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Summer Enrichment Program

SEP is a two-week residential program at the University of Northern Colorado consisting of high-interest, hands-on, brains-on courses for gifted, talented, and creative students entering grades 5 through 10.

Courses are developed by specialists in gifted education and/or in specific content areas as part of the university's Center for the Education & Study of Gifted, Talented, Creative Learners. 

Curriculum is developed and differentiated according to basic principles of gifted education, providing a unique opportunity for enrichment not ordinarily possible in regular classrooms.

Session Schedule

  • July 7, 2019: Session Begins (Registration from 2-4 pm)
  • July 13, 2019: Super Saturday
  • July 16, 2019: Talent Show
  • July 18, 2019: Banquet
  • July 19, 2019: SEP Showcase
  • July 19, 2019: SEP Party/Dance
  • July 20, 2019: Check Out by 9am

Daily Schedule

  • 7-9 a.m., Morning Preparation
  • 9-10:15 a.m., Period 1
  • 10:20-11:35 a.m., Period 2
  • 11:35 a.m.-12:50 p.m., Lunch
  • 12:50-2:05 p.m., Period 3
  • 2:10-3:25 p.m., Period 4
  • 3:30-5 p.m., Afternoon Options
  • 5-7 p.m., Dinner & Free Time
  • 7-8:30 p.m., Nighttime Activities
  • 8:30-10 p.m., Dorm Time

Previous Course Topics

  • Musical Improvisation
  • Electronic Composition, Video Killed the Radio Star, Sounds
  • Beginning Dance and Advanced Dance
  • Guitar Jam and Acapella Singing
  • Improv (both 5x7 & 8x10), SEP LIVE (8x10), and Slam Poetry (8x10)
  • Cabaret (choice of drama activities)/Drama workshops
  • Picture Your Self; Stained Glass
  • Photo Journalism/experimental art
  • Theatre/Dramatic Writing
  • Math aesthetics; math history; ECO-nomics; energy economics
  • Architecture; Energy
  • Sherlocked Codetalkers- Cryptology
  • Science/physics of art
  • Memory Book
  •  Women and Literature; Stories/Illustrations
  • A hunting we will go (archeology); multiverses; Quest is the quest; Always been Giants
  • Current Event Analysis; Sports and HIstory
  • Lies My Teacher Told Me
  • Robotics (programming a robot); Rocketry
  • 10 Days To Save the World; Music and Society
  • Scholastica Game Club/MI (may teach this or the other class)
  • Superheroes and Society; What Does It Take to Make a Movie?


The total cost of SEP is $1795. The cost per session includes housing, food, tuition, dormitory counselors, and teaching staff. A $100 registration fee must accompany all applications. This fee will be applied to the SEP tuition. We are offering a 10% percent discount for additional siblings who attend SEP/LEP. Students in a group of five sponsored by a school or agency are entitled to a 10% discount each.

SEP Scholarships

Several partial scholarships for the Summer Enrichment Program are available. To apply for these scholarships parents or teachers need to:

  1. Complete the SEP Application
    1. Scholarship information included in SEP Application.
  2. Receive Notification.

Next Steps

June 6th

Complete Application

Application must be accompanied by $100 deposit that will be applied to tuition.


Receipt of Information Packet