GUPPY

Gifted University for Parents and Precocious Youth

The GUPPY program has different curriculum for grades 3-4 and for grades 5-6. You can view the different topic “tracks” for each grade level on the GUPPY Curriculum pages. Apply early, programs fill quickly!

GUPPY Overview Slideshow 2021

Footage of the GUPPY Program

GUPPY 3-4, An online week-long program for grades 3 & 4

Program dates:

  • Monday, June 21 - Friday, June 25, 2021
  • Monday, June 28 - Friday, July 2, 2021
  • Monday, July 5 - Friday, July 9, 2021

Application deadline: May 24, 2021
Acceptance decisions will be made on a rolling basis.


GUPPY 5-6, An online week-long program for grades 5 & 6

Program dates:

  • Monday, June 21 - Friday, June 25, 2021
  • Monday, June 28 - Friday, July 2, 2021
  • Monday, July 5 - Friday, July 9, 2021

Application deadline: May 24, 2021
Acceptance decisions will be made on a rolling basis.

GUPPY Description

GUPPY is designed for young gifted and talented students to attend classes taught by MSU faculty and staff at Michigan State University for the week. This online GATE program will offer young gifted students a variety of accelerated exploratory educational presentations and hands-on experiences. Please see the different class track options on the GUPPY Curriculum page (GUPPY 3-4 Curriculum, and 5-6 GUPPY Curriculum).

GUPPY will have three classes pre track. Each class will be one hour long Monday-Friday. Classes will be 9:00am - 10:00am, 10:15am - 11:15am, and 11:30am - 12:30pm.

Parent "U" Day

Parents, save the date! You are invited to attend GUPPY’s Parent University, which provides informational presentations conducted by gifted experts. Various topics related to gifted education and raising a gifted child will be discussed. The presentations will focus on introductory and intermediate topics. Past topics have included: Gifted 101, Roadmap to Advocacy, IQ Testing, Spatial Learners and an expert panel.