Stetson University HATS Program

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Stetson University's High Achieving Talented Students Program (HATS) provides year-round academic enrichment courses to high-achieving, talented, and gifted students in grades K-12. The HATS Program offers Saturday and summer classes that encourage students to explore their academic areas of interest in a collegiate setting.   

Eligibility for Participation

Students in grades K-12 who have achieved scores at or above the 95th percentile on a nationally normed, standardized assessment and/or participate in a gifted program are invited to participate in the HATS Program.

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Fall Semester Classes

Students in grades 4-9 who have been invited to participate in the Belin-Blank Exceptional Student Talent Search (BESTS) are also invited to participate in the HATS Program. 

Academic Talent Search

Belin-Blank Exceptional Student Talent Search (BESTS)

Stetson University works with various school districts to identify eligible students. If you believe that you or someone you know is eligible to participate but has not been notified by Stetson University or by the Belin-Blank Center, please contact us by emailing We encourage all eligible students, including homeschooled students and students attending private schools, to participate in HATS.