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Have Fun While learning

C4K is for kids who have completed grades 1-6 during the 2018/2019 school year. College For Kids is a week long summer workshop for students to enhance and enrich learning skills by doing fun projects. Students will take three courses which are one hour in length in the morning and again after lunch for the week.

Qualifying for C4K

A student qualifies for the C4K program if he/she scores a 70% on Iowa Assessment in one of the following areas: reading, math, or composite score, meets benchmark in Fast, only 5% missing attendance, No D/F. Please see the next section "Teacher Recommendations" if your student does not meet these qualifications, but does have the support of a teacher to participate in the program.

College for Kids (C4K) is a separate entity from the Talented & Gifted Program in your child’s school. Participating in College for Kids is not related to qualifications in Talented & Gifted Programs.

However, please be aware that content will be covered at an accelerated pace with few repetitions.

Teacher Recommendations

Upon recommendation from MCSD Teachers, additional students who do not meet the above qualifications may be approved for the C4K program. Once C4K receives communication that a student has been recommended, they will be eligible to attend. Recommendations are requested ASAP, so that students may register and pay by May 1st and take advantage of the reduced cost. Teachers, please keep an eye out for e-mail communications regarding this process from C4K.

Cost

  • ​Full Tuition is $65.00 for MCSD students only if paid by May 1, 2019. Starting May 2nd, tuition will be $130
  • Registration for Out-of-District and St. Mary & Mathias students opens on May 2nd, with tuition at $130
  • Tuition is due in full with registration
  • Please note
    • There is no discount on tuition if your child cannot attend all 5 days due to illness, camp, vacation, etc
    • There is no discount if you are only interested in selecting one or two classes
    • There is no further free/reduced variation of the cost

Where and how can I pay for classes?

**Please see the "Registration" link at the top of the page, or click through here for online registration and payment instructions**


If you are unable to register or pay online (Muskie students):

Payments and Registration may be made at your student's school (The Board Office accepts Registration & Payment beginning 3/18, All schools 3/25)

  • Fill out the form on the back of the C4K brochure - available at your student's school (or at the Board Office -2900 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine IA 52761)
  • Visit your student's Building Secretary to make payment via InTouch (you may also opt to visit the Board Office)
    • Pay by check: please note your student's full name and "C4K" in the memo line, and submit your registration at the time of payment
      • Make check payable to: Muscatine Community School District
    • Pay by cash: please make sure the registration accompanies the cash payment - tuition and payment are due at the same time
    • Pay by credit card: please make sure the registration is available at time of payment - tuition and payment are due at the same time
  • A receipt may be made available to you at this time


You may elect to register and pay by mail

  • Fill out the form on the back of the C4K brochure - available at your student's school (or the Board Office 2900 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine IA 52761)
    • Pay by check: please note your student's full name and "C4K" in the memo line
      • Make check payable to: Muscatine Community School District
      • Please make sure the registration notes your student's school and grade so that we may correctly identify the student
    • Pay by cash: please make sure the registration notes your student's school and grade so that we may correctly identify the student
  • Include a copy of your registration with your payment and mail to :

Muscatine Community School District

Attention: C4K ID

2900 Mulberry Ave

Muscatine, IA 52761

  • The postmark date will determine whether registration and payment have arrived before the price increase on May 2nd for In-District students
  • Any registration and payment arriving after May 1st by postmark may be subject to the balance due (additional $65)
  • If you request a receipt, your receipt will be forwarded to your student's building for collection unless other arrangements are made with C4K


If you are unable to register or pay online (Out-of-District\St. Mary & Mathias) (OPENS MAY 2nd):

Payments and Registration may be made at the Board Office

  • Fill out the form on the back of the C4K brochure - available at the Board Office, 2900 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine IA 52761
  • Visit the Board Office to make payment via InTouch
    • Pay by check: please note your student's full name and "C4K" in the memo line, and your phone number on the check
      • Make check payable to: Muscatine Community School District
      • Submit with your registration so that we may correctly identify the student/payment
    • Pay by cash: please make sure the registration accompanies the cash payment so that we may correctly identify the student/payment
    • Pay by credit card: please make sure the registration is available or has been submitted at time of payment - tuition and payment are due together
  • A receipt may be made available to you at this time


You may elect to register and pay by mail

  • Fill out the form on the back of the C4K brochure - available at the Board Office, 2900 Mulberry Ave, Muscatine IA 52761
    • Pay by check: please note your student's full name and "C4K" in the memo line, and your phone number on the check
      • Make check payable to: Muscatine Community School District
      • Submit with your registration so that we may correctly identify the student/payment
    • Pay by cash: please make sure the registration accompanies the cash payment so that we may correctly identify the student/payment
  • Include a copy of your registration with your payment and mail to :

Muscatine Community School District

Attention: C4K OOD

2900 Mulberry Ave

Muscatine, IA 52761

  • If you request a receipt, you must include a self-addressed envelope including postage, or make arrangements with C4K to pick up your receipt


If you have any questions regarding payment or registration, please contact College For Kids at college4kids@mcsdonline.org or 563-263-7223

FAQ's

When is College 4 Kids?

College 4 Kids is weekdays from Wednesday June 12th to Tuesday June 18th, 2019 ​

What time is C4K?

The first class of the day begins at 8:30, with the last class of the day ending at 3:30

Drop off time is no earlier than 8:00; pick up time is no later than 3:45

​Where will C4K be held?

West Middle School 600 Kindler Avenue, Muscatine, IA 52761

​Who qualifies for C4K?

​​Students need a 70% in reading, math, Science, Social Studies or a composite score. To qualify students also need to miss less than 5% of attendance with no D/Fs and meet bench mark in FAST score. Or a teacher recommendation.

When can I register my child?

Registration opens for Muskie/MCSD students March 15th Online. In-Person registration opens on March 18th at the Board Office, and all MCSD schools on March 25th.

Registration opens for Out-of-District/ St. Mary & Mathias students on May 2nd. Please do not submit payment or forms prior to this date- they may be returned to you.

When will I get my student’s schedule?

Start looking in the US mail after June 4, 2019