Project MEGSSS now offers two major programs, Elements and MathJam, at multiple locations throughout the St. Louis area, in addition to workshops or bootcamps. In addition, the Kaleidoscope Discovery Center in Rolla, MO offers an after-school Elements program.
The Elements Program:
Each year, schools and parents refer math-talented 5th and 6th grade students to the Elements program, which is offered by admission only. These students excel in math and their abilities fall outside the range of the usual classroom curricula, usually scoring in the top 5% of their peers in math and reading. A student does not need to be identified in a gifted program in their home school. There are three steps to qualification:
- Students are nominated.
- Families may attend an informational meeting.
- Nominated students are screened through an "above level" admissions test.
Students who qualify are offered the opportunity to participate in our Elements program, a rigorous, comprehensive learning experience, which includes a pre-requisite summer program leading to a 3-year series of after-school courses. For more information, click HERE.
The MathJam Program:
MathJam, our challenging summer program, is an open program designed for current 4th to 7th grade students seeking a mathematical challenge. For more information, click HERE.
Project MEGSSS offers various workshops on math topics, generally for 5th-8th grade students during the school year. Also available is a 5-day Logic Bootcamp, offered in late summer to qualified Elements students, and designed for rising 6-8th graders interested in continuing with the after-school program, but who are unable to attend the 2-week Elements program. For more information, click HERE.