The Indiana Association for the Gifted educates and advocates for meeting the academic and social/emotional needs of gifted youth.
Northern Kentucky University’s Institute for Talent Development and Gifted Studies serves high potential and gifted youth, their parents, and educators. Formally established in 2008, the Institute focuses on their mission of being a comprehensive and valued source for gifted and high potential youth, their parents, and educators in the regional community. The Institute has a reputation for excellence in providing educational opportunities for students, developing innovative curriculum, providing quality professional development for parents and educators, and conducting rigorous research. In addition to their services, the Institute maintains collaborative, meaningful partnerships with businesses, community agencies, and educational institutions in support of high potential and gifted youth.
Interlochen was founded in 1928 and is located in beautiful northwest lower Michigan. Students study music, theater, visual arts, film, creative writing and dance, guided by an outstanding faculty and guest artists. Interlochen offers an academic-year boarding school for grades 9-12, as well as summer programs for grades 3-12.
International CyberFair is an award-winning, authentic learning program used by schools and youth organizations around the world. Students conduct research about their local communities and use digital media to publish their findings online. Recognition is given to the best projects in each of eight categories: local leaders, businesses, community organizations, historical landmarks, environment, music, art, and local specialties.
The goal of the OPPTAG program is to match students with appropriate learning experiences and emphasize an approach to teaching that underscores strengths and encourages high achievement. Additionally, all programs offer extracurricular enrichment experiences that broaden students’ knowledge of the world.
The Iowa Talented and Gifted Association is a 501c3 nonprofit organization which was formed more than 40 years ago with a vision that gifted and talented children in the State of Iowa should receive an education commensurate with their abilities and needs. The mission of the Iowa Talented and Gifted Association is to recognize, support, and respect the unique and diverse needs of talented and gifted learners through advocacy, education, and networking. ITAG is an affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children.
Gifted student Cassidy Kao published her first book at 8 years old and founded iPoetTree at 12 years old. The nonprofit organization seeks to inspire a passion for writing in kids kindergarten to sixth grade. Cassidy provides a fun and free curriculum, supportive environment for sharing poems, and assistance with becoming a published author like her.
Founded in 1903, Isidore Newman School is a co-educational independent school that serves high-achieving and highly motivated students in Pre-K through 12th grade. With a current enrollment of just over 1,000 students, Newman is the only co-educational, non-sectarian, independent day school in the city of New Orleans. The school has a national reputation for excellence and achievement in academics, athletics, and the arts with our students matriculating to the most selective colleges and universities in the country.
Jade Rivera has been working with twice exceptional children for nearly 10 years. Her work is inspired by her time spent running a micro-school in Oakland, California, where she worked to create a highly individualized learning environment. Jade offers family coaching, educational coaching, public speaking appearances, and community workshops to help 2e children and their families, as well as educators and professionals, better understand the unique needs and abilities of 2e children.
The Jodie Mahony Center for Gifted Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock provides programs and services to talented students and their families, teachers, and administrators. Established in 2001, it is one of only 25 such centers nationwide.
The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth (CTY) identifies and develops the talents of the most advanced K-12 learners worldwide. Since 1979 CTY has identified young people of great academic promise though their annual Talent Search, and nurtured their intellects and personal growth through Summer Programs, CTYOnline courses, and other services and resources.
CTY’s gifted and talented Online Programs give academically advanced students the freedom to access more than 170 online courses, expert instructors, and engaging curriculum wherever they are. Gifted online courses range from elementary to college-level and include such courses as math, AP science, Chinese, grammar, critical reading, computer science, and writing. Courses are offered in session-based, individually paced, or flexi-paced formats for added convenience. Financial aid is available.
Julie A. Oliver is a gifted educator who works as a thinking coach for gifted kids, which means that rather than disseminating information, she guides students to engage in thoughtful discourse in an online classroom. She provides students in 4th through 8th grade with a safe and supportive space to collaborate with like-minded peers through online enrichment courses.
The Junior Duck Stamp Art Contest is the culmination of the Junior Duck Stamp educational program. After studying waterfowl anatomy and habitat, students may express their newfound knowledge by drawing, painting or sketching a picture of an eligible North American waterfowl species. Because students express themselves best in different formats, the conservation message contest gives them an opportunity to use the written word to express their knowledge. Students from across the United States submit their artwork to their state, territory or district competition. The “Best of Show” from each competition is submitted to the Federal Junior Duck Stamp Design Contest, where a panel of judges will select one image to become the next Junior Duck Stamp.
Kansas Association for Gifted, Talented and Creative is a not-for-profit advocacy group in the state of Kansas dedicated to promoting idenfitied gifted and other high achieving students. KGTC is affiliated with the National Association for Gifted Children.
The Kentucky Association for Gifted Education (KAGE), officially organized in 1979, is a non-profit volunteer group of parents, teachers, administrators, other educators, and all citizens interested in promoting appropriate educational opportunities for gifted and talented youth in Kentucky.
Khan Academy is a not-for-profit personalized learning resource for all ages, dedicated to providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. They offer practice exercises, instructional videos, and a personalized learning dashboard that empowers learners to study at their own pace in and outside the classroom. Khan Academy offers courses in math, science, computer programming, history, art, economics, and more.
Khan Lab School is a non-profit, independent, co-educational school which currently serves students ages 5 – 14 in Mountain View, CA. In keeping with Sal Khan’s “One World Schoolhouse” philosophy, the school is an extended-year, extended-day, mixed-age program with a collaborative, project-based learning approach. KLS is a no homework, no grade levels, and no grades learning environment, and the school is mastery-based.
The Mission of the Kids Philosophy Slam is to give kids a voice and to inspire kids to think by unlocking their intellectual and creative potential through a unique and powerful philosophical forum.
It is designed to make philosophy accessible and fun for kids of all ages and abilities, to promote a philosophical dialogue between kids and adults, and to promote a greater awareness of philosophy and education in everyday life.
The Kids’ Lit Quiz is an annual literature quiz for students aged 10 – 13 years.
Quizzes are held in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, United Kingdom and USA.The winning team from each heat competes in a National Final. National champions compete in the World Final.
The quiz was founded by New Zealand quizmaster Wayne Mills, who reads enough books to write several thousand questions each year. You can test your team on some of Wayne’s questions by visiting our Question Bank.
Kira Christensen is a Licensed Educational Psychologist in Sacramento, CA, specializing in educational consulting and diagnostic assessment of students from elementary school through high school and college, including adult students. Kira determines the presence of giftedness, intellectual and learning disabilities, including dyslexia, dysgraphia and dyscalculia, as well as the presence of memory, attention, and social emotional and behavioral problems impeding learning, such as ADHD, anxiety and depression.
The Knox School of Santa Barbara is private school serving K through 8th grade and specifically designed for the gifted learner. Their mission is to provide a stimulating and nurturing environment where, alongside an engaging and challenging curriculum, the social and emotional needs of gifted and talented students are respected and compassionately supported.
La Jolla Country Day School is an independent school located in San Diego, CA. The school contains a lower school (consisting of nursery through fourth grade, a middle school (grades 5-8), and an upper school (grades 9-12).
Founded in 1888, Latin School is the oldest independent day school in Chicago, which today serves students from over 75 neighborhoods and 18 suburbs in the Chicago area. The school was designed to provide students with a rigorous college-preparatory education in the classical tradition, with a curriculum that was heavily influenced by Classical studies and the Greek and Latin languages. Key among the values of Latin School are inclusivity and the diversity of people, cultures, and ideas.
The Lower School serves students K – 4th grade with both junior and senior kindergarten options; the Middle School offers grades 5 – 8 and the Upper School serves students in grades 9 – 12.
Lee Academy offers a unique experience for advanced, motivated learners Pre-K through 12th grade. Set in 3 1/2 acres of lakefront property, Lee Academy offers a flexible program that encourages reflective and creative thinking, problem solving, critical evaluation, and opportunity to pursue special interests. The curriculum is tailored to meet the intellectual needs and learning styles of advanced and gifted students. They also work with each student in areas beyond academics, nurturing qualities such as teamwork, compassion, respect and leadership through counseling, community service and group dynamic classes. Each student is guided toward social goals that are equal to their academic accomplishments.