Middlesex Community College’s Meriden Center has “accepted” more than 66 new students – all middle school students from Meriden and Southington. These high-achieving students have been selected to be part of the program known as the Meriden Enrichment Academy at the Meriden Center, which was created in collaboration with the Meriden Public Schools in the spring of 2012. The academy, which consists of workshops taught by MxCC instructors, runs programs on Saturdays in March and April. This spring students from the Southington District will be participating in the academy as well.
The first set of workshops will be “Make Your Own Website” with Adam Chiara and “Introduction to Video Production,” taught by Robert Mowen. The second set of workshops will be “Using the New York Times for Critical Reading and Thinking” with Barbara Giffin, and “Creating Animation and Video Games” taught by Annjanette Bennar.
“The Middlesex Community College partnership will offer extraordinary opportunity to sixth graders within our district, said Dr. Joseph Erardi, superintendent of Southington Public Schools. “This Saturday enrichment program, housed within the MxCC Meriden campus, allows our middle school youngsters to individualize their learning in an optimal state-of-the-art learning environment.”