If you have a middle schooler interested in sailing, you might want to check out this program

NORFOLK — The Sail Nauticus Academy 2019-2020 applications are now available for all fifth grade students in Norfolk Public Elementary Schools.

Applications are accepted through April 30, said Emily Corlett, employee with Sail Nauticus.

They will be notified of their acceptance by June 14.

Current fifth graders (rising sixth graders) at Norfolk Public Schools can apply for this three-year program, but they can only apply once, Corlett said.

Students can fill out an online application or at one of the academy program information sessions at the schools, she said.

Students will learn about career development opportunities and life skills through sailing in this program.

In the winter months, students will learn swimming and water safety techniques, as well as first aid and CPR.

In the final year of the academy, the eighth graders will together construct a functional wooden boat which incorporates STEM curriculum.

To learn more about the Sail Nauticus Academy, click here.

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