Pre-College Programs

Kids On Campus

photo of kids working on a project in a classroomKids on Campus (KOC) is a precollege program offered by the Office of Pre-College Programs at Wright State University for students in grades K through 6.  On selected Saturdays, students can choose from a variety of hand-on courses designed for motivated students which serve to foster creativity and stimulate students’ thinking.  Pre-College Programs has been providing academic enrichment programs for over 25 years on the campus of Wright State University.


Class Schedule 

Course Date Time(s) Registration Deadline Cost
Amazing Math Race Saturday, October 14, 2017 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017 $25 per session
The Great Escape - Astronomy Saturday, November 4, 2017 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, 2017 $25 per session

Join us for an exciting morning or afternoon of enriching, creative and hands-on programming. Bring your children to campus to experience unique classes and activities that will stimulate their minds.


Available Classes by Grade Level

 Amazing Math Race (October 14, 2017)

Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 10

Students will divide up by grade levels where they will spend the first part of class learning and reviewing math skills they will need in order to complete the different tasks and puzzles.  Students will then travel around campus working together and individually to solve various math and logic puzzles.  Please dress children in comfortable clothes and tennis shoes.  Please note that most WSU buildings are connected by a tunnel system. In the event of inclement weather, students will utilize the tunnels to travel from place to place.

Course: KOC 01 Young Math Racers
Grades: K-1
Description: Students will focus on basic math skills, patterns, and logic skills prior to and during the “race.”

Course: KOC 02 Intermediate Math Racers
Grades:  2-3
Description: Students in this grade level will focus on multiplication, estimation, patterns, and probability prior to and during the “race.”

Course: KOC 03 Advanced Math Racers
Grades: 4-6
Description: Students in this class will focus on more challenging math puzzles and problems, including story problems, logic and reasoning, multiplication and division as well as fractions prior to and during the “race.”

The Great Escape - Astronomy (November 4, 2017)

Registration deadline: Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Escape Rooms are a popular activity where teams must work together to solve a series of puzzles using clues, hints and strategy to complete the objectives at hand.  For this KOC, students will learn about a particular field of Astronomy and then spend the second half of class working together and thinking critically to escape their room.

Course: KOC 04 Moon Phases
Grades: K-1
Description: Explore the cycles of the moon. Students will discover the phases of the moon by observing the positions of the earth, moon, and sun. Students will use their new knowledge and skills to escape the room.

Course: KOC 05 Mars Awaits!
Grades: 2-3
Description: Students will start their day in “Mission Control” where they will learn all about Mars.  Students will be able to compare and contrast features of Mars with Earth. Once they have completed their training, they will work together to escape Mission Control so they can head to Mars.

Course: KOC 06 Saving Saturn
Grades: 4-6
Description: Students will explore the appearance and size of planets while also investigating asteroids, meteors, and black holes. Students will have to use ciphers, Morse code and other puzzles to save Saturn which has fallen out of orbit.


Daily Schedule

Morning Schedule

  • 9-9:15 a.m. Student Arrival, Opening Introductions
  • 9:15-10:45 a.m. Class Time
  • 10:45-11 a.m. Snack Break
  • 11-11:45 a.m. Class Time
  • 11:45 a.m.-noon Discussion and Wrap up
  • Noon Dismissal

Afternoon Schedule

  • 1-1:15 p.m. Student Arrival, Opening Introductions
  • 1:15-2:45 p.m. Class Time
  • 2:45-3 p.m. Snack Break
  • 3-3:45 p.m. Class Time
  • 3:45-4 p.m. Discussion and Wrap up
  • 4 p.m. Dismissal

General Information

Please note. Morning and Afternoon course sessions may be combined contingent upon program enrollment.

  • Location: Once payment has been received, a link will be sent in an email with drop off and pick-up procedures. Classes are held in Allyn Hall.
  • Registration: To register, please complete the online application process. Register early to be sure to receive your first class choice. Maximum registration for each course is 16 students.
  • Confirmation: Confirmation letters will be sent to you by email.  The confirmation packets will include, classroom number, a campus map, information on parking, and arrival and departure details.
  • Parent Information: Parents will drop-off and pick-up their children at the appropriate classroom.
  • Snack Break: Students in both the AM and PM sessions will be provided with a snack of goldfish crackers and a drink. If allergies are a concern with your child, please send a snack for you child and let the instructor know that you are providing a special snack due to allergies. 
  • Permission Statement: The program participation statement on the Registration Form must be signed in order to process your child’s registration.
  • Location: The Kids on Campus program is held on the main campus of Wright State University.  Maps will be included in your confirmation materials which will be sent by e-mail.
  • Inclement Weather: In the event of severe weather, please watch a local television station for business or school closings.  If Wright State University-Dayton Campus is closed, Kids on Campus will be closed on that Saturday. In addition, you can check our website for any closure postings. No refunds will be given if Wright State is open and students choose not to attend.
  • Refund Policy: A cancelation fee of $15 will be deducted from refunds requested by parents for reasons other than closed classes or class cancelations. Refunds will not be issued to any participant who is dismissed from the program for disciplinary reasons. Refunds must be requested two weeks prior to the class date.