Saturday/Summer Enrichment Programs (SEP)

Super Saturday | October 27, 2018 | William & Mary Campus
Registration OPEN! We are accepting applications for Fall Super Saturday.


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All classes below are open unless it is labeled FULL.

Class Offerings:
Engineering for Girls (3-5 Grade Girls) Science Mysteries (2-3 Grade)

Girls! You have the power to make a difference! Through this course; you will be able to create unique structures to solve everyday engineering challenges. Gifted girls will have the opportunity to work together using a wide variety of materials to create solutions that will be tested in the class. This class offers a stimulating environment for creativity, problem solving and critical thinking. Are you up for the challenge?


How in the world did that change from one state to another? Come out and join us as we explore matter and energy! Numerous experiments will be conducted on the states of matter (solids, liquids, and gases) as students are able to interact with a local scientist using various media (e.g., email, text message, phone calls and quite possibly Skype) to gain a better understanding of how and why things are constantly changing. Students will present their new discoveries of science mysteries during a mock science fair. You do NOT to miss this fun hands on science experience!


Program Philosophy

SEP ClassSEP is an academically challenging program with an emphasis on inquiry-based learning for students. The program is not meant to supplant the regular school curriculum; rather, it recognizes the importance of allowing able youngsters to explore additional specialized areas of science, mathematics, humanities, and arts. Course activities are compatible with the expected achievement of talented students at specific grade and age levels.

Behaviors fostered by the gifted learner program include the ability to:

  • apply process skills used in individual fields of inquiry,
  • recognize problems and approaches to problem solving,
  • understand and appreciate individual differences, and
  • become a self-directed learner.

Click on the "Register for Spring SEP" button or "Register for Summer SEP" button above to download our brochure and complete the application packet.

For more information about our enrichment programs, please contact the Precollegiate Learner Programs Coordinator, Sarabeth Varriano at (757) 221-2362. You can also contact us by [[sep, email]].