Schools and Programs for Gifted Children - Oregon Mensa Online

Schools and Programs for Gifted Children



  1. ACCESS program Oregon's Portland Public Schools
  2. Aphelion School An internet-based private school for "gifted" and "talented" students. Site has a FAQ, sample assignments, interviews with students, details about the curriculum and staff, and contact information.
  3. Belin & Blank Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development has established a national reputation for its research, training, and service.It is seen as a leader in the field of gifted education...provides summer programs for students in grades 3-11,early college admission for high school juniors, teacher training....((University of Iowa)
  4. Brandeis Summer Odyssey: A Pre-college Program Catalog of summer courses for gifted high school students. Curriculum supports hands-on student inquiry in Brandeis classrooms and laboratories in current topics in science, math and technology.
  5. COSMOS: California State Summer School in Mathematics & Science Four week residential summer school at UC Santa Cruz for academically motivated students entering grades 9-12.
  6. Center for Excellence in Education Founded by Admiral Hyman G. Rickover, the Center in McLean, Virginia sponsors two free programs for secondary-school students. The Research Science Institute enables gifted math and science students from the United States and other countries to develop advanced research studies under the supervision of leading scientists. The Role Models and Leaders Program encourages inner-city students to pursue university education and professional careers.
  7. Center for Talent Development at Northwestern University Provides testing and talent development programs for gifted children.
  8. Center for Talented Youth at the Johns Hopkins University Offers assessment, programs, services, and publications and resources for academically talented pre-college students.
  9. Duke University Talent Identification Program TIP identifies gifted children and provides resources to nurture the development of these exceptionally bright youngsters.
  10. Education Program for Gifted Youth EPGY (at Stanford) provides computer based distance learning for gifted youth in mathematics, physics and writing from the elementary school level through university level.
  11. Eton Academy -for learning disabled children Eton Academy is the only accredited 1-12 day school in Michigan dedicated to educating students of average and above average intelligence with specific learning disabilities.
  12. Gifted Education Resource Institute (GERI) at Purdue University Offers summer camps and saturday enrichment programs. GERI programs balance instruction in science, math, the arts, and the humanities with social and cultural opportunities for gifted children.
  13. Gifted Students Institute at Southern Methodist University Dedicated to the education and development of talented and gifted students in Texas and the Southwest. The mission of the Institute is to advance the intellectual, social and psychological development of gifted children/students.
  14. Girls First! Summer Leadership Camp Summer leadership camp for girls in the 7th and 8th grades, on the Madeira School campus in McLean, Virginia, 12 miles from Washington, DC. It is an overnight camp that lasts one week and is centered around empowering pre-high school young women.
  15. Hampshire College Summer Studies in Mathematics HCSSiM is a 6-week, rigorous, residential program for mathematically talented high school students.
  16. ITCEP University of Minnesota. The IT Center for Educational Programs develops and administers educational programs for K-12, undergraduate, and graduate students in the areas of mathematics, science and engineering.
  17. Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy A competitive-enrollment, publicly-funded school for gifted Illinois students.
  18. Institute for Math and Computer Science (IMACS) Mathematics and computer science education by means of after-school, weekend and summer programs in Florida.
  19. Logan School for Creative Learning K-8 school for gifted children in Denver, Colorado emphasizing experiential learning and individualized curriculum.
  20. NAGC Summer and Enrichment Programs and Special Schools Listing National Association for Gifted Children's's year 2001 Summer and Enrichment Programs and Special Schools listing in the U.S. for gifted and talented children in K-12 grades.
  21. Programs for Gifted Kids From Rhode Island Network for Education al Tech. Lists programs available for gifted kids
  22. Queens Teen College Located in Charlotte, NC. Provides summer classes for gifted youth including Law, Money Management, Robotics and several computer courses.
  23. Rocky Mountain School for the Gifted and Creative The Rocky Mountain School for Gifted and Creative, dedicated to the education of gifted children since 1990, challenges, supports, and inspires gifted children. Located in Boulder, Colorado.
  24. S.E.E.K. Gifted & Talented Program Gifted and talented elementary level program develops critical thinking and analytical skills. Pull-out program for grades 3, 4 and 5 located in Crete, Illinois.
  25. Saturday Academy Designed to provide enrichment experiences for academically talented students. This program is free to all students, but acceptance is not guaranteed. Site describes the program and admissions requirements.
  26. Shad International Shad International operates Shad Valley, Canada's premier program in science, technology, and entrepreneurship for gifted high school students all over the world. Each summer, 500 high school students attend one of ten universities and work for one of our 250 partner companies.
  27. Silva Magnet High School A school for higher learning! An opportunity to explore an experience the medical field hands on. A school for students geared toward the health science field.(El Paso, TX)
  28. Skidmore College Pre-College Program in the Liberal Arts Program for high school students: experience college life and learning, earn college credits.
  29. Stanford Youth Environmental Science Program Summer residence program for exceptionally gifted, low-income and other underprivileged high school juniors and seniors from California who are concerned with the environment
  30. Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program NASAs program for enrichment of high school students is the Summer High School Apprenticeship Research Program (SHARP). SHARP is designed to attract underrepresented minorities and women to aerospace careers.
  31. Summer Science Program in the Ojai Valley The Summer Science Program exposes selected high school students to advanced topics in mathematics, astronomy, and computer science. SSP challenges its students to calculate the orbit of a minor planet using their own telescope observations.
  32. Sycamore School - Indianapolis A private, accredited independent day school created by educators and parents to provide academically gifted children, preschool through eighth grade, an enriched, accelerated education.
  33. The Gifted & Talented Development Center in Charlotte, North Carolina We have provided challenging and innovative programs for both academically and artistically advanced youngsters, since 1985
  34. The Gifted Kids Programme A New Zealand organization that provides advanced education for gifted kids from low decile schools that may be struggling under normal classroom conditions.
  35. The Odyssey School Odyssey is a middle school in San Mateo,CA for gifted/talented students without significant learning disabilities or emotional/behavioral problems.
  36. UCONN Mentor Connection This unique summer program allows talented high school students to pursue their area of interest under the supervision of a university mentor.
  37. University of Toronto Schools The University of Toronto Schools (UTS)is a secondary school that provides a unique alternative learning environment for students of exceptionally high academic ability. It is affiliated with the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. UTS offers students an enriched curriculum, as well as a diverse and varied extracurricular life.
  38. Virtual School for the Gifted A place where like minds can meet regardless of age, gender and geography. It is an online community, where courses are taught and students are not only involved in classes with specialist teachers, but also with co-curricular activities. Parents and the student's "real" school are welcome as part of our extended community.
  39. Young Musicians Program The Young Musicians Program at the University of California is a full-scholarship program providing professional music training to gifted Bay Area students from low-income families.
  40. Boarding School Review College Prepatory & Junior Boarding Schools including TAG programs.

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