The purpose of the College for Kids program is to broaden a student’s experiences with topics that may be different from their school activities. Instructors are encouraged to use teaching methods appropriate to a college classroom, including lectures, group discussions, shared inquiry, and lab/hands-on activities. Emphasis is placed on individual participation in areas of enrichment that will challenge each student’s basic understanding of the ideas presented.
The program is designed for students who are entering 6th, 7th, 8th or 9th grades for the 2018-19 school year. Initial eligibility is determined by meeting at least one of the following criteria:
The most recent achievement score at the 90th percentile or above on one of the following:
-or- Math total
-or- Social Studies
-or- The most recent ability test score at the 90th percentile or above.
Once a student attends College for Kids, he/she is eligible through 9th grade.
Since students are identified by their schools, parents may address questions about their child’s test scores with the child’s school principal.
Dates and Times
July 16-20 (Monday-Friday)
Students participate in three consecutive classes which meet for five days. There is a 15-minute break between classes.
1st class 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
2nd class 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.
3rd class 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the popularity of the program, students should number their top 15 selections with #1 being your 1st choice and #15 being your last choice.
Registration – Past Students
Any student who has attended College for Kids in 2015, 2016 and/or 2017 (and is still eligible to attend based on the current grade in school), will receive a postcard toward the end of April 2018 with instructions on how to access the registration packet online. After completing the necessary forms, students can mail them along with payment to College for Kids, Black Hawk College-Outreach Center, 301 Avenue of the Cities, East Moline, IL 61244. Students can also fax the forms to 309-796-8282 as long as payment is made by credit card. Emailing forms to a BHC staff member will not be accepted. If you would like a hard copy of the registration packet, your school principal or counselor will have them available in May. Only students who have attended College for Kids will be able to utilize this registration option.
Registrations are accepted until Monday, July 3.
Refunds are available for classes dropped by July 3. There will be no refund for students who are dismissed from the program for disciplinary reasons.
There are no refunds for a withdrawal from the program after July 3. Students will be dropped from the program if all fees are not paid in full by July 3. This includes students receiving financial aid.
Class schedules will be mailed the second week in June along with a map of the college and further details on the program.
Reporting When Your Child Will Not Be In A CFK Class
Absences/tardies/leaving the program early call:
• Before July 16 – Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) Office 309-796-8223
• July 16-20 – College For Kids Office 309-796-5146
We keep photo albums of each year’s CFK on Facebook. Here is the most recent: