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“Summer Exploration Program” for elementary and middle-school students

May 17, 2017 Leave a comment

Gifted and high-achieving students are invited to attend Summer Exploration Program (SEP), to be held June 26-29, 2017, at Chattahoochee Elementary School in Duluth.

The program is open to students who are currently in grades 1 through 8. Students are grouped by grade levels, with multiple class topics to choose from in each session. A representative of the Gwinnett Alliance for Gifted Education (GAGE), which is operating the program, said students can choose a class that is listed for their current grade level, or their rising grade. For example, a student who is just finishing third grade may choose a class listed for grades 2-3 or for grades 4-5.

Students have the option of attending a morning session, afternoon session, or both. Cost for the four-day program is $175 per session; however, GAGE members receive a discounted rate of $150 per session.

Registration closes June 16, 2017.

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DeKalb Serendipity summer program for gifted students

May 16, 2017 1 comment

Registration is now open for DeKalb County School District’s summer program for gifted students. Serendipity is a four-day enrichment program open to gifted-identified students who are currently in grades 1-6, and who attended a DeKalb County public school in the 2016-17 school year. (If your child qualifies for the program, their school should send a flyer home with them about it, but “should” is the operative word here.)

This year’s Serendipity program will take place June 12-15 at Stone Mountain Middle School, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. each day. Cost is $200 per student. You can find additional details and a link to the online registration form in the 2017 Serendipity Flyer for Registration (PDF).

Registration closes May 31, 2017.

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New AICL summer camps for grades 6-12

February 23, 2017 Leave a comment

AICL-LogoThe Appalachian Institute for Creative Learning invites rising middle- and high-school students to its residential summer camps at Mars Hill University, near Asheville, N.C.

AICL celebrates imagination and creativity. My kids have attended this camp, and I taught there one summer. The class content is highly engaging for creative kids, but just as important is AICL’s nurturing, accepting environment for kids who think differently, have unusual interests, and don’t like to be forced into a mold of conformity.

Spaces are available in two of AICL’s programs:

  • Week 0, for rising 9th through 12th graders. This is an intense academic program — still fun, but more demanding than AICL’s traditional enrichment camps.
  • Week T -1, for rising 6th through 8th graders, promises hands-on labs, Socratic discussions, and intensive art classes.

In addition to class time during the day, both camps offer social and recreational time in the afternoons and evenings.

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Emory summer program for high schoolers who love math

February 19, 2017 Leave a comment

Emory logoHigh-school students interested in complex math are invited to apply for the QuanTM summer program at Emory University.

This four-week, residential program, operated by Emory’s Institute for Quantitative Theory and Methods, delves into college-level topics such as combinatorics, number theory, probability, statistics, game theory and more. Students spend the first three weeks learning through a combination of lectures and hands-on activities. In the fourth week, they complete a research project in an area of interest to them.

Students who apply before Feb. 28 will receive a $300 discount.

(Note: Although this program is called “QuanTM Math Circle,” it is not affiliated with the Math Circle program offered by Emory University’s Department of Math and Computer Science during the school year.)

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Duke TIP Field Studies program for high schoolers taking applications

January 17, 2017 Leave a comment

duke-tipDuke TIP has opened registration for its 2017 Field Studies summer program for high-school students. In this two-week residential program, students take college-level academic courses and get hands-on experience in a field that interests them, helping them evaluate whether a major or career they’re leaning toward is a good fit.

The program is held on the campuses of Duke University and New College of Florida, as well as at destination sites including the Las Cruces Biological Station in Costa Rica, Ghost Ranch in New Mexico, and the PARI observatory in North Carolina.

To attend, you must submit an application by Feb. 27, 2017. You do not have to be registered with the Duke TIP Talent Search to apply.

Financial aid is available, and the Duke TIP web site boasts that in 2016, TIP was able to provide aid for every summer programs student who requested it.

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Space Camp’s annual Thanksgiving weekend sale

November 23, 2016 Leave a comment

Space Camp is once again offering Thanksgiving weekend discounts on its summer and weekend programs. From Friday, November 25, until Monday, November 28, you can save up to $200 on programs held at Space Camp’s Huntsville, Ala., campus.

Discounts apply to Space Camp, Aviation Challenge, or Robotics summer camps, or the weekend family camp versions of Space Camp or Aviation Challenge.

You don’t have to select the date your child will attend the camp when you register — you can register now and pick your dates later.

Georgia State adds second week of “Brain Camp”

June 23, 2016 Leave a comment

Saturday Schoolsaturday-school, a program of Georgia State University, has added a second week of its one-week summer camp.

Brain Camp II will be held July 25-29, 2016, on the Georgia State campus. The camp is open to kids in kindergarten through 8th grade. Campers will learn about neuroscience and participate in brain-related learning activities.

The registration deadline is July 15.

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