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College for Kids


Susie Green
Student Programs Specialist














College for Kids

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.


Register Here (registration ends on Monday, May 26)

Course Catalog 2014

2014 College for Kids Blog

Bus Application Form (Iowa City only)

General Information handout

Coe Map


2014 Program




College for Kids - An Initiative of Grant Wood AEA Since 1987



College for Kids Photography Classes



Parent comments:

  • Great program!  Enjoyed it two years in a row!

  • College for Kids offers students an opportunity to see what certain classes/subjects are about before starting high school.

  • Ideally balanced, fun, interesting, academic, not too long, highly relevant topics

  • It was a great opportunity for my daughter and gave her a chance to sharpen her skills and take classes she wouldn't normally have the opportunity to take.

  • My daughter had a great time and learned a lot.  We will be back next year.


2013 College for Kids blog


College for Kids Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrichment:  Eligible students are those who will have completed 6th, 7th or 8th grade by summer 2014, 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 2014, 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


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Grant Wood Area Education Agency extends equal opportunities in its employment practices, educational programs and services, and does not discriminate on the basis of color, gender, race, national origin, religion, creed, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, veteran status or as otherwise prohibited by law. If you believe you or your child has been discriminated against or treated unjustly, please contact the Agency’s Equity Coordinator, Maria Cashman, at 319-399-6847 or 800-332-8488. Grant Wood AEA, 4401 Sixth St SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404.

ADDRESS: 4401 Sixth Street SW, Cedar Rapids, IA 52404
TELEPHONE: 319-399-6700 | 800-332-8488
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