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Schollarship questions

Postby Bookworm3616 » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:13 pm

How is the review process done?

Also, I am in that weird age group. I am a 9th grader, but happen the have a November birthday. Part of the fluid review site says the camps by age but another is by grade. What should I do?
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Re: Schollarship questions

Postby majtom7 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 8:20 am

Work on your spelling ;)
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Re: Schollarship questions

Postby Bookworm3616 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 10:19 am

I'll make sure of that :D
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Re: Schollarship questions

Postby Vincent » Wed Nov 02, 2016 2:17 pm

Bookworm3616 wrote:Also, I am in that weird age group. I am a 9th grader, but happen the have a November birthday. Part of the fluid review site says the camps by age but another is by grade. What should I do?


The age ranges are what matter. Unless you see it stated otherwise, I believe that you should attend whatever camp for your age at the time you would be attending camp.
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Re: Schollarship questions

Postby Hotdog » Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:58 pm

Vince makes a good point. You really wanna stay with your age group. Age isn't really a factor in the adult camps, but for a good cohesive team of youngsters, it's a good practice. That's the reason I did Space Academy Level I twice. In the early 90s, That was the program name for grades 7-9. Level II was for grades 10-12. After getting my Level I wings in 1991, I could have went on to Level II the following year, despite only being in 9th grade. I chose to come back and do Level I again and stay with my age group, and it wound up being the best team and experience of them all.
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Re: Schollarship questions

Postby SpaceCanada » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:38 pm

For camps and programs where I live, almost everything is done by grade so everyone attending is on the same level of academic understanding. Therefore, my recommendation would be to go in the lowest program you qualify for. If your age puts you with grade 10 students, but you're only in grade 9, go with the camp that is for grade 9. From an academic standpoint, anyway.

That's my recommendation as an experienced educator, though it seems like the other two commenters think differently. Regardless, I am sure you will enjoy either program.

Best of luck on the scholarship application (assuming you're applying for one.)
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Re: Schollarship questions

Postby Bookworm3616 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:46 pm

Vincent wrote:
Bookworm3616 wrote:Also, I am in that weird age group. I am a 9th grader, but happen the have a November birthday. Part of the fluid review site says the camps by age but another is by grade. What should I do?


The age ranges are what matter. Unless you see it stated otherwise, I believe that you should attend whatever camp for your age at the time you would be attending camp.


Where it gets tricky is due to the Fluid Review (the site Space Camp goes through for scholarships) says two different things. The same with the site.
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Re: Schollarship questions

Postby Benji » Tue Nov 22, 2016 2:58 pm

I don't know how this affects the scholarship process, but when choosing a camp level I would consider the social implications over the academic ones. That is, would you rather be the oldest in your group or the youngest?

My opinion is that you'll learn about the same either way, and can always learn more on your own later, but its the social aspect that really makes or breaks your camp experience.
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