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Colleges offer summer programs

3/14/2014, 6 a.m.

Middle and high school students who want to spend their summer break in an academic atmosphere can attend summer programs at metro colleges and universities.

A sampling of offerings:

The Emory Pre-College Program is a summer academic program for high school students. It gives college-bound rising juniors and rising seniors a glimpse of academic and residential life at a top-ranked national university. Students may explore topics with professors who are the leading experts in their fields, enroll in classes with college students, and earn transferable college credit. Two-week noncredit courses and six-week credit courses are available.

Emory Pre-College students live together in a dorm on campus or within commuting distance with their families and participate in a variety of programs, activities, and excursions designed to prepare them for college life.

For more information, visit http://pre

college.emory.edu.

Computer camp

Kids and adolescents ages 8 to 17 can attend Emagination Computer Camps for middle school and high school students at Mercer University in Atlanta.

Emagination blends the latest in technology with fun non-tech activities that create a well-rounded summer camp experience. Two-week sessions allow time to make friends and become part of a community. Beginners to experts choose three technology workshops, and campers get unplugged in outdoor games, swimming, a talent show, and camper groups.

For more information, visit www.Com

puterCamps.com.

Game design

Students 15 to 18 who are serious about learning game design may be interested in the Emagination Game Design Summer Program for high school students at Mercer University in Atlanta.

Teens will learn creative and technical skills, join a development team, build a playable game, present it to a panel of experts, tour a game design studio, and learn from guest speakers in the immersive 14-day pre-college program.

For more information, visit http://www.computercamps.com/georgia/sum

mer_camp.html.

Hands-on STEM

Georgia Tech CEISMC Summer PEAKS offers summer camps for high school students.

Programs for Enrichment and Accelerated Knowledge in STEM are hands-on, interactive learning experiences. The programs cover many different science, technology, engineering and mathematics concepts.

For more information, visit https://peaks-ceismc.gatech.edu/available_high_school_camps.

Summer enrichment programs are offered at colleges and universities throughout the state. Visit http://www.studenteducationprograms.com/precollege.html.