Resource: University of California, Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) (Berkeley, CA)
Website: University of California, Academic Talent Development Program (ATDP) (Berkeley, CA)
Organization: UC Berkeley's Grad School of Education
URL: http://atdp.berkeley.edu/
Description: This program offers challenging summer classes for K-11 students. ATDP courses offer students opportunities to gain in-depth knowledge of the subjects that interest them. Taught by outstanding university, public, and private school instructors, our classes are designed to engage our students' hearts as well as their minds. Admission is based on the student's overall academic profile. Grades, achievement test scores, an essay, and a teacher recommendation are all considered.

Comments: Contributed by: Parent on 10/23/2009
My daughter just graduated from college this June. She was an ATDP student for many years and has said that her 6 week summers at ATDP had a greater impact on her life than her 12 years of education prior to college. ATDP is a wonderful experience that inspires true community and joy in learning.

Contributed by: Parent on 4/24/2005
We tried the summer program for our child leaving kindergarten last summer. It was a wonderful, in-depth experience, the best we've had since leaving a gifted school in the mid west.

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