Archive for December, 2010

GSU Saturday School spring session

December 5, 2010 Leave a comment

Saturday School for Scholars and Leaders has posted its class list for its first spring session. This program at Georgia State University is open to children in kindergarten through 8th grade, with classes in math, science, social studies and the arts.

The “Spring A” session will begin on Jan. 22 and continue each Saturday through Feb. 19. Classes are offered from 9-12 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. During the morning sessions, parents can attend seminars about raising gifted children.

The registration deadline for this session is Jan. 7.

Categories: Enrichment

Fernbank planetarium holiday shows start tomorrow

December 3, 2010 Leave a comment

Starting Dec. 4 and continuing just past Christmas, the Fernbank Planetarium will offer two holiday programs.

For little kids, they’ll be showing “Holiday Hunt,” the story of a search for Santa through the starry night.

For older children and adults, “’tis the Season” looks at the constellations in the winter sky and offers some scientific explanations of what the star over Bethlehem might have been.

Show times are available on weekday evenings and weekends, as well as a few extra daytime showings during the school break.

Categories: Enrichment

Apply now for Duke TIP 4th/5th Grade Talent Search

December 1, 2010 1 comment

If you have a student in 4th or 5th grade, now is the time to register with the Duke T.I.P. (Talent Identification Program) 4th/5th Grade Talent Search.

To qualify, students must have tested in the 95th percentile or above on an achievement test in the past two years. (TIP does accept a few other tests. See the talent search web site for details.)

When you enroll in the talent search, your child will have access to online enrichment opportunities, and you will have access to resources to help you raise your high-achieving student. Your child also will be able to attend Academic Adventures classes, held a few times each year at the University of Georgia. (See previous post.)

Enrollment for the talent search is open until March 25.


Categories: Enrichment