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                               ACA401

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
Dates and Times: 
NO. ACA401: Saturday, October 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Location: USI, Education Center, Room 1126   
Registration Fee: $65, includes lunch

Registration


VERBAL SKILLS FOR THE SAT                           
ACA400

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

Date and Time:  NO. ACA400: Saturday, November 1, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.         Location: USI, Education Center, Room 3147           
Registration Fee: $65, includes lunch

Registration


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


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.  Call 812-228-5022 for details.

Instructor: Amanda Goodman, USI Teacher Education; USI students
Dates and Time: 12 Tuesdays, September 9 through December 9,
(no class on September 30 and October 14), 6:00 to 6:45 p.m.
Registration Fee: $49

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SATURDAY ART WORKSHOP (ages 6-14) 

YTH400         

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: 2 Saturdays, November 1 and November 8, 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, and 242
Registration Fee: $30-includes supplies and lunch

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INTRODUCTION TO PERSONAL FINANCE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
YTH405         

Before long, your high school student will be off in 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 in being prepared to manage money in an effective way, take control of your finances, understand identity theft and gain a better understanding of credit. 

Instructor: Ben Joergens, Financial Empowerment Officer, Old National Bank
Dates and Time: Saturday, October 18, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Location: Innovation Pointe, Second Floor Classroom
Registration Fee: $20-includes materials

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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 Times: FIT300, 8 Wednesdays, September 24 to November 12,
                                 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
                                 FIT301, 8 Wednesdays, September 24 to November 12,
                                 6:05 to 6:35 p.m.
Location: USI Physical Activities Center, Pool
Registration Fee: $40

Registration


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: 
FIT300: 8 Wednesdays, September 24 to November 12,
5:10 to 5:55 p.m.

FIT301: 8 Wednesdays, September 24 to November 12,
6:45 to 7:30 p.m.

Location: USI Physical Activities Center, Pool
Registration Fee: $50

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