Apply Now for Summer Enrichment Program

For information on the SEP program, contact director Julie Baird at or 434-924-7177.

February 6, 2009 — Even though it's winter, U.Va.'s Summer Enrichment Program is busy developing the curriculum and accepting applications for its residential summer program.

Now in its 30th year, the Curry School's SEP is designed for gifted and/or high-ability students. The program offers classes representing diverse disciplines and fields as portals to developing students' strengths and talents, interests and ways of thinking, said director Julie Baird.

This summer's lineup of courses includes medical ethics, analyzing presidential speeches and "SEP Live," in which students will be writing and performing comedy, Baird said.

So how is camp received?

AnnaLea Clayton-Chawartz, an eighth-grader from Prince William County, Va., said of her experience last summer, "It's great here … and all the classes are cool."

Students in grades four through 10 can apply to attend one of this year's three 12-day sessions: June 21-July 2, July 5-16 or July 19-30. Each session costs $1,100. Financial aid is available.

The application deadline has been extended to March 2. For information and to apply, click here.