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Gifted learners invited to Summer Enrichment Program

Children participate in a class entitled, “It’s Alive!” during the Center for Gifted Education’s Summer Enrichment Program. (Courtesy photo)

Children participate in a class entitled, “It’s Alive!” during the Center for Gifted Education’s Summer Enrichment Program. (Courtesy photo)


(Williamsburg, Va.) – Pre-collegiate gifted learners from around the country are invited to take part in the College of William and Mary’s annual Summer Enrichment Program this July. Registration for the program begins April 7 and ends June 2.

The Summer Enrichment Program for Pre-Collegiate Gifted Learners offers students entering kindergarten through ninth grade the opportunity to take classes exploring specialized areas of mathematics, science, and the arts and humanities. Hundreds of students travel to Williamsburg every summer to participate in the program, which seeks to help them recognize problems, apply process skills, appreciate individual differences, and become self-directed learners.

This year’s program offers 75 class selections. Some of the classes being offered include Lego Robotics, Learning to Be Wise Like Socrates, All the World’s A Stage, and Magnet Quirks.
Classes this summer will be offered July 7-11 and July 14-18. During those two weeks, students may participate in morning and/or afternoon sessions. Though registration goes through June, classes often fill up quickly. Further information on the classes, fees, and registration process may be found at www.cfge.wm.edu under K-12 programs or by calling 757-221-2458.

The Summer Enrichment Program is one of many programs and activities run by the College’s Center for Gifted Education. The Center, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year, is known internationally for its research-based curricula, which were developed for high-ability learners. Curricula materials developed by the center are currently used in all 50 states and 28 countries.

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