Resource: Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP), Center for Talent Development - Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
Website: Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP), Center for Talent Development - Northwestern University (Evanston, IL)
Organization: Northwestern University
Description: The Saturday Enrichment Program (SEP) at Center for Talent Development (CTD) offers challenging and enriching courses for academically talented students age 4 through grade nine. SEP courses in mathematics, science, technology, English & writing, and social science engage students during eight Saturdays in the fall and winter and a six-week term in the spring. These research-driven courses, outstanding instruction and the camaraderie of learning with like-minded peers make SEP the place to be on a Saturday.

Comments: Contributed by: Parent on 7/25/2006
My son also took grade 3 classes while in grade 1. Although I appreciated their flexibility in placement, it would be nice if their testing allowed for ability based placement rather than grade equivalent placement. More class offerings and better administration/office help are needed.

Contributed by: Parent on 2/29/2004
My son was in the program from preschool through first grade. We kept hoping that the program would get some meat, but it never did. Our son could not see any difference in what was presented at SEP and in his regular classroom. I think that this may be a good resource for moderately gifted children, but I would not recommend it for PG children. It is possible that it gets better at older ages. The highest age class that our son took was for grades 2-4. I do have to say that they did make a concession and let our son into a grade 2-4 class as a first grader. We did not find this class more suitable either, but at least they tried after my intervention.

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