Explorations Program Information
Application and Eligibility Requirements
Students may apply for participation in the Explorations program from March 1 to May 1. Spaces are limited, and slots in classes fill on a first-come, first serve basis. An application secures a slot in a course until the application can be reviewed and approved. Once a student has been accepted, an electronic acceptance packet will be sent out for completion. Payment is due at that time.
We ask our program participants to provide the necessary documentation as listed below to determine if they meet the program eligibility requirements. Please review course descriptions following the class options for any additional prerequisites.
- Entering grades 9-11
- ITBS, ITED, Iowa Assessment, or other achievement/ability test
- Scoring at or above the 97th percentile (National norms)
- Scoring at or above the 93rd percentile (Iowa norms)
SAT I: Reasoning Test or ACT assessment scores (no specific score required)
Middle school or high school GPA of = 3.50 on a 4.00 scale
For questions regarding alternative eligibility, please contact the OPPTAG office at 515 294-1772.
For disability accommodations, please contact the OPPTAG office at 515 294-1772. One month advance notice is appreciated.
Sunday Check-In Schedule
Weekly (Monday-Thursday) Schedule
|4:15-4:45pm||Team Time||Team Time||Team Time||Team Time|
|5:00-6:00pm||Activities||Dinner and Activity||Activities||Dinner and Activity|
|6:00-7:00pm||Dinner||Dinner and Activity|
|7:00-8:00pm||Study Hour||Study Hour|
|8:00-9:30pm||Activities II||Activities II|
|9:30-10:30pm||Relaxation Time||Relaxation Time||Relaxation Time||Relaxation Time|
|10:30pm||Lights Out||Lights Out||Lights Out||Lights Out|
Friday Check-Out Schedule
|4:00-5:00pm||Check-Out and Head Home!|