• General Information

    A Summer Enrichment Program for Advanced and Gifted Learners

    Threshold courses are designed to provide challenge and enrichment for students whose abilities enable them to benefit from experiences beyond those provided by the regular school program. Exciting classes feature higher-level thinking and active learning. Low teacher to student ratios maximize learning. Each week offers unique class experiences, so students may choose to attend one or both weeks. Threshold is a day experience only. Adults must provide transportation to and from Threshold and stay overnight with out of town students. All classes meet in Abilene Hall on the Hardin-Simmons University Campus.

    In order to attend Threshold, qualified students must possess demonstrated intellectual ability and/or potential at the 90th percentile or above. See Qualifications and Testing for more information.


    Hardin-Simmons University's Irvin School of Education offers graduate courses toward gifted certification and/or master’s degree. Threshold serves as a practicum experience for the Masters of Education in Gifted Education at Hardin-Simmons University. Contact Dr. Mary Christopher at mchris@hsutx.edu for more information about Hardin-Simmons University graduate programs in education.

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