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WHO WE ARE

Explore. Belong. Connect.

Learn more about our programs for gifted and talented youth.

View all WCATY Programs

Looking for the Online Academy or Project A?
Visit MPS Center for Advanced Academics.

2019 Program Dates

GEM Winter (Grades 1-4): February 2-March 2
GEM Summer (Grades 1-4): June 17-21, June 24-28
STEP (Grades 7-8): June 17-29
ALP (Grades 9-12): June 30–July 20
PACE (Grades 5-8): July 7-12
YSSP (Grades 4-6): July 21-27

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

2019 Registration Information

2019 classes announced: December 2018.

Registration opens: first week of January 2019.

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.

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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.


We're in transition.

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If you're looking for information about ALP, GEM, PACE, STEP, and YSSP summer in-person sessions at UW–Madison, please proceed to the Wisconsin Center for Academically Talented Youth website.

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If you're looking for information about the Online Academy, Project A, and Smart Spaces Programming, please proceed to the Center for Advanced Academics at Milwaukee Public School's website.

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If you're a student looking for the Online Academy, please proceed to the student portal.

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