Ardent Woodbridge - 3500 Barranca Pkwy, Ste. 220, Irvine, CA 92606
 
 
To better serve our students and expand our STEM programs, Ardent Academy is pleased to announce that we will be opening up Ardent Woodbridge in mid-January 2019. Please note that Ardent UTC Math Olympiad and Speech & Debate classes will relocate to Ardent Woodbridge mid-Winter 2019 session. More details will be announced. Ardent UTC remains in operation as our HQ. College Counseling and Ardent Labs will still take place at this campus. Ardent Northwood programs remain the same.

For students who are interested in participating in USA Computing Olympiad competition (USACO), Ardent Labs offer 3 beginning level courses in either Python, Java, or C/C++ programming languages. Students must have completed Ardent Python Level 2, Introduction to Java Programming, or CS50X courses to take these classes. Students will prepare for taking the USACO Bronze Division Contest in December 2018.
 
All three classes offer the same content with the exception of coding languages. Each class will accept only 4 students to ensure maximum coaching and one-on-one attention.
 
Classes start Friday, September 14, 2018
Sep 14 - Nov 16 • FRI • 5:30-8:30PM • Ardent UTC
 
  • Introductory Computer Olympiad - Python
  • Introductory Computer Olympiad - Java
  • Introductory Computer Olympiad - C/C++

 

Ardent Academy for Gifted Youth will host public seminars and open houses for current and prospective students and families from August 27 - August 31. Come to check out our facility, learn the comprehensive programs we offer, meet our instructors, and hear a talk by Dr. Li on gifted education and college admission planning. Parents and students are invited to these seminars.

Don’t let your math and physics skills freeze over the break! Stay fresh with Ardent Academy's Winter 2018 Boot Camps.

The five-day intensive camps are designed to prepare students for their Math or Physics Olympiad exams of the following January/February. Students develop key test-taking skills, practice speed and accuracy, and work on the most challenging problems appropriate to the level of individual students through small group instructions. This winter, the boot camps will run WED-SUN, December 26-30, 2018, 9AM-3PM at Ardent Northwood.

In a recent meta-analysis of 39 studies, research has shown that long vacations disrupt the learning cycle and can lead to absolute losses, especially in mathematics. Students test one-tenth of a standard deviation lower when they return to school in the fall.