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Kids go to college

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June 2, 2008 

Albany - With a college education becoming more important in today's competitive global marketplace, many colleges offer summer programs to give students a head start on a higher education.

Writing is one of the cornerstones of a good education. Some students, like Alexandra Dent of Albany realize that. So instead of just taking their Summer off from school and exercising her body, Alexandra is exercising her mind.

"I learned how to do algebra" said Alexandra.

She told me that she wants to be a doctor someday. To do that she'll need to be good in math and science as well as writing. And those are just two of the many skills that students from all over Southwest Georgia are learning at a program called Kiddie College. Now in it's 28th year, Kiddie College offers numerous academic disciplines.

Olivia I. Morman said: "This year we've added two new programs. That's the health and wellness program called Rams fit and also a Spanish component. The other courses consist of what's made up of the Department of Education public school system curriculum...the math, the science, the reading, the language arts and technology strategies"

Kiddie College is a program designed for students in grades K-8 to give them a sense of the importance of a college education. The instructors for the program are a combination of teachers from the Dougherty County School System and ASU.

Wendy Wilson said: "Right now we're averaging about 10 to 12 our most popular is certainly Kiddie College. We have the NASA Program. Just hopefully getting students acclimated to the whole high ed experience"

So whether your young scholar is interested in Math, Science, Engineering or Meteorology, it's possible that a college near you has a program for them.

It's not too late to sign up for Kiddie College.  The cost for the program will be pro-rated for those who sign up late.

For more information, call the ASU Office of Continuing Education at (229) 430-4661.