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

  • 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.

March 21, 2015, Course Descriptions

BER | It's A Bug's Life | Grades K-1

Become a junior entomologist as we crawl into the world of bugs! We will learn all about life cycles while fluttering past a butterfly and go on a bug hunt to practice our observing skills. Join us as we bug out all around the world but watch your step! You never know where insects may be lurking!


101 | Luck of the Irish | Grades 2-3

Come discover the land of forty shades of green through history and Irish legends. This exploration of the origins of Irish luck will include a look into the Book of Kells, an excursion into Irish folk tales, and a chanceto engage with some Celtic designs and labyrinths. Will you be able to find your way out or will you need to call on some Irish luck? Cead Mile Failte!


102 | Perplexing Polynominoes and Polyherdrons | Grades 4-6

Virtually everything that is purchased comes in some type of container or packaging. Unpack the mathematical secrets within the containers of all shapes and sizes. From their construction to surface area and volume, we will dissect and create packages able to hold any surprise!


103 | Flash Fiction: Action Scenes | Grades 5-9

Every good adventure tale needs great action scenes. And the great thing about writing is that you don’t have to hire stunt doubles, explosives experts, or special effects artists—you can create your action using your imagination… and words. This crash course in action writing will teach you how to build suspense, write clear action scenes that flow like movies, and leave your readers wanting more!


104 | March Muscle Madness | Grades 7-12

No bones about it….of the three types of muscles found in the human body it is our skeletal muscles which we we can control. Just what are the mechanics of these muscle fascicles and tendons? Join us as we learn the OIAs of muscles. Be sure to eat your spinach, as Popeye would say, and come join us for a hands on activities exciting muscle building day!


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