College for Kids
A Summer Exploration Inc.

Director's Message


Welcome to College for kids A Summer Exploration, Inc. 2018!  College for Kids will house their 30th anniversary year on the campus of William Woods University in Fulton, MO.  William Woods is an independent voice in higher education.  William Woods University distinguishes itself as a student-centered and professions-oriented university committed to the values of ethics, self-liberation and lifelong education of students in the world community.  The vision of William Woods University is to be recognized as a progressive and growing leader in higher education, fiscally healthy and achieving quality in all aspects of institutional life, while cultivating highly respected, innovative and unique programs.  The College for Kids staff are delighted William Woods University has opened it's doors to us in providing a beautiful and safe environment.

2018 brings exciting classes and activities to College for Kids.  This exploration provides accelerated learning experiences specifically for academically talented students completing grades 3rd-9th.  College for Kids combines rigorous academic experiences with fun and exciting social opportunities!

CK classes address contemporary issues and problems using a higher level of integrative, analytical, and critical thinking. Class curriculum encourages awareness of and respect for divergence in thought among academic peers. The CK experience also allows student to explore different academic content and methodologies in various disciplines.  


Remember when filling out the class selection of the application, to select both morning and afternoon classes indicating your top four choices of each using one through four (one as your first choice, four as your last choice).      


College for Kids also addresses the physical needs of all students today. Everyday CK takes time for physical exercise, in various  classes and during Recreation Time. Exercise and physical fitness are necessary to fully realize to fully realize one's potential. Please be sure to bring comfortable, loose fitting clothing, tennis shoes that lace  and SOCKS!  


College for Kids provides an excellent opportunity for gifted students to learn and socialize with their intellectual peers. Rather than being singled out and labeled as the "smart kid" in a regular classroom, students are surrounded by peers who share their interests and abilities. It is the friendships, just as much as  the learning, that makes kids want to return to College for Kids year after year. 

This booklet contains all the information you need to enroll in College for Kids 2018. If you have any questions or need additional forms (you have CK's permission to copy any part of the booklet for environment purposes), write, call or FAX your inquiries.  Please remember it is important to get your application in early, classes and dormitory facilities often fill quickly.  Early registration can also save you money.    

Please be sure to read this entire booklet. The College for Kids staff and I look  forward to a unique and challenging experience this summer as we join together for a week of learning and growing.

Click here for the CK Booklet 2018

Sue Craghead
Director for College for Kids A Summer Exploration, Inc. 
Telephone: (573-642-2935  
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