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News Release

For Immediate Release
July 16, 2012

Grant Wood AEA
Communications Office

Grant Wood AEA's College for Kids plans Parent Day on Wednesday, July 18



Cedar Rapids…Grant Wood AEA’s College for Kids will hold Parent Day on Wednesday, July 18, 8:30 – 11:50 a.m., with the second session courses held at Coe College in Cedar Rapids.


In addition to visiting their student’s academic and fine arts courses, lunch will be available in the Coe College cafeteria for $5 per person and College for Kids t-shirts will be available for $5-10 each.


Grant Wood AEA’s College for Kids and C4K STEM Academy classes were held Monday through Friday during June and July per the following schedule and locations:


2012 Programs, Dates & Locations:          





June 11-22

College for Kids - Session A
(Enrichment and Art)

8:30 – 11:50 a.m.

Coe College

June 25-29

C4K STEM Academy

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Mount Mercy University

July 9-20

College for Kids – Session B
(Enrichment and Art)

8:30 – 11:50 a.m.

Coe College

This is the 26th year Grant Wood AEA's College for Kids has offered summer advanced level academic and fine arts courses in the college setting to eligible students in gifted & talented programs who have completed 6th, 7th or 8th grade. Nearly 700 students participated in the 2012 summer sessions.


Through the College for Kids experience, students are offered advanced or specialized curricula, and have the opportunity to further explore a hobby or a topic of interest not typically available in middle school general education.


For the second year, the C4K STEM Academy, engaged students in the exploration of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) areas of study.


Susie Green, GWAEA student programs specialist, explained that students who are eligible have the opportunity to participate in College for Kids. “It is very exciting to watch the students grow during their time at College for Kids.  And Coe College and Mount Mercy University are wonderful backdrops for this educational opportunity.”


Green estimates that more than 12,500 students in Area 10 have participated in approximately 600 different College for Kids classes since the program began in 1987.


“Grant Wood AEA’s College for Kids has experienced a long history of success due to the ongoing interest of students and parents, as well as support from teachers, and the course instructors,” Green commented.


For more information about Grant Wood AEA College for Kids and C4K STEM Academy, contact
Susie Green, GWAEA student programs specialist, at 800-798-9771, Ext. 6775, 319-399-6775, e-mail to, or visit the Grant Wood AEA website at


Grant Wood Area Education Agency provides instructional and school management services for 32 school districts and 22 approved nonpublic schools in Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn, and Washington counties


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