Educational Programs Purpose: Provide fun, challenging educational opportunities to academically talented students Financial aid Awarded to 10% of students Over $40,000 awarded each year
Educational Programs Hands-on Higher-level thinking Small group, whole class, and individual activities Problem-solving strategies Investigative approach, not just teaching algorithms
Weekend Workshops Saturdays and Sundays during academic year Locations: Carnegie Mellon University Lower Merion High School, Ardmore, PA Glenside Elem School, Glenside, PA Approximately 3,200 students per year (first come, first served)
Weekend Workshops Kindergarten – 9 th grade Instructors are local teachers, CMU professors & graduate students, and experts in their fields $62 per workshop ($99 full day) Financial aid available
Weekend Workshops Sample classes: Egg Drop Physics Write Your Own Web Page Science of Harry Potter Skeletal Remains Ice Cream Science Robotics Creative Writing
Summer Program 2-week sessions 1-week sessions Approximately 30 locations across Pennsylvania Serves approximately 500 students annually
Summer Program Cost ranges from $210 to $485 Students who take EXPLORE through C- MITES get a discount Financial aid available
Summer Program Grades 1-9 Submit EXPLORE scores or other above-level test scores Teacher recommendation Information about academic/extracurricular activities Limited space in some classes NOT first come, first served
Summer Program Sample classes: Amusement Park Physics Programming Using Alice Informal Geometry C0 2 Dragsters Robotics Structures Kitchen Science
C-MITES JUNIORS New Summer Program CMU campus and nearby Half-day classes Optional afternoon program 1 st and 2 nd grades Financial aid available Application (not first- come, first served)
Steppingstones: August Classes CMU campus Full day classes Kindergarten - 10 th grades $65 - $115 per class Financial aid available First come, first served
Elementary Student Talent Search Testing Provide detailed information about student abilities to families and schools Above-level testing Approx. 1,000 students at 50 different test sites throughout PA each year 3 rd – 6 th graders
Elementary Student Talent Search (ESTS) Provide detailed information about student abilities to families and schools Above-level testing Serves approximately 1,000 students at locations in 29 counties of Penna. each year
ESTS: C-MITES EXPLORE Test Grades 3-6 95 th percentile on one section of a grade-level achievement test EXPLORE Test was designed by ACT for 8 th graders EXPLORE subtests include English, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics and Science
Above-level tests raise the ceiling and identify levels of giftedness Profile academic strengths Inform educational programming and curriculum Priority in the C-MITES Summer Program C-MITES membership May participate in research
ESTS Test dates for 2013: January 26 (Saturday) January 27 (Sunday) February 16 (Saturday) March 2 (Saturday) Registration deadlines: Final deadline February 21: $79 7 th and 8 th graders should participate in CTY Talent Search
Why should my child participate? Academic benefits Social benefits Long-term benefits Because its fun!
Student comments Id rather attend C- MITES programs all year instead of going to my regular school.
Contact information www.cmites.org (412) 268-1629, ext.1 email@example.com
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