Summer Enrichment

Math Science Innovation Center-

Each summer, more than 1000 students in rising grades 4-9 have participated in week-long courses on science, biology, computer technology, engineering, and more.

This year we have added two new high school classes – Tank 2 Table and Nanoscience: Small Doors Open Big Futures. Both of these are full day classes for rising 10-12 graders.

As always, all of our classes are packed with adventure, creativity, exploration, and design. Each Camp Innovation course offers students an opportunity to dive deep into subjects that will prepare them for future academic pursuits and spark interest in career fields they may not have considered before.

Camp Innovation is MSiC’s largest and most popular student program.  Courses are offered in multiple locations and multiple weeks during the summer.

Sign up for a half-day or a full-day summer course in science or math or technology or engineering, and inspire innovation in your student this summer!



Parent notification letters will be sent home on 4/20/18 for students that were referred in the k-2 window.

Parent Information TIP Sheets:

National Association for Gifted Children:


SIG- Summer Institute for the Gifted

SIG offers gifted, creative, and academically talented students a wide variety of courses: Multi- week and day programs available.

U.V.A. Saturday and Summer Enrichment Program

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The Saturday Program is offered every winter, on 5 consecutive Saturday mornings in January and February. This program offers academic enrichment classes for students in grades Kindergarten through grade 5. Learn more about the program.Dates for the program in 2018 are:

Saturday, January 20 through Saturday, February 17, 2018 (reserving Saturday, February 24 as a snow date in case one of the other days is closed because of inclement weather.)

Applications to the Saturday Program will be available on October 15, 2017, and will be due December 1, 2017


The dates for the 2018 season are:

Session 1: June 17 – June 28, 2018
Session 2: July 1 – July 12, 2018
Session 3: July 15 – July 26, 2018

Applications to the Summer Program will be available on December 15, 2017, and will be due February 15, 2018.

Please call or email us with any questions at or 434-924-3182.



Saturday Fun!

Deep Run:

The 8th grade Gifted Enrichment classes at Moody Middle School are organizing a health event to raise awareness for Noah’s Children. If you want to support the patients, come to the “Health Day” at Deep Run Park in Shelters 1 and 2 on March 3rd from 10am to 2pm . We will be collecting much needed supplies for the families involved with Noah’s Children. Some of these supplies include personal sized toiletries and gift cards for daily living needs (gas, food, etc…). There will be an information table, yoga sessions, a health walk scavenger hunt, and food trucks! Be sure to come to event and support our fellow Raiders and patients at Noah’s Children!


Short Pump Park:

Do you like animals? Do you want to help benefit the Richmond SPCA? If you said yes to either of these questions, then consider going to the 2nd Annual Puppies in the Park event at Short Pump Park on March 10th from 10-2! There will be games, a Trivia Trail, a photo booth, and more for you and your dog to enjoy together! Moody Middle School 8th grade gifted classes are hosting their service learning project and hope to see you there!


For more information about these events and more, check out our website:


Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising every time we fail. 


Grade 1– Students are beginning to understand how mistakes help us learn, and that is okay to make mistakes.  We are also discussing the benefits of having a growth mindset and  strategies to use when mistakes happen.  Students will demonstrate how we can turn “I can’t” statements into “I can’t yet!” statements.  Students will conclude the unit with a STEM team building challenge, that will definitely be full of mistakes!

Grade 2-  Students will take a learning style inventory to discover the best strategies to use when studying. Next, we will examine the parts/ functions of the most important organ in our body: the brain.  Students will become neurons and realize that making mistakes is one of the best ways your brain learns and grows. The unit will conclude with a STEM team building challenge.

Grade 3- Students are creating a flap book designed to showcase if they are left/right brained, their strengths in different areas of intelligence, and their best learning style(s).  We will then discuss the importance of making mistakes, and how sometimes failures can turn out to be better than the intended goal.  The unit will conclude with a STEM team building challenge.