This summer camp provides an opportunity for students who are identified gifted to participate in a summer camp designed specifically for their needs. Gifted students will benefit from the time spent with their intellectual peers in these fun and intellectually engaging courses. DVUSD students and non-DVUSD students are welcome to attend; a report with gifted scores is required. Achievement scores and report cards are not gifted identification. Gifted identification requires a psychologist's report or CogAT scores. DVUSD Students: We will verify gifted identification for students who are enrolled in a DVUSD school after you enroll. If your child is identified gifted and participates (or previously participated) in a gifted cluster, SAGE, or Renaissance, you are qualified to register now. Non-DVUSD Students (homeschooled, charter, or private schools): Parents enrolling students who are not enrolled in a DVUSD school will need to provide gifted identification scores. Send documentation to email@example.com for approval prior to enrolling in Gifted Rocks.This camp will include 3 featured areas of study: Science Exploration - This course highlights the 4 main sciences offered in high school with intriguing hands-on activities in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Environmental Science. Students will meet the high school gifted teachers and make new friends before their first day of high school, all while building rockets, dropping eggs, taking bacterial cultures, and baking in solar ovens.Spoken Word Cafe - Technology has revolutionized the way the written word applies to our personal and professional lives. In this workshop, we will unleash our words and our imaginations, bringing the raw materials of life and language together to express how technology affects humankind. Students will study both classic and contemporary poets, compose authentic poetry, and perform for peers and invited guests.Self-Advocacy & Team Building - Future high school scholars will work as a team to: understand their rights and responsibilities; develop their learner profiles; investigate available options and opportunities; connect with grade level peers; and understand what giftedness really is. This class will cover a lot of the soft skills needed to be successful in high school. Students will be grouped by grade level and will experience all three classes during the camp.