from June 23 - July 18, with classes dismissed July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.

The Children's Summer Workshop will be held in the mornings from 8:30 am - 12 noon. Participants attend three courses of their choice, based on availability and on the grade level the participant will be entering during the 1997-1998 school year.

Courses are offered in a session format with two early sessions from 8:30 - 9:30 am and 9:35 - 10:35 am followed by a break for a healthy snack and a late-morning closing session from 11 am - 12 noon.

Course offerings for the Children's Summer Workshop include Computer Whizz; Non-Competitive Co-Op Sports; FUNdamentals of Cheerleading; Tall Tales: Publish a Book; Charm and Etiquette for Girls; Call of the Wild: Adventures in Science; Scrap Book Design; Figure It Out: Math Fun; and Artistic Hodgepodge.

Registration fee for the Children's Summer Workshop is $200 per child and $180 for each additional child. Where applicable, a $10 science lab fee and $10 computer lab fee will be assessed.

Registration deadline is June 10. Late registrations will be accepted on a space available basis and will be subject to a $25 late registration fee.

The Summer Academy, for teenagers in grades 7th - 11th, will be held in the afternoons from 12 noon - 5 pm. Participants attend three courses of their choice, based on availability and on the grade level the participant will be entering during the 1997-1998 school year. Courses are offered in one-hour sessions running from 12 noon - 1 pm, 1:15 - 2:15 pm, 2:30 - 3:30 pm, and 3:45 - 4:45 pm.

Courses available for 9th - 11th grade participants include Internet Home Page Design on Macintosh; Understanding Self Through Hypnosis; Verbal Power: ACT/SAT Grammar/Vocabulary Review; Who Dunit?: Forensics; Creative Sculpture; SAT Preparation--Computer Interactive; Drawing; Theater Antics; ACT/SAT Math Preparation; Computer Graphics; and Co-ed Basketball.

Courses available for 7th - 8th grade participants include Who Dunit?: Forensics; Creative Sculpture; Understanding Self Through Hypnosis; Internet for Fun and Research; Co-ed Basketball; PSAT Math Preparation; Theater Antics; and English Grammar: In Plain English.

Cost of the Summer Academy is $275 per participant. Additional lab fees for participants enrolled in sculpture, science, drawing, or computer courses are as follows: $25 sculpture lab fee, $20 science lab fee, $10 drawing lab fee, and $10 computer lab fee.

Registration fee deadline for the Summer Academy is June 10. Space is limited and a late registration fee will apply after the deadline date.

For more information on the Summer Children's Workshop or Summer Academy at Texas A&M International University, contact the Office of Continuing Education at 326-2700 or visit offices in the Sue and Radcliffe Killam Library-Administration Building Room 332 West.

Office hours are 8 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday.

Journalists who need additional information or help with media requests and interviews should contact the Office of Public Affairs and Information Services at pais@tamiu.edu