WCATY participants running holding hands

WHO WE ARE

Explore. Belong. Connect.

Learn more about our programs for youth.

View all WCATY Programs

 

Looking for additional youth programs?
See all UW–Madison Precollege Programs.

2020 Program Dates

GEM Winter (Grades 1-4): Feb. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29
GEM Summer (Grades 1-4): June 15–19 & 22–26
ALP (Grades 9-12): July 5–25
PACE (Grades 5-8): July 12–17
STEP (Grades 7-8): July 26–Aug. 8

Statute of Abe Lincoln in front of Bascom Hall
Abe Lincoln statue and Bascom Hall
  

“Not only has WCATY provided me with an advanced learning experience
that I would not have at school, it has also given me a space where I can fit in and belong.”

Robin A., ALP Participant

2020 Registration Information

Apply for GEM Winter

A full list of summer classes and registration for WCATY Summer 2020 will open in early January.

WCATY – where challenges are worthy of your potential

Join us this summer for academic acceleration and enrichment.

Learn more about what WCATY success looks like.

decorative image: WCATY Lamp

WCATY Lamp

Every child has a spark of the WCATY lamp inside them, waiting to be ignited!

decorative image: gifted and talented WCATY students are excited about science
decorative image: gifted and talented WCATY students are excited about science

Why choose WCATY?

Experience a unique learning environment from one of the largest research universities in the world!

Learn more about why WCATY is a great fit for you and your child.