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

Registration


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

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: Susan Gooden,Associate Professor, USI Teacher Ed.; USI Students
Dates and Time: 12 Tuesdays, January 20 to April 14; 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. 
(no class on March 10)
Location: USI Education Center, Room 3111
Registration Fee: $49

Registration  


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

Registration


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

In Honor of New Harmony's recent bicentennial celebration in 2014, students entering grades six through eight can spend five full days on site in New Harmony, from June fifteen through June nineteen, engaging in hands-on activities focused on the towns's history, architecture, insects, archaeology, geology, and making unique and historically relevant pottery peices with professional artists.  Each participant will take home tow finished pieces of pottery at the end of the week. To be included on the mailing list, call 812-28-5022 or email outreach@usi.edu


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

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:
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

Registration


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

Registration


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

Super Summer consists of two one-week sessions, one on Evansville's east side, location to be determined, June 8 through 12, and one at USI July 6 through 10. Children from pre-school to ninth grade can enroll in either morning classes from 9:00 to 11:30 a.m., afternoon classes from 12:30 to 3:00 p.m., or stay all day. Past classes have focused on such topics as art, science, forensics, robotics, world cultures, cooking and technology.  For more information, or to be included in the mailing list, call 812-228-5022 or email outreach@usi.edu.  Visit http://www.usi.edu/outreach/cesp/super-summer, for an idea of past offerings and to view photos of previous classes. This summer's details will be available in March.



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