UNC Asheville’s Super Saturday Program Offers Super Classes for Kids
Tue, 01/25/2011 - 11:54am
Saturdays are super this spring at UNC Asheville! Academically gifted, creative, and/or highly motivated students in grades 3-8 have the opportunity to explore foreign language, model rocketry, magic, and much more at UNC Asheville’s spring semester Super Saturday program, beginning March 5. More than 12,000 children from across Western North Carolina have explored their special interests through hands-on learning on the UNC Asheville campus as part of Super Saturdays.
Students can choose from more than 25 courses. Kids interested in working with their hands can create their own pottery, sculpt a unique game board, or build 3-D geometric shapes. Science lovers can crack geodes, explore physics with a marshmallow catapult, or experiment with lasers. Aspiring performance artists can learn the basics of sound production, scenic painting or puppetry.
Super Saturday classes are taught by UNC Asheville faculty members, upper level students, public school teachers, and other professionals.
Super Saturday classes meet from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturdays from March 5 to April 9. The registration deadline is February 27. Tuition is $69 for each six-week course. A limited number of financial scholarships are available.
Note: On Saturdays when "Saturday school" snow make-up days at area schools affect a majority of Super Saturday students, Super Saturday classes will be moved to the afternoon, with classes beginning at 2 or 3:30 p.m. UNC Asheville will announce any schedule changes resulting from "Saturday school" on the Friday afternoon before each Super Saturday class.
For more information or to register, visit the Super Saturday Web page at UNC Asheville’s Cultural Events and Special Academic Programs, or call 828.251.6558.