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, A week-long or weekend program for grades 3 & 4

Program dates:

  • GUPPY 3-4 – Grades 3 and 4 – June 20 – June 24, 2022 (5 days) 
  • GUPPY 3-4 – Grades 3 and 4 – June 24 – June 26, 2022 (3 days) 
  • GUPPY 3-4 – Grades 3 and 4 – June 27 – July 1, 2022 (5 days) 
  • GUPPY 3-4 – Grades 3 and 4 – July 8 – July 10, 2022 (3 days) 
  • GUPPY 3-4 – Grades 3 and 4 – July 11- July 15, 2022 (5 days) 
  • GUPPY 3-4 – Grades 3 and 4 – July 15- July 17, 2022 (3 days) 
  • GUPPY 3-4 – Grades 3 and 4 – July 18- July 22, 2022 (5 days) 
  • GUPPY 3-4 – Grades 3 and 4 – July 22- July 24, 2022 (3 days) 
     

Application deadline: May 11, 2022
Acceptance decisions will be made on a rolling basis.


GUPPY 5-6, A week-long or weekend program for grades 5 & 6

Program dates:

  • GUPPY 5-6 – Grades 5 and 6 – June 20 – June 24, 2022 (5 days) 
  • GUPPY 5-6 – Grades 5 and 6 – June 24 – June 26, 2022 (3 days) 
  • GUPPY 5-6 – Grades 5 and 6 – June 27 – July 1, 2022 (5 days) 
  • GUPPY 5-6 – Grades 5 and 6 – July 8 – July 10, 2022 (3 days) 
  • GUPPY 5-6 – Grades 5 and 6 – July 11- July 15, 2022 (5 days) 
  • GUPPY 5-6 – Grades 5 and 6 – July 15- July 17, 2022 (3 days) 
  • GUPPY 5-6 – Grades 5 and 6 – July 18- July 22, 2022 (5 days) 
  • GUPPY 5-6 – Grades 5 and 6 – July 12- July 24, 2022 (3 days) 
     

Application deadline: May 11, 2022
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 or weekend. This GATE program will offer young gifted students a variety of accelerated exploratory educational presentations and hands-on experiences.

GUPPY will have three classes pre track. Each class will be one hour long Monday-Friday or one hour and 40 minutes long Friday-Sunday.

For MSU hotel discounts, please view this page.

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.