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OUS program lets youth explore diverse interests

IRONTON — Once again Ohio Unversity Southern is offering its Academy of Excellence geared for students entering first through eighth grades. At the Academy students can spend two weeks of their summer in college taking classes in a variety of interests. The program begins July 27 and runs through Aug. 7. Cost is $110 per student for two class sessions. There are a limited number of partial scholarships are available for students who are eligible for the free or reduced-priced school lunch program.

Registration for the program is now open and can be completed online at www.southern.ohiou.edu/ae For those needing computer access to complete the registration, the Southern Campus Learning, Assessment and Career Resource Center computer lab is available Monday-Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm with assistance available by a staff member. Parents will be required to sign a release form for students to attend the program.

First and Second grades can choose from the following topics:

Hands on Learning

Kid’s Creative Kitchen

Let’s Travel to Mexico

Let Your Fingers do the Talking

Money Matters

Oceans Away!

Pig Out on Math (and a little Science too!)

Science as Art

Science-Creative Writing

Take a Bite Out of Reading

Thinking on Your Feet!

Writing with Pizzazz!

Third and Fourth grades have the following options in classes:

Get Ready to Erupt!

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Hands on Learning

Kid’s Creative Kitchen

Let’s Travel to Mexico

Let Your Fingers do the Talking

Money Matters

My First Guitar

Oceans Away!

Pig Out on Math (and some Science)

Science as Art

Science-Creative Writing

Spanish, Fun Ole!

Take a Bite Out of Reading

Thinking on Your Feet!

Writing with Pizzazz!

Fifth and Sixth Graders can choose:

Columbus on the Big Screen

Computer Creations

Get Ready to Erupt!

Girls Just Want to Have Fun

Learn the Art of the Theatre!

Must Love Food and Cooking

My First Guitar

Paint Like a Famous Artist

Reading Between the Lines

Spanish, Fun Ole!

Sports Fundamentals

Video Game Creations

Word Up!

Your Generation Tells the Story

Seventh and Eighth grades can explore classes in:

Columbus on the Big Screen

Computer Creations

Learn the Art of the Theatre!

Must Love Food and Cooking

Paint Like a Famous Artist

Reading Between the Lines

Sports Fundamentals

Video Game Creation

Word Up!

Your Generation Tells the Story

Students can enjoy the outdoors for a one-week camp while learning the art of horsemanship at the Ohio Horse Park. Cost for the one-week camp is $250. Students can attend the camp July 27-31 or Aug. 3-7. Please contact Kelly Hall at the Horse Park at 740-354-9374 or hallk@ohio.edu.

This is the 28th year for the academy. For more information about the 2009 Academy of Excellence Summer Youth Program, contact Janet Long Wagner at 740.533.4544 or wagnerj@ohio.edu