Summer Enrichment Academy

Information and Registration
For Current 3rd, 4th, and 5th Graders by Invitation Only

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North Campus
Chalker Elementary School

325 North Booth St.
Kennesaw, GA 30144
South Campus
Teasley Elementary School

3640 Spring Hill Pkwy
Smyrna, GA 30080


Session 1: June 5 - 8, 2017
Session 2: June 12-15, 2017


8:30 am – 3:30 pm


$140 per student for one session.  Scholarships are available based upon need.


Registration is by invitation only. The online application portal will be available March 1st – 20th , 2017.  If a paper application is needed, please see the Gifted Resource Teacher (Target) at your local school. Paper applications are due to the Cobb County School District Central Office (514 Glover St, Marietta) by 3 PM on March 20, 2017.

**Students can attend only one session.


Participation is limited to 125 students per location (per session). If more students register than then number of available spaces, seats will be filled by lottery.  There is no preference given to siblings.  If a student is admitted, the parent/guardian will receive confirmation by email on or before March 31, 2017.


Full payment is required to hold the slot. All payments are due by May 2, 2017. Failure to pay in full by May 2, 2017 will result in the loss of your child’s place in the Summer Enrichment Academy. Payment options include online credit card billing and cash. Directions for each option will be included in the confirmation email.

If your student receives a scholarship, more information will be included in the confirmation email.


Who is eligible to participate in Cobb’s Summer Enrichment Academy?
Current 3rd – 5th grade students (rising 4th-6th graders) who met the requirements on the Complete Composite of their most recent nationally-normed, standardized achievement test (such as the IOWA) are eligible.  Students should be academically motivated and desirous of this enrichment opportunity.

What is the application process for Cobb’s summer enrichment academy?
In 2017 we will accommodate 500 rising 4th-6th grade students; 125 students per location per session. Admittance for 2017 is based on a lottery system.  If your child meets the criteria, they will receive an invitation to apply.

Students will be admitted based on verification of test scores, parent/guardian confirmation, and payment.  Any slots left vacant due to non-payment will be replaced by students on the waiting list.

Is transportation provided to the summer academy locations?
No, transportation is not provided. It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide transportation to and from the program(s).

Is there a discount for families with multiple children who have been admitted?
No. Multi-student discounts are not available.

Can changes to locations be made after a student is registered?
No, a specific student teacher ratio is maintained and changing locations disturbs the ratio.  

What is the policy regarding cancellation?
No refunds will be provided.

What will a typical day look like?
Doors will open and 8:00 am.  Instruction and activities begin at 8:30 am and end at 3:30 pm.  All students need to be picked up by 4:00 pm. There will be a late fee of $10 for any student picked up after 4pm.

Daily activities will focus on STEM, creative problem-solving, research, robotics, academic extension and collaboration.  There will also be guest speakers to present new and innovative concepts and ideas.  All activities and lessons are directed towards meeting the needs of high ability learners.  The theme for this summer is the Rube Goldberg machines.

What should my student bring?
This is a BYOD opportunity. We encourage students to bring their own device (smartphone, Ipad, Tablet, laptop, etc.) for research. Students will also need lunch and 2 snacks.

Are lunch and snacks provided?
No. Students should provide their own food. It is recommended that students bring 2 snacks and a lunch each day. (NO peanut based products allowed.)

Who will be providing the instruction for Cobb’s Summer Enrichment Academy?
All involved staff members are experienced gifted resource (Target) teachers from Cobb County School District who are skilled at providing rigor, challenge, and higher order thinking.

What are the expectations for behavior?
The academy will be a fun experience; however, the main focus is educational. We have high behavioral expectations. Inappropriate behavior will be addressed with a written warning and parent contact. If it continues, the student will be removed from the academy with NO REFUND.

Is before/after care available for Cobb’s summer enrichment academies?
Daily instruction and activities will take place from 8:30 am-3:30 pm each day.  Doors will open to accept students at 8:00 am and all students must be picked up by 4:00 pm. There are no additional fees for this service.  There will be a late fee of $10 for any student picked up after 4pm.

Is a nurse on staff at the summer enrichment academy?
No.  There is no medical staff on hand.  If your student is ill, you will be contacted to pick him/her up immediately. Students are responsible for keeping and maintaining any medication they may have.

Who do I contact with additional questions?
Contact the Advanced Learning Programs Department of Cobb County School District at 770-426-3324.

** Your application is accepted when you see the screen thanking you for submitting. NO OTHER notification will be sent at this time.

**Summer Enrichment Academy enrollment is lottery-based.

**Emails will be sent by March 31, 2017 with notification of final acceptance and payment opportunities.


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