a bright spot for bright kids
Current Program Information
  • The Western Academic Talent Search season is rolling toward final deadlines! Please drop us an email with your full postal mailing address to receive the 2017-2018 WATS Bulletin. Click here to APPLY NOW!
  • NEXT DEADLINES: Dec 15 for the Feb 10 ACT; Dec 18 for the Feb 10 or 11 PSAT 8/9; Jan 26 final deadline for post-season (Mar 10) SAT testing (will not qualify for ceremony but all other benefits in place)
  • WATS Family Accounts please login to your account - note that student data is not retained from year to year and new accounts must be established every year for security.
  • Problems logging in or with the online application?
  • Test Center Site Codes and SAT Valid ID
  • Summer Programs 2018 will go live at the end of January - please check the summer page for updates over the next month. Sneak peak course titles are already there!
  • Family Nights: Please contact us by email to set up a presentation for your community or school about the Center for Bright Kids, the Western Academic Talent Search, or summer programs. Dates are now available for fall talks. Please see Family Nights for locations you can attend near you!
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? As we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.
- Marianne Williamson, quoted by Nelson Mandela and used in Akeelah and the Bee and Invictus