COVID-19 updates

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, UW-Madison is canceling all in-person summer youth programs sponsored by the university for summer 2020.

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WCATY – Accelerated Learning Program (ALP)

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High School Students (Grades 9-12)

The Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth (WCATY) Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) gives gifted students finishing ninth through twelfth grades the chance to learn and live alongside each other on the beautiful UW–Madison campus. ALP is an intense, three-week summer camp designed to push students to the next academic level while housing them in an intimate learning environment. Students enroll in a single course for an in-depth experience not possible in crowded high school schedules. Students gain insight from instructors who are experts in their fields. ALP participants experience a truly unique learning environment where gifted students can interact, learn, and grow with each other. Course options include engineering, physics, biology, neuroscience, theater, psychology, political science, philosophy, sociology and economics, and computer science.

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WCATY – Accelerated Learning Program (ALP)