Youth Education FAQ

Frequently asked questions about Youth Education

General Information

The summer catalog is usually available by the end of March. However, most summer classes are up on our website by mid February.
To secure a spot in the class, payment needs to be taken at time of registration either online, by phone, or in our office at 1195 Annex (1901 E. South Campus Drive).
We recommend that you register by the Wednesday before the week the class begins. We will take registrations until the Friday before the class begins if it isn't already full.
The half-tuition discount is not available to benefits-eligible University of Utah employees. We do offer a 15% discount on tuition for all U employees. Some tuition assistance is available for those who qualify for the federal free and reduced school lunch program.
If you are interested in teaching a class for us, please submit the Course Proposal Form (PDF) to the office indicated on the form.

Club U

Visit our Club U website for information on the staff, electives, and more.

High School classes

We find that students generally increase their scores by two to three points (difference between diagnostic test score at the beginning of the class and the full-scale proctored test at the end of the class).
Yes. The exception is English literature and creative writing (each a half credit, but students have the option of taking both for a full credit).
For English literature & composition, the homework is mostly reading. For creative writing, the homework often involves bringing a typed, written piece to class to be critiqued (we often start the piece in class).

Preschool classes

We generally advise against this. There is a big developmental difference with even a few months at this age. Students must be four by the first class date.
Parents can sit in for the first few minutes, but we find that children behave better without their parents in the class. Exceptions must be approved by the instructor.

YAE (Youth Academy of Excellence)

YAE is designed for bright and motivated students. Those in gifted and talented programs are especially encouraged to enroll. A formal application is not required.

Other programs

Youth Theatre is now run through the Theatre Department (801-581-6098 or www.youththeatre.utah.edu).
Contact Utah Youth Gymnastics at 801-581-6221 or their website.
Athletic summer camps (football, basketball, soccer): www.utahutes.com or 801-581-8171.
SmartKids for all other U of U Programs: www.smartkids.utah.edu.
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