How to Prepare Your Child for AMC 8
(Grades 6-8)
Presented by Dr. James Li, Executive Director
 
 

Monday, September 24, 2018
6:15-7:30PM, Ardent Northwood
(820 Roosevelt, Irvine, CA)
 
Parents and students (Gr 6-8) are invited!
At this seminar, parents and students will learn:
  • What is the AMC 8 Exam?
  • What will be tested?
  • How do students prepare for the AMC 8 exam?
  • What can parents do to help?

 

New Course: AMC 8 Intensive Practice

AMC 8 Intensive Practice (5 weeks)
(Grades 6-8)
10/14, 10/21, 10/28, 11/4, and 11/11
Sunday, 6-8PM, Ardent Northwood
 
The 2018 American Math Competition (AMC) 8 will take place on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. Students preparing for the AMC 8 may enroll in this course to intensely practice topics for the exam.

Classes start Sunday, October 14, 2018

Oct 14 - Nov 11, SUN, 6 - 8PM, Ardent Northwood

 

 
Pathway to College for Middle Schoolers
(Grades 6-8)
Presented by Dr. James Li, Executive Director
 
 

Monday, September 17, 2018
6:15-7:30PM, Ardent Northwood
(820 Roosevelt, Irvine, CA)
 
Parents and students are invited!
At this seminar, parents and students will learn:
  • How to identify academic talents?
  • Why is talent search an important step in talent development?
  • What is CTY, TIP and SET and how to qualify for them?
  • How to prepare to become identified as gifted?
  • How to best utilize the resources offered by gifted education centers?

 

Prep for SAT I Math for Talent Search

Middle school students who wish to take the SAT/ACT to enter national talent searches including Johns Hopkins’ CTY or Duke’s TIP should enroll in this course. The weekly classes will consist of in-depth analyses and strategic approaches to the math sections of the standardized tests. This course prepares students to take the SAT on 12/1 or the ACT on 12/8.

Classes start Sunday, September 23, 2018

Sep 23 - Nov 30, SUN, 3:30 - 5:30PM, Ardent Northwood

 

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.

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.