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Fall Super Saturdays offers classes for high ability students

Forty classes for high ability students and students with high interest in a subject in grades one through eight will be held as part of Fall Super Saturdays beginning Oct. 31.

Students conduct a science experiment in Kitchen Chemistry Experiments Galore during Winter Super Saturdays in February. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)

Students conduct a science experiment in Kitchen Chemistry Experiments Galore during Winter Super Saturdays in February. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)

High-ability and high-interest students are able to broaden their interests from 9:30 a.m. to noon during these Saturday morning classes on WKU’s campus in Bowling Green and at the Kentucky Science Center in Louisville. The classes meet four Saturdays in a row: Oct. 31, Nov. 7, Nov. 14 and Nov. 21.

This program offered by The Center for Gifted Studies is an important opportunity for students to interact with other bright young people, said Julia Roberts, The Center’s executive director.

“Children thrive when they learn at appropriately challenging levels with idea-mates who share their interests in a particular topic,” she said.

With classes such as Storybook Science, iPad iExplorations, Intro to Musical Theatre, Rocket Science and Wild Weather Wizards, all students will be able to find a class of interest.

Students design video games in Game On! during Winter Super Saturdays in February. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)

Students design video games in Game On! during Winter Super Saturdays in February. (Photo by Sam Oldenburg)

Tuition for the four weeks of classes is $80, and limited, need-based financial aid is available. More details and a registration form are available on The Center’s website.

Parent seminars will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on select Saturdays as well, giving parents a free opportunity to learn about the needs of gifted students and gather resources. Topics and other details will be available closer to the start of Fall Super Saturdays.

The Center for Gifted Studies at WKU serves gifted children, their educators and parents through educational opportunities, professional development and a variety of other resources and support.

Contact: Sam Oldenburg, 270-745-3014, samual.oldenburg@wku.edu

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