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Summer Camps WKU Super Saturdays Super Saturdays at Western Kentucky University Saturday classes provide opportunities for high ability students in grades 1-7 to broaden the scope of their interests and interact with other bright young people. The classes emphasize a hands-on, minds-on approach to learning in an environment in which creative and critical thinking are encouraged. Limited financial aid is available. Go to www.wku.edu/gifted for more information or call 270.745.6323. Fall Super Saturdays (9:30 am to 12:00 pm) October 27, November 3, 10, and 17, 2007 Winter Super Saturdays (12:30 to 3:00 pm) February 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2008.
Summer Camps WKU Center for Gifted Studies A gateway to many summer opportunities is the Duke University Talented Identification Program (TIP). Seventh graders who scored a 95% or better on any section of a standardized test their sixth grade year are encouraged to take an off-level test, either the ACT or SAT. This off-level testing attempts to measure what the student knows without putting a ceiling on the test (e.g., a sixth grade test only measure up to a sixth grade level.) Students who score as well or better than 85% of college bound seniors are recognized. In 2006, 70,024 seventh graders participated on the national level with 1,346 qualifying for state recognition in Kentucky and with 80 Kentucky students qualifying for Grand Recognition. Part of the recognition is that the student receives information about many learning opportunities including those at Western Kentucky University. The three-week camp done in conjuntion with Duke's TIP offers one class for indepth study for those with qualifying ACT or SAT scores. There is also a two-week enrichment camp for students finishing grades 6, 7, and 8. For additional information please go to www.wku.edu/gifted or call 270-745-6323. Or, contact Tracy Inman at 270-745-2742 or tracy.inman@wku.edu. For more information about the Duke program contact your child's middle school counselor or go to www.tip.duke.edu. For programs at Murray State, call (1-800-272-M4MSU), Murray State Gifted Students Program.
Leadership Wendy's Heisman Award Contact your High School counselor or go to Wendy's main website for an application and details. This program recognizes outstanding Juniors who have a strong academic and athletic background; only ten are chosen from each state. Must apply in the Summer before your Senior year.
Summer Camps Technology-Computer-STLP Camp The STLP (Student Technology Leadership Program) is an annual "summer camp". In 2006, one session was held June 27-30 at Hopkinsville High School and allowed approximately 100 students in grades 1-12 to attend a two-day workshop by age group. June 27-28 had grades 1-4 from 9-11 a.m. in four sessions: touch keyboarding/helicopter mouse fun; fun with color, fonts, and pictures in Microsoft Word; fun with Microsoft Excel and graphs; and learning the basics of the "inside" of the computer (taught by district technology department personnel). June 29-30 were for grades 5-10 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. All of these students met together the first half of the day to learn about ISAFE. This is a national program to help student learn to be more aware of their activities on the computer and how to protect themselves. During the year, these students will help with the structure of the City of Hopkinsville's webpage and other projects. The camp is led by Kay Harrison (district STLP coordinator) and Joe Grace of the City of Hopkinsville. For additional information, please call 887-1300.
Internships Summer in the City Internship Program The Summer in the City Internship Program is a cooperative effort of the City of Hopkinsville and high schools located in Christian County. For additional information, please contact the Mayor's Office at 890-0215 or review the link at www.hopkinsvilleky.us. This program seeks to offer students the opportunity to learn more about City government while gaining experience in career fields such as journalism, information technology, video/television production and editing, law, history, and archiving. Selected candidates will work from the Mayor's Office as unpaid interns during the duration of the program. Interns are responsible for providing their own transportation to and from work. To be eligible for the program, each applicant must: demonstrate interest in future employment in the public sector, currently be a high school junior or senior, be a Christian Co. resident, be 16 years old prior to June1, and be selected through a competitive application and interview process. Interns who successfully complete at least 60 participation hours during the course of the three-week program will receive letters of recommendation. Some program projects include: completing workplace readiness and interview technique training, conducting research for new and continuing municipal legislation, assisting with the entry of archival material into databases and files, assisting with conducting community outreach and constituent service, providing administrative support, and attending hearings or community meetings.
Leadership Pioneers Youth Program For additional information, please contact 885-0825 or visit their office at 904 North Main Street.
Leadership-Summer Travel Pennyrile Rural Electric Washington DC Program This program is sponsored by the Pennyrile Rural Electric Association and provides students selected by their high school counselors an expense paid opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. The program is competitive and is for students who have completed their junior year and takes place during the summer before their senior year. Each local high school usually has 1-2 students selected each year. For additional information, please call 886-2555 or click here: link here , Pennyrile Rural Electric Washington DC Program.
Testing National Merit Scholarship For additional information for the National Merit Scholarship program, please click here: link here , National Merit Scholarships.
Leadership Leadership Hopkinsville-Chamber of Commerce This annual program is sponsored by the Hopkinsville Chamber of Commerce. The program is similar to the adult Leadership Hopkinsville and Leadership Kentucky programs, and provides junior and senior students from any high school in Christian County (including Fort Campbell High School) the opportunity to view Hopkinsville from many different perspectives. The class is limited to approximately 20 students, is competitive, and involves missing several days of school (approved by the school system). Each day is led by different community leaders and focuses on a particular topic, such as industry, health care, leadership . . . Although there is a fee to participate, scholarships are available. For additional information, please click here: link here , Hopkinsville Youth Leadership Program, or call 885-9096.
Summer Camps Ky. Governor's School for the Arts Historical deadline is December 28; for rising Juniors & Seniors (must apply as a sophomore or junior); at Transylvania University in Lexington; must audition; 2008 class is June 22-July12. This is a State sponsored three week program for students interested in dance, acting, instrumental music, vocal music, creative writing, visual arts, and future architects. Please see your High School counselor for additional details. GSA provides hands-on-arts opportunity for talented high school students who are dancers, actors, instrumental and vocal musicians, creative writers, future architects or visual artists. GSA’s primary component includes a three week summer residential program, regional arts workshops and master classes, college and career day and an artistic roster of performing and visual artists made up of GSA Alumni. Please call 502-562-0192 or click here: link here , Ky. Center Governor's School for the Arts.
Summer Camps Ky. Governor's Scholar This is a State sponsored program for strong academic and well rounded Juniors interested in spending 5 weeks during the summer before their Senior year at a residential college in Kentucky, including Centre College. This is a very competitive program but provides an insight of what college may be like, allows you to learn in an environment with similar academically motivated students, and is a plus when applying to colleges. For additional information please click here: link here , Ky. Governors Scholars Program. This program is free, and if you qualify, often leads to additional college scholarships.
Summer Camps Kids in College Can Soar-KICCS Please call Carol Kirves at 270-707-3751 for the Kids in College Can Soar camp offered each summer at the Hopkinsville Community College. The camp is a 1/2 day camp for grades 1-6 held at the Hopkinsville Community College from 8:30-noon, Monday-Friday, for four weeks beginning in June through July, and the cost is approximately $75 per student per week. Each student can participate in 3 of 12 classes and with each class led by an enthusiastic teacher. Each student can participate in all 4 weeks or 1 week at a time and space is limited, so register early. For additional information, e-mail Carol Kirves at Carol.Kirves@kctcs.edu or click here: , Kids in College Can Soar Summer Camp.
Community Advocates JWSP Advocates Worksheet4 For additional information, please click here: Click here for more information
Leadership Jerry Claiborne Award-Rotary Club This award is sponsored by the Hopkinsville Rotary Club and is one of the most prestigious in the community. This award recognizes the best high school football player at both Hopkinsville and Christian County High Schools. Coach Claiborne, a native of Hopkinsville, is honored in the College Football Hall of Fame. Contact the Hopkinsville Rotary Club (886-3034) or your high school football coach for additional details.
Leadership-Minority Students James White Scholars Program The James White Scholars Program is designed to benefit academically motivated students of color in Christian County in grades 8-12. The JWSP provides Community Advocates willing to assist you concerning your possible college, profession, or overall academic concerns. Please click the James White Scholars Program on the home page of this site for additional details.
Summer Camps HS Academy of Math & Sciences at WKU This unique programs allows qualifying high school students to live in Bowling Green on campus during their junior and senior years of high school. Admission is completive but tuition and expenses are state subsidized. The academy, for gifted students in math and science, is only the 14th such school in the nation. As the school was founded in 2007, for additional information please go to www.wku.edu/gifted or call 270-745-6323, or contact 270-745-2742.
Leadership HCC Upward Bound Program For additional information for the Upward Bound Program coordinated by the Hopkinsville Community College. The Hopkinsville Community College Upward Bound Program assists high school students at Christian County High School, Hopkinsville High School, and Todd County Central High School prepare for college. Students attend monthly Saturday educational enrichment workshops that include college planning assistance, study skills instruction, and cultural field trips. The summer program is a five-week residential learning experience where students live on a university campus while pursing a variety of cultural and educational goals. A senior bridge program is designed to help high school graduates transition to college. To participate in the Upward Bound Program, individuals must be first generation college students (parents do not have four-year college degrees) or meet federal family income guidelines. Students must complete an application packet and admission interview.
Leadership Governor's Scholar Program This is a State sponsored program for strong academic and well rounded Juniors interested in spending 5 weeks during the summer before their Senior year at a residential college in Kentucky, including Centre College. This is a very competitive program but provides an insight of what college may be like, allows you to learn in an environment with other academically motivated students, and is a plus when applying to colleges. For additional information please click here: link here , Ky. Governors Scholars Program. This program is free, and if you qualify, often leads to additional college scholarships.
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Adult Education-High School Equivalency Christian Co. Literacy Council 'A local United Way agency, the program provides family literacy awareness activities aimed at breaking the cycle of illiteracy, e.g. Project Born to Read, BOOKENDS Family Reading Club, and Community Reader Day. The program assists the Adult Education Program in providing employment testing and instructional services for undereducated adults. For additional information, please call 887-1319 or e-mail bthomson@christian.k12.ky.us. Help is also available through our adult education program for adult non-readers. Any adult interested in improving his/her reading skills can come into the HCC Technology Building, Room 205, at any time during our regular hours of operation. A reading assessment will be necessary, and then an instructional plan will be developed. Please call 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile.
Public Library Ch. Co. Public Library The Christian County Public Library is located at the corner of Bethel and 9th Streets in downtown Hopkinsville (near the Little River bridge). For additional information, please call 887-4262 or 4263. (The library is working on a webpage). The library is open Monday-Friday from 9:00-6:00 and on Saturday from 9:00-5:00, and has an excellent family history department. The library has several special reading programs specifically for youth and young readers. youth and young readers.
Tutoring Before School-After School The Neighborhood Center offers after-school tutoring, ACT preparatory testing, the CHOICES program for girls, an annual Christmas party for the working poor, and summer programs for youth. The Center is also available for use as a meeting facility for community or neighborhood groups. For additional information, please call 886-9734. Led by community volunteers and staff, visit their office at 604 East Second Street in Hopkinsville. A local United Way program; please click here to visit website: link here , National United Way.
Leadership All State Academic Team-Courier Journal Contact the Louisville Courier Journal for an application and details. This program provides statewide recognition in several different areas, with winners announced each Spring.
Leadership All Star Academic Team-USA Today Go to the USA Today website for an application and details. This program recognizes High School students on a national level, with winners announced each Spring.
Summer Camps Academically Proficient African American HS Conference For junior & senior African American students interested in pursuing a teaching or educational degree in college. The 2008 conference will be hosted at Murray State on June 13-14. Although there is not a registration fee there is a $10 room charge for parents and students requiring overnight accommodation. To be eligible, an African American student must be a junior or senior in the fall of 2008, have a 2.75 GPA, and demonstrate the ability or interest in postsecondary opportunities in higher education. Principals are asked to nominate students for the conference no later than March 28. For an application, contact Mary Marshall 502-564-3791 or Natasha Murray 502-564-1479, both with the Ky. Department of Education. Sponsored by the Ky. Department of Education and the Ky. Council on Postsecondary Education.
Leadership Academic All Stars-Kentucky New Era-KNE Contact the Kentucky New Era for an application and details. This program for Middle and High School students provides recognition in several different areas, with winners announced each Spring at an impressive ceremony at the Hopkinsville Community College. For additional details, please click here Ky. New Era.
Summer Camps Academic If you have excellent grades and a specific interest in a particular subject or profession (engineering, medicine . . .), see your high school counselor as soon as possible. You may be eligible for a 3-4 week summer program for high school students offered by many colleges. You would live in college dorms for the summer and scholarships may exist. Often, once admitted, such programs are free or scholarships are available. Also, see Youth Activities-Summer Camps, this site.
Tutoring Aaron McNeil-Boys & Girls Club The Aaron McNeil House Neighborhood Center offers after-school tutoring, ACT preparatory testing, the CHOICES program for girls, an annual Christmas party for the working poor, and summer programs for youth. The Center is also available for use as a meeting facility for community or neighborhood groups. For additional information, please call 886-9734. A local United Way agency, please call 886-8171 for additional information or click here link here , United Way of the Pennyrile.
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