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WCATY Accelerated Learning Program at UW-Madison

Madison, Dane County
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The Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) is an intense, three-week academic program that gives students the opportunity to take one high school or college level course at an accelerated pace. All courses are designed to allow students to earn credit, with school approval, upon successful completion of the program. Because of the fast pace of this program, commuter students must commit to attend the evening session. In addition to taking challenging courses, the residential students live in dorms and all students participate in organized recreational activities. WCATY believes curricular rigor, high expectations, and a student's personal passion for learning must work together to allow talented students to excel. Classes are small, with no more than 16 students, and we focus on adjusting the pace and level of instruction to meet students' needs. WCATY knows academic rigor is essential for student success, but we also know friendships are one of the key reasons students come back.

Time outside of class is spent in recreational activities in small groups or with the whole camp, including weekend visits to local attractions, a mall-crawl, and Fourth-of-July activities. While on campus, students enjoy all aspects of college life - living in dorms, eating in the cafeteria, and use of recreational facilities.
Camp type: Campus Scholastic
Region: Central Wisconsin
Established: 1991
Location and Programs
Location -
UW-Madison campus, Madison, Wisconsin
Program -
Resident and day camp. Sessions for - coeds grades 9 to 12.
Season -
June 20 to July 10
Sessions -
Students may select one: Intro to College Computer Science, AP Psychology, Advanced Literary Analysis, Intro to Critical Reasoning, AP U.S. History, Honors Physics, Latin, Honors Chemistry, Topics in Calculus, Honors Music Theory, Honors Statistics.
Registration -
Application Deadline - May 8, 2010. Catalog and registration forms available online.
Fees -
Residential option - $2250; Commuter option (includes lunch & dinner) - $1600. Need-based financial aid is available. All students must pay a $60 fee at the time of application.
Activities: Basketball, computers/technology, crafts, dance, drama, exercise/aerobics/fitness, football, painting/drawing, photography, reading/book study, soccer, swimming, tennis, writing. Also - All camp talent show and dance at the end of the camp.
More plus Contact Information
Special programs/facilities/care provided for -
Parent Visitation -
Parents are asked not to visit their children during the camp unless it is a family emergency.
Accreditations and Affiliations -
NCA CASI accredited organization.
DirectorContact Person
Carole TroneProgram Director, WCATY
264 Teacher Education Bldg., 225 N. Mills St.
Madison, WI 53706
Tel 608-890-3260
Fax 608-265-4309
Owned/Operated by -
Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY), University of Wisconsin-Madison
All information supplied by camp management, 01/22/2008. For details call the camp Contact above.

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