Super Summer is a program where bright kids in kindergarten (K) through fourth grade come to enjoy challenging courses with other academically, creatively, and artistically talented youth. Day-long, interdisciplinary courses are geared at least two grade levels above each student’s current school grade. Students will attend a full-day program of challenging, hands-on activities related to a central theme. Components from all disciplines will be included at every level, so each child will gain experience in engineering, math, science, social studies, art, and language arts, while working on open ended activities that require critical and creative thinking.
High-ability children think big thoughts. They make connections across disciplines and work to understand how ideas and concepts are related to each other. Rather than exploring just one topic, such as chemistry, the students will learn how chemistry plays a role in real life. They will explore such questions as: What chemical reactions occur in our ecosystem? Are they helpful or harmful? We look forward to seeing you this summer. Just bring a lunch, snacks, and your enthusiasm for learning with you!
Two, one-week sessions are offered:
Session 1: June 12-16 from 8:00 to 5:00
Session 2: June 19-23 from 8:00 to 5:00
Small Classes – class sizes are limited to 12 students for Kindergarten to 2nd and 16 students for 3rd – 4th to enable our instructors to work effectively with each student.
High-Quality Teachers – Our caring teachers are knowledgeable and enthusiastic about working with GERI students. They receive special training and ongoing support from the GERI team to meet the special needs of high-ability children, to ensure that students get personalized attention.
Challenge – Classes provide authentic, hands-on learning experiences that encourage creative thinking, problem solving, and exploration of student interests in an environment that values creativity, diversity, and achievement.
Enjoyment – Students enjoy learning interesting content in an interactive environment. High-ability students have the opportunity to connect with other bright students who share their enthusiasm for learning in an enjoyable setting.
Community of Talents – During this part of the daily schedule, students work with staff to understand and appreciate their strengths and the strengths of others. Collaboration, communication, and thinking skills are emphasized using simulations and scenarios to help them understand how “together, we can make a difference in the world.”
How to Apply – Registration will be open by March 01, 2017. Please contact the coordinator, Anne Gray, at (765) 494-7243 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
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