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Get $100 off technology camps — sale ends Monday

December 11, 2014 Leave a comment

internalDriveIf you’re an early planner for summer, you can save $100 on technology camps at Emory presented by iD Tech.

The Emory iD Tech camps are open to kids ages 7 to 17. Topics include coding, game design, app development, robotics, photography, web design and more.

iD Tech also will offer Alexa Café, a STEM camp for girls ages 10 to 15, to be held at Georgia Tech.

The camps offer a low student-to-instructor ratio and lots of hands-on learning. Some programs — including the two-week teen academies at Emory — allow students to live on the college campus; others are day camps only.

The $100 discount is valid if you register and pay for a summer program by Monday, Dec. 15, 2015.

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Categories: Summer programs

UGA now accepting 8th-11th graders for Duke TIP Scholar Weekends

December 9, 2014 Leave a comment

The University of Georgia is now registering students for its Duke TIP Scholar Weekends being held on Feb. 28 to March 1 and April 18-19, 2015.

Scholar weekends are open to students in grades 8-11 who have either A) taken part in a talent search conducted by Duke TIP; or B) been identified as gifted by their school. This includes students taking accelerated, honors, Advanced Placement or IB classes.

Available topics for the weekends include oceanography, new media, robotics, international relations, and Shakespeare, just to name a few. The most popular classes will fill quickly.

Students stay on campus in the Georgia Center for Continuing Education during the weekend.

Limited financial aid may be available.

Categories: Enrichment

UGA-Duke TIP Academic Adventures spring programs now registering 5th and 6th graders

December 8, 2014 Leave a comment

torrance-logoUGA-Duke TIP Academic Adventures for fifth and sixth grade students will be offered on the University of Georgia campus on Jan. 24, Feb. 14, and March 21, 2015. Registration for all three sessions is open now on a first come, first served basis.

To participate in this one-day program, your child must be enrolled in the Duke TIP 4th-6th Grade Talent Search.

Academic Adventures students choose a single topic to study, such as zoology, chemistry, fantasy literature, improv, social media, sharks, Bugbot design, and mini vet school. That’s just a sampling — there are dozens more courses covering topics your child is unlikely to encounter in school.

Popular courses will sell out. The cost for each one-day session is $145. Need-based scholarships may be available.

If you haven’t registered your child with Duke TIP, it’s an easy process, and it gives you access to programs like Academic Adventures as well as useful information about raising gifted children.

Categories: Enrichment