I started the program in 4th grade. I hated it, well except for the field trips. They were the absolute best. I remember being put on a bus every Wednesday and taken to a school where I had no friends, no one to play with at recess and no one to eat lunch with. It was just horrible. I don't know if my mom figured it out, but I always seemed to get sick on Wednesdays. Anything to get out of going. Didn't go back for 6th grade but was put back in the program in 7th grade. It was much better because we had a GATE class and I didn't have to leave my school.