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2014 Discovery/Odyssey

General Information

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Parents: Please note that spaces are limited!

All applications must be completed online.

School nomination forms only need to be completed if signing up for a gifted and talented course (all of the 109 courses each week are gifted and talented.)

To view a sample weekly highlights video, click on WSU TV, select highlights and view the Discovery Now Video.

Summer enrichment courses at Wright State University are designed to stimulate your child’s creativity and enthusiasm for learning. Pre-College Programs is pleased to offer summer enrichment for students entering grades K-9. Students who desire challenge; are interested in learning and personal growth; and have the motivation to succeed are encouraged to take advantage of these hands-on, exploratory courses. Educators and professionals from the Miami Valley provide a stimulating and challenging learning environment that encourages creativity and critical thinking. All courses are held on the main campus of Wright State University.


boy making a bridge Each course has a limited enrollment of 17 students. Many courses fill quickly; early registration is encouraged to secure your first choice sessions. It is highly recommended that you indicate an alternate course in the event that your first choice is full or cancelled. Your student will automatically be placed into the alternative course providing it is available. Please remember that children need to wear appropriate clothing for hands-on activities.

PRE-COLLEGE OFFICE: Our academic year office is located in the Wright State Foundation Building, 3070 Presidential Drive. (directly behind the Wendy's on Colonel Glenn). June 9 - August 08, 2014 our summer administrative office will be located on the WSU Campus at 135 Allyn Hall. 

All mail should be addressed to:

                                         Pre-College Programs

                                         Wright State University

                                         3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy.

                                         Dayton, OH 45435-0001.


7:30 - 8:00 a.m. A.M. Extended Care arrival
8:45 - 9:00 a.m. General arrival
9:00 a.m. Discovery Opening and Announcements/Discovery/Odyssey courses begin
10:30 - 10:50 a.m. Recreation Break (Grades K-6)
11:30 a.m. / 12:00 p.m. Lunch and outside Activities
12:30 / 1:00 - 3:15 p.m. Course project time/recreation (Tuesday/Thursday 2-3 p.m.) *
3:15 - 3:30 p.m. General pick up
5:15 - 5:30 p.m. P. M. Extended Care pick up

* - Friday Video for all students and parents 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. Location: TBA

EXTENDED CARE: is available for parents who need to drop their student(s) off and/or pickup their student(s) before or after normal program hours of 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Parents who take advantage of the Extended Care option may drop off their student(s) between 7:30-8:00 a.m. and must pick them up by 5:30 p.m. The Extended Care option is an extra $55 per session, per student: Morning only extended care is $25 per session, per child and evening only extended care is $40 per session, per child. There is a limited enrollment of 60 students per Extended Care session. Registration deadline for Extended Care, providing space is available, is the Wednesday prior to the start of each session at noon. A charge of $10 for every five minutes late during pickup time will be charged.

LUNCH: Students should bring a mid-morning snack and sack lunch with drink each day.

RECREATION: Students should bring their suit and towel on Tuesdays and Thursdays for swimming. If the swimming pool is closed due to maintenance, students will participate in supervised recreation.

HOW TO APPLY: Print and complete a separate application for each student or register Online. Applications must be received by the registration deadline to be considered for enrollment. Absolutely no registrations will be accepted after the deadline.

GIFTED AND TALENTED: Students selecting courses with *** must submit a school nomination form. Applications must be submitted with a school nomination from a teacher, guidance counselor, principal, gifted coordinator, or private psychologist for students applying for courses designed for gifted/talented students.

CONFIRMATION OF ACCEPTANCE: Upon acceptance, you will be sent confirmation of your student's registration. Invoices, health forms, and general program information will be included with the confirmation.

DISCIPLINE POLICY: It is expected that students will take responsibility for their own behavior and act appropriately to foster a positive environment for all participants. If a student should act inappropriately during the program, a warning will be given to the student and to the parents on the day of the infraction. If inappropriate behavior recurs, the child will be removed from the class and may be removed from the program. Severe or malicious infringement of the Discovery rules or policies will result in immediate dismissal from the program.

FEES: The fee for each session is $130. A registration deposit of $65 per session is due with each application. The registration deposit is NON-REFUNDABLE after acceptance into the selected course. The balance due must be paid in full two weeks prior to the start of the session. Any payments made after the balance due date will be charged a $10 late fee. All late fees must be paid in the Office of Pre-College Programs. Pre-College Programs reserves the right to cancel any registrations if payments are not made by the given due date. After May 1st a fee of $10 per course will be charged to change a course selection once a student is officially enrolled into the program.

LAB FEES: Some courses require specialized lab equipment and materials. These courses will be charged and additional $20 lab fee. If a course has a lab fee it will be noted in the course description.

FIELD TRIP INFORMATION: Camp Odyssey courses designated with ++ will include a Wednesday field trip/experience. All students selecting these courses will be assessed an additional $30 per course to offset the transportation/trip fees.

HOLIDAY: Discovery and Odyssey camps will be closed on Thursday, July 4, 2013.

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: The registration deposit of $65 per session is NON-REFUNDABLE after acceptance into a selected course. All requests for refunds due to cancellation must be submitted in writing. A fee of $30 will be deducted from refunds requested after May 1st. In the event that a course is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, a full refund will be issued. Refunds will not be issued for students dismissed for disciplinary reasons.



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