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Summer School, College Credit
This year, Rhode Island high schoolers will be able to get a leg up on college through a new program: Rhode Island Ready.
Students may choose from eight general introductory courses that will count toward a degree at URI or another college.
Classes start July 13 and run three to five weeks, depending on the course, at the Kingston campus. High school juniors and seniors are eligible, as well as recent high school graduates, as long as they have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average. The cost is $225 per credit for state residents.
It’s not too late to see if there’s space in one of URI’s dozens of summer camps. Whether you’re interested in computer coding, landscape architecture, engineering, sports or music, there are offerings for all ages.
A Dose of Digital Literacy
As Rhode Island seeks to become the first “blended learning” state in the nation, the third Summer Institute on Digital Literacy will bring grade school teachers, librarians, researchers, and advocates together to develop strategies to prepare students for the 21st Century.
The conference will take place July 27-31 at the Feinstein Providence campus.