Monday, February 13, 2012

Off To College!

 Yesterday we took a drive to the campus of Northern Kentucky University. I don't know much about the sprawling campus, so I needed to find Founders Hall before next Saturday, because that is when Jonathan will begin a 5 week class at NKU.
For the next five Saturdays, from 9-11:30 AM, he will be in a class called "Creepy Crawly Creatures", where he will learn all about insects and bugs from around the world. The class promised "hands-on, getting dirty, collecting and studying" a variety of insects. Jonathan was able to choose the class he preferred from a total of five offered.
A couple of weeks ago, Jonathan came home from school with a letter inviting him to attend ExploreMore! classes at the college. This was based (at his age level) on his test scores and the recommendation of his school. I decided to enroll him, even though there is a huge time commitment and a fair amount of money involved. So I filled out my part of the form and returned it to school for their recommendation.
I mailed it in with a check, and received back his acceptance and a university parking pass! I admit, I am a little nervous leaving him for the class, and he's a tad nervous, too, because he won't know any kids there. I have assured him he will make some new friends.
So, on Saturday I will take him to this building:
...and probably wait in the car in the parking lot (with a good book, of course!) until the class is over. I have promised him lunch afterward at Smash Burger, his favorite burger joint.
I am very proud of him, and I think he will truly enjoy the class and learn a lot. I just didn't expect to pay college tuition quite this soon!


Echoes From the Hill said...

What a great experience for him. You will probably be more nervous than he. It will be a great adventure!

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