SCIVIS (Space Camp for Interested Visually Impaired Students) offers a wonderful opportunity each September for students in grades 4-12 who are interested in Science and Math to attend a week-long camp . SCIVIS is:
- A week long camp that takes place at the US Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama
- Coordinated by teachers of the visually impaired
- Accessible; computers used by students in the Space Camp Programs have been adapted for speech and large print output; materials and equipment used during missions are available in braille and large print
- Participatory - students participate fully (each student is screened based on their eye medical condition --limitations may be placed on some)
- Space Camp (grade 4-6)
- Space Academy (grade 7-9)
- Advanced Academy focus on space travel. (grade 10-12)
- Aviation Challenge (programs for grades 4-6, 7-9, 10-12)
What will students learn?
In addition to learning science and math, students consistenly increase their self-esteem and learn skills related to the Expanded Core Curriculum (ECC).
What is the cost?
The cost for the program is $700, which covers room, board, and the program, but not transportation.