My Spectrum School's Gifted and Talented Summer Program is designed to provide children the opportunity to focus and excel in at least one domain of interest. Your children’s developmental abilities will be enhanced through an accelerated, project-based curriculum that is differentiated and adapted to meet their individualized skill set. Our methodology allows them to learn subject matter in a variety of ways and make connections, thereby multiplying their chances of successfully retaining and understanding the information.
Each week, children will discover new and exciting topics from each domain, and engage and persist in thematic projects amplifying their abilities and interests. These projects are designed to stimulate creativity, encourage collaboration, and challenge critical thinking skills to generate real solutions to practical problems in the following subject areas:
Social and cultural studies, geography, community, linguistics, poetry, fiction and nonfiction reading, creative writing, public speaking , studio art, art history, music theory and practice, kinesthetics, yoga, botany, zoology, geology, entomology, matter, astronomy, anatomy, environments, logic, patterns in nature, geometry, architecture, computer programming, and engineering.
Children who attend full day and extended day sessions will develop three projects per day, with additional opportunities to expand their unique areas of interests. All children will participate in recreational activities as part of the learning process.
Gifted children love discovering our captivating outdoor nature classroom, and participate in many exciting activities. Painting and drawing on canvased easels, planting flowers, observing and recording butterfly behavior, exercising in the fresh air, identifying patterns in nature, utilizing sensory tables, building electrical circuit-systems, pretend-play and creating musical instruments are only some of the wonderful activities offered to our gifted children.
Weekly sessions provide the flexibility to accommodate your busy schedule.
Children are welcome to attend 3, 4, or 5 days, Monday to Friday during any of the weeks listed below.
How did earth begin? How do rockets explode? As young astronomers, students will reach for the stars and investigate the fascinating mystery of the universe.
This week students will discover the intricate web of life, food chains, and the relationship between animals and their environment and create ecosystems.
Take an adventure back in time 130 million years ago to the glorious age of Dinosaurs! How did they live? What did they eat? Are they extinct? Young paleontologists will explore Earth when dinosaurs roamed, make fossils and erupt volcanoes.
Young artists will investigate the elements of design, artistic techniques and mediums in the style of renowned artists which they will implement in their art works.
This week young engineers will be introduced to the concepts of building and construction through hands-on exploration and design. Students will explore the structural engineering of buildings, bridges, roads of various architectural styles and design their structural creations.
This week young engineers will explore the fundamental concepts of energy, mechanisms, and movement. Through open and focused exploration, students will construct their own marshmallow shooter, roller coasters, catapults, cars, and more.