University of Southern Indiana

Children's Programs

COLLEGE READINESS


GETTING READY FOR THE SAT 

GRADES 9-12
                      
                                                 
                 
Cut the SAT Reasoning Test down to size by developing strategies for standardized test taking, identifying study priorities, and working practice questions. Hands-on experience will give students practice with topics covered in the SAT and give students confidence for test day. This course focuses on the SAT but is beneficial for any student preparing to take a standardized exam. A pizza lunch is provided; students should bring their own drinks or money to purchase a drink. 
Register for ACA400 and ACA401 together for a special fee of $120.


MATH SKILLS FOR THE SAT                               ACA401A-B

Emphasis will be on test taking skills, rules pertaining to calculators, and solving problems from algebra and geometry. Students should bring a calculator.

Instructor: Mike Wheaton, math teacher, Mt. Vernon Senior High School
Date and Time:
NO.ACA401A: Saturday, March 7, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
NO.ACA401B: Saturday, April 18, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: USI, Education Center, Room 1126   
Registration Fee: $65, includes lunch

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VERBAL SKILLS FOR THE SAT                           
ACA400A-B

This course will provide skills, tips, and interactive practice in short answer selections, critical reading comprehension, and essay pointers.

Date and Time:
NO.ACA400A: Saturday, February 28, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
NO.ACA400B: Saturday, April 25, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location: USI, Education Center, Room 3147
Registration Fee: $65, includes lunch

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COLLEGE ACHIEVEMENT PROGRAM 

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The University of Southern Indiana’s College Achievement Program (CAP) offers concurrent credit to outstanding junior and senior students in more than two dozen area high schools. Through CAP, students meet high school graduation requirements and earn college credits, all while in their high school classroom during the regular school day. CAP courses are taught by high school instructors who meet the same criteria as USI adjunct faculty, and more than 40 courses in English, history, biology, chemistry, economics, foreign language, health professions, journalism, and math are available. Many of the CAP courses transfer easily utilizing the Indiana Core Transfer Library (CTL). More than half of CAP courses are on the dual credit priority list, cost $25/credit hour, and fulfill the new state standards for the Academic Honors Diploma. The College Achievement Program is one of only five concurrent enrollment programs in Indiana accredited by the National Alliance of Concurrent Enrollment Partnerships (NACEP) and one of 80+ accredited programs in the nation. Visit the CAP website to learn more about the college courses offered in your area high school, USI.edu/cap or, email cap@usi.edu for further information.


 YOUTH PROGRAMS


COMING FALL 2015
BUILDING READING SKILLS  (GRADES 1–5)  
YTH480         

Your child’s reading skills will be improved through individualized reading instruction provided by USI Diagnostic Teaching of Reading students under the supervision of a reading specialist instructor. Elementary Education undergraduate students who are earning a minor in reading, and graduate students who are working toward a reading endorsement, will work with one or two children each for 12 sessions to provide reading instruction that matches your child’s needs. Emphasis will be placed on informal assessments for instructional value and the components of reading on which Indiana children are tested. Enrollment is limited and children must commit to attending each session. Registration opens August 10, 2015; payment must be received to guarantee a spot. Call 812-228-5022 for details.

 

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SATURDAY ART WORKSHOP (ages 6-14) 
YTH400A-B-C-D         

Kids ages 6 through 14 can join USI art students and faculty to create two and three dimensional artwork including collages, paintings, printmaking, sculptures, and more.  Students will be grouped by age with a maximum of 20 per group and will display their works at the end of each session. Cost of lunch and all supplies included. 

Coordinator: Joseph Uduehi, EdD, Associate Professor of Art Education, USI
Dates and Time: Two Saturdays, April 11 and 18, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

      YTH400A - ages 6 to 7
      YTH400B - ages 8 to 9
      YTH400C - ages 10 to 11
      YTH400D - ages 12 to 14
Location: USI Technology Center, Rooms 229, 237, 242 and 243
Registration Fee: $30-includes supplies and lunch

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PRESCHOOL SWIMMING (ages 3 - 5) 
FIT300 - 301

Water safety and water adjustment are emphasized in this program, along with development of gross motor skills. Parents are invited to get in the water with their children after discussion with the chief instructor.

Dates and Time:
FIT300: 7 Wednesdays, January 21 to March 4, 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
FIT301: 7 Wednesdays, January 21 to March 4, 6:05 to 6:35 p.m.
Location: USI Physical Activities Center, Pool
Registration Fee: $40

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SWIMMING FOR BOYS AND GIRLS (ages 6-12)
FIT340 - 341

Children ages 6 to 12 will have an opportunity to develop a wide variety of aquatic skills as well as fundamental strokes, and to receive American Red Cross water safety certification in one of the following areas: Water Exploration, Primary Skills, Stroke Readiness, Stroke Development, Stroke Refinement and Skill Proficiency.

Dates and Times:
FIT340:  Seven Wednesdays, January 21 to March 4, 
5:10 to 5:55 p.m.
FIT341: Seven Wednesdays, January 21 to March 4, 6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: USI Physical Activities Center, Pool
Registration Fee: $45

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RUSSIAN FOR KIDS  
LGN430 

Children and teens learn basic Russian while discussing Russian culture and life of Russian kids. Emphasis on building child-appropriate vocabulary and some basic concepts of the language. For ages nine to thirteen.

Instructor: Victoria Mayatskiy,  Russian speaker
Dates and Times: Six Tuesdays, March 17 to April 28, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Location: USI Education Center, Room 2101
Registration Fee: $65, includes material

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USI'S SUMMER ENRICHMENT CAMP 

Need all-day care for your school-age child this summer? USI's Summer Enrichment Camp for Children six through eleven, has spots open.  The program day is 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday.  Call 812-228-5022 or email outreach@usi.edu for more information.


2015 SUPER SUMMER ENRICHMENT WEEKS

There are two one-week Super Summer sessions:

Week One - June 8-12 at Hebron School, 4400 Bellemeade Ave.
Week Two - July 6-10 at USI

Morning classes meet 9-11:30 a.m.; afternoon classes meet 12:30-3 p.m.. Free lunchtime supervision is available at each location for those enrolling in both morning and afternoon classes. Children enrolled all day and staying for lunch must be five years or older, and should bring their own non-perishable lunches and drinks.

To ensure safety for all children, parents who enroll children will receive detailed information with procedures and location of each class. Grades referred to are the grades to be entered this fall.

Registration Fee: $90 per course; $85 per course when registering the same child in more than one course or when registering two or more children at the same time. EVSC students who are eligible for the free/reduced lunch program may enroll in two courses for a reduced fee of $10 per course; reduced-fee enrollments are limited.

Enroll early, as classes fill quickly! Call 812-464-1989 or 800-467-8600 to register.

WEEK ONE - JUNE 8-12 at Hebron
Morning Classes - 9 - 11:30 a.m.

YTH410 - In the Deep Blue Sea - Pre-K 4's-1
YTH411 - Hands-on Art - grades 1-3
YTH412 - It's Magic! - grades 2-4
YTH413 - Passport To... - grades 3-5
YTH414 - Poetry in Motion - grades 4-6
YTH415 - Building Balsa Wood Bridges - grades 5-7
YTH416 - The Urban Naturalist - grades 6-8

Afternoon Classes - 12:30 - 3 p.m.
YTH420 - Kindergarten Readiness & Review - grades K-1
YTH421 - Scientific Kids - grades 2-4
YTH422 - Spy Academy - grades 3-5
YTH423 - Mythbusters - grades 4-6
YTH424 - Explore with the Conquistadors - grades 5-7
YTH425 - Textbook Tips - grades 6-8
YTH426 - It Flies! Aerodynamics & Rocketry - grades 7-9


WEEK TWO - JULY 6-10 at USI
Morning Classes - 9 - 11:30 a.m.
YTH430 - Nature's Wonders - Pre-K 4's-1
YTH431 - Art Safari - grades 1-3
YTH432 - Cooking with Picture Book Characters - grades 2-4
YTH433 - Learn Español - grades 3-5
YTH434 - Trails and Snails - grades 4-6
YTH435 - Building Balsa Wood Bridges - grades 7-9


Afternoon Classes - 12:30 - 3 p.m.
YTH440 - What Do You See? - grades K-2
YTH441 - It's Magic! - grades 2-4
YTH442 - Future Scientists - grades 3-5
YTH443 - 2-D to 3-D - grades 4-6
YTH444 - It Flies! Aerodynamics & Rocketry - grades 5-7
YTH445 - ¡Delicioso! - grades 6-8
YTH446 - Exploring Anatomy - grades 7-9

Visit the Super Summer web page for class details, of for a printable copy of the information. Sign up early!  Classes fill quickly!


BUGS, SHELLS, AND POTTERY:
CELEBRATING 201 YEARS OF NEW HARMONY SCIENCE AND ART  
YTH450
       

In celebration of New Harmony's recent bicentennial, a limited number of students entering grades 6 through 8 will spend five full days in New Harmony engaging in activities focused on entomology, architecture, geology, pottery and more. Transportation will be provided, and students should bring a non-perishable lunch, water bottle, hat, sunscreen and bug spray.
Instructors: Terri Branson, instructor, USI Teacher Education and Tim Weisling, teacher, New Tech Institute
Dates & Time: Monday-Friday, June 15-19, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Location: New Harmony, IN (various)
Registration Fee: $130 - includes transportation to New Harmony from USI

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ENGINEERING & MANUFACTURING CREATIVITY CAMP (EMC2) - GRADES 9-12

Ever wonder what it takes to invent, design and manufacture the cool gadgets you use every day? If you want to learn more about how to use innovation and creativity in engineering and manufacturing in a brand new, high-tech environment, join the third ever Engineering & Manufacturing Creativity Camp at USI, July 13-17. Cost is $50 per participant which includes all meals and field trip costs. Visit usi.edu/science/southwest-indiana-stem/engineering-and-manufacturing-creativity-camp for the application or more details.


INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL FINANCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS  
YTH405

Before long, your high school student will be entering college or the workforce. Are they equipped with the proper financial tools and knowledge? This course includes an in-depth look into personal finance. Topics covered will offer valuable insight into being prepared to manage money in an effective way, controlling finances, understanding identity theft and gaining a better understanding of credit.
Instructor: Ben Joergens, financial empowerment officer, Old National Bank
Date & Time: Wednesday, June 24, 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: USI, Business and Engineering Center (BEC)
Registration Fee: $20 - includes materials

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