Youth Programs

UCA is proud to offer a variety of educational programs designed especially for youth grades Pre-K through 12. These programs are available throughout the year and even summer. Browse the list below for current offerings. If you are looking for something specific, contact us at 501.450.3118 or outreach@uca.edu.

Know Before You Go: College Planning – Getting Where You Want to Go (Virtual)

YOUTH PROGRAMS

Too many students wait until the summer before their senior year to start thinking about college. By that time, though, it may be too late to accomplish what their colleges expect from them. Grades and test scores are only part of the equation; extracurricular activities, much more may be part of the application, too. This workshop looks at the college planning process on a year-by-year basis, showing parents and students what needs to be done each year for students to look their best on college and scholarship applications.

Regular Fee: FREE

Tues, February 2 -

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Location: Virtual

Instructor: Donna Hill | Class 101 - Central Arkansas

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Know Before You Go: Explore Your Future Career – Life After High School (Virtual)

College offers students a plethora of pathways to explore as students embark upon a new and exciting phase of life. The college experience becomes even more enriching when, before arriving to campus, you’ve already done a bit of exploration - especially along the lines of career interests and the fields of study that lead down those various paths. This session will allow high school juniors, seniors, and their parents/guardians to take a deeper look into career interests and majors through goal setting and career exploration as students make the transition into college or the workforce.

Tues, March 2 -

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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ACT Prep Sessions – Spring 2021 – FULL

This interactive course via Zoom is designed for high school students (10th grade and above) who have previously scored between 17-25 on the ACT or for high schoolers who have yet to take the test. Current and former UCA faculty/staff members will review subject material and offer test-taking tips to help students progress through the exam in a more reasonable and timely manner. Choose one subject to focus on or choose all four at a reduced total rate. Class sizes are limited to 12 per section to maximize learning. Sections A & B contain the same content - just different time slots. Register early and choose the time best for you. These sessions are ideal for students who plan to take the ACT exam on February 6. (Note: Registration for this course does not automatically register you to take the ACT exam.)  Section A: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Section B: 6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Regular Fee: $30 per subject or $100 for all

Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, January 11 - February 4

5:00 pm - 7:15 pm
Click the Register button below to add your name to the Wait List.

Location: via Zoom

Instructor: Carl Olds, Laura Niswonger, Lucus Ratz, Sarah Spellmann

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Online Reading Skills Programs (LIVE)

AVAILABLE NOW & THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER! In the online reading skills programs for children (4-year-olds through 5th grade), students have fun while learning phonics and word attack skills, building fluency and comprehension and becoming confident readers. Your child will be excited about books and reading and will get off to a great start in the upcoming school year. In the programs for adolescents (6th grade and up), students improve comprehension in both fiction and non-fiction while doubling their reading speed. Students get better grades in school by learning the best way to read and study textbooks, take notes and study for tests. Visit uca.edu/outreach/reading for more detailed information regarding class times and prices. Instructors are provided by the Institute of Reading Development.

Regular Fee: Varies

Classes start as soon as April 7th,

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Go to uca.edu/outreach/reading for more details.

Location: ONLINE only

Instructor: | Institute of Reading Development

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SAT/ACT Prep Series

The SAT/ACT Prep Series includes Part I and Part II which covers verbal and math. The Reading Test and the English Test assess your knowledge of English usage, grammar, and reading comprehension. This course will provide you with a grammar and usage review specifically geared to the rules that you'll be tested on in the ACT. You'll also learn how to maximize your time on reading comprehension passages and the passages in the science test. The ACT math tests your knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and basic statistics. This course provides you with a complete math review of all these subjects. We'll also show you how to use your time wisely so that you finish as many math questions as possible in the 60 minutes the ACT gives you for the math test. This is an instructor-led class. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $174

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BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor:

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GED Prep

If you're comfortable reading a high school textbook, doing basic math operations like fractions and decimals without a calculator and writing a short letter in English, you're ready to get started! This course will help you analyze your strengths and weaknesses so you can focus your studying on the areas that you need most. You'll get the basics of what you need to know to succeed on the four GED® test modules: Reasoning through Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Mathematical Reasoning. After completion of this class, you should be well-equipped to take—and pass—the GED® test! This is an instructor-led class. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $100

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BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Barbara Rolston | Ed2Go

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Prepare for the GED Math Test

Master the skills required to pass the Mathematical Reasoning module in the GED® test series. You'll start off with a review of math basics and begin building the foundation you'll need to solve the types of math problems commonly found on the test. In the process, you'll develop hands-on experience with percentages, proportions, statistics, algebra, geometry and more. Each lesson gives you a chance to apply your knowledge by practicing with the same kind of questions you may find on the GED® test. By the time you finish this course, you'll be much more comfortable with your math skills, and you'll know how, when, and why to use each math concept you learn. This class is instructor-led. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $100

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BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Barbara Rolston

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Praxis Core Prep

Are you a prospective teacher who needs to pass the Praxis Core Exam? Have you already attempted the Praxis Core and not been successful? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then this course is for you! You'll develop all the skills you need for the test as we review and prepare for everything it includes. You'll learn useful test-taking strategies and get plenty of practice questions that are similar to what you'll find on the exam. This class is instructor-led. Sign up today!

Regular Fee: $100

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BEGINS APR 15, MAY 13 & JUNE 17

Location: Online - Ed2Go

Instructor: Kt Paxton

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