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Advance information for 2012 Xanadu and Summer Academy programs

Note: Applications are now online for 2012. See the Xandadu / Summer Academy post on this blog for more information.

At this time of year, a lot of parents start getting antsy to get a jump on applying to the Atlanta Public Schools summer programs. So, this morning I called the Atlanta Public Schools gifted office and got this information:

Xanadu 2012

Dates: June 4-29, 2012
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. weekdays, with before- and after-care available
Location: Parkside Elementary School
Enrollment: Rising 1st – 5th grade students

Summer Academy for the Arts and Sciences 2012

Dates: June 4-29, 2012
Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, no before- or after-care
Location: Carver School of the Arts
Enrollment: Rising 6th – 12th grade students

Xanadu and Summer Academy both are operated by the APS gifted office; however, students need not have been formally identified as gifted to attend. The programs will accept students from outside the APS system. Tuition for those students is typically  higher.

Applications should go live the week of April 23. When they’re available, you’ll find them on the APS gifted page. Note that applications will not be accepted until early May. This waiting period is built in so parents don’t need to get anxious about downloading and submitting the application the moment it goes live.

There is no deadline to apply, but classes are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and some classes will fill quickly.

  1. April 14, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    Are they not accepting rising kindergartners this year?

    • April 14, 2012 at 4:12 pm

      The person I spoke to specifically said rising 1st-5th. If you want to follow up, call the APS Gifted & Talented Department at (404) 802-7585. If it turns out the information I posted here isn’t correct, would you please let me know? Thanks.

  1. April 12, 2012 at 12:38 pm
  2. April 12, 2012 at 12:38 pm

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