Summer program offers students intensive study sessions

Gilroy
– Gifted students in Gilroy are encouraged to apply for a summer
intensive program held at one of eight renowned college campuses
throughout the country, including the University of California
Berkeley and the University of California Los Angeles.
Gilroy – Gifted students in Gilroy are encouraged to apply for a summer intensive program held at one of eight renowned college campuses throughout the country, including the University of California Berkeley and the University of California Los Angeles.

The Summer Institute for the Gifted is a three-week, residential program for accelerated students in the fourth through 11th grades.

During the program, students are scheduled for five academic periods Monday through Friday. Classes cover humanities, sciences and mathematics, visual and performing arts and fitness and recreation. Each class meets five times a week for 75 minutes, followed by a supervised tutorial study session every evening.

On weekends, students participate in activities including off-campus trips, creativity days and evening programs. Students live in dormitory groups of about 10 to 14 other students of the same age and gender. Counselors provide 24-hour supervision.

Eligibility requirements are varied and can be reviewed in the application. Some criteria include students’ test scores, involvement in local talent searches or identification as gifted.

Space is limited, and the deadline for applications is May 1. Other institutions involved in the program are Amherst, Bryn Mawr, Drew, Oberlin and Vassar colleges and Princeton University.

The cost of the program is $3,795 for UC Berkeley, UCLA and Princeton, and $3,495 for the other campuses. It covers tuition, lab fees, material costs, room and board, meals, recreational program costs, evening entertainment program expenses and weekend trips.

A $75 non-refundable application-processing fee and tuition deposit of $200 are due with the application. Financial aid is available to families on a need basis.

This is program’s 22nd year. Last year, more than 1,600 students from more than 43 states and 20 countries participated. The Summer Institute for the Gifted is a subsidiary of the American Institute for Foreign Study.

How to apply:

The Summer Institute for the gifted will he held at UC Berkeley July 3 to 23 and at UCLA July 31 to Aug. 20.

Details and applications:

Amanda Ritz at (866) 303-4744, Ext. 5159, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.giftedstudy.com

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