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Middle School

As a transitional period between elementary and secondary school, middle school offers students an opportunity to combine the joy of structured and unstructed play with the rigor of academic study. 

Our classes for middle school students combine the fun of elementary programs with the structure and academic focus of our secondary programs. Offer your middle school student the advantages of etiquette and babysitter training. Help your child become a more organized student as the complexities of school, work and home schedules increase. Or provide skills for improving homework skills.

Secondary School

High school offers both the foundation for future academic and athletic excellence and the pathway toward higher education. Give your high school teen the skills needed to succeed in high school and in preparing for college.

Teens can choose from SAT and ACT preparation programs, homework and organization skill improvement classes, or summer adventure day-camps for teens. All classes are held on the University of Richmond campus and capitalize on the rich liberal arts heritage and resources of the school.

Course and Registration Information

Select the title below for course schedules and online registration.

Middle and Secondary Classes
Middle School
Babysitter Training Basics
Course Offerings (1)
Saturday, November 11, 2017; 
10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Instructor: Carolyn Wallace
CRN: BTB118.01
Fee: $75
Description
This American Red Cross Babysitter's Training course can help students learn how to interview for a babysitting job, choose safe and age-appropriate toys and games, understand diapering and feeding techniques, handle bedtime issues, and much more. Learn tips for having a safe babysitting experience. Course fee includes the ARC Babysitter's Training Handbook, supplies and materials, as well as additional course handouts. This course also satisfies requirements for the Girl Scout badge. Certificates will be provided to students.

Painting from and for the Heart
Course Offerings (1)
Saturday, November 11, 2017; 
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017; 
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Doug Mock
CRN: ART118.01
Fee: $98
Description
NEW! This exciting workshop is open to middle and high school students who would like to further improve their painting skills and also give back to the Richmond community. Working in teams, artists will paint a large, one-of-a-kind landscape mural depicting the four seasons. When the mural is complete it will be donated to a children's nonprofit organization in Richmond. Artists will also produce individual paintings for themselves inspired by our mural.

Secondary School
Choosing a Career Path
Course Offerings (1)
Sunday, September 24, 2017; 
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Tonya Osmond
CRN: CCP118.01
Fee: $60 (includes $25 non-refundable materials fee)
Description
What do you want to do when you finish high school? Identifying a career path is the first step in deciding what occupations and college majors might be right for you. Learn how your interests fit into career families, and then identify what possible occupations are related. This interactive workshop includes an online assessment to be completed prior to the workshop date, and the results will be handed out and interpreted during the workshop. This course is designed for rising 9th-12th grade students. (Please see NOTES for information regarding Assessment.)

Choosing a College
Course Offerings (1)
Sunday, October 8, 2017; 
2:00 - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Tonya Osmond
CRN: CHC118.01
Fee: $35
Description
Choosing the right college can feel overwhelming when deciding between options and trying to understand the requirements needed to get in. However, it actually can be a fun and exciting experience if you have the tools and knowledge needed to help you make a decision. Join us in this interactive workshop where you will learn how to identify colleges that offer majors that align with your career interests. We will also discuss other aspects of college that may be important to you in narrowing down your options. This course is designed for rising 9-12 grade students.

Painting from and for the Heart
Course Offerings (1)
Saturday, November 11, 2017; 
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday, November 12, 2017; 
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Instructor: Doug Mock
CRN: ART118.01
Fee: $98
Description
NEW! This exciting workshop is open to middle and high school students who would like to further improve their painting skills and also give back to the Richmond community. Working in teams, artists will paint a large, one-of-a-kind landscape mural depicting the four seasons. When the mural is complete it will be donated to a children's nonprofit organization in Richmond. Artists will also produce individual paintings for themselves inspired by our mural.

PSAT Prep
Course Offerings (1)
October 1, 2017 through October 8, 2017
Sundays: 2:00 - 4:30 pm
CRN: PSAT118.01
Fee: $60
Description
The PSAT/NMSQT evaluates the same skills as the SAT and provides an excellent opportunity to discover students' strengths and challenges in each testing content area. These prep sessions will introduce the fundamentals of each area for the redesigned PSAT: critical reading, mathematics, and writing. Students will be presented with tips, techniques, and strategies proven to be helpful on test day. These sessions offer a unique experience for students to learn on a college campus, and get a jump-start on testing techniques for future semesters! (Course designed for students who have not taken the PSAT yet.)

SAT Prep Weekend Workshop
Course Offerings (4)
Saturday, September 23, 2017; 
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday, September 24, 2017; 
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Instructor: S.T.E.P.S. To Success Staff
CRN: STEPS118.01
Fee: $215
Saturday, September 30, 2017; 
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday, October 1, 2017; 
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Instructor: S.T.E.P.S. To Success Staff
CRN: STEPS118.02
Fee: $215
Saturday, October 21, 2017; 
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday, October 22, 2017; 
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Instructor: S.T.E.P.S. To Success Staff
CRN: STEPS118.03
Fee: $215
Saturday, November 18, 2017; 
9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Sunday, November 19, 2017; 
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Instructor: S.T.E.P.S. To Success Staff
CRN: STEPS118.04
Fee: $215
Description
Our uniquely designed and popular Weekend Workshops return! STEPS to SUCCESS workshops meet Saturday from 9am-2pm and Sunday from 1-5pm. Tuition includes books, materials, lunch on Saturday at UR and refreshments on Sunday. Class sessions concentrate on the three major testing areas: Mathematics, Critical Reading, and Writing.

Contact Us

Mary C. Raymond, Manager
Enrichment & Youth
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
28 Westhampton Way
Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138
mraymond@richmond.edu