College For Kids

Through the Grant Wood AEA 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.

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To Register - 2017 Registration Now Closed

  • Online Registration Form Here - Registration now closed
  • Waiting List - Waiting list is now closed

2017 Program Dates and Fees

  • June 12-23 (Session A)- FULL
  • July 10-21 (Session B) - FULL

All sessions are held at Coe College, Cedar Rapids, Iowa and run 8:30-11:50 a.m., Monday through Friday. Tuition per session is $215/student.*

Optional Early Bird Class is available 7:45-8:20 a.m., Monday through Friday, for $35/student.

*$200 tuition per student for families registering more than one child.


About 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 schoolgeneral education.

Eligibility Requirements

Enrichment: Eligible students are those who will have completed 6th, 7th or 8th grade by summer 2017, 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 2017, 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.

Videos and Blogs from College for Kids

college for kids blog
  • FAQs for Parents
  • Getting Started with Special Education
  • Family & Educator Partnership (FEP)
  • The Carpool Lane: A GWAEA Resource Blog for Parents
  • Online Resources