StudentCam is C-SPAN’s annual national video documentary competition that encourages students to think critically about issues that affect our communities and our nation.
Established in 1982, Cal State LA’s EEP is a unique educational program and one of few national programs offering accelerated education to students as young as 11 years of age. Students attend regular college classes on campus with a cohort of other gifted, young students where they are encouraged to pursue academic excellence and develop relationships with like-minded peers. EEP is not a transfer program; students pursue their baccalaureate degrees as full-time students and complete the program typically in 4-5 years.
California Connections Academy is more than a network of tuition–free TK–12 online public schools available for students throughout California. It’s also a tight-knit online school community offering you an award-winning curriculum, credentialed teachers, and opportunities for parent involvement.
The Camp for Algorithmic and Mathematical Play is a place for children with a deep love of mathematics and computer science, of thinking and exploring, to come together. They strive to provide a rich environment that exposes students to fundamental concepts with faculty that can provide unlimited depth.
Northern Kentucky University’s Camp Innovation Pathways to College Program is an innovative program designed for high potential youth to discover and explore advanced content and engaged learning. Camp Innovation offers transdisciplinary courses infusing entrepreneurship, science, mathematics, social studies, technology, visual and performing arts, and original interdisciplinary studies.
Camp Invention is a nationally acclaimed summer program where STEM concepts come to life. Led by local teachers, this program has tapped into kids’ natural curiosity since 1990, giving them the opportunity to become innovators through teamwork and immersive, hands-on creative problem-solving.
Camp SEA Lab operates under the auspices of California State University Monterey Bay (CSUMB) as a part of the School of Natural Sciences, and has close partnerships with local science institutions. The camp serves 3000 youth locally and offers experiences on the Monterey Peninsula that foster lifelong excitement, scientific understanding, and stewardship of our coasts and ocean by providing quality marine-oriented programs where Science Equals Adventure!
Camp Summit for the gifted, talented, creative is a week long overnight summer camp designed specifically for gifted students ages 9 through 15. Created for developing the “inner and outer nature” of gifted youth, Camp Summit offers stimulating and challenging activities combined with a staff uniquely qualified to nurture such a community located in a beautiful, picturesque setting. Camp Summit has locations in the San Francisco Bay Area and the Maryland North Bay.
The Caribou Mathematics Competition or Caribou Cup is an international online math contest held six times over the school year, typically over 2 days in October, November, January, February, April, and May. Each contest is run at the 6 contest levels, Grade 2, 3/4, 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, and 11/12. Contest questions and solutions are now offered in English, French, Persian, Mandarin, Ukrainian, Azerbaijani, Khmer, and the list keeps growing! All participants receive certificates for participation and achievement, and top-scoring students can earn cash prizes.
The CMS Adventure Series is open to rising 6th-12th grade students who are academically talented or gifted. Experience college life by eating in a cafeteria, using campus facilities for learning and fun, or live in a residence hall, explore careers you’ve dreamt about and dive deep into learning without the pressure of grades. Jumpstart your future and choose from challenging, fun and engaging topics.
Founded in 1984, the Carroll College Summer Gifted Institute is a one-week residential program that serves a diverse range of gifted fifth through ninth grade students. The classes and activities with adults and peers will enhance students’ cognitive and social development.
The Carson Scholars Fund awards $1,000 college scholarships to students in grades 4-11 who excel academically and are dedicated to serving their communities. Scholarship winners receive the honor of being named “Carson Scholars” and are awarded an Olympic-sized medal and a trophy for their school to celebrate their accomplishments.
Catalina Sea Camp is a program developed by Catalina Island Marine Institute, also known as “CIMI”. Their one-week and three-week camps are one of a kind ocean adventure and marine biology summer camps located at Toyon Bay on Catalina Island. Sea Camp offers three one-week sessions for boys and girls ages 8-13 and two three-week coed sessions for teens ages 12-17.
The Center for Talent Development (CTD) at Northwestern University is dedicated to helping gifted and talented students, age 4 through grade 12, reach their full potential. They provide research-based assessment, advanced academic programs, and resources to enhance gifted education.
The Center for the Education and Study of the Gifted, Talented, Creative Learners at the University of Northern Colorado offers three summer programs for children and youth, including a Summer Enrichment Program, a Young Child Program, and a Leadership Enrichment Program.
Central Academy is home to Iowa’s top AP program and first IB Diploma program. Central Academy fosters academic excellence through the challenge of a compacted curriculum and the stimulation of intensive work with the students’ intellectual peers and is listed in the top 1% of educational programs nationally, as recognized by the College Board.
Challenge Math, primarily for gifted elementary students, is designed to hone young students’ mathematical problem-solving and logical reasoning skills.
Located in Denver, Colorado, the Challenge School is a magnet charter school in Cherry Creek School District that exists to inspire, empower and challenge students who are academically advanced or gifted. Through a rigorous academic program, Challenge encourages students to become compassionate and critical thinkers able to communicate their ideas. Challenge classes are primarily grouped by learning or developmental needs rather than by age to best meet the needs of each individual child. Students also work in multi-age groups in Connections, Mini-courses, and Immersion classes. Challenge School serves students Kindergarten through eighth grade.
Located in Pasadena, CA, the Chandler School is an independent, coed day school enrolling 450 students in kindergarten through 8th grade. Chandler school seeks bright, motivated and well-rounded students who can benefit from a strong academic program and the wide range of opportunities offered on campus.
Housed at the Sterling School in Greenville, South Carolina, the Charles Townes Center is a select program for highly gifted students grades 3-8. The purpose of the Charles Townes Center (CTC) is to provide gifted and talented students with a highly challenging, full-time instructional program that enriches, accelerates, and extends the program of studies in Greenville County Schools. The curriculum in each content area exceeds South Carolina Standards. Differentiation in the depth, breadth, and pace of instruction is designed to challenge the abilities of advanced learners, with strong emphasis on the development of higher order thinking skills.
The mission of the Chicago Gifted Community Center (CGCC) is to facilitate educational and emotional support for gifted children and their families in the greater Chicago area, hosting events by region in Chicago, North Suburban Chicago, West Suburban Chicago, and South Suburban Chicago. CGCC is a volunteer-based nonprofit organization created by parents of gifted children with the intention of unifying the many meetup groups, school related organizations, and parent groups throughout the Chicago area.
Chrysalis School offers personalized learning programs for grades K-12. There are two campuses in Woodinville—the South Campus (grades K-6) and Chrysalis High School (grades 7-12). Chrysalis education offers a progressive educational philosophy developed over thirty years ago by our founder, Karen Fogle. Every student deserves to grow, learn, and become who they are meant to be in their own time. Tjey use an approach that puts the student first, is grounded in best practices around learning, and considers their development in a holistic way. While in most schools students are asked to adapt to the school, at Chrysalis the school adapts to them. They want their students to be happy, love learning, and enjoy coming to school throughout their educational journey.
Clemson University offers an academic summer experience for gifted middle and high school students. In addition to challenging courses, they provide opportunities for fun, friendship, and a true Clemson experience. Middle and high school students will enjoy this one-week introduction to college subjects while being immersed in the culture of Clemson University. A balanced schedule of educational, recreational, and cultural activities will help broaden academic skills and develop creative abilities.
CodeREV Kids provides classes and curriculum for students ages 6 – 18, focused on exploring STEM by learning coding, technology, and robotics. Classes are project based, allowing students to engage in deep learning through unique creations and hands on projects. CodeREV offers classes and summer tech camps in a variety of locations throughout Southern California: Santa Monica, Solana Beach, Encino, Irvine, Beverly Hills, Fountain Valley/Huntington Beach, and Malibu/Palisades.
College for Kids is a residential summer program for gifted students grades third through ninth. This summer exploration emphasizes on academic subjects that encourage creative, critical thinking skills, and at the same time, addresses the affective and physical needs of the gifted. College for Kids is housed on the campus of William Woods University in Fulton, Missouri.