What is Saturday Enrichment?
The Saturday Program is an enrichment program offered by the Robinson Center for Young Scholars for students currently in grades K-8. These classes are intended to provide intellectually ambitious students with challenge, inspiration, and fun, in a collaborative, supportive learning environment. Our classes are not intended to move students ahead in the standard curriculum but rather to explore topics not usually covered in the K-8 classroom. Classes meet for one or two hours per week on Saturdays, for eight sessions each quarter; we do not run Saturday Program in the summer. Classes will be held on the UW Campus in Loew Hall. Students may only register for classes offered to their corresponding grade level and may select as many classes as preferred as long as the class times don’t overlap. There will be no homework, though optional activities may be suggested for outside of class.
How to Apply
Registration for the Saturday Program 2019 Spring quarter begins on March 4th at 8 AM and closes on March 29th at 5 PM. Courses can be viewed in advance by selecting “Curriculum” from the left side of the page or by clicking “Classes Offered” below. Click on the class title to read a full description and be sure to review the grade level requirement and class time as well. Students must be in the corresponding grade level of the class offering to be considered.
Applicants need to complete the online application. Students may select as many classes as preferred as long as the class times don’t overlap and classes correspond to the student’s grade level. During registration, each time frame will list the available classes. Rank the classes for each time frame based on preference with 1 being your first preference during that time frame. Leave any classes that you are not interested in blank (-).
Applications are accepted on a rolling, first-come first-served basis. Wait lists are created for classes that fill. Classes that are under-enrolled might be cancelled.
**When applying to Parent Courses (if applicable), a separate application must be submitted for the parent. To apply for a parent course, create a new profile for yourself by logging into your MYRC account and selecting “Create New Student.” Select the top checkbox indicating you are a parent taking a class, create a new student, and then apply to the parent course with your new profile.
Cost and Financial Aid
Tuition and Fees: Tuition for the 2018-19 academic year is $225 for each 50 minute class and $425 for each 100 minute class, plus a non-refundable $25 registration fee per class. Tuition and fees are due no later than 10 days after acceptance into a class, but no later than the day before classes start each session. Our refund policy is described below.
Financial Aid: Financial aid is available for qualified students. Providing this information will not disadvantage you.
Documentation accepted as evidence of need includes copies of 2017 or 2018 1040-tax forms OR 2018-19 documentation of eligibility for Free/Reduced Lunch. The document/s may be submitted through the ‘Make a Payment’ page of your Robinson Center account. If supporting paperwork is not submitted, or if there is a significant discrepancy between the information submitted online and the confirmatory documents, the tuition and fee waiver may be rescinded and/or the student may be removed from the class.
Information supplied to the Robinson Center is intended for internal use only. It is understood that this information will be used only in computing the amount of financial assistance for which the student may qualify, and that it will not be released to any other party.
Please find more information on the federal income eligibility guidelines for Free and Reduced Lunch here.
Robinson Center Refund Policy: Only students withdrawing for extenuating circumstances beyond their control may be eligible for an emergency withdrawal. If you believe that your child falls into this category, please contact our Administrator, Kim Lee, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately to petition for a withdrawal and pro-rated refund. You may withdraw by written (letter or email) request only. A full refund will be made if the class is canceled by the Robinson Center.
*Please note that only registered students may attend class!
Information for the First Day
If a student has not been accepted into the program and would like to appeal that decision, they have a week to submit an appeal. If you wish to appeal, please log into your account, where there is a link to an appeal form. Once the appeal has been completed and submitted, and the required documents uploaded to your account, the Admissions team will reconsider your application and, if necessary, forward the appeal to the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, which has final word on all appeals.
- Jana Lamon