Stetson HATS

High Achieving Talented Students is specifically designed for gifted, high-achieving and academically-accelerated students grades K-12. We provide year-round academic enrichment programs, which aim to provide rich content, like-minded fellowship with other students, and opportunities for parents to share ideas and discuss strategies with experts in gifted education. Research supports the need for such programs for highly gifted and talented students who work and learn at a faster pace. Students K-12 who have achieved scores at or above the 95% on a nationally normed standardized test, who participate in a gifted program, who have already participated in the Stetson HATS program, or who are recommended by an educator are invited to participate in our HATS program.

Any student who attends a weekend workshop or our summer programming who subsequently decides to enroll at Stetson University will get scholarships that cover the costs. This scholarship offers $50 per weekend workshop or $300 per summer session, up to $4000 total ($1000/year over the course of four years).

Stetson University is committed to ensuring the health and safety of our camp attendees and community. Due to the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Stetson University will not hold on-campus programming for younger populations. We are very disappointed to postpone HATS once again. As we work to restore the program, please reach out with information and recommendations so that we can best re-tailor the program with our students in mind. Please email Continue to check back periodically for updates or contact us with any questions.

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Summer Programming For HATS has been canceled Summer 2021

Due to the ongoing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Stetson University has canceled on-campus programming for younger populations this summer. However, the wonderful teachers who were planning on leading our summer camps this year do have summer programs available in Leesburg, Florida. We will work on offering limited online programming for our more independent learners.