Saturday & Summer Enrichment Program

Greetings, As you may know, Governor Northam released an Executive Order this week requiring all Virginia residents to remain at home except under specific, limited circumstances into June. The Executive Order further orders, institutions of higher education, like UVA, to "cease all in-person classes and instruction, and cancel all gatherings of more than ten individuals." As a result, and in further consultation with the leadership in the Curry School of Education and Human Development, a decision was made to cancel the Summer 2020 SEP residential program. The safety and well-being of our participants, staff, and their families is our highest priority. Please take care. Tracy C. Missett, PhD Director of SEP Fostering talent development in gifted youth and their teachers.

In coordination with the Curry School of Education and Human Development, the Saturday and Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) seeks to offer gifted and/or high ability students a rich and engaging learning experience outside the regular classroom environment. 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.  The Summer residential program hosts students in rising fifth through eleventh grades.  Please click on the corresponding links for further program and application information.


Saturday Enrichment Program

The Saturday Program is offered every winter, on 5 consecutive Saturday mornings in January and February. This program offers academic enrichment classes for students in grades Kindergarten through 5th. Dates for 2020 are:

Saturday, January 18 through Saturday, February 15, 2020 (reserving Saturday, February 22 as a snow date in case one of the other days is closed because of inclement weather.)

If bad weather causes travel to be unsafe in Charlottesville on any of the Saturdays of this program, we will cancel classes for that day and leave a notice on this page by 7:30 am on that day. If SEP is open, but the roads in your area are unsafe, please make your own decision about whether or not to travel to SEP.

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Summer Enrichment Program

The dates for the 2020 season are:

Session 1: June 21 - July 2, 2020
Session 2: July 5 - July 16, 2020
Session 3: July 19 - July 30, 2020

If you are a first-time applicant to the Summer Program, please read about our Summer Program Application Process before filling out the application.

If you are a returning student, you can go directly to the online application by clicking the link below:

Applications to the Summer Program will be available on December 17, 2019, and will be due midnight,  February 20, 2020. This is an extension from the prior February 15 deadline.

Please call or email us with any questions at or 434-924-3182.

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