Stetson University


An Academic Alternative to Saturdays

The High Achieving Talented Students (HATS) Program offers year-round academic enrichment classes. We provide an array of monthly classes on Saturday mornings. We look forward to seeing you!

Spring semester 2015 Program Dates

  • January 24
  • February 21
  • March 21
  • April 25
  • May 16

All classes offered in DeLand are located in Sage Hall. Classes are held from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m.

Registration is now open. Tuition for each class is $50.

January 24, 2015, Course Descriptions

BER | Let it Snow! | Grades K-1

Do you want to build a......snowflake? Let's plow through winter together as we learn all about snow, snowflakes, and ice while engaging in some chilling activities. Grab your mittens and get ready to have a freezing fun time!

101 | Chromatics | Grades 2-3

Red, blue and green…how many colors have you seen? The composition of light and the way it bends and reflects off of objects helps us define the color spectrum.…Let’s light up as we investigate the world of colors.

102 | Rocks and Minerals | Grades 4-6

We are going to "Rock On" this month and get down to Earth as we learn about the rock cycle and properties of minerals. We will investigate these properties and perform some hands on testing to distinguish one mineral from another. We will also explore the Gillespie Museum and work in the geo-lab on the Stetson campus. So join us for a rock'n good time! 

103 | Mythic Archetypes | Grades 4-8

What secret pattern underlies stories such as Star Wars, Guardians of the Galaxy, Harry Potter, Disney movies, and even Bugs Bunny cartoons? Mythic Archetypes! Find out what they are, where they come from, and how they’ve inspired many of our most powerful modern stories. You’ll learn how to find them just underneath the surface of many stories—and how to use them in your own writing!

104 | The Great Depression | Grades 7-12

With the stock market crash in 1929, the United States experienced one of the most dramatic upheavals in history. In the blink of an eye, we went from the fun and glamour of the Roaring Twenties, to the desperate hardship and poverty of the Great Depression. In this HATS class, we’ll examine how the 1930s left a scar on society and culture worldwide. Through interactive activities, you’ll understand how President Franklin Delano Roosevelt helped the United States begin its long, slow recovery. Come join us as we journey through time and take an in-depth look at life during the Great Depression. Don’t be nervous to come learn about history; it’s bound to repeat itself. Besides, 'the only thing you have to fear is, fear itself!'


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