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!
Mark your calendar now!
Dates for Spring 2014
- March 8
- April 12
- May 10
Class and Registration Information
Classes are held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Stetson University campus in DeLand, FL. Each class is $50.
If you are registering more than one student, we offer a multiple class/sibling discount of $45 per class, per student. Each class is an intense, fun, hands-on academic experience. Students may register for one Saturday or multiple Saturdays. Classes vary from month to month and there is no requirement to attend more than one.
To register, please print out and complete both the registration form and the consent form. Mail both in with your payment (check or money order only - we do not take credit cards at this time). First-time registrations require documentation of participation in a gifted program and/or scoring at the 95th percentile or higher on any standardized testing (see the 2013 Spring FCAT Scores at the 95th Percentile).
Payment must be received in order to be placed on the class roster. If you are interested in attending a class after the registration deadline, please email email@example.com to inquire about space availability.
March 8 Descriptions
The registration deadline for the March 8 classes is February 28.
MAR-BER - Irish Folklore
Come explore the land of forty shades of green through history and Irish legends. Learn about the Book of Kells, the most recognized and remarkable artifact of medieval Celtic art, as well as the music and vibrant culture of the people of Ireland . We will also be sampling a wee bit of Irish food. Cead Mile Failte!
MAR-101- A Slice of Pi
Join Sir Cumference, his wife, lady Di of Ameter, and son Radius on an extraordinary quest to discover the importance of pi. Explore the endless impact circles have in math, science and art. Investigate circular formulas and properties that have kept mathematicians, well, spinning in circles for centuries!
MAR-102 - Funny Words: Comedy Writing
A lot of what we laugh at comes from words: jokes, sketches, parodies, essays, and poems. This rapid-fire class takes a look at the underpinnings of all comedy -- irony and identification, and then gives students a chance to try out those basic comedy principles in several genres of writing. Hilarity should ensue! Perfect for future stand-up comedians and SNL writers, playwrights, poets, and novelists.
FEB-103 - In the Eye of the Beholder
Follow light on its journey through the eye and learn how your own eye forms images of the world around you. Did you know that everyone has a hole in their hands, and you actually see upside down? Join us as we study the complexities of the human eye while finding out how this sensory organ allows us to see. Participate in or observe the dissection of a cow's eye, focusing on identifying the parts of the eye and their function in vision and gain a deeper understanding of the human eye. Hindsight is 20/20.