Hawkins, TX – As the Spring 2017 semester winds down, Jarvis Christian College is gearing up for a plethora of summer programs set to start in June.

In addition to some of its regular summer programs, the College is offering some new programs, such as the Young Artist Institute, a Summer Jam Basketball Tournament and a Coding and Programming Innovation Camp.

·         The Young Artist Institute is a four-week artistic program for children 10 to 15 years old. The Institute will be held June 6-July 3, 2017, and will include drawing, oil painting, mural painting and comic strip/graphic novel. Cost to attend is $400 for four weeks. The Institute is non-residential and offers multidisciplinary arts experiences that develop the gifts, talents and skills of student artists. For information, contact Mr. Trenton Judson at (903) 730-4890, ext. 2131, or at

·         The Summer Jam Basketball Tournament will be held June 16-17, 2017, and is designed to promote local teams and student athletes along with providing real competition from other local and regional teams. Trophies and medals will be provided for team and individual accomplishments. For information, contact Mrs. Micheline Lambert Gipson at (903) 730-4890, ext. 2612, or at

·         The Coding and Programming Innovation Camp, set for June 5-July 3, 2017, will offer students a four-week non-residential computing experience for both basic and advanced level students 12 to 18 years old. The camp will focus on fundamental computer concepts, basic database design and programming development. The cost to attend is $400 per student. For information, contact Dr. Urban Wiggins or Mr. Stan Fridie at (903) 730-4890, ext. 2174; or at or

Other summer programs include:

·         The Early Start Summer Program (ESSP) begins June 5 and is designed to provide students with the opportunity to adjust smoothly to the academic environment. The eight-week residential program offers comprehensive skill-building and orientation for entering first-time freshmen who are new to the College. The goal is to provide students with the skills and motivation necessary for success in completing a degree program. Students will enroll in four credit-bearing courses and also will engage in co-curricular workshops, programs and activities that teach them how to survive in college, be a leader among their peers, develop good study habits and identify and build a career. All ESSP students will live in the residence halls and have full access to the dining hall. The cost is based on credit hours taken. Participant must be admitted to the College. For information, contact Mrs. Cleopatra Allen at (903) 730-4890, ext. 2107, or at

·         The Summer Enrichment Program is for children ages 6 to 14 and provides educational enrichment during work hours. The 10-week non-residential program is held June 5-Aug. 11, 2017, and offers a variety of academic and enrichment classes, including reading, arithmetic, computer usage sports and physical fitness activities. The cost to attend is $45 per week for the first child and $15 for each additional child. For information, contact Mr. Derek Hollman at (903) 730-4890, ext. 2313, or at

·         The Summer Teacher Education Program, June 5-July 7, 2017, offers an opportunity to learn about a career in education. Requirements include: is committed to becoming a K-12 teacher, passing the TExES certification exams; has completed hours of college work with a GPA of 2.50 or higher; stays enrolled full time in an adviser-planned program designed to reach program completion; follows all program guidelines such as meeting teacher education program requirements, maintaining required assignments, attendance, workshops and attending certification preparatory classes; and demonstrates responsibility and a solid work ethic. For information, contact Dr. Jan Duncan, Dean of Education, at (903) 730-4890, ext. 2170, or