Summer fun for kids ages 7-12!

Kids’ College 2019 will be held June 24-27.

Brand new format

This year, Kids’ College will be ONE WEEK with longer, more intensive classes—meaning more hands-on learning! Classes are available from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-4 p.m., so kids can attend all day. You can also purchase a lunch pass so your student can have the lunch of their choice in the Bulldog Bistro, just like a real college student.

Plus, kids will pick a COLLEGE MAJOR for the first time ever, and on the last day, they’ll have the opportunity to participate in a graduation ceremony.


Contact the Community & Business Education Center at (903) 823-3270 or

In the event of thunder and lightning, parents will be required to come into the Truman Arnold Student Center to pick up their child.
This year, each participant will receive a signature Kids’ College lunch cooler bag!

Choose your classes!

Major: Arts & Humanities

Art & Music Mashup

9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Register
1-4 p.m. • Register

Let’s make some noise! Students will make their own musical instruments from recycled materials, and will have performances combining Music and Visual Art. Construction of instruments will utilize engineering and problem solving. Cultural art will be used to decorate their instruments and make each unique piece their own. Students will take home their very own homemade instruments including woodwind, brass, string, and percussion.

Be the Funny One

9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Register
1-4 p.m. • Register

Now appearing…YOU! Join us for a beginner’s class of comedy, storytelling, facial expressions, body language, and stage techniques. Students will use their imagination and creative processing skills to prepare for a performance using props and costumes.

Creative Writing

1-4 p.m. • Register

Dream of being the next J.K. Rowling? With fun exercises in poetry, short stories, and dialogue, students will learn the basics of writing for all skill levels. They will learn how to write a beginning, middle, and end, and how to overcome writers block. They will complete with a portfolio of their own creations.

Explore Ancient Egypt

9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Register

Are you my mummy? Explore ancient Egypt by learning about the Great Pyramids, King Tut, hieroglyphics, and mummies. Students will read Where are the Great Pyramids? by Dorothy and Thomas Hoobler, create their own secret hieroglyphic code, and build a model of a pyramid and a mummy.


9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Register
1-4 p.m. • Register

Love creative fashion and design? Learn fun and easy sewing projects while building basic hand sewing skills and simple measuring techniques. Students will make patterns and create blankets, pillows, wallets, scarves and more

Express Yourself

9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Register

Ready to get messy? Explore visual arts using a variety of materials and methods. Get creative and design original art through sculpture, painting and lots more! Thinking outside the box strongly encouraged! All age groups welcome.


1-4 p.m. • Register

Move over, paper planes! Explore the many things you can make and do with paper. Create paper beads, collage, and gum wrapper chains. Learn how to make recycled paper. Use problem solving skills to figure out how to pass your whole body through a sheet of paper, and how to support a stack of books using only one sheet of paper. Also, make an origami frog that really jumps and a paper-maché project of your choice.

FUNdamentals of Music

9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Register
1-4 p.m. • Register

Music is the universal language! Do you want to read music? Write music? Play music? By exploring the piano keyboard, learning concepts with games, composing and performing your own song, and enjoying group activities, you will experience the FUNdamentals of music.

Major: Athletics, Outdoors & Physical Education

Athletic Games & More

1-4 p.m. • Register

Ready for a morning of play and movement? Students will participate in athletic games such as relays, dodgeball, hula hoop and jump rope contest, kickball, soccer, volleyball and more. Three hours of field day fun! All age groups welcome.

Sporty Kids

9 a.m.-12 p.m. for ages 10-12 • Register
1-4 p.m. for ages 7-9 • Register

Let’s go little athletes! Get up and moving with fun, engaging athletic games such as flag football, capture the flag, guard the queen, musical chairs, basketball, knockout, rat races, nerf dodgeball, and many more.

The Great Outdoors

9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Register
1-4 p.m. • Register

Summertime is outdoor time! Learn how to set up an outdoor campsite, hike safely, and enjoy nature while living by the principles of Leave No Trace and the Outdoor Code. Students will be outside the majority of the day, and will need to bring a refillable water bottle to each class.

Cheerleading & Gymnastics

9 a.m.-12 p.m.. • Register

Tigers and Leopards and Hogs and Hawks, oh my! Learn to cheer and flip for your favorite team in this fun class. Students will study the basics of cheerleading and gymnastics. They will learn a cheer, a dance, and basic tumbling. From Dragons to Lions, Panthers to Bobcats, everyone can show their school spirit! All age groups welcome.

Tennis: A Lifetime Sport

9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Register
1-4 p.m. • Register

Dream of being the next Serena Williams or Roger Federer? Learn the foundations of tennis, including rules, scoring and the technicality of a great game. Students will learn the serve, forehand, backhand, return of serve and volleys.

Self Defense & Martial Arts

1-4 p.m.. • Register

Be the next Karate Kid! This course teaches self-defense skills while improving students’ confidence to deal with bullies and other threats. Students will practice flexibility, strength, and cardio through martial arts drills and games, with an emphasis on focus, discipline and confidence. All age groups welcome.

Texas Hunter’s Education Course

9 a.m.-12 p.m. for ages 9-12 • Register

Ready for hunting season? This course is for novice or young hunters, ages 9 and up. The course includes firearm training and safety, hunting safety, hunting ethics, wildlife conservation, survival and first aid.

Major: Cosmetology

Cosmo Kids

9 a.m.-12 p.m. for ages 10-12 • Register
1-4 p.m. for ages 7-9 • Register

Be your own kind of beautiful! Students will learn hair beading, fancy ponytails, buns, up-dos, and braids (French, Dutch, waterfall, crown and fishtail). Learn nail art like water-marbling and fun designs from softballs to ladybugs. Pamper yourself by preparing a facemask during Spa Day, and enjoy the aroma of bananas, chocolate and cucumber – you’ll think you are out to brunch! Professional hair, nail and skin care is the basis of Cosmo Kids, and we make it a party you won’t forget.

Major: Criminal Justice

CSI Kidz

1-4 p.m. • Register

Love to solve mysteries? Become a Crime Scene Investigator on the case! Learn how to “follow the evidence” and think like a crime scene investigator in this fun, informative, and interactive science class. Students will be presented with an unsolved crime scene case(s) and will learn to follow the scientific steps toward solving the mystery. Topics will include evidence collection, securing a crime scene, diagramming a crime scene, how to take fingerprints and understanding DNA evidence that will help them work as a team to solve the crime.

The Great Escape

9 a.m. – 12 p.m. • Register
1-4 p.m. • Register

Do you have what it takes to crack the code? We’re looking for clue minded boys and girls that can use history to help them escape! Can YOU escape?

Major: Culinary Arts

Decorate Your Cake and Eat It Too

9 a.m.-12 p.m. for ages 7-9 • Register
1-4 p.m. for ages 10-12 • Register

Nailed it! Throw on your baker’s hat and earn the basics of cake, cupcake, and cookie decorating. Learn hands-on sweets skills to make fun, delicious, beautiful treats for family and friends.

Introduction to Culinary Arts

9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Register
1-4 p.m. • Register

Put on your chef’s hat and let’s get cookin’! From biscuits and bacon to KitKat fries, students will learn skills from certified culinary arts instructors in a commercial kitchen. Proper handling of kitchen tools and other kitchen safety will be taught, and students will get hands-on culinary training in cuisines from all over the world – Italian, Mexican and even State Fair food! Your culinary adventure awaits!

Snacks, “Sushi,” Salads, Sauces & Shenanigans

9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Register
1-4 p.m. • Register

Calling all foodies! Students will learn to make snacks, food measurements and food safety. Master the art of after-school eats and become your family’s best sous chef.

Major: Health Sciences

Babysitting Child Safety

9 a.m.-12 p.m. for ages 9-12 • Register

Students will learn principles of child safety and injury prevention. Students will learn how to recognize and practice treating common childhood illnesses and injuries, as well as infant and child CPR skills.

Babysitting Basics

1-4 p.m. for ages 9-12 • Register

Get yourself ready for a great first job! This course teaches the responsibilities of a babysitter, child safety and injury prevention, child development, caregiving routines, the importance of play opportunities and the basics of running a babysitting “business.” A must-have course for new and experienced babysitters!

Junior Medic

1-4 p.m. • Register

Students will learn how to identify and treat a variety of common medical and injury emergencies. Students will practice and perform life-saving and life-stabilizing skills for these emergencies and create their own first aid kit.

Major: Mass Communication

Journalism 101

9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Register

Break the next big story! Students will learn the basics of journalism, including interview skills, writing a story and even designing a page! This class would be flexible for each students writing abilities, but also teach the importance of collaboration to make a final product.

Introduction to News Broadcasting

1-4 p.m. • Register

Reporting from Kids’ College in Texarkana… Students will learn how to write a news story script, interview, report and edit a news story. They will complete a news story that will be accessible through a private link for parents to enjoy!

Readers’ Theater/Public Speaking

9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Register
1-4 p.m • Register

Know your audience! Students will learn how to project their voices, maintain eye contact, have poise, speak with passion and have an expressive face. Appropriate speed and how to use pauses for effect and emphasis will also be covered. During the week we will engage in some Reader’s Theater activities to practice our public speaking, play games that reinforce conversation skills and speaking in front of an audience, and do some “Minute to Win it” public speaking improv activities. This class will encourage students to be leaders and teach them lifelong skills that will help them in the future. Students will be prepared for such things as debate team, speech class, job interviews, student council, and much more.

Introduction to Web Design

9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Register

Calling all webmasters! Students will learn how to effectively design a website, focusing on design theory, content, and technical skills. Students will create a webpage for a fictional company that will be accessible through a private link for parents to view at home.

Major: Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics

STEM Studio

9 a.m.-12 p.m. for ages 7-9 • Register
1-4 p.m. for ages 10-12 • Register

Would you like to learn how to build the tallest, fastest roller coaster using objects you can find in your kitchen? If so, the STEM Studio is the class for you! Your creative and practical skills will be put to the test as you navigate through principles in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

Get in the Game

9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Register
1-4 p.m. • Register

Don’t just PLAY your video games – design your very own! Students will create game levels, design maps and animate characters that before only existed in their imagination. You can become a superhero OR villain in your own video game.

Plug In to Coding

9 a.m.-12 p.m. • Register
1-4 p.m. • Register

Unplugged and plugged in coding activities designed to teach basic block coding concepts to the beginner! Students will become familiar with algorithms, sequence, and block code related to computer science.

Lego Robotics

9 a.m.-12 p.m. for ages 7-9 • Register
1-4 p.m. for ages 10-12 • Register

Bring your toys to life! Students will use the engineering design process to build and refine a robot specifically designed to run a fun and engaging challenge. They will use Lego’s EV3 software to write programs and upload them to their robots. In addition to learning simple programming and building techniques that encompass all the four pillars of STEM education, students also practice important life skills including teamwork, communication, and project-based organization. Other fun STEM activities will include building and cooking in a solar oven, making paper circuits and Rubik’s Cube challenges.

Important details about registering online

Registration is first-come, first-serve

Early online registration is the best chance of securing a seat, especially in classes that fill quickly. Registrations cannot be accepted without all completed forms and payments.

Online registration begins Friday, April 12.

Walk-in registration begins Monday, April 15 at 8 a.m. in the Community & Business Education Office in the Texarkana College Administration Building.

Refund Policy: Must request a refund one week prior to the first day of Kids’ College (June 14).

Student Profile

Profile information must be the student taking the class, not the name of the person registering the student.  Each child will require an account and each account will require an unique email address.

Cardholder Name

When making a payment, please use cardholder information. If the cardholder name is prepopulated with the student name, update the cardholder name to match the name on the credit card.

Multiple Students

After payment, completely log out before creating another log in for a second student. If you attempt to register a different student with a previously logged-in student account you will replace the first student’s information with the second student’s information.

Email Confirmations

Registration confirmations will be sent to the email address used for each child during Customer Account creation.

Step 1

Login using the student’s existing account.  If this is the first time the student has taken a class at Texarkana College create a new customer account.

Step 2

Add classes to your shopping cart.

Step 3

Check out and pay

Step 4

Log out


Repeat 1-4 as needed for each child you want to register for Kids’ College