College For Kids

Through the Grant Wood AEA 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.

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2017 Registration Information


2017 Course Catalog
2017 Registration Opens March 1

College for Kids Blog

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Grant Wood AEA's College for Kids is a summer program offering advanced level academic and fine arts courses in the college setting to eligible talented and gifted students who have completed 6th, 7th or 8th grade. 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.

Location: Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

2017 Course Catalog
2017 Registration Opens March 1

2017 Program

Dates Hours Tuition per Session
June 12-23 (Session A) 8:30-11:50 a.m. $215/student *
July 10-21 (Session B) 8:30-11:50 a.m. $215/student*
Optional Early Bird Class 7:45-8:20 a.m. $35/student

* $200/student if more than one child attending in a family

Eligibility Requirements

Enrichment: Eligible students are those who will have completed 6th, 7th or 8th grade by summer 2017, and meet at least one of the criteria below:

  • Have been identified for/participate in a gifted and talented program in his/her school district,or
  • Have scored at the 85th percentile rank or above (national) on a standardized achievement test (Iowa Assessment) in one of the following areas: English Language Arts total, science total, math total, or complete composite/core total.

Art: Eligible art students are those who will have completed 6th, 7th or 8th grade by summer 2017, and meet both of the criteria below:

  • Have demonstrated exemplary fine arts ability or performance, and
  • Have demonstrated the ability to work cooperatively in a classroom setting.