In a Project Academy four week mission, students are project managers in charge of selecting, planning, revising and reflecting upon their plan of work. In week one, students jump into action selecting a problem from a range of inquiry options. Once selected, students make a plan of work, join an interest group, and add to the class-wide discussion about overarching issues. After four weeks of researching their problem and crafting a product, students use group and instructor feedback to prepare their project to be displayed in the school-wide showcase. Throughout the experience, instructors provide regular, personalized feedback focused on documenting growth.
Project A Classes:1/2019 | 2018
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. Students gain insight from instructors who are experts in their fields. Above all, ALP students are carefully selected to cultivate an optimal learning environment where gifted students can interact, learn, and grow with each other.
ALP Classes:1/2019 | 2018
Grades 1-4
The Growing Early Minds Saturday classes are designed to challenge and engage advanced learners in grades one through four. Students will be exposed to advanced concepts that feed their curious minds. Each class is small and designed to enrich learning and introduce new areas of interest helping students expand their knowledge about the world and discover how much there truly is to learn. Social and emotional curriculum components will focus on fostering autonomy encouraging development of growth mindset and developing effective collaboration skills.
GEM Classes:1/2019 | 2018
Grades 1-4
GEM SUMMER Classes:0/2019 | 2018
The Preparatory Academic Campus Experience (PACE) program gives current 6th 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. This program is designed to engage, intellectually challenge, and inspire young minds. Not only will you explore the area of study in your class, you will have the opportunity to spark your curiosity during on-campus field trips during the week.
PACE Classes:1/2019 | 2018
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. STEP is designed to engage, intellectually challenge, and inspire. It offers a learning atmosphere that nurtures students` talents and abilities, enriches social life, and encourages creativity. WCATY strives to balance the academic and recreational sides of camp. This program is for those who are ready for above grade level challenge and are serious about having fun in and outside of the classroom with peers who share similar aspirations and interests.
STEP Classes:1/2019 | 2018
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. Each class is small and designed to enrich learning and introduce new disciplines, helping students expand their knowledge about the world and discover how much there truly is to learn.As students adjust to the summer camp atmosphere, they gain personal independence and connect with other bright students on a deeper level.
YSSP Classes:1/2019 | 2018