Saturday and Summer Enrichment Program (SEP)

Fostering talent development in gifted youth and their teachers

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In coordination with the Curry School of Education, the Saturday and Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) seeks to offer gifted and/or high ability students a rich and rewarding learning experience. Modeling best practices in curriculum and instruction, the SEP staff works as a community to maximize potential in each student and foster a passion for lifelong learning.

SEP hosts two programs throughout the year. The Saturday program serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade and the Summer residential program hosts students in rising fifth through eleventh grade. Please click on the corresponding links for further program and application information.


Saturday Enrichment Program:

ANY WEATHER UPDATES FOR THE SATURDAY PROGRAM WILL BE POSTED HERE by 7:00 AM on 2/28/2015: The weather and roads are fine in Charlottesville today, Feb 28. We will hold classes today. This will be the final class for the Saturday Program 2015.


The 2015 Saturday Enrichment Program will begin on Saturday, January 24th, 2015. Please click HERE for a copy of the Parent Handbook for the Saturday 2015 program.

Dates for the 2015 season are:

5 Saturdays: January 24, 31, February 7, 14, 21, 2015.
If any of those Saturdays are cancelled because of weather, the make up date will be February 28th.

**Please note that the University of Virginia SEP program will only be offered in Charlottesville this year. Our former satellite location at the Highland School in Warrenton, VA will be hosting their own program this year. After many years of a successful partnership, the Highland School is ready to host their own independent program, which will follow the same guidelines and deliver the same academic enrichment that it did during the years of the partnership. You can find the application on the Highland School's website, or you are welcome to contact them at any time at 540-878-2700.

Summer Enrichment Program:

The applications for Summer 2015 are now available, and will be due on February 15, 2015.

The dates for the 2015 season are:

Session 1: June 21 - July 2, 2015

Session 2: July 5 - July 16, 2015

Session 3: July 19 - July 30, 2015

Please read the Summer Application Process page about how to apply to SEP for the summer program 2015. There are 4 required elements, including a Teacher's Recommendation, a response to a Writing Prompt, a $25 application fee, and an application form.

The 2015 Summer Enrichment Program Parent Handbook is now available.

To read more details about the Saturday Program or the Summer Program , please click on the link in the side bar on the right-hand side of this screen "Saturday Enrichment Program" or "Summer Enrichment Program". Please call or email us with any questions at or 434-924-3182.

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