UNC Asheville Super Saturday Program for Grades 3-8 Starts March 8


Registration is now open for UNC Asheville’s acclaimed Super Saturday program for creative, highly motivated and/or academically gifted 3rd-8th graders, which begins on March 8. The 17 courses cover topics including stage acting, wildlife exploration, logic, movie making, martial arts, and much more. Every fall and spring the Super Saturday program allows more than 400 children from across Western North Carolina to explore their special interests through hands-on learning on the UNC Asheville campus.

Students can explore different cultures in “Gasshuku: Discover Martial Arts,” or by studying “Pirates: Scary, Smart and Sinister!” Future filmmakers can experiment with the process of stop-animation in “Movie Making & Animation,” or spend some time on the stage in “Youth Acting” or “Theatre Arts.” Budding scientists and engineers can build real robots in “Robots for Beginners,” learn about roller coasters and rocketry in “Physics is All Around Us,” and test their reasoning skills in “Logic in Fun & Fun in Logic.” “Chess Adventures” and “Hand Built Pottery” are also likely to be popular.

UNC Asheville Super Saturday classes are taught by faculty members, local school teachers, area professionals, experienced crafters, and upper-level college students.

Super Saturday courses are generally open to students in grades 3-8; some courses are restricted to certain grades. Classes meet from 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays from March 8-April 12.

All students are welcome to attend; the mail-in registration deadline is February 28 and online registration closes March 2. Late registration for courses that are not filled will be available in-person only on March 8 in Carmichael Hall, with a $15 late fee. Tuition is $69 for each six-week course. A limited number of need-based scholarships are available.

For more information or to register, visit cesap.unca.edu/super-saturday-program, or call UNC Asheville’s Cultural Events and Special Academic Programs at 828.251.6674.