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SUPER SATURDAYS

Because Learning Doesn't End on Friday

“Other kids might think Super Saturdays is just another class where you learn a bunch of stuff. What they don’t know is that you do a lot of cool things.” —Abrar Rahman, student

Super Saturdays encourages students in grades 1 – 8 who are of high ability or have high interest in a topic to pursue their passions outside the regular classroom. Through a hands-on, minds-on approach to learning, students explore and investigate such areas as math, art, science, history, writing, music, and performance under the thoughtful guidance of experienced teachers and in the company of enthusiastic, like-minded peers. Each year, over 1000 students enjoy the benefits of Super Saturdays. 

“I like that I get to do things I wouldn’t normally get to do in school. Everyone should definitely do Super Saturdays and bring a friend!” Phillip Greathouse, student

The Center offers two, four-week sessions of Super Saturdays each year, the first in the early fall and the second in the winter. Both sessions are held on Western Kentucky University‘s campus in Bowling Green, KY. Choosing from more than 30 classes, students take one class over the course of these four Saturdays. Each session is two-and-a-half hours in length. Recent classes have included Science Experiments Galore, Acting, Under the Sea Discovery, Einstein in Monet's Garden Meets Picasso, Super Spies, Breakout EDU, and Carnival Ride Camp.

“It’s different than regular school. The classes change each time and there are new things to learn.”  — Jasmine Smith, student

In addition, The Center offers special discussion sessions for parents during their child’s classes. These Parent Seminars are led by staff members of The Center as well as other experts in the field of gifted education. Topics vary from session to session, but all focus on meeting the needs of children who are gifted and talented. Recent topics have included “Myths about Giftedness” and “Understanding and Navigating Dual Exceptionalities.”

Super Saturdays presents young, gifted learners with the opportunity to continue the learning process in a student-centered environment that celebrates learning for the sake of knowledge. It opens new doors of learning at an age when it is absolutely critical to inspire the minds of gifted learners.

“The kids want to jump in and learn. The small class size allows me to get much deeper into content and tailor my approach to each kid and what he or she needs and wants to explore. My task in Super Saturdays is keeping up with the students and feeding their insatiable appetite for knowledge instead of the other way around.” —  Shawn Quinn, teacher

For articles and photos of past camps, please go to the Super Saturdays page on The Center's blog, Happenings at The Center for Gifted Studies.

“My greatest delight is the engagement and excitement that these students bring each and every Saturday. I love that kids want to LEARN as much as they possibly can, even on the weekends.” Jennifer Thompson, teacher

 

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Winter Super Saturdays

Dates: February 2, 9, 16, 23, 2019

Place: WKU's Campus, Bowling Green, KY and Louisville, KY

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $100

Fall Super Saturdays

Dates: 2019 Dates TBD

Place: WKU's Campus, Bowling Green, KY and Louisville, KY

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $100


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