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Growing Early Minds Summer Program: Grades 2-4

• Time: Monday through Friday from 9:00-11:30 a.m.
• Program Dates: June 26th through June 30th
•For students currently in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades
• Application Opens: January 3rd, 2017
• Application Deadline: April 28th, 2017
• Program Location: UW- Madison

Financial Information
• Application Fee: $30 (Non-Refundable)
• Cost: $220 per class
• Financial Aid Available- See GEM Financial Aid Form
• Tuition due: June 7th, 2017

 

YSSP-Grades 4-6

Young Students Summer Program classes are fast-paced and cover a great amount of material. Our philosophy is that students completing grades 4-6 need to learn about the many different avenues open to their curious minds.

At a Glance: Young Student Summer Program

• Residential Summer Program with 25 Hours of Class Time
• Program Dates: July 30th- August 5th, 2017
•For students finishing grades 4 through 6
• Application Opens: January 3rd, 2017
• Application Deadline: May 12th, 2017

Financial Information
• Cost: Residential ($950), Commuter ($600)
• Application Fee: $60 (Non-Refundable)
• Financial Aid Available
• First half of tuition due May 17th, 2017 and second half of tuition due June 7th, 2017
• If applicants wish to choose a 5-month payment plan, they must contact the WCATY office by the program application deadline to arrange the details. Please note that applicants choosing the 5-month payment plan will be charged an additional $50 finance fee.

 

Preparatory Academic Campus Experience (PACE) 

This program gives current 5th through 8th grade students an opportunity to explore their current interests and passions with like-minded peers in a college setting. Students will spend one week taking one accelerated course designed specifically for middle school advanced learners on the UW-Madison campus.

At a Glance:
• Day camp with 25+ hours of instructional time
• Program Dates: July 9th- July 15th, 2017
• For students finishing 5th – 8th grade
• Application Deadline: May 12th, 2017

 

• Sunday Orientation from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.
• Monday – Friday Classes: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
• Saturday Closing Ceremonies and Exit Interviews: A.M. TBA

Financial Information
• Cost: $400
• Application Fee: $30 (Non-Refundable)
• Financial Aid Available, due April 10th, 2017
• First half of tuition due May 17th, 2017 and second half of tuition due June 7th, 2017.

 STEP-Grades 7-8

The Summer Transitional Enrichment Program (STEP) gives an opportunity for students, who are finishing grades 7-8, to spend two weeks on a college campus studying one accelerated course.

At a Glance: Summer Transitional Enrichment Program

• Residential Summer Program with 50 Hours of Class Time
• Program Dates: July 16th -July 29th, 2017
•For students finishing grades 7 and 8
• Application Opens: January 3, 2017
• Application Deadline: April 28, 2017
Financial Information
• Cost: Residential ($1850), Commuter ($1200)
• Application Fee: $60 (Non-Refundable)
• Financial Aid Available
• First half of tuition due May 17th, 2017 and second half of tuition due June 7th, 2017
• If applicants wish to choose a 5-month payment plan, they must contact the WCATY office by the program application deadline to arrange the details. Please note that applicants choosing the 5-month payment plan will be charged an additional $50 finance fee.

 

ALP-Grades 9-12

The Accelerated Learning Program gives gifted high school students the chance to learn and live alongside each other on the beautiful UW-Madison campus. ALP is an intense, three-week summer camp designed to push students to the next academic level while housing them in an intimate learning environment. Students enroll in a single course for an in-depth experience not possible in crowded high school schedules.

(The new 2017 Summer classes will be posted in December. Examples of previous ALP classes include: Introduction to Critical Reasoning, Physics of the Impossible, The Human Body and Disease, Theatre; An Analytical Approach to Acting and Play-writing, and Science of Sustainability. The ALP classes are continually changing and new classes are added each year.)

At a Glance: Accelerated Learning Program

• Residential Summer Program with 105 Hours of Class Time
• Program Dates: June 25th – July 15th, 2017
• For students finishing grades 9 through 12
• Application Opens: January 3rd, 2017
• Application Deadline: April 28th, 2017
Financial Information
• Cost: Residential ($2700), Commuter ($1850), International ($3300)
• Application Fee: $60 (Non-Refundable)
• Financial Aid Available
• First half of tuition due May 17th, 2017 and second half of tuition due June 7th, 2017
• If applicants wish to choose a 5-month payment plan, they must contact the WCATY office by the program application deadline to arrange the details. Please note that applicants choosing the 5-month payment plan will be charged an additional $50 finance fee.

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