Robotics, yoga, jewelry design, and cooking are just a few of the skills and interests that Niskayuna students will explore this summer, thanks to a new Summer Enrichment Program that the district is thrilled to announce.
The program has offerings for students in Grades K-12. The tuition-based courses blend academic subjects with hands-on exploration, and will be taught by Niskayuna teachers and instructional staff members.
Each course is geared toward a particular age range. There are 31 courses in all, spread over five week-long sessions from July 7 to August 8.
The Summer Enrichment Program brochure is available here [PDF], and is being sent home this week with all students K-8. It will also be available in school offices, and in community locations.
The courses were designed by the Niskayuna teachers and staff members who will lead them. District leaders asked them to develop proposals for the courses early in the winter. Courses are offered either during a morning session or an afternoon session.
The Summer Enrichment Program grew out of community feedback in recent years that suggested a desire for creative ways of delivering student enrichment, and also to generate revenue. It is being run through the district's Office of Instruction and Continuing Education program, and is being coordinated by Pamela Ober, who oversees Continuing Education in the district.
The cost to participate in each course is $195. Classes will be filled on a first-come, first served basis, and students may take more than one course. The program brochure includes a registration form with more detailed instructions.