FLINT – Baker College amps up math, literacy skills for LakeVille Middle School and offers intros to students for college opportunities July 31 through Aug. 4.
The weeklong Baker College Summer Camp offers project-based learning activities for LakeVille Middle School students. Each camper selects an area of interest for the week: health science, American Sign Language, information technology, business, engineering or automotive.
Approximately 40 students in sixth-through-ninth grades from Genesee County’s LakeVille Community Schools.
LakeVille Community Schools partnered with Baker College beginning in 2011 to increase higher order thinking skills in science among its students. Tactics include focusing on math and literacy in sessions about career opportunities and higher education requirements prior to beginning the students’ high school course work. For many campers and their families, this is their first association with/visit to a college campus.
In annual surveys of campers, nearly all believe they have a better understanding of how math, reading and writing skills are used in the workplace after attending the Baker College Summer Camp, and typically all – 100 percent – would like to attend the camp for a second year. The camp received a grant from the Greater Flint Educational Consortium.
Baker College has on-ground campuses throughout Michigan and offers online programs that can be completed 100 percent online without ever visiting a campus. In 2016, the Online Learning Consortium recognized Baker College Online with the OLC Quality Scorecard Exemplary Endorsement, the highest ranking for online higher education programs.
For information, visit www.baker.edu