Community Services

Education

Band and Orchestra Camp
Students who have completed at least one year of formal study in their school orchestra program or one year private instruction on their instrument are welcome to learn from Harding’s music faculty at this weeklong camp.  
For: Grades 6-12     
Cost: $90
Visit harding.edu/musiccamps for more information.

Betty Ann Watson Education Resource Center
Located on the third floor of the College of Education’s Thornton Center, the Watson Center offers the entire community the following services: binding, copy work, bulletin board designs, die cuts, faxing, laminating, poster making, printing, and a library of children’s literature and teacher resource books.
For: Anyone        
Cost: Varies    
Schedule: Hours vary, see website
Visit harding.edu/watsoncenter.

Dyslexia Assessments
Community parents may request dyslexia assessment services for children struggling to read from Susan Grogan, Ph.D., associate professor of reading. Located in American Studies Building suite 213.
For: Ages 5-18        
Cost: $20    
Offered: All year by appointment
Contact sgrogan@harding.edu.

English Second Language (ESL) Classes
Harding students and other volunteers offer free, basic English lessons for Spanish speakers to enable participants to function in everyday life situations. Lessons are offered at  421 N. Grand St.
For: All ages     
Cost: Free                  
Schedule: Sundays during the school year from 2-4 p.m.
Contact SearcyLearnEnglish@yahoo.com.

Faith and Business Symposium
Guests from around the country present at this free seminar on faith, business and ethics every year during Homecoming. Individual speakers and panels discussions are open for the community to attend.  
For: All ages    
Cost: Free    
Schedule: Homecoming weekend
Visit harding.edu/cpe for more information.

General Tutoring Services
For local students in seventh though 12th grades, tutors are available in any subject. Limited space available.  
For: Grades 7-12             
Cost: Free    
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5 p.m.
Call 501-279-4056.

Generation Rx
College of Pharmacy students are available to local schools every October to provide prescription drug abuse prevention education.
For: Local school children     
Cost: Free                                   
Schedule: October
Contact jsmith17@harding.edu.

Harding Academy K-12 Christian School
A private Christian school operated by Harding University, Harding Academy strives to be a Christ-centered school that cultivates a love for learning while educating the heart and mind for eternity. The Academy serves kindergarten through 12th grade and offers pre-kindergarten classes for 3- and 4-year-olds.
For: Pre-kindergarten through 12th grade    
Cost: Tuition varies by grade level
Visit academy.harding.edu.

Harding Summer Honor Choir
Enjoy five days of advanced work in choral music and related fields, including music literature, sight-reading, and group voice instruction.
For: High school students            
Schedule: July 7-12, 2019
Contact 501-279-4343 or music@harding.edu.
To register, visit harding.edu/honorchoir.

Interpretation in French and Spanish
Approved upper-level French and Spanish students may be available for interpreting at local events or in clinical or school settings. Contact us if you have a need.
Cost: Free        
Schedule: On demand as interpreters are available
Contact: 501-279-4645 or forlang@harding.edu.

Kerusso Experience
High school boys learn practical Bible study skills and how to prepare and deliver powerful sermons while being mentored by accomplished biblical scholars. This is a one-week summer program.
For: High school boys     
Cost: $200
Visit harding.edu/kerusso for more information.

Lewis “Tony” Finley STEM Center
The center meets the needs of P-12 math and science teachers through professional development, graduate classes and hands-on training.  
For: P-12 math and science teachers     
Cost: Free    
Schedule: Office hours vary
Visit harding.edu/stemcenter.

Math Tutoring
Harding students from the math department offer tutoring for seventh through 12th grade students in all math subjects. Tutors can meet on or off campus. Many tutors work with a student for more than one year.
For: Grades 7-12        
Cost: Negotiated with tutor; approximately $15-$25 per hour
Schedule: Fall and spring semesters
Contact dwelch@harding.edu.

National Leadership Forum
High school students study the traditions and ideals upon which America was founded while developing leadership skills. Program consists of some nationally known speakers, lectures, films and discussion. This is a one-week summer program.
For: Grades 9-12    
Cost: $145
Visit harding.edu/nlforum for more information.

Pharmacy Camp
High school juniors and seniors explore the pharmacy profession through classes and hands-on learning experiences with skilled professors from the College of Pharmacy. This is a one-week summer program.  
For: Grades 11-12    
Cost: $350
Visit harding.edu/pharmacycamp for more information.

Rare Chemistry Book Collection
A rare chemistry book collection, designated by the American Chemical Society as a National Historic Site, is available on the second floor of Brackett Library for scholars to request usage.
For: All ages        
Cost: Free
Contact kschramm@harding.edu.

Searcy Community School of Music
The Searcy Community School of Music encourages musical expression and enjoyment by providing music lessons to children and adults, helping them to develop lifelong skills in making and appreciating music. Under the oversight of the Searcy Arts Council, SCSM uses the facilities of the music department in the Reynolds Center and provides music lessons for voice and a variety of instruments.
For: All ages        
Cost: Varies
Contact Lis Jones at ljones@harding.edu or 501-279-4261
Visit searcycommunityschoolofmusic.com.

Summer Academic Institute
High school juniors accepted into Summer Academic Institute attend classes, engage in community service projects, and enjoy recreational activities. There are six two-week summer sessions for students to earn college credit.
For: 11th graders    
Cost: $795
Visit harding.edu/summeracademic for more information.

Testing Services
The Office of Testing and Outcomes Assessment conducts testing for ACT, SAT, ACCUPLACER, CLEP, MAT-Miller Analogies, Castle, TOEFL, ETS-Praxis and School Leadership exams.
For: High school students and adults    
Cost: Varies based on exam
Schedule: Ongoing
Visit harding.edu/testing.

Triple Crown Awards Book List
Brackett Library presents an annual children’s book award in partnership with the National Christian School Association. The library provides a book list each year of wholesome children’s books.  
For: Teachers     
Cost: School memberships are $26.

Upward Bound
This free program for high school students reinforces academic skills and generates the personal motivation necessary to complete a college education. Open to White and Woodruff county students from low-income families or who are potential first-generation college students.  
For: High school students who meet criteria            
Cost: Free    
Schedule: Ongoing
More information can be obtained through high school counselors or the Upward Bound office at 501-279-4170.