Academy runs June 24—August 15; open to children entering grades 3—8

North Central Michigan College has launched its Summer Learning Academy, an 8-week experience designed to ignite young minds and foster a love for learning during the summer break.

The academy runs June 24 through August 15 and offers a variety of engaging programs tailored for children entering grades 3 through 8. Morning classes (9 a.m.—12 p.m.) and afternoon classes (1—4 p.m.) are available. All classes are held on North Central’s campus.

A $99 registration fee covers four days of instruction plus class supplies. Scholarships are available for eligible students.

“Our goal is to provide a dynamic and enriching experience,” said Christy Lyons, North Central’s dean of Corporate and Community Education. “We’ve developed a full menu of opportunities for kids to explore various subjects, learn new skills, and have fun through interactive workshops, hands-on activities, and educational games.”

The program is designed to accommodate children enrolled in both morning and afternoon classes during the same week, Lyons explained. Parents can send lunch with their children, who will be supervised for that hour in the college’s Iron Horse Café on campus.

The schedule for the Summer Learning Academy is as follows:

For Children Entering Grades 3, 4, and 5 — (Morning Class) / (Afternoon Class):

  • Week of June 24: Rock Star Writer! / Kids in the Garden
  • Week of July 1 (3 days): Outdoor Adventures / Future Stars Acting Class
  • Week of July 8: Let's Get Physical / Young Entrepreneur
  • Week of July 15: Health Explorers / Kids in the Kitchen
  • Week of July 22: Guitar Adventures - Rock Star in Training / Fun with Fossils
  • Week of July 29: LEGO Robotics / Karate for Kids
  • Week of August 5: All About Art / Magic and More
  • Week of August 12: Manufacturing Madness / Jr. Sleuth's Crime Lab

For Children Entering Grades 6, 7, and 8 — (Morning Class) / (Afternoon Class):

  • Week of June 24: Kids in the Garden / Rock Star Writer!
  • Week of July 1 (3 days): Future Stars Acting Class / Outdoor Adventures
  • Week of July 8: Young Entrepreneur / Let's Get Physical
  • Week of July 15: Kids in the Kitchen / Health Explorers
  • Week of July 22: Fun with Fossils / Guitar Adventures - Rock Star in Training
  • Week of July 29: Karate for Kids / LEGO Robotics
  • Week of August 5: Magic and More / All About Art
  • Week of August 12: Jr. Sleuth's Crime Lab / Manufacturing Madness

Registration for the Summer Learning Academy is open now. Interested parents and guardians can visit the Summer Learning Academy webpage for complete course descriptions and to secure a spot for their children.