Gifted and Talented Topics and Issues

Click here for information on WCATY (Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth) classes.

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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Here is a link to Camp Invention for this Summer in Poynette. It is for students entering 1st-6th grade.

Date: June 12-16  9:00-3:30

 

Click here for more info.

Robotics, Art, Middle School and Elementary Academy, and even an overnight STEM camp, are all part of UW Baraboo’s summer list of courses.

Click here to find out more!!!!

WCATY

Click here for information on UW Madison’s WCATY summer program for gifted students.

 

Attention Parents and Teachers of Gifted Middle School Students:

A few dedicated folks, with a passion for gifted children are beginning to form plans for a not-for-profit “traditional” weeklong, summer camp for gifted students in Wisconsin.  However, before plans go any further, we would like to get a better understanding of the need and desire for such a camp experience for middle school students.  If you are the parent, grandparent, teacher, etc, of a gifted middle school student, we are asking you to complete the linked survey to help us continue moving forward with our plans.  For the purpose of planning we are defining “Middle School” to be students having completed 6th-8th grade and between the ages of 10-14 years.

What do we mean by a “traditional” summer camp?

  • Cabins with bunk beds
  • Swimming beach with canoeing and kayaking
  • Mess hall style eating
  • Campfires and cookouts
  • Limited technology

What do we mean by gifted programming?

  • This camp will be relational, participatory, a safe place to be gifted and different from home or school
  • Staff trained in working with gifted students will be on site
  • In addition to traditional camp activities, all other activities will be geared toward meeting the needs of advanced learners.
  • Some of those activities may include:
    • Environmental activities
    • Archeology
    • Leadership
    • S.T.E.M.
    • Astronomy
    • Writing
    • Art
    • Challenge courses and team building

If it appears that the camp is a viable plan for the summer of 2017 we will get information out by the end of February.  We will only have spots available for 60 students this summer so it is important to indicate your interest early and register soon after the information is released.

The following is the link for the survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D9FVZ33

This next one is a link for the website for the camp.

http://soarcamp.weebly.com

Thank you so much for your time and thoughts!

If you are willing to pass this information along to others we would be grateful!

Cathy Schmit-Director

S.O.A.R. Summer Camp for Gifted Middle School Students.

 

Cathleen L. Schmit

505 Charles Ave

Tomahawk, WI 54487

davidius7@charter.net

Forensics is up and going for Grades 6-8. Students are busy writing their pieces, practicing their skits and perfecting their speeches for parent night, which is Tuesday, Dec. 20th at 6:30 in the Middle School library. Students are excited to participate in their first “festival” on Feb. 7th.

Math 24 practice has begun in classrooms and at lunch in grades 4-6. Students are challenged to find ways to make the 4 numbers on the card equal 24 by adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing.

The CWYWC (Central Wisconsin Young Writers Contest) is underway. Students in grades 3-5 are encouraged to write a poem, story, personal narrative, or persuasive piece. Each grade level has specific criteria. For more information, contact classroom teachers. Due date for entries is Jan. 20 to classroom teachers.

Family Day at UW Madison

Family Day at UW Madison

Date: Saturday, November 19th, 2016
Grades: 2nd-4th grade students and their families

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Deadline: November 10th, 2016
Cost: $30 per family