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GSU Saturday School’s 2012 summer day camp will focus on broadcast journalism

May 4, 2012 Leave a comment

Kids rising to grades K-8 can register now to attend a one-week camp at Georgia State University. This year’s Saturday School day camp will focus on broadcast news, with kids learning how to conduct interviews and produce newscasts and documentaries. (The exact curriculum varies by age group.) Saturday School camp will be held May 29-June 2. The cost is $299 per child.

GSU will also offer a summer session of its Saturday morning classes. Classes begin on Saturday, June 30, and meet for four consecutive Saturdays.

Saturday School day camp and classes are open to students who have been gifted identified by their school, or who have qualifying scores on standardized tests such as the CogAT, ITBS, CRCT, etc. Students who don’t have the supporting documentation can enroll in Saturday school on a provisional basis for one year.

Categories: Summer programs

2012 Serendipity camp for gifted students registration open through May 11

May 4, 2012 2 comments

Registration for the 2012 Serendipity summer camp for DeKalb County gifted-identified students is due to the gifted office by next Friday, May 11. To be eligible, students must have participated in the gifted program in a DeKalb County public school this school year. The camp is open to current 1st-7th graders (rising 2nd-8th graders).

Camp for students in grades 1-3 (rising 2-4) will be held June 4-8; students in grades 4-7 (rising 5-8) will have camp June 11-15. Both sessions meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily at Midvale Elementary School. Cost is just $100 for the week, including breakfast and lunch daily. Courses are determined by the child’s grade level.

If your child is eligible to attend Serendipity, he or she should have brought home a registration form already. Unfortunately, DeKalb doesn’t post the form online, so if your child didn’t hand the form over to you (as in my case), the best way to get one is to ask the gifted teacher at your school. If that fails, contact the county’s gifted office at (678) 676-0718.

Categories: DeKalb, Summer programs

Atlanta Public Schools 2012 Xanadu and Summer Academy applications now available

May 1, 2012 4 comments

Atlanta Public Schools has now posted the complete information and applications for its 2012 Xanadu and Summer Academy for the Arts and Sciences summer programs.

The process of applying for both programs is essentially the same. You can register online now, which allows you to select classes, but you won’t be confirmed in those classes until you’ve submitted the required documents and paid your fees. You must do that in person at the APS Office of Gifted and Talented, beginning this Friday, May 4. A complete schedule shows other dates when forms and payment will be accepted. Bear in mind that classes are filled on a first-paid, first-served basis. In other words, registering online does not hold you a space in the classes you want. Only completing the payment process guarantees your spot.

Good luck!