ABOUT

Spyglass is a live, interactive distance learning program for gifted and advanced students in elementary through high school. Spyglass workshops are held via video call and led by content experts on a variety of topics. Students engage with advanced material and participate in collaborative discussions with small groups of like-minded peers. Depending on the topic and age group, Spyglass workshops may be 60 to 90 minutes long.

Each Spyglass workshop or series will be designed for a specified age range of at least four years (e.g. 8-12 or 14-18).

APPLICATION

Instead of going through an application process, families will be asked to complete enrollment forms for each child to gather basic information on background knowledge and learning needs. Once these initial forms are completed, returning students can sign up for workshops by completing an abbreviated version of the form.

Though students are not required to be formally identified as gifted or have participated in another IEA program, students are expected to be engaged, curious, motivated. A code of conduct will be provided upon enrollment. Some workshops may have required prerequisite knowledge, which would be included in the workshop description.

COST AND FINANCIAL AID

Spyglass workshops are $35 per 90-minute interactive workshop. Discounted pricing will be available for enrollment in multiple workshops in a series.

Yes, need-based financial aid is available. To inquire, please click here to email Nicole Endacott or indicate that you are interested in applying for aid when completing a new student enrollment form.

If you do not see an answer to your question here, please click here to email Program Coordinator Nicole Endacott.

“SINCE THERE WERE ONLY TWO OTHER PEOPLE IN THE CLASS, WE WERE ABLE TO LEARN MORE. I FELT THAT I WAS IN AN ENVIRONMENT WITH KIDS LIKE ME. THIS ALLOWED ME TO BE MORE CHALLENGED.”

–– Academy Student

“Thank you for providing an environment that encourages higher expectations for our kids!”

– – Academy Parent

“I LOVED THE CHALLENGE OF HAVING SUCH DIVERSE AGES ALL TOGETHER IN ONE CLASS.”

– – Academy Instructor

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