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WCATY changing its name but not its mission

The 30-year-old UW–Madison program will maintain its programs and its commitment to creating a community for academically curious students in grades 1–12.

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Badger Precollege on WORT

Assistant Dean Christopher Pevey Harry talks with WORT 89.9 FM Madison about Badger Precollege and what’s new for summer 2021.

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WCATY celebrates 30 years of engaging young learners

One former student — now an instructor with the program — shares memories of his experience at WCATY, what’s changed and what remains the same.

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Badger Precollege featured in Madison365

Madison365 features Assistant Dean Christopher Pevey Harry, who shares his goals for making Badger Precollege accessible to all interested students.

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UW–Madison Badger Precollege students and siblings Debra and James Ejiwale

New Badger Precollege programs offer enrichment, community-building, college readiness for youth

Milwaukee siblings James and Debra Ejiwale share how Badger Precollege programs help them explore topics of interest, meet new friends and get a feel for college life.

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Think like a Badger: Assistant Dean Christopher Pevey Harry talks future of Badger Precollege

The Badger Precollege team is building on a strong history of precollege programming at UW–Madison to boost access, diversity and collaboration for young learners.

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7 tips for high schoolers on creating a successful Badger Precollege application

Get the scoop on selecting your program, submitting your application, crafting your essay and more.

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Summer Music Clinic elective classes offer diverse music education

A wide-ranging selection of elective courses lends musical breadth to this hands-on summer camp for students completing grades 6-12.

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Information Technology Academy gives student a welcoming community and a path for her future

Since 2000, more than 200 students have graduated from ITA Madison, and an estimated 99% of graduates have gone on to attend post-secondary institutions.

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