The 32nd annual Academic Talent Search at California State University, Sacramento offers a challenging summer academic program that makes learning fun for kids.
Calculate what it takes to build a bridge. Create a news program. Learn Spanish, French or Japanese. Study strange and savage plants. Hone those acting skills. Draw cartoons and comic book characters. Write a short story about vampires.
These are some of the unique and rigorous learning experiences awaiting children during this summer’s ATS, sponsored by the College of Education. More than 39,000 children have spent a part of their summer on the Sac State campus taking ATS courses since the program began in 1982.
“ATS provides academically stimulating and fun classes for young people – our future students and leaders – who are given an opportunity to explore and expand their interests in professional fields such as engineering, architectural design, theater and solar energy,” said Dr. Vanessa Sheared, dean of the College of Education. “It provides children and families living in the Sacramento region an opportunity to experience what it’s like to be a student on a university campus.”
ATS is still accepting applications from students who will enter grades five through 10 this fall. Sessions run through Friday, Aug. 2.