Welcome Message

We are pleased to bring you exciting new classes for Summer 2017. Cool new experiences await students in Living History where students will engage in immersive projects and reenactments based on historical periods in world or U.S. history. Going Green focuses on our environment, its current state and what we can do to help Mother Earth. Meteorology will teach students about weather and forecasting and students in Writing the News will learn about traditional journalism, writing news stories and critical thinking. Movie Quiz Game Show and Kids’ Literature Workshop are fresh approaches to film appreciation and reading classes that encourage students to explore popular and classic media. Healthy Kids is a wonderful new class designed to help kids learn about healthy lifestyles including nutrition, fitness and managing stress.
 
The new Multimedia, Digital Comics and Drama classes are popular favorites that have been refreshed with new curriculum. Our traditional math, creative writing, art, sports and swimming classes still provide an excellent foundation of our program.
 
Middle school students also have the opportunity to participate in a one-week STEM Camp from June 12-16. Participants will study the West Valley Creek Restoration project with a STEM infused curriculum.
 
The College Prep Camp is back this year and will run from June 19-July 7. High school students will spend three weeks learning what they can do now to that will make a difference to their college experience. Instructors will cover the admissions process, personal statements, test prep, and student resources – both pre and post admission.
 
No matter which classes you choose for your child’s schedule this summer, it is sure to be a summer of learning and fun. We’re looking forward to seeing you!
 
The College for Kids Staff
 

About West Valley

West Valley College is a community college in northern California.  Founded in 1963, the campus is located on 143 acres on the west side of Silicon Valley in the city of Saratoga.  West Valley College is part of the West Valley-Mission Community College District.  The district serves the cities of Saratoga, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Campbell, Santa Clara, and San Jose.  The college has been a gateway to higher education leading to university transfer, career preparation and advancement, and professional and personal development.
 
West Valley currently serves over 11,000 students.  The college is committed to the broad educational mission of the California Community College system, which is in part, to offer lower division academic instruction and career preparation to promote lifelong learning, intellectual rigor, aesthetic appreciation, respect for individual and world views, and responsible citizenship both locally and globally.
 
Today, the college is a leader in the delivery of education in a variety of modes to a broad range of students in Silicon Valley and beyond.  Flexible course options including online and distance learning combined with many levels of support such as financial assistance, educational planning, personal counseling, child care and learning skills programs provide every student the opportunity for the highest academic and personal success.
 

About The Program

 
West Valley College’s Community Education provides not for credit classes to the communities of Silicon Valley. With a wide array of offerings for all age groups, WVC Community Education strives to serve the interests of local residents and meet the needs of non-traditional college students. All new class offerings are being prepared for Spring and Summer 2017. To keep up with our evolution, visit our Facebook page – www.facebook.com/WestValleyCE.
 

Mission

 
College for Kids offers high-quality educational experiences in a fun and relaxed camp environment for school-aged children.