Course ideas come from lots of places!

  • Scholars and parents tell us about courses they would like for us to develop — and ones we should offer again! — in an evaluation completed at the end of each summer.
  • The faculty hired as Mentors bring their own specialties, talents, expertise and inspiration to our course development process.
  • Our annual program theme gives us some ideas for course subjects and topics, too.

Mentors participate in an intensive lesson planning process utilizing DECATS philosophy and methodology, creating a one-of-a-kind differentiated education program for academically gifted Scholars.