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Learn about WMU program for academically talented kids

Oct. 4, 2010

KALAMAZOO--Parents who think their sixth and seventh graders would benefit from having a more challenging school day are invited to attend upcoming meetings explaining the process for applying to the Academically Talented Youth Program at Western Michigan University.

ATYP, administered by WMU's Lee Honors College, offers accelerated-learning courses in math and English. The program has been adapted to meet local needs and is open to students regardless of their ability to pay.

Classes meet at WMU but the program allows participants to remain enrolled in, and connected with, their local school districts. Informational meetings have been scheduled around Kalamazoo County to explain the program to parents and their prospective ATYP students.

ATYP informational meetings

  • Wednesday, Oct. 6, 7 to 8 p.m., Gull Lake Middle School cafeteria
  • Sunday, Oct. 10, 2 to 3 p.m., Room 1104 Rood Hall, WMU
  • Monday, Oct. 11, 7 to 8 p.m., Plainwell Middle School cafeteria
  • Tuesday, Oct. 19, 7 to 8 p.m., Mattawan Middle School cafeteria
  • Thursday, Oct. 28, 7 to 8 p.m., Kalamazoo Regional Education Services Agency, Portage

For additional information, including more-descriptive meeting locations, visit the Academically Talented Youth Program online or contact program administrators at atyp-info@wmich.edu or (269) 387-3230.

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Media contact: Jeanne Baron, (269) 387-8400, jeanne.baron@wmich.edu

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