Register your high-ability student (grades 4-8 for 2012-13) for one of the Challenge Saturdays classes.
The Challenge Saturday Program is an academic program for high-ability students that takes place over 5 successive Saturdays in the fall semester on the Des Moines Central Academy campus or on The University of Iowa campus.
Classes are from 8:45 to 12:15, and dates vary by location:
- The University of Iowa, Iowa City: October 6, 13, 27; November 3, 17
- Des Moines Central Academy, Des Moines: September 29; October 13, 27; November 3, December 1
Students are not required to participate in the Belin-Blank Exceptional Student Talent Search (BESTS); however, we encourage all students to participate in BESTS in order to learn more about readiness for academic challenge.