Gifted students need stimulation, focus, encouragement-and room to experiment and engage in self-directed activities. If your child is gifted or academically advanced, you can provide a motivating, positive learning environment and the enrichment he or she needs to thrive. The Hofstra Gifted Academy, which runs for ten weeks on Saturday mornings in the fall and spring, enables you to expand the scope of learning and creative experiences provided by your child's school. Students will be challenged through three courses of their choice, in subjects such as Math, Science, Arts, and Humanities. Each semester, course offerings are expanded in response to parental and student input. Working closely with other gifted students within their age group, they will have the opportunity to be exposed to other gifted children and to forge strong bonds of friendship.