Time4Learning provides online curriculum for children in Pre-K through high school. Their lessons can be used for homeschooling, after-school enrichment, and summer learning.
ATDP’s Elementary Division, administered through UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education, offers a variety of stimulating and challenging classes designed for academic advancement and enrichment. We invite students with exceptional academic promise to a three-week summer session. The Elementary Division (ED) is open to students who have completed any grade from Kindergarten to 6th grade.
ATDP’s Secondary Division, administered through UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education, offers challenging courses to highly motivated students who have completed Grades 7-11 (and are entering 8-12).
The University of Alabama in Huntsville hosts several programs for middle to high school level students interested in engineering and cyber security.
Founded by the renowned educator John Dewey in 1896 and located in Hyde Park, the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools is a private, co-educational day school that is affiliated with the University of Chicago. Families who choose Lab care deeply about curiosity, inquiry, and creativity. All are attracted to a diverse community and an environment that creates and nurtures the habits of expansive thinking and complex problem-solving.
University of South Dakota’s School of Education offers two week-long summer programs for gifted middle and high school students who want to expand their strengths and make lifelong friends. While at camp, you’ll choose hands-on classes that match your interests, whether you like watercolor painting, meteorology, robotics or playing guitar. You’ll get a taste of college life, eating with friends in the dining hall and living in USD dorms.
The University School of Milwaukee is a pre-primary through secondary school in the greater Milwaukee area and is one of the top college preparatory schools in the United States. Students are able to accelerate their learning through the school’s Summer Institute for Academic Advancement, which offers summer courses to students who wish to continue their academic pursuits outside of the traditional school year.
The USA Mathematical Talent Search (USAMTS) is a free mathematics competition open to all United States middle and high school students.
Unlike most mathematics competitions, the USAMTS allows students a full month, or more, to work out their solutions. Carefully written justifications are required for each problem. The problems range in difficulty from being within the reach of most high school students to challenging the best students in the nation.
Camilla Benbow, Dean of the Peabody College of Education and Human Development and co-director of the Study of Mathematically Precocious Youth, founded Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth in 2000 as a summer academic program for gifted middle and high school students.
The Summer Program for Verbally and Mathematically Precocious Youth (VAMPY) is a three-week residential camp held in June and July that offers high-ability students who have finished grades 7–10 the chance to focus on one course during six class hours each weekday plus a nightly hour-long study hall.
The Vicky Bennett Distinguished Student Award is awarded to one student each year from Missouri. Recipients are given a $250.00 scholarship along with a Certificate of Excellence by the Gifted Association of Missouri (GAM). Students selected for the award are between grades 3 and 6 and have distinguished themselves in academic achievement, leadership, and/or the arts.
Walter Reed Middle School is a traditional school in North Hollywood, CA and has an enrollment of over 1600 students in grades 6, 7 and 8. The school implements a gifted curriculum model designed to offer a full program for many needs, including an IHP (Individual Honors Program) and a comprehensive program for students with challenging needs.
Since the first camp in 1983, the Wesleyan Summer Gifted Program has been committed to fostering the development of gifted adolescents in the quantitative, verbal, and social areas. The teachers are all college professors who possess a special interest in gifted education. Classes are challenging, yet fun. Creativity is emphasized and channeled both directly and indirectly.
Whitney High School is a public magnet school in Cerritos, California serving students 7th through 12th grade, offering alternative education for high achieving students selected throughout the district. WHS strives to develop intrinsically motivated, collaborative learners who approach their education purposefully and creatively, preparing academically proficient students for entrance to and success at their best-match university. Whitney has consistently ranked among the top high schools in the US since 2007.
The University of Akron established the Women in Engineering Program in 1993 to recruit more women into engineering disciplines by providing the tools and resources students need to successfully complete their degrees. They offer multiple summer programs and activities to help engage young women in the field of engineering.
The WordMasters Challenge™ is a vocabulary competition based on completing analogies. Meets are held right in your own school three times per year. Download word lists for your team’s grade and difficulty level and get to work! A few weeks later, download the analogy tests. Report your scores to compete with public and private schools throughout the country.
Writopia Lab is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in New York City in April of 2007. Creative writing workshops are offered for kids ages 6 to 18. All of the workshops have a maximum of seven students and are led by a published author or produced playwright who has been fully trained in their time-tested methodology. In each of the past six years, students have won more recognition for their writing than any other group of students in the nation. (Recent honors include: the most regional and national medals from the Scholastic Writing Awards in the nation; the nation’s top 2012 and 2013 Scholastic Awards Scholarships for Gold Medal Portfolioists; the 2012 and 2013 NYC Teen Literary Honor from New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg; a 2013 YoungArts Scholar Award.)
CEF’s You Be The Chemist Challenge® is a collaborative, multilevel academic competition that celebrates the science of chemistry and elevates STEM careers. Fifth to 8th grade students are eligible to compete in teams of four. Teams qualify for and compete at the following levels: School Level, Regional Level, and National Level.
The Academy of Applied Science’s Young Inventors’ Program is a K-12 Project-based learning program that provides a hands-on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) educational enrichment opportunity to budding youth inventors. The Young Inventors’ Program delivers YIP Kits, invention kits for classrooms, to help schools introduce a fun invention curriculum to their learners in the form of a teachable unit, or via a club or afterschool program that culminates in a school Invention Convention event. The flexible program can be started anytime October-February with a school’s winning inventors being identified by March in order to qualify for the Academy’s Regional Invention Convention Competition with potential to go to the Nationals at the U.S. Patent Office in Washington, D.C. The Academy of Applied Science has a partnership called Invention New England that offers an online training course for teachers for professional development or graduate credit to teachers in NH, MA, ME and Vermont.
Designed and led by experts in the field of gifted youth, Yunasa Summer Camps support the whole gifted child, encouraging growth and support of campers in all aspects of self. Yunasa – the Indian Lakota word for “Balance” – provides a combination of traditional sleepaway camp experience and special workshops designed specifically to help gifted children develop greater awareness and self-acceptance. Camps are offered every summer in Sedalia, Colorado and Flint, Michigan and are open to campers nationwide ages 10 to 15.
Zero Robotics is a robotics programming competition where the robots are SPHERES (Synchronized Position Hold Engage and Reorient Experimental Satellites) inside the International Space Station. The competition starts online, on this website, where teams program the SPHERES to solve an annual challenge. After several phases of virtual competition in a simulation environment that mimics the real SPHERES, finalists are selected to compete in a live championship aboard the ISS. An astronaut will conduct the championship competition in microgravity with a live broadcast!