College for Kids – Exciting Things Are Happening!
College for Kids invites Santa Fe students and staff to explore forensic techniques alongside them under the direction of Catherine Weldon.
Catherine Weldon is a medical examiner at UF and is visiting College for Kids’ four forensic classes on July 17 and 31 from 9:40 a.m. to 3:50 p.m. She will be presenting in room L-48. You can get background information on Ms. Weldon from her website.
Ms. Weldon will be in L-48 with the following schedule:
Forensic 101: 9:40-10:55 a.m. (for 5th-6th graders)
Forensic 102: 11:05-12:20 p.m. (for 7th-8th graders)
Lunch: 12:30-1 p.m.
Forensic 101: 1:10-2:25 p.m. (for 5-6th graders)
Forensic 102: 2:35-3:50 p.m. (for 7th-8th graders)
College for Kids (CFK) is a summer program for middle school students. CFK is in its thirteenth year of successful operation. This program offers both academic and recreational classes using the facilities available on Santa Fe College’s NW campus. The goal of the CFK program is to introduce young students to the college environment while providing them with fun, challenging learning opportunities with experienced, knowledgeable teachers. CFK students learn and play in the same classrooms, labs, dance studios, planetarium and other facilities as Santa Fe students. Their program offers 52 different classes ranging from math, anatomy, biology, forensic, and cartoon animation to soccer, modern dance, and singing. This wide range of classes allows the students to have college experience while taking “core classes” as well as “elective classes”.
You may view a list of College for Kids classes and their descriptions. The curriculum is based on hands-on activities without the pressure of tests and exams.
“The students get the opportunity to experience learning beyond what is provided in a regular school environment. Our focus is helping our students develop the curiosity on which the love of lifelong learning is based,” shares Adjunct Associate Professor, Dr. Adenike Akinyode.
While most summer camps focus on a specific area of study, CFK provides all types of classes so that the students can take any combination of them. CFK teachers are certified public school teachers, UF graduate students, and professionals. Several studies have proven that students experience a loss of skills during the summer break. “Our program provides opportunities for our students to gain new skills and improve old ones, so that transitioning into another school year will hopefully be smoother,” explains Dr. Akinyode.