Summer program for children starts June 17; registration now under way

Registration is now under way to enroll students from kindergarten to grade 12 in Marshall University’s month-long Summer K-12 program at Stonewall Jackson Middle School in Charleston. The program will take place from June 17 through July 18.

The program is designed to provide children under 18 with activity-based learning experiences in writing, reading and math, according to Dr. Joyce Meikamp, director of Clinical and Field Based Experiences at Marshall’s South Charleston campus.

The program utilizes supervised graduate students in clinical experiences leading to certification or licensure in special education, school counseling, school psychology, and added this year, English as a second language (ESL), Meikamp said.

With the theme “Country Roads,” students will have the opportunity to become actively involved with hands on activities.  Counseling and assessment services are also available.  The program runs from 8 a.m. to 12:30 Monday through Thursday, with breakfast and lunch provided for those under 18.   Participants will be scheduled for an orientation session from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. on either Wednesday, June 12, or Thursday, June 13.

The cost for each child is $100.  Some limited tuition assistance is available on a need basis.  As this is a full inclusion program, regular education, special education, and ESL students are encouraged to apply.

To receive a brochure/application or for more information, contact Meikamp at (304) 746-1983 , 1-800-642-9842 or at