Gifted, creative and motivated 3rd-8th graders have an opportunity to
explore conversational French, photography, veterinarian science and much
more at UNC Asheville’s 16th annual Super Saturday Program beginning
October 5. The program has helped more than 11,000 children from across
Western North Carolina explore their interests through hands-on learning
on the UNCA campus.
More than 30 unique courses are open to students. Budding artists can
explore animation, creative writing, drama, papermaking and calligraphy.
Students interested in science can take classes in biology, chemistry,
ecology, and wildlife. For those who love a physical as well as a mental
challenge, "Discover the World of Martial Arts," "Olympic
Sport Karate Training" and "Takin’ It to the Streets," a
class on street-smart survival skills for youth, are available.
Many favorite courses from previous years will also be offered,
including classes exploring computers, model rocketry and Harry Potter.
Several UNCA faculty members and upper-level students teach Super
Saturday classes, along with outstanding public school teachers,
educators, and other professionals.
Super Saturday classes meet 9 a.m.-noon for six consecutive Saturdays
beginning October 5. All students are welcome to apply. Tuition is $55 per
class. Deadline to apply is September 27.
For information or to request an application, call UNCA’s Office
of Special Academic Programs at 828/251-6558.