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Summer program places emphasis on student learning

Schools may close for the summer, but that doesn’t mean the opportunities for continued educational enrichment disappear until the fall.  

Auburn University’s Summer Enrichment Program provides a six-week educational experience for young children ages 3 to 8. With instruction in English, language arts, math and science, the program follows the Alabama Course of Study standards and National Common Core standards.  

Instructors of the program prepare and implement innovative lesson plans in all subject areas and work to provide opportunities for children to think critically, build confidence and gain more intentional and visible learning.   

This year, participating students will gain insight into Auburn’s historical campus as the program centers its activities around the theme, “Our Amazing Auburn.” Susan Whorms, a graduate teaching assistant, said children can look forward to participating in hands-on activities and field trips throughout the program.  

“We pull from the community and take kids out into the community to really make those life connections,” Whorms said.  

Children are placed in different learning environments, as they gain educational experiences in and outside of the classroom in group and individual settings. Students are provided with one-on-one attention in reading and writing.  

“There are small group settings for reading and writing so that we are better able to meet their ability needs,” Whorms said.  

The Summer Enrichment Program provides children with the opportunity to make new friends and participate in educational enrichment even after school is out. The program runs out of Haley Center Monday through Thursday, from June 10 to July 19.  

Children ages 3 through 8 are eligible and encouraged to register. Registration is $50 and includes a t-shirt. Tuition for the program is $360.  

For more information, call 334-844-4434. 

-- Contributed by Elizabeth Griffith

Last Updated: May 09, 2013

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