Lancaster – A new attendance record has been set during the 34th year of Kids in College. 243 students registered for classes during its three week run this month. Last year, 237 students were registered.
Kids in College is a program that provides students entering the 4th through 9th grades the opportunity to get hands-on experience over the summer that reinforces the knowledge and instruction they received in school. It also introduces highly motivated students to a college campus and gives students the chance to interact with university professors. Class enrollment is limited so that students can receive individual attention.
"I think that Kids in College continues to grow because parents want their children to have something to do in the summer. This is educational. So, it is a great fit for their schedule," said Maryann Lape, who has coordinated the Kids in College program for the last 15 years.
The classes are held in two separate sessions. There is a morning session from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and an afternoon session from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.There is a supervised lunch period from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Students can attend just one or two weeks of classes or they can attend all three weeks.
"I think the thing most talked about by the children this year was the dissection of animals in the Marine Biology class," said Lape. "I am hoping to have additional science classes and a sign language class on the schedule for next year."