Archive for January, 2011

Just a few days left to register for biology competition

January 30, 2011 Leave a comment

The deadline to enter the USA Biology Olympiad is Feb. 4. USABO is open to students in grades 9-12 who are nominated by their schools.

Participants will be given a multiple choice exam at their school. Those who score in the top 10 percent on the first exam are given a second exam, also administered at their school. From these exams, 20 finalists are chosen for an intensive training program at Purdue University. Four students from these 20 will ultimately represent the United States at the International Biology Olympiad.

Emory hosts video game and technology summer camps for kids 7-17

January 28, 2011 Leave a comment

iD (Internal Drive) Gaming Academy will bring its residential and day camp programs in video game design and other computer-related technologies to the Emory University campus this summer.

Students ages 13-18 can attend iD’s two-week residential camps, which provide intensive training in a single area of game development: 3-D modeling, game programming or level design. Camps will be held July 3-15 and July 17-29. Campers live on campus in Emory dorms. Cost is $3,299 per two-week session.

Emory will also host a number of iD Tech Camps, which are day camps with some overnight options. These week-long camps for kids 7-17 focus on topics in video game design, web design, video editing, programming and robotics. Camp fees are $799-$899 per week.

iD is offering $75 off camp registrations until Jan. 31. They also offer a $50 discount for siblings or for multiple weeks.


(NOTE: Link to this program was removed April 29, 2013, at the request of Internal Drive.)

Categories: Summer programs

Saturday School announces spring line-up

January 28, 2011 Leave a comment

Georgia State University’s Saturday School for Scholars and Leaders has released its class list for the “spring B” session. Choices include classes in math, science, writing and drama, dance and interpersonal skills.

Classes will meet on five Saturdays beginning March 12. Sessions are held in the mornings and afternoons, although the morning has two advantages: 1) more choices of classes, and 2) free parent seminars, which are held while the children are in class.

Registration is open now through Feb. 21.

Categories: Enrichment

Cobb’s performing arts magnet accepting applications

January 27, 2011 2 comments

Cobb County students looking for immersion in the performing arts can apply now to the Cobb County Center for Excellence in the Performing Arts.

CCCEPA, located at Pebblebrook High School in Mableton, gives students two hours per day of classical training in voice, dance or drama. The school is holding visits and auditions this spring.

Note: If the official visit or audition date for your home school as listed on the schedule has passed, don’t despair. I’ve been assured by Frank Timmerman, the director, that he schedules auditions individually.

Categories: Cobb, In the schools

Magnet application schedule for Clayton County schools

January 26, 2011 Leave a comment

Registration is open now for Clayton County’s fine arts and science magnet schools, and will open soon for its year-round school.

Fine Arts Magnet High School is accepting applications through this Friday, Jan. 28.

Rex Mill Middle School, Clayton’s science magnet, has opened its registration process for rising 6th graders (current 5th graders). The application deadline is Feb. 25.

Elite Scholars Academy will open its lottery registration — which will be online only — on Feb. 21. Their web site says registration will be open “for several weeks” but doesn’t give a closing date.

For those interested in the International Baccalaureate programs at Lovejoy or North Clayton high schools, I’m afraid I got to this a little late — their deadlines passed earlier this month. Sorry.

For links to the web sites of any of these schools, visit the Clayton County Schools page on this site.

Categories: Clayton, In the schools

Gwinnett math and science magnet has extended application deadline to Jan. 28

January 25, 2011 Leave a comment

The Gwinnett School of Math, Science and Technology will accept applications from rising freshmen (current 8th graders) until Jan. 28, an extension of the original Jan. 21 deadline.

Located in Lawrenceville, GSMST offers students three tracks of study: bioscience, engineering and emerging technology. The charter school is open to students who live anywhere in Gwinnett County. If there are more applicants than available spaces, seats will be allocated by a random lottery.

Categories: Gwinnett, In the schools

School choice application calendar for DeKalb County

January 25, 2011 Leave a comment

The DeKalb County web site lists three dozen magnet, charter and theme schools, offering everything from emphasis in science, to the Montessori teaching method, to magnet schools for high achieving students.

The enrollment season has begun for Arabia Mountain High School and the county’s theme schools. Registration for these schools will close Feb. 11.

The open enrollment period for magnet, charter, Montessori  and International Baccalaureate (IB) schools will begin March 14 and end April 1.

Many schools will have more applicants than open spaces. Students will be selected for these schools by a random lottery in the spring.

For more information or to register, visit DeKalb County’s School Choice page.

Categories: DeKalb, In the schools