General Session Information
Saturday School sessions are $175 per session. A session includes one class for five consecutive Saturdays. If your student takes both a morning and afternoon class the charge is $350. We offer a 15% discount to GSU faculty, students, and alumni. The 15% discount is also offered to families with three or more children. We accept Visa, Mastercard and Check.
Initially, all children are eligible for the Saturday School program. We offer Provisional or Full admission. Provisional Admission is offered to all students for 1 year. Students receiving provisional admission may register for classes, but have one year from the date of initial application to provide evidence of meeting the admission criteria. Students who do not provide this evidence within the year time limit will not be allowed to remain in the program. Full Admission to the program requires meeting the specific criteria for admission at the time of first application. In order to receive full admission, all students must have the required test scores and be recommended by school personnel or the testing psychologist.
No! The test scores and recommendation letters are kept on file. Once you are fully admitted to the program you do not need to reapply.
Yes! Classes differ from one session to a next and a new application also allows us to update any contact information.
We offer various sessions throughout the year. Please refer to our Calendar to see exact dates. Fall and Spring sessions have two class times, morning and afternoon. Morning classes are from 9am-12:30pm and Afternoon classes are from 1pm-4:30pm.
Saturday School classes take place on GSU’s main campus in downtown Atlanta. Classes take place in the Classroom South Building unless otherwise noted. Students should report directly to their classroom each Saturday.
It is Saturday School policy for you to park and come inside with your student each Saturday. An attendance sheet will be located in each classroom for you to “sign-in” and “sign-out” your student. This also gives you the chance to meet the teachers and hear about all the exciting things your student is engaging in! (Please notify the teacher in writing of any individual with whom a student should/should not be allowed to leave with). Students are to arrive prior to the beginning of class and be picked up promptly at the end of class.
Parking Deck “G” will be available for FREE for Saturday School parents. Please mention to the parking attendant you are with Saturday School. Parking Deck “G” connects directly to Classroom South Building. There is a bridge on the 3rd floor of the deck connecting to the 2nd floor of Classroom South (the same floor as the reception desk!) Maps and Directions to Saturday School and the Parking Deck can be found on our website.
A Classroom List will be posted on the homepage prior to the first day of the session. Please check for updates on the website in the event of changes. The Classroom List is also posted at our reception desk on the 2nd floor of the Classroom South Building.
Parents and friends will not be allowed to stay with students in the classroom during class time without teacher approval. We do offer Parent Seminars during morning classes which are free for Saturday School parents.
Parents and friends are invited to attend the Open House in their student’s classroom on the last day of class. Information about the Open House can be obtained from the class teacher.
Parent Seminars are often conducted during morning classes and are free to parents. Presentations are made by various professionals on issues related to gifted children. Additionally, the seminars provide an opportunity for parents to network. And as if a free seminar wasn’t enough, we provide morning refreshments!
YES! There is a Saturday School Reception Desk in the 2nd Floor Lobby of the Classroom South Building. Staff members will be available to assist you and your student each Saturday. Saturday School apparel may also be bought at the reception desk.
Paper and writing utensils are usually needed. Other supplies and equipment will be furnished by Saturday School unless otherwise stated. For classes that require lab/material fees (as indicated by the class description), payment should be made directly to the teacher on the first day.
Absences always occur so don’t worry! If you know in advance your student will be missing a class please contact the teacher for missed information and try to “catch-up” prior to the next class. For those unexpected absences please contact Saturday School staff. We will put you in contact with the teacher during the week so your student can “catch-up” prior to the next class.
While there are vending machines available throughout the campus, we suggest your student does NOT purchase through the vending machines. Classes will have snack breaks half-way through each Saturday. Please provide your child with a small snack/drink for this break.
After the children have gone home and the teachers are packed and departed, we at Saturday School often find items left in the classrooms or the reception area. Please call our office at 404-413-8029 and we will check the lost and found for your lost item. Items may be donated to charity after one month.