IB Logo

Lesher's Genius Week

Genius Week

Lesher's 8th Annual Genius Week is canceled for 2021.

Lesher’s 8th Annual Genius Week will not happen this year 2021 as Lesher is getting new flooring installed this summer beginning the first week of June thanks to the passage of the 2016 bond.

SAVE the DATE for Genius Week 2022, the first full week of summer. We’ve missed you and look forward to fun and learning together! We look forward to being together during Genius Week 2022!

Lisa Crossland - lcrossla@psdschools.org

Naia Sottile - asottile@psdschools.org

Tiffany Downing

► Tour Lesher Genius Week

Take a look at a past Genius Week for more ideas and information!

Who:  Students grades 5-8 who are motivated, high-achieving, and/or GT identified.

What:  Creative and challenging classes for summer exploration and enrichment. Classes have included: Creative Writing, Drama, Outdoor Survival, Forensic Science, Dynamic Dissections, Breakout!, Debate, etc.

When: The first week of June 2022. Classes ​are ​offered ​in ​1.5 and/or ​3 hour sessions.

Schedule:  Morning session:
                   3 hour classes held 8:30 - 11:30
                   1.5 hour classes held 8:30-10:00 ​& ​10:00-11:30
                   Lunch: 11:35 - 12:10
                   Afternoon session:
                   3 hour classes held 12:15 - 3:15
                   ​1.5 hour classes held 12:15-1:45 ​& ​1:45-3:15 ​​

Where:  Aboard the Viking Ship, here at Lesher!

Cost:  $350 for the full week, full days *
           $200 for the full week, half days * 
            Register and pay by March 13 for a $25 discount

* For PSD Students that qualify for a fee waiver, reduced pricing is available. To find out if your student has a fee waiver on file with PSD, contact Jeannie Mitchell at Lesher Middle School at jeanniem@psdschools.org or 970-472-3872. For more information about the fee waiver process, click: www.psdschools.org/fees

Registration & Payment:

  • Registration generally begins February 15th and closes the end of May.

  • Your student's registration will be considered complete once you submit the registration form and complete payment.  You may pay by credit card using PSD SchoolPay.  A 3.35% convenience fee will be included. See PSD SchoolPay Instructions (pdf)  ♦|♦  PSD SchoolPay Web Page.

  • Alternatively, you may pay via check to avoid the convenience fee.  Checks may be made payable to Lesher Middle School, with "Genius Week" and the attendee’s name in the memo line.  Also, you may pay in cash in Lesher’s front office - please do not mail cash.

     Mid February 2022

Check/Money Order payments are sent to:
Jeannie Mitchell
c/o Lesher Middle School
1400 Stover Street
Fort Collins, CO 80524

If assistance is needed with registration, contact Lisa Crossland 970-472-3830 - lcrossla@psdschools.org
Si usted necesita ayuda para registrarse por favor contacte a la Enlace Familiar de Español, Veronica Carrillo en oficina 970-472-3852 - veronicc@psdschools.org.

One non-parent/guardian adult recommendation is also needed (see link below) - if the student attended Genius Week previously, no new recommendation is necessary.

Questions? Contact:
Lisa Crossland - lcrossla@psdschools.org - 970-472-3850

Scholarship Opportunities:

If financial assistance is needed, third party scholarships may be available from individuals and businesses who might be able to help.  As we hear of groups who champion this cause, we will list the contact information below. 

  • EdVentures is all about encouraging movement in the learning process. If there is physical movement used in the process of learning academic content, we want to encourage this.  Any class fitting into these parameters is great. EdVentures is offering two $75.00 scholarship opportunities. Students should write a paragraph or send a video about why they want to attend Genius Week, and also be specific about the class they plan to attend. Submit your application early for prompt consideration! Email applications to karatemath@gmail.com !


As part of the half and full day registration fee, lunch will be served. We are glad to offer vegetarian meals for those who prefer it. If you have other dietary needs, please provide your own lunch. We are not able to offer a reduced tuition for lunches brought from home. Tentative menu ideas:

  • Monday = Burritos
  • Tuesday = Chicken Sandwich/Veggie Wrap
  • Wednesday = Deli Sandwich
  • Thursday = Pizza
  • Friday = Pasta

►   Lesher Genius Week Photo Archives