Char­ter school plans space camp

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Merit Col­lege Prepara­tory Academy hosted an open house to an­nounce the launch of the JPax Space Camp on Thurs­day, April 30, at the academy.

The JPax Space Camp is an in­ter­ac­tive STEM pro­gram de­signed to help stu­dents learn and ex­plore space and plan­ets as well as ex­pe­ri­ence space ex­plo­rations. When par­tic­i­pat­ing in the camp, through a sim­u­lated fu­tur­is­tic adventure story, stu­dents will be given ca­pac­i­ties depend­ing on their roles rang­ing from cap­tain to en­gi­neer and pi­lot. Then each stu­dent will be as­signed a mission and all crew mem­bers must use team­work, strat­egy and cre­ativ­ity to ac­com­plish their mis­sions.

By launch­ing the JPax Space Camp, Merit Academy hopes to pro­vide stu­dents a unique learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence where stu­dents can de­velop their so­cial skills and dis­cover their pas­sions.

Ev­ery­one is in­vited to ex­pe­ri­ence the in­ter­ac­tive space stim­u­la­tion, learn more about the pro­gram and reg­is­ter for the camp. To re­serve a space mission, send an email to kim.mitchelle@mer­i­ta­

Merit Col­lege Prepara­tory Academy is Utah County’s pre­mier tu­ition-free char­ter school that fo­cuses on pre­par­ing its stu­dents for col­lege. Merit Academy has awarded many schol­ar­ships to stu­dents who show out­stand­ing aca­demic achieve­ments, com­plete a sig­nif­i­cant piece of work or deal with dif­fi­cul­ties. Last year, 90 per­cent of Merit se­niors were ac­cepted into a col­lege or a uni­ver­sity.

Merit Academy is lo­cated at 1440 W. Cen­ter Street, Springville. For more in­for­ma­tion about Merit Col­lege Prepara­tory Academy, please call 801-491-7600 or visit the school web­site at www.mer­i­ta­

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