GT Advancement (Gr3/5/8)

Our camp activities spread across 3 different sessions.

Sess 2    7/1 - 7/12  Robert Frost MS (new classrooms) w/ free lunch
Sess 3    7/15 - 7/26 Robert Frost MS (new classrooms) w/ free lunch
Sess 4    7/29 - 8/9  USG Bldg III w/ cafe and microwave (no free lunch)

Compliant with CogAT format : verbal/non-verbal/math

GT Elementary (rising Gr3)
GT Middle         (rising Gr5)
GT High/TJ       (rising Gr8)

Who should be interested?
Any ambitious students (rising Gr3, Gr5, or Gr8) with high aim at GT programs in the turning new school.
Due to the high compeition, the admission rate is only 12% in average.
Summer offers the best opportunity to polish and relish.
Your dreams are our mission.

All materials are included.

Each session uses unique (non-repeated) materials/curriculum, in consistent design, ascending in levels.
Each session lasts 2 weeks.
More parents choose two or more sessions to attain visible results.

GT Prep courses offered on session (2-week) basis
These classes cover the major concepts taught in school, as well as a number of topics that have not received adequate attention in the regular school curriculum. This will lay an extremely strong foundation to allow the students to excel in their academic endeavors.

Math: These classes will cover numerous math topics in contests or assessment tests. Students will learn problem solving techniques and critical reasoning skills necessary for the math problems on the test.

Reasoning Skills

  • Gr3, Gr5 Spatial (non-verbal) battery: The battery is composed of three subtests: figure classification, figure matrices, and paper folding. The problems in this battery resemble those on IQ tests. They are language-independent. These problems often require a student to imagine the application of geometric transformations to shapes and groups of shapes.
  • Gr8 Paper folding/Sequence/number analogies: It comprises three categories: deductive, inductive, and abductive (aka inference) types of reasoning drills. This test involves letter sequences and tests your ability to think logically and analytically. Some schools use similar tests as part of their selection procedures and this test will give you some idea of what to expect.

Vocab/Reading: Sentence completion, analogies, and classification will be covered. These problems test a student's vocabulary, critical thinking, and facility with the English language. This may be the most challenging battery for those who are stronger in math and visualization.  Students will progress through 4 levels of vocabulary (4 sessions) while learning important reading comprehension skills.

Writing/Grammar: Creative writing builds on writing and language arts skills that students acquire throughout their school years. Students are encouraged to develop their own “voice” by exploring various genres of writing including short stories, mysteries, poetry, and scriptwriting, among others.

Quiz: Students will be given short quizzes on daily basis. The questions on the quiz cover the topics taught in the previous class. Parents are advised to keep posted about these quiz scores since they are an effective way of making sure that students are absorbing the information presented in class and benefiting from it.

Exam: They will be offered test on each subject (math, reading, writing) once a week. Exam review will bring them back to the test situation and face their errors/deficiencies. They need to learn how to fix them, psychologically/mentally, in order to improve their test performance.Please contact Dr. Li for questions/inquires.

in fall    Programs

3rd        GT ES Prep
5th         GT MS Prep
8th         GT HS Prep
8th         TJ Prep

Typical Daily Schedule
Writing/Critical Reading/Math 

8:30 - 9:00 AM   Free care
9:00 – 10:30 AM    Math + Problem Solving
10:30 – 12:00 PM  Critical Reading + Vocab
12:00 – 12:30 PM    Lunch time (Microwave and cafeteria available)
12:30 - 2:00  PM     Noon activities (Beads&Art, Chess, Games, Sports)
2:00- 3:30 PM     Grammar + Writing
3:30 – 5:00 PM    Presentation + Public Speaking
5:00 – 6:00 PM    Free care