Summer Opportunities – Middle School
As you look forward to summer, you may want to consider some enrichment opportunities for your learner. Here are a few of which we are aware.
Grant Wood AEA’s College for Kids
Registration typically begins in late February.
Kirkwood Kick Interactive Camps for Kids
These classes are for all students entering grades 5-9. They have a HUGE variety of classes to choose from. If not yet, information will soon be posted on their website.
Belin Blank Summer Programs at the University of Iowa
Students who are currently in grades 2-6 may attend BLAST, an academic commuter program for members of the Belin-Blank Exceptional Student Talent Search (BESTS). These half day classes are held on the University of Iowa campus.
JSI: Junior Scholars Institute
Students who are currently in grades 6-8 may nominate themselves for the Junior Scholars Institute, a one-week residential summer academic program at The University of Iowa . Students take a single advanced level course for the entire week.
BSI: Blank Summer Institute
The Blank Summer Institute for the Arts & Sciences is a one-week residential summer program held at The U of I Iowa for gifted students who are currently in grades 7 & 8. The Institute provides exceptionally talented students with an intensive and advanced educational experience designed to enhance their intellectual and social growth. See your middle school teacher if you would like to be considered for this as there are a limited number of nominations from each school.
Theatre Cedar Rapids
Offers year round programs for students interesting in honing drama skills.