Saturday/Summer Enrichment Programs (SEP)

Summer Enrichment Program 

 

**IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT** 

 

Summer Enrichment Program Update (4.21.20) 

All Summer Enrichment Program sessions have been CANCELLED for 2020 due to the COVID-19 crisis.  The health and safety of our campers, staff and families remains our first priority and, as such, have led us to this difficult decision.   We anticipate having our Saturday Enrichment Programs back in full swing on campus in the Fall and look forward to seeing you all then.

If you submitted an application for the June 22-26 and/or July 6-10, 2020, sessions, you should have received an email with information regarding any deposits.  Please email us at sep@wm.edu, if you have not heard from us.  

 

Summer Enrichment Program Update (3.25.20) 

We hope you are all well and staying healthy during this challenging time.  Many of you have reached out to see if our Summer Enrichment Programs will be held this summer.  We continue to plan for all programs, however it is difficult to know how the coronavirus pandemic will impact this. We continue to monitor the current situation and are working closely with the William & Mary leadership to determine the best course of action for all.  Our first priority is the safety and health of our participants, staff and families.  We will provide additional information no later than May 15, 2020.

We have made some minor changes to our application process during this time, as our staff works remotely.  We are asking all applicants to submit applications electronically to sep@wm.edu - see instructions below.  We will be waiving the deposit for electronic applications and full payment will be due at the start of each SEP session.  

Application Instructions: 
1. Please review the course offerings in the Summer SEP Brochure link.
2. Please download the 2020 Summer SEP Application pdf to your desktop to complete it. 
2. Save your completed application as:  studentlastname, studentfirstname. 
3. Email your application as an attachment to us at sep@wm.edu
*Do not send any payments at this time. 
NOTE: Please do not mail your SEP applications to William & Mary. The building is closed to WM faculty/staff and the public at this time. We will not receive your application until we are allowed to return to campus. 

 

Summer Enrichment Program 1 | June 22-26, 2020

  • The Human Body: A Marvelous Machine! | K-2 | AM PM 
  •  Water Wonders | K-2 | AM PM
  • LEGO We Do | 1-2 | AM PM
  • Fun with Math | 2-3 | AM
  • The Art and Science of Optics | 2-3 | AM
  • Magic World of Biology and Chemistry | 2-3 | AM PM
  • Elementary Engineering | 3-4 | AM
  • The Renaissance | 3-4 | PM
  • LEGO Engineering | 3-4 | PM
  • The Conquest of Aerospace Engineering | 4-5 | AM PM
  • Intro to Computer Science | 4-6 | AM PM
  • Unraveling Genetics | 5-7 | AM
  • Bridges, Towers, and Skyscrapers, Oh My! | 5-7 | AM PM
  • LEGO Robotics I | 6-7 | AM PM 
  • It's Debatable | 6-8 | AM PM 
  • Nuclear Energy - Friend or Foe? | 6-8 | AM PM
  • Capturing American History | 6-8 | AM
  • PreMed III | 7-9 | PM

Summer Enrichment Program 2  | July 6-10, 2020

  • Water Wonders | K-2 | AM PM 
  • LEGO We Do | 1-2 | AM PM 
  • Magic World of Biology and Chemistry | 2-3 | AM PM 
  • Everything "Matters!" | 2-3 | AM PM 
  • The Mystery of the Disappearing Beach | 2-4 | AM PM 
  • Elementary Engineering | 3-4 | AM
  • Become a "Rock" Star! | 3-4 | AM PM 
  • LEGO Engineering 1 | 3-5 | PM
  • Charged Up! | 3-5 | AM
  • The Conquest of Aerospace Engineering | 4-5 | AM PM
  • Stop the Presses! | 4-6 | PM
  • Intro to Computer Science | 4-6 | AM PM 
  • Bridges, Towers, and Skyscraper, Oh My! | 5-7 | AM PM 
  • LEGO Robotics I | 6-7 | AM PM 
  • It's Debatable | 6-8 | AM PM 
  • Nuclear Energy - Friend or Foe | 6-8 | AM PM 
  • Capturing American History | 6-8 | AM
  • Playful Programming | 7-9 | AM PM 

 

Program Philosophy

SEP 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.

SEP Class

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.

 

 


For more information about our enrichment programs, please contact the Precollegiate Learner Programs Team at (757) 221-2166. You can also contact us by [[sep, email]].