Stetson University HATS Program
Upcoming Events and Programs
Hatterdays are here again! For years parents have asked us for Saturday programs, and "Hatterdays" was our response. We offer year-round academic enrichment for high achieving and gifted students. All classes are held on Saturday mornings from 9:30 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. So come and join us! 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."
2014 Spring semester: March 8, April 12 and May 10
Summer Program 2014 - Registration is now OPEN
The HATS Summer Program will be held the weeks of July 14-18 and July 21-25 at Stetson University's DeLand campus. Course descriptions and registration forms can be found on our Summer Programs page.
Talents Search - BESTS
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 2013 Scores at the 95th Percentile.
Registration for the 2013-2014 BESTS is now open. All students who received the HATS/BESTS Talent Search letter may also register for Hatterdays.
- EXPLORE: grades four through six
- ACT: grades seven through nine