Saturday & Summer Enrichment Program


Dear Members of the SEP Community, As you are all aware, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to virtually every part of our lives, from our health and education to our livelihoods. Consequently, we have all had to make difficult and painful choices for the past two years. The cancellations of our residential Summer and Saturday programs during this time represent such painful choices, and they have had deep impacts on our financial position. Today, we write to inform you about another difficult choice that the Saturday and Summer Enrichment Program has had to make. SEP has always recognized the safety and well-being of its participants and staff as its highest priority. In light of ongoing COVID-19 health and safety considerations and the uncertainty they bring to our operations, SEP is unable to offer any programming opportunities for the foreseeable future. This includes the cancellation of the 2022 Summer Enrichment Program. In the coming months, and with the thoughtful guidance of UVA’s School of Education leadership team, we will continue to assess our ability to offer our programs to families in the future. We encourage you to check our webpage for information about 2023. SEP is proud to have provided countless joyful and enriching experiences to thousands of children. We thank you for entrusting your children to us, and we wish all of you continued health and well-being. Take care.

 

In coordination with the School of Education and Human Development, the Saturday and Summer Enrichment Program (SEP) seeks to offer gifted and/or high ability students a rich and engaging learning experience outside the regular classroom environment. Modeling best practices in curriculum and instruction, the SEP staff works as a community to maximize potential in each student and foster a passion for lifelong learning. Fosters talent development in gifted youth and their teachers.

SEP hosts two programs throughout the year. The Saturday program serves students in kindergarten through fifth grade.  The Summer residential program hosts students in rising fifth through eleventh grades.  Please click on the corresponding links for further program and application information.

 


Saturday Enrichment Program

Traditionally, the Saturday Program is offered every winter, on five consecutive Saturday mornings in January and February. This program offers academic enrichment classes for students in grades Kindergarten through 5th. At present, we have made the decision that the Saturday Enrichment Program will not be offered in 2022 given the ongoing Covid pandemic.  We are evaluating our ability to return to normal in 2023, and we will make all programmatic decisions in consultation with School of Education and Human Development and UVA leadership in the coming months.  Please check on our website where you will find updated information as these decisions are solidified 

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Summer Enrichment Program

Dear Members of the SEP Community, 

As you are all aware, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant disruptions to virtually every part of our lives, from our health and education to our livelihoods. Consequently, we have all had to make difficult and painful choices for the past two years. The cancellations of our residential Summer and Saturday programs during this time represent such painful choices, and they have had deep impacts on our financial position. 

Today, we write to inform you about another difficult choice that the Saturday and Summer Enrichment Program has had to make.  SEP has always recognized the safety and well-being of its participants and staff as its highest priority. In light of ongoing COVID-19 health and safety considerations and the uncertainty they bring to our operations, SEP is unable to offer any programming opportunities for the foreseeable future.  This includes the cancellation of the 2022 Summer Enrichment Program. 

In the coming months, and with the thoughtful guidance of UVA’s School of Education leadership team, we will continue to assess our ability to offer our programs to families in the future.  We encourage you to check our webpage for information about 2023. 

SEP is proud to have provided countless joyful and enriching experiences to thousands of children. We thank you for entrusting your children to us, and we wish all of you continued health and well-being.  Take care. 

Please call or email us with any questions at edt-sep@virginia.edu or 434-924-3182

Learn More About The Summer Enrichment Program ›