Below is a list of summer opportunities for 6th through 8th grade students. The programs are divided by subject area. Please check back often for updates.
NCHS Cornerstone Summer Program
The following programs are free to all rising 8th graders from Barber Middle School as well as rising 9th graders and current 9th graders attending North Cobb High School. Morning pick-up and afternoon drop-off is available and is based on the student’s current bus stop. Please note that transportation can only be offered for those students zoned for NCHS. Students must be in attendance for a Cornerstones program for their entire time on campus in order to ride the bus. Download Cornerstones Summer Program
The University of Georgia is offering a summer Reading program focusing on phonics, comprehension, vocabulary, study skills, speed reading and the promotion of the love of reading. The program is being offered in three locations - Woodstock, Marietta and Roswell. Please click on the PDF for additional information. Download Reading UGA Summer Camp
Brown University is offering a summer Science program ranging from Astronomy, to Zoology including Neuroscience, Medical Science, and Engineering. The program is open to students entering 7th, 8th, and 9th grade. Brown University is located in Rhode Island. Please click on the PDF for additional information. Download Science Brown University Summer Camp
CVA (www.cobbvirtualacademy.org) offers math opportunities for rising 9thgraders. Students are considered 9th graders after the last day of their 8th grade school year and may take online courses beginning the summer prior to entering high school. Please click on the following document for additional information. Download MS Summer Math_Parent Letter
Camp MAGIK (Mainly About Grief In Kids) serves children who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling or other close family member within the past three years. Camp MAGIK will provide an opportunity for children and teens to meet, talk, and process their grief with professional grief counselors. Download Camp MAGIK - Spring 2013 Announcement
Miss Georgia Teen USA Pageant and Lindewood University join together to make over 1.3 million dollars in scholarship available. To qualify applicants must be between the ages of 14 and 19. The program is designed to advance both personal, educationaland career goals. Download Miss Georgia Pageant
Georgia Girls Scout
Summer Resident Camp
Camps that allow girls to stay overnight for a week or several weeks at a time
Winshape Camps. The summer of a lifetime. Tons of activities to choose from. Sports, horseback riding and archery. Drama, music, art and crafts and more. Chick-fil-A Founder, S. Truett Cathy, created WinShape Camps to provide children the summer of a lifetime! All first-time campers can receive 50% by using gift code: CFAGIFT13. For more information: www.winshapecamps.org
Kennesaw State University
KSU has a variety of camps ranging from sports to social. The attached link will take you their website: KSU Camps
KSU Sports Camp for campers to participate in a variety of traditional and non-traditional sports and activities. Download KSU Sports Camp
The camp is designed to teach the fundamentals of throwing, fielding and hitting along with positive attitude, hustle and love for the game. The camp will be run by the Allatoona Coaching Staff along with players and other Cobb County Coaches. Download 2013 Summer Baseball Camp Allatoona
The Injury Resolved Camp has been created to educate and give students the opportunity to experience the growing field of sports medicine/athletic training. This camp will be a great asset to the sports medicine program at McEachern High School and other area schools. Download Athletic Trainers
At the end of last year and over the summer 30 of Barber's students were taught communication and mediation skills. The goal of peer mediation is to reduce conflict and assist Barber students with problem-solving skills. Trained peer mediators create a safe atmosphere, allowing disputing students to tell their stories and assisting them in working out a mutually acceptable agreement.
Since a solution is not forced on the students, the disputants feel empowered to take responsibility for their actions and to deal constructively with their immediate and future disagreements. The conflicts that lend themselves to peer mediation include interpersonal disputes like friendship issues, spreading rumors, and other conflicts.
The peer mediation process works because both mediators and disputants learn to communicate more effectively and solve problems without violence. During the peer mediation mediators do not:
Judge guilt or innocence
Make decisions regarding a solution
Force a solution on disputants
What a peer mediator will do is:
Provides an opportunity for both disputants to tell their story
For Parents: We have introduced our students to Career Cruising. What is Career Cruising?
Career Cruising is an Internet-based career exploration and planning tool used by your son or daughter to explore career and college options and develop a career plan. Career Cruising can be accessed from school, from home, or wherever your son or daughter has access to the Internet.
Features of the program include:
❱❱ Interest and Skills Assessment - a world-renowned career assessment tool to help people identify suitable career options based on their interests and skills
❱❱ Career Profiles - thorough and up-to-date information about hundreds of different occupations, including direct links between careers and related college programs
❱❱ Multimedia Interviews - interviews with real people in each occupation, which add depth and realism to career profiles
To find out more about Career Cruising, we encourage you to login using the school’s access information: