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    WhizBang Science

    Additional details on the 2020 summer program will be forthcoming.

    July 6 – 17, 2020
    8:45 am – 11:45 am, Monday – Friday
    A two-week multidisciplinary program of fun activities through the lens of science. For students entering grades 1 through 9 in the fall.

    Rocket launch video from 2019 WhizBang Explosions! class

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    Start and End Times, Location

    8:45 am to 11:45 am, Monday through Friday. Parent drop-off is from 8:30-8:45 am. Parent pick-up begins at 11:45 am and runs until finished – approximately 10-15 minutes. Classes take place at Palmer Hall, Colorado College (see campus map).

    Program Description

    WhizBang Science is a two-week morning summer experience in July for elementary and middle school students. In 2019, the program enters its 34th year of operation.

    This program features hands-on, exploratory, experienced-based activities with an emphasis on but not limited to science and technology. Students are given the opportunity to develop creative, critical thinking process skills through a variety of scientific and engineering investigations. The staff consists of experienced classroom teachers from local schools who are experts in science education. The pupil-to-teacher ratio is intentionally kept low, encouraging individual exploration and small group interaction.

    WhizBang Science Teachers

    Application Instructions and Deadline

    Early Application Deadline: Friday May 8, 2020. After the early application deadline has passed, applications will continue to be accepted until classes are full.

    Please fill out one application per child. Do not apply unless your child can attend the entire 2-week program. 

    If your child is interested in a class that is already full, they may be given either their second choice of class or placed on a wait list. Applications for all other classes will be accepted until the classes are filled. All applicants are considered at the same time after the deadline, provided all documentation and non-refundable registration fees have been received. 

    We will confirm acceptance to the overall program in May, reserving the right to adjust class rosters as needed depending on enrollment levels at each grade level.

    Once your child's acceptance into the program is confirmed, the tuition balance is due by June 24 unless you have requested scholarship assistance. Or, after paying the $25 non-refundable registration fee you may arrange for two additional installment payments of $125 due on May 1st, and $150 due on June 1st. 

    Tuition, Financial Assistance, and Refund Policy


    Tuition for the Colorado College WB Summer Program is $300, which includes a $25 non-refundable registration fee. 10% of your full price tuition covers scholarships for kids in need of financial assistance. We would also like you to know that we provide a chaperone escort from WB to FunQuest for kids who sign up for FunQuest (additional application and fee required for FQ).

    Financial Assistance

    We are delighted to offer financial assistance to those learners in need. Our financial assistance is based on whether a child is receiving free or reduced lunch at school. Please note: You must provide evidence that your child is on free or reduced lunch. Evidence can be documentation from the school district or a letter from the building principal.  All information will remain confidential and paperwork will be shredded after the program is under way.

    Refund Policy

    If your child is not able to attend due to unforeseen circumstances, please submit your request before July 1 for a refund of tuition paid, less the $25 registration fee.

    Mailing Address

    Colorado College
    Education Dept. / Attn: WB
    14 E. Cache la Poudre St.
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903

    Physical Address for bringing cash payments or other documentation in person

    Mierow House
    1107 N Cascade Ave.
    Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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