See the announcement below:
The University of Virginia is pleased to announce the Saturday Enrichment Program for 2017. In coordination with the Curry School of Education Gifted Department, we are offering enrichment courses for gifted or high-ability, high-interest students in kindergarten through grade five. For close to 40 years, we have offered courses which we hope your students will find truly engaging, challenging, and stimulating – courses which will broaden their academic interests and personal horizons by introducing them to topics and professional fields they may never have known about. Applications are posted online every year on at http://curry.sites.virginia.edu and are due by December 1, 2016. Copies of a flyer are attached. Please note that we offer reduced tuition to any student qualifying for free or reduced-price lunch.
Our teachers receive training in best practice curriculum writing, the latest thoughts in gifted education, and expert assistance in preparing curricula and lesson plans. In fact, we have a dual mission in offering excellent enrichment programs for children and supporting teacher development. Our classes are held on Grounds at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. I have attached a copy of the paper application, though it is easier for the student to apply online at our website. We have had families travel to our programs from as far away as Highland, Westmoreland, Clarke, and Chesterfield counties. It is humbling, and inspires us to offer the very best programming we are able to every year. If a child is willing to travel this great distance, we absolutely cannot disappoint him or her! This year we have a trio of classes on Disease/Immunology/Nutrition/Metabolism, one at each grade level. We have a class on the science of the Chesapeake Bay, and also classes in architecture, journalism, film making, physics, music history, and much more. The full list can be seen in the application attached to this announcement. We aim for a wide variety of topics in an attempt to appeal to the range of interests we know exist in this population.