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Stetson University HATS Program

The HATS Program provides year-round academic enrichment for high-achieving and gifted students.

Upcoming Events and Programs

Hatterdays on Saturdays

Hatterdays are here again! Parents asked us for Saturday programs, and "Hatterdays" was our response! All classes are held on a Saturday morning from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We invite families from all over Florida to participate and visit Stetson University's beautiful campus as well as downtown DeLand, "the Athens of the South."

Fall Program Dates

  • September 13
  • October 11
  • November 15
  • December 6

Course Descriptions

Talent Search - BESTS Registration

The Belin-Blank Exceptional Student Talent Search (BESTS) is an academic talent search that shows you exactly what students in grades four through nine are ready to learn and also provides parents and educators with specific information about their academic needs.

Why should your students participate in BESTS?

Your students should participate in BESTS to have their talents discovered! Did you know the simple act of participating in the talent search has been demonstrated to have a positive effect on gifted students' learning?

All BESTS participants are recognized by Stetson University through scholarships. Testing is available at locations all around Florida.

To determine eligibility to participate in BESTS, please see the FCAT 2.0 Spring 2014 Scores at the 95th Percentile.

Registration for the 2014-2015 BESTS is now open.

  • EXPLORE: grades four through six. Testing dates are as follows:
    • November 8
    • January 24
    • February 21
  • ACT: grades seven through nine. Testing dates are as follows:
    • October 25
    • December 13
    • February 7
    • April 18
    • June 13

» Registration, Testing Dates and Fees for BESTS

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