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Super Saturday at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs is a program of classes for gifted students in the Pikes Peak region. The program is run under the auspices of the College of Education, and classes meet on the university campus. Class size ranges from 12 to 16 students. The goal of Super Saturday is to challenge the students' intellectual and creative abilities.


Six consecutive Saturdays set for
  Spring (April-May) and  Fall (October November).

Spring 2007: Six consecutive Saturdays: April 7, 2007 through May 12, 2007 with May 19, 2007 the snow date. Time:  10:00 am – 12:00 noon. (8:00 classes run from 8 am-9:55 am)

Time: 10:00 am 12:00 noon

Course Offerings

Spring 2007 : Classes Offered PDF Link

Student Qualifications

Students must:
  1. Demonstrate high motivation and commitment to completing work. (Super Saturday classes include homework.)

  2. Have exceptional strength in the topic areas being presented in the classes for which they apply, as shown by:
      - Performance on an appropriate standardized test at the
        95th percentile or above, or
      - Outstanding school performance in the subject.

  3. Demonstrate high standards of classroom behavior.
In all cases, a teacher, principal, or other educator that knows the student well must complete the recommendation on the application assuring that the student meets Super Saturday's requirements.

Tuition Information

The tuition for Super Saturday classes is $75.00. Please make checks payable to UCCS Super Saturday. Once enrollment has been established, there will be no refunds.

Scholarship Information

A few half-tuition scholarships are available and are awarded on first come, first serve basis. Students who wish to apply for a half-tuition scholarship must include the following with their application:
  1. A letter from their principal attesting to the motivation of the student, and

  2. District written documentation that the student qualifies for the free / reduced lunch program.
No scholarship applications will be considered unless this information is included.

Application Deadline

By March 15,2007 - See the Application Form for more information.

Application Form

Download Spring 2007 Application Form  PDF Link


  1. Super Saturday classes meet from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon. Students should arrive in their classrooms no earlier than 9:50 am and must be picked up promptly at noon.

  2. In addition to high academic standards, Super Saturday expects high standards of student behavior. Disruptive behavior which interferes with instruction will not be tolerated. Any student whose behavior is disruptive will be asked to leave the program (with tuition refunded on a pro-rata basis).

  3. Students who are accepted are expected to attend all class sessions.

  4. Students may be photographed during Super Saturday sessions for university purposes or by parents during Open House. If this is a problem please contact the Director.

Super Saturday Directors

  Dr. LaVonne I. Neal
  Dean of the College of Education
  University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

  Judy Oraker
  Gifted and Talented Resource Teacher
  District 11

Contact Us

For further information,
call Judy Oraker at (719) 597-0597 or
send an e-mail to: oraker@msn.com

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